The thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland below your Adam’s apple, pretty much rules your body, says Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN, a clinical nutritionist and chiropractor in San Carlos, California. It regulates your metabolism, explains Husbands, and an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) slows everything down—from your pulse and temperature to your energy level and the rate at which you burn calories. An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), on the other hand, revs the body into overdrive.
According to the New York Times bestselling author and leader of Functional Medicine, Dr. Amy Myer, over 25 million of US citizens have problems with this gland, and almost half of them are not aware about the problem. 90% of abnormal function of the thyroid are diagnosed as hypothyroidism or under-active function. Symptoms are vague, and doctors may spend only few minutes to diagnose the cause when a patient complains about something. That’s why we will show you how to recognize if your thyroid gland is having some problem.
Symptoms for abnormal function of the Thyroid problem:
- Excess weight or difficulties with losing weight
- Depression, anxiety, and mood swings
- Hormone imbalance like low sex drive or irregular periods
- Feeling tired constantly, even if you slept for 8 hours
- Cold feet and hands
- Lose of hair, brittle nails, and dry skin
- Joint and muscle pain
- Brain fog or loss of memory
- Neck swelling or snoring
If you are suffering from any of the mentioned symptoms, you should immediately speak with a doctor, and take the needed test to diagnose the problem. For those who believe that they have thyroid gland problems, you can improve your gland with the following easy things.
10 Easy Things to improve your Thyroid:
- Consume iodine supplements and tyrosine (Thyroid hormones are made by your thyroid gland via the enzyme thyroid peroxidase which combines the amino acid tyrosine, the mineral halide iodie and hyrogen peroxide-Tyrosine is also an important cofactor for adrenal neurotransmitter synthesis, as it is converted In the adrenal glands into dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine.-Tyrosine is found in soy products, chicken, turkey, fish, peanuts, almonds, avocados, bananas, milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, lima beans, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds.)
- Go gluten-free
- Consume high quality multivitamins (Organic herbs in Islamabad)
- Do yoga or another best method to deal with stress( Yoga Classes in Islamabad)
- Improve your gut health (helping our bodies digest and absorb nutrients, synthesize certain vitamins, and rally against intruders, such as influenza and toxic cancer-forming carcinogens. In addition to boosting our immune system, microbiota sends messages to our brain and helps regulate metabolism.)
- Get 8 hours of sleep
- Eat cruciferous vegetables in moderate (Becoz Cruciferous vegetables can potentially be goitrogenic (inducing goiter formation). They contain enzymes that interfere with the formation of thyroid hormone in people with iodine deficiency. Cooking for 30 minutes significantly reduces the amount of goitrogens and nitriles. At high intake of crucifers, the goitrogens inhibit the incorporation of iodineinto thyroid hormone and also the transfer of iodine into milk by the mammary gland.)
- Reduce chlorine and fluoride from your daily diet (Iodine deficiency is one of the major causes of hypothyroidism, but very few people know that this can be the result of three everyday chemicals.- Chlorine, Fluoride and Bromine. )