Hypothyroidism diet & hypothyroidism natural treatment:
Did you know that15 – 20 minutes of aerobic exercise every day helps stimulate the thyroid?
Hypothyroidism in children, during pregnancy, and in both genders affect a lot of bodily functions. The reason behind this is that the hormones of the thyroid gland regulate metabolism in every cell of the body,
People who suffer from hypothyroidism mostly experience the following symptoms:
- Depression (** The brain appears to be quite sensitive to low levels of thyroid hormone. For this reason, depression, along with weakness and tiredness, is usually the first symptom of hypothyroidism.)
- Difficulty losing weight
- Feeling tired a lot
- Memory problems
- Menstrual problems
- Recurrent infections
- Sensitivity to cold
- Hair loss can be quite severe.
- Thin and brittle nails
Treating hypothyroidism naturally (thyroid diet food list):
I often get asked about the best food for thyroid patients. Although there’s not a single magical food that can help you. I can recommend some of the minerals and food sources that can be helpful alongside your hypothyroidism treatment. Copper and selenium are important trace minerals needed for the proper functioning of the thyroid.
Good sources of copper include:
- Liver and organ meats
Good Sources of selenium include:
- Unshelled Brazil nuts
Thyroid foods to avoid:
The following foods are goitrogenic (substances the depress thyroid function).
Do not eat the following foods in excess:
- Mustard greens
- Pine nuts
- Brussels sprouts
- Mustard greens
If you believe that a lot of the symptoms mentioned at the beginning of this article describe you. Then you can do a hypothyroidism test. Hypothyroidism can be detected by different blood tests. The test checks your blood TSH level. A thyroid-stimulating hormone or TSH measures the amount of T4 (thyroxine) that the thyroid is being signaled to make. If you have an abnormally high level of TSH, it could mean you have hypothyroidism. Aside from targeting the thyroid tissue itself, we will work closely to help you lose weight. I often get asked about “thyroid diet for weight loss”, “hypothyroidism and pregnancy” and the possible side effects of hypothyroidism treatment. If you need help supporting you with your thyroid problems, please call (416) 684-55-14 or click on the following link to book an appointment.
References: 1. Integrative Medicine, 1st Edition by David Rakel, MD; 2. Medical Nutrition from Marz, 2nd Edition by Russell B. Marz, ND, MAcOM; 3. Textbook of Natural Medicine, 3rd Edition by Joseph Pizzorno, ND & Michael Murray, ND