Hypothyroidism, a medical condition of an underactive thyroid gland, may lead to several other medical symptoms, which include increase in appetite, weakness, insomnia, frequent bowel movements and an...
Hypothyroidism, a medical condition of an underactive thyroid gland, may lead to several other medical symptoms, which include increase in appetite, weakness, insomnia, frequent bowel movements and anxiety. Besides a standard medical treatment, hypothyroidism can be treated with natural ways after an initial diagnosis at the medical institution. Natural remedies are as effective as medical procedure to reduce the symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
Say No to Food Allergens
Caffeinated products may contribute to hyperthyroidism symptoms and may lead to nervousness, irritability and insomnia. As body’s metabolism is in the high gear in the condition, foods such as such as corn, soy, coffee, dairy and gluten, are likely to add to the vows. Fulfilling Supplement Needs
Similar to the foods that may interfere with natural thyroid function and worsen its symptoms, there are foods that bring metabolic activity back in normal range.
Foods high in vitamin B, such as cabbage, broccoli, pears, peaches, spinach, turnips and Brussels sprouts, boosts body's ability to regulate thyroid hormones.
Inclusion of healthy fats such as those contained in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated food sources helps maintaining healthy nerves and prevents breakdown of the fat covering the nerves.
Hypothyroidism patients are advised to increase food sources rich in antioxidants to prevent body systems from the ravages of free radicals.
Inclusion of protein-laden foods such as nut butters, grass-fed meats, eggs, and sustainably-farmed fish and legumes helps normalise the thyroid function.
It is essential to get a certain amount of fat to sustain thyroid functions. Include natural, healthful fats such as olive oil, avocados; flax seeds, fish, nuts and nut butters, cheese, yoghurt and cottage cheese and coconut milk products.
Increase the intake of iron, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, zinc, copper, vitamin A, and iodine to sustain production of triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).
Addressing adrenal fatigue is another aspect that established connection between thyroid and adrenal glands, to ensure that both the glands are functioning normally. Thyroid gland is very sensitive gland and reactive to the stress response, which is why one should practice relaxation. Consult with doctor and ask for thyroid collar if you are sensitive to radiation.
Get your gut checked regularly as thyroid function depends on a sufficient supply of healthy gut bacteria. Probiotics (friendly intestinal bacteria) is one of the best ways to ascertain that gut is getting healthy bacteria. Moreover, address silent inflammation with whole foods nutrition, to sustain thyroid functions.
It is advisable to consult a homeopathic physician for treatment of hypothyroidism rather than doing self-treatment.