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Thyroid Glands and Recommendations:

The thyroid glands produce hormones that impact all the metabolic processes in the body. Once the glands produce too much thyroid hormone, they can result in overactive metabolic disorder called “hyperthyroidism”. 

Hyperthyroidism can have different symptoms including irritability, constant feeling of being hot, perspiration, fatigue, insomnia, weight changes, cholesterol issues, bowel problems, menstrual irregularities, hair or skin change, rapid heartbeat and hand tremors. Undiagnosed thyroid condition can also be mistaken with menopausal symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings and depression. If you are experiencing menopausal symptoms make sure to test your thyroid function.

Thyroid gland is like the body’s internal thermostat and regulates the body’s temperature by producing two hormones that control how fast the body burns the calories and consume the energy. If the glands produce too much hormones it can result in hyperthyroidism and if the glands produce too little hormones, it can result in hypothyroidism.

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The exact cause of thyroid dysfunction is not well understood however both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism result from abnormal immune responses when the immune system produce antibodies that can disrupt hormone production and invade and attack thyroid.

Hyperthyroidism can be caused by tumors or lumps that form on the thyroid and disrupt the hormone production.

Hyperthyroidism can also be caused by infections or inflammation of thyroid or use of certain prescription drugs. However hypothyroidism is more common than hyperthyroidism and they are both more common in women than men. A malfunctioning thyroid can cause many health problems and illnesses.

Recommendations:

Eat plenty of raw organic fruits and vegetables that have vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin E and bioflavonoid including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, pears, peaches, spinach, rutabagas and turnips that help to suppress thyroid hormone production.

Avoid dairy and meat products and stimulants such as coffee, tea, nicotine and soft drinks. Avoid all processed foods, foods with additives and preservatives, GMO foods and pesticide ridden foods.

Be aware of radioactive sodium iodine treatment which has been known to cause severe side effects and do not rush for surgery but instead improve your diet.

The following herbs can also improve and support thyroid health:

Bugleweed herb: Bugleweed herb can help hyperactive and enlarged thyroid.

Irish moss: Irish moss is great seaweed that keeps the dry skin moisture and can help swollen gland.

Mullein Leaf: can be useful for hyperthyroidism and can reduce inflammation.

Nettle seed: is considered a thyroid tonic.

Thyroid Balancing Herbs including Kelp Leaves, Irish Moss Plant, parsley leaves, hops flowers and capsicum fruit may also help and support to maintain thyroid gland balance. 

 

 

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