The thyroid is a vital gland in the human body – it makes the hormones that keep organs running properly and plays a major role in metabolism. Every cell in the body depends on a well-functioning thyroid.
20 million Americans have a thyroid condition and 60% don’t even know they have it.
There are many easy, everyday things you can do to improve thyroid function. Here are six science-backed tips:
1. Protect your thyroid by eating a paleo diet rich in greens.
Eating a paleo diet will help to eliminate foods that may cause inflammation and damage to the gut. This is important because poor gut health can suppress thyroid function.
Leafy greens are excellent sources of magnesium – an essential mineral that plays an important role in many body functions. For the thyroid, magnesium is needed to convert inactive thyroid hormone into active thyroid hormone. Without this conversion, the thyroid is not able to function properly.
2. A good night’s sleep can boost your thyroid health.
University of Chicago researchers found that seven hours of uninterrupted sleep can diminish cortisol production by 45%. When the body is creating too much cortisol it can lower the production of thyroid hormones.
3. Get a hot stone massage to improve thyroid function.
The motion of the massage encourages toxins to drain from the thyroid, and the hot stones increase circulation to boost thyroid function which ramps up production of the all-important thyroid hormones.
4. Encourage proper thyroid function by practicing yoga.
Stress and thyroid function are intricately linked – stress increases production of the hormone cortisol, which can inhibit production of the thyroid stimulating hormone from the pituitary gland which then leads to poor thyroid function.
Yoga is a proven stress reliever. The combination of controlled breathing and intentional movements during yoga practice can quickly reduce the heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels.
5. Take a daily supplement specifically formulated to improve thyroid function.
There are a variety of nutrients needed to keep your thyroid working properly, including zinc, selenium, Vitamin A, and iodine. These nutrients can be tough to get in the quantities needed to promote healthy thyroid function on diet alone.
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6. Understand the root cause of poor thyroid function.
Your thyroid may not be functioning properly because of an underlying autoimmune disease.
Autoimmune thyroid disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland. The most common forms of autoimmune thyroid disorders are Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, which presents with symptoms of an underactive thyroid – also known as hypothyroidism – and Graves’ disease, which presents with symptoms of an overactive thyroid – also known as hyperthyroidism.
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