Why you should think about using a natural Hypothyroidism treatment

Hypothyroidism is a condition were the Thyroid gland becomes sluggish and the problem with this is that not enough Thyroid hormones are produced by the gland and this can then produce some quite nasty symptoms which affect many parts of the body. Conventional treatments for this disorder is usually hormone replacement which is done with a synthetic form of the Thyroid hormone Thyroxine (T4). There’s a couple of problems with using this approach and that is firstly the Thyroid produces more than one Thyroid hormone and secondly because the Thyroxine which is used to treat Hypothyroidism is synthetic, sometimes it isn’t recognised by the body so the patient would feel no more healthier even though blood tests show normal levels of Thyroid hormones. Using a natural Hypothyroidism treatment should definitely be a consideration because this approach actually targets the underlying root cause of the condition and when this is discovered the cause can then be corrected which in turn allows healing to occur which returns the Thyroid to full function.

A natural Hypothyroidism treatment will usually consist of a few different methods all rolled in to one protocol. It will require the person with Hypothyroidism to make many healthy lifestyle changes so that health can be restored and after that maintained. The lifestyle changes required will usually involve changes to the diet so be prepared to give up junk food and any other unhealthy snacks and drinks. Your diet will be based around getting lots of foods which support healthy Thyroid function including lots of fruits and vegetables.

A good exercise routine will most likely be include as well because this is a great way to get your blood circulating around your body which helps to flush out toxins, circulate Thyroid hormones and increase a low body temperature which is common with people who suffer from Hypothyroidism. Another great thing about exercise is that it makes you feel great because feel good chemicals are released which lifts the mood and can alleviate depression or anxiety symptoms associated with Hypothyroidism.

Herbal tinctures and supplements are often used within a natural Hypothyroidism treatment and this can be for a number of reasons. For instance there may be a parasitic infestation which needs to be corrected so herbs can be used to safely used to achieve this. Herbs can also be used to nourish the Thyroid gland and also to boost Thyroid function.

Before using a natural Hypothyroidism treatment the root cause of the condition must be discovered and this can be done by a series of blood tests. This will allow the health care provider to design a protocol specific for you and this gives the best chance of success.

In my opinion using a natural Hypothyroidism treatment is the best method of treatment because healing takes place because the root cause is discovered and corrected. Natural treatments are gentle and easy on the body and don’t have nasty side effects commonly associated with synthetic prescription drugs. The healthy lifestyle changes and this will benefit you in many ways as your body returns to health and you can start feeling great again.

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Natural remedies for Hypothyroidism – the best way to heal

April 28, 2011 3 comments

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the Thyroid gland starts to slow down and when this happens it doesn’t produce enough Thyroid hormones for the body to function properly. As the Thyroid gland is responsible for virtually all metabolic activity within the body it can produce many symptoms such as weight gain, depression, constipation, fatigue and intolerance to cold plus many more. This article will explain what the conventional method to treat this condition is and I’ll also explain why I think natural remedies for Hypothyroidism are the best way to end Hypothyroidism symptoms.

Once diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, your doctor will prescribe a synthetic version of the Thyroid hormone which you take every day for the rest of your life. Thyroid medication is closely monitored and you will be required to have regular blood tests so that medication is kept at the correct level. This method of treatment works well for most and many see their symptoms disappear quickly. There are some people who this form of treatment doesn’t work well for even when they are on the correct dose and these people tend to look for alternatives in an attempt to rid themselves of the horrible symptoms.

Natural remedies for Hypothyroidism are a great alternative treatment and that is because they actually treat the problem. Most conventional methods of treatment only mask or treat the symptoms and so the underlying problem often goes untreated and this is the case with Hypothyroidism. Natural remedies target the underlying cause and correct it which enables healing to take place.

A natural remedy may consist of a few different methods rolled in to one treatment protocol and may include switching from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle would mean exercising more and eating a healthy balanced diet and avoiding junk foods and unhealthy snacks. There are many foods which can be included in a healthy diet which can help to boost Thyroid function by providing it with all the necessary nutrients for it to function correctly.

