If you have ever dealt with a thyroid issue, you would, most likely, agree that the condition was not brought about by a lack of synthetic thyroid hormone, something most doctors or endocrinologists automatically prescribe.
However, very few make the effort to find out why or how the condition developed in the first place. You may have thought the symptoms you experienced were caused by menopause, when in reality it is a thyroid issue.
The good news is it is possible to restore your health through holistic healing methods and treatments.RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
More and more people that are dealing with thyroid issues are turning to a holistic approach, simply because they are tired of their symptoms not being addressed properly or effectively. No offense to doctors and endocrinologists who are doing their best to help you but the use of drugs and surgery is what they are trained to do.
Managing symptoms are important and working to restore the health of your thyroid through holistic healing protocols offers endless benefits for you without having to rely on medications for a lifetime.
The malfunction of your thyroid gland is NOT usually the cause of your disorder. The thyroid gland doesn’t just stop and turn in its notice on its own – something caused it to happen. While you might be taking a thyroid medication to help manage the symptoms, it does not get to the root cause.
Thyroid issues can also come about from not handling stress well, poor eating habits or lack of sleep. Some people like to blame it on genetics, however it does not play as large a role as some might think.
A majority of hypothyroid issues are brought about by an autoimmune response, triggering antibodies that damage the thyroid gland. Making some changes in your lifestyle and detecting other factors can remove the triggers that cause the autoimmune response, in the first place.
Getting rid of the causes of inflammation and suppressing your autoimmune response of the condition helps get to the underlying cause of your disorder.
A holistic healing approach will evaluate your digestive system, adrenal glands, levels of hormones through blood tests and other areas that could cause your thyroid to malfunction.
The goal is to restore your health back to normal while managing your symptoms through a natural healing protocol. Even if you have been dealing with the condition for a long time, had surgery or radioactive iodine treatment, you can benefit from natural hypothyroid treatments.
The Difference Between Hypothyroidism And Hyperthyroidism
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce the proper amount of thyroid hormones, slowing down different functions of the body. Some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
Dry, brittle hair, skin and nails
Irregular menstrual cycles
Hyperthyroidism occurs when the body is exposed to a disproportionate amount of thyroid hormone. It affects more women than men and a goiter or an enlargement of the thyroid gland appears.
The symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
Anxiety and stressful feelings
Fast or irregular heartbeat
Weakness in the muscles
Trembling or shaky hands
Frequent and loose stools
Increased risk for osteoporosis
Warm temperature intolerance
Increased thin skin
The malfunctioning of your thyroid gland is usually not the main cause of your condition.
It doesn’t just stop generating thyroid hormone by itself – there is a specific cause for this to happen. A thyroid medication might help manage your symptoms, however it does not do anything to solve the cause of your condition.
It can be caused by:
Lack of sleep
Lack of exercise
Bad eating habits
Stress and not handling it well
Poor immune system function
Many times, medication can put your body in overdrive and stress out your adrenal glands. If your adrenal glands receive support, then your thyroid hormones can do their job well, giving you increased energy naturally.
Here is a list of things that can be done to support the adrenal glands:
Eat good quality protein and fiber at every meal
De-stress your body through restorative yoga, meditation and exercise
Limit processed carbohydrates and sugar
If you smoke, do all you can to quit
Avoid too much caffeine and alcohol
Get as much sleep as possible
Don’t overdo exercise
Stay away from allergic or highly reactive foods (wheat, dairy and sugar)
Look for ways to be joyful, peaceful and optimistic
Supplementing with natural supplements that contain nutrients for supporting thyroid function such as iodine and tyrosine are a good idea. Thyroid glandular supplements may offer more support and effectiveness.
If T3 therapy is a must, it works much better when the adrenal glands are supported. Before taking any supplement, it is best to work with a holistic healing practitioner for best results.
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