In addition to a healthy lifestyle, natural remedies for Hypothyroidism may include herbs, vitamins and minerals. When these are needed it is probably because your body is deficient in some of the nutrients required for optimal Thyroid function. Healing herbs are often used to provide a helping hand to the Thyroid and the great thing about herbs, vitamins and minerals is that there are little to no side effects whereas conventional methods of treatment have many side effects associated with them. When taking herbs, vitamins and minerals always do so with the advice of a qualified naturopath who will be able to provide the correct dosages for you to take.

It is my opinion that treating Hypothyroidism naturally is the best option because the root cause is discovered and treated meaning healing takes place whereas conventional treatment will just hide the symptoms and the underlying cause will remain untreated. Natural remedies for Hypothyroidism are gentle and work well but it is important to give these methods of treatment time to work as they don’t give instant results.

Natural remedies for Hypothyroidism – do they really work?

April 20, 2011 1 comment

The job of the Thyroid gland is to produce Thyroid hormones which regulate metabolism. When there aren’t enough Thyroid hormones in the blood the body becomes sluggish and we call this condition Hypothyroidism. This article will explain a little about what Hypothyroidism is and then I will discuss whether natural remedies for Hypothyroidism are an effective alternative to conventional forms of treatment.

When the Thyroid gland starts to slow down it can cause many symptoms such as depression, weight gain, fatigue, constipation and an intolerance to cold to name a few of them. The reason that there are so many symptoms associated with this condition is because the Thyroid handles virtually all metabolic activity within the body and so most of the body can be affected with symptoms.

The conventional method of treating Hypothyroidism is with a synthetic version of the Thyroid hormone called Thyroxine (T4) and this can work well but in many cases people are left suffering with symptoms even though blood test results show normal levels of Thyroid hormones. By using the conventional method of treatment (Synthetic Thyroxine) the symptoms are being masked but no healing actually takes place so you would have to take this form of medication for the rest of your life.

Natural remedies for Hypothyroidism are an excellent alternative to synthetic Thyroxine because they actually target the root cause of the problem. For instance over your lifetime your body may have accumulated many environmental toxins which have then had the knock on effect of slowing your Thyroid down. To correct this you might have to use a detox protocol in order to eliminate the toxins which in turn could return the Thyroid gland to full function.

So what do natural remedies for Hypothyroidism consist of? Usually natural remedies consist of a healing protocol using diet and herbal and or vitamin supplements. As with many health conditions diet plays a key role because ensuring that your body gets all the nutrients it needs is very important for the whole body to function optimally. Herbs and vitamins can also help to provide support if needed and the great thing about herbs and vitamins is that they have little to no side effects which is a refreshing change when compared to conventional treatments which have long lists of side effects.

A lot of people can get put off when looking at natural remedies for Hypothyroidism and that is because they most likely will have to make diet and lifestyle changes. For someone who has had the same routine for their whole life making big changes can seem daunting but honestly, it’s not as bad as you think and it all becomes second nature after a short while.

It’s my opinion that using natural remedies for Hypothyroidism where possible is a better option because you are finding out what the underlying cause of your condition is and correcting it and in turn healing the body and the Thyroid gland. Isn’t this a much better option than merely masking symptoms as conventional methods of treatment do?

What is the best diet for Hypothyroidism?

April 2, 2011 2 comments

Hypothyroidism causes many symptoms including weight gain, depression, constipation, dry skin and extreme tiredness. This happens when the Thyroid gland which is located in the base of the neck becomes sluggish and doesn’t produce enough hormones required for the body to function at its best. This article will explain what the best diet for Hypothyroidism is and why some foods should definitely be included and I will also explain what foods to avoid with Hypothyroidism.

We are always told to have a health balanced diet in order to be healthy and get all the nutrients our body’s need. It can be difficult for some when changing diet especially if they have always eaten the same diet up until now. In order to get better a change in diet is needed and things like junk food and unhealthy snacks should be dropped. Once your symptoms start to disappear, you’ll be feeling much better and glad that you changed your diet.

The best diet for Hypothyroidism is one which contains food rich in the amino acid Tyrosine and this is because Tyrosine is joined with Iodine by the Thyroid gland to produce Thyroid hormones. There are many foods which contain Tyrosine so try to include as many as you can in your diet. The following is a list of foods containing Tyrosine:

• Chicken
• Pork
• Fish
• Legumes
• Dairy products
• Avocados
• Bananas

The best diet for Hypothyroidism should have foods which contain the mineral Selenium. This mineral is used by the body during the conversion of the Thyroid hormone Thyroxine (T4) in to the more active hormone Triiodothyronine (T3). The following is a list of foods containing Selenium:

• Brazil nuts
• Tuna
• Beef
• Cod
• Turkey
• Eggs
• Cottage cheese

The above foods, if included in your diet will really help to give your Thyroid gland the boost it needs by providing all the ingredients necessary for it to function properly. Now you might not see results straight away but if you stick with the diet it makes sense that your body will start to heal and you’ll soon start to see things happen such as a lift in your mood or an increase in energy.

Now that you know which foods to include in the best diet for Hypothyroidism, it is important to talk about which foods to avoid with Hypothyroidism. Some foods which are normally considered healthy options can give problems to people with an underactive Thyroid and this is because they contain a substance called a goitrogen. Goitrogens can suppress Thyroid function because they interfere with Iodine uptake and so it is important to know which foods contain goitrogens. These foods can be eaten but only if they are cooked thoroughly and this is because thorough cooking inactivates the goitrogens. The following is a list of foods containing goitrogens:

• Broccoli
• Cabbage
• Kale
• Mustard greens
• Turnips
• Peaches
• Pears

To conclude, the best diet for Hypothyroidism is a diet rich with foods containing Tyrosine and Selenium. Foods containing goitrogens should be avoided but can be eaten in if cooked thoroughly but even then I would only recommend eating them in moderation.

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Foods to avoid with hypothyroidism – a brief guide

When people get diagnosed with Hypothyroidism they immediately think that this is something that they have to endure for the rest of their lives. Fortunately this is not true in most cases and with some changes in your life and some determination you can heal your Thyroid gland. This article will provide information on what foods to avoid with Hypothyroidism and why you should avoid them.

Two years ago I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism after suffering from some really bad dizzy spells and a huge lack of energy. My doctor said all would be fine as long as I took medication for the rest of my life. I wasn’t happy about that so I decided to do a bit of research and find out if it was possible to heal the Thyroid gland in someone that suffered from Hypothyroidism. I found out that many people had reversed their symptoms had now got their life back to how it was before they were diagnosed with the condition. One thing that was common with all the people who had healed themselves is that they changed their diets to only eating healthy foods and to stop eating unhealthy things such as junk foods or foods which contain chemical additives.

There are some foods to avoid with Hypothyroidism that most people view as healthy but they can cause problems with someone who has an underactive Thyroid gland. Foods such as Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Mustard greens, Turnips, Peaches and Pears should all be avoided and that is because they contain chemicals which can affect the way the body uses Iodine which is a needed compound in the production of Thyroid hormones.

There aren’t many foods to avoid with Hypothyroidism and even the ones eaten above can be eaten in moderation if they are cooked thoroughly but I would suggest not eating them at all until your Thyroid gland is healed. Your diet is of the upmost importance if you want to be healthy again and so it is critical that you do everything you can to support the healing of your Thyroid gland.

Changing to a healthy diet can be quite stressful at first because you have to check the ingredients on your food to make sure that they contain no chemical additives, or checking to see if a food has chemicals which can affect your Thyroid gland but after time it becomes second nature and you learn what foods are best for you. When you have been on a healthy diet for a while you will no longer crave things like junk food or snacks and instead you will crave healthy foods which will benefit your overall health and will provide you with vitality and a zest for life.

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