Best Treatment for Thyroid Issues
Have you been diagnosed with hypothyroidism? Do you have hyperthyroidism? Or do you have autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s) or the autoimmune disorder Graves Disease? You may have been told that you are susceptible to developing a thyroid disease.
This can happen because of certain lifestyles, medication, supplementation and whether you have another autoimmune disorder. Or if there is a family history of Graves or Hashimoto’s. You could be looking to protect your thyroid from the damages of exposure to toxins, xenoestrogens and halogens.
The fact is, we all need a healthy thyroid to function well, mentally and physically.
If you are looking for the best thyroid diet and lifestyle to follow (alongside your medication) – so that you can give your body the optimum chance of controlling, managing and reducing your thyroid condition and symptoms – you are in the right place.
How to Treat Thyroid Issues Naturally
Combining allopathic and holistic medicine is usually very successful. We advise everyone to never stop taking their medication without talking to a doctor first.
Your thyroid plays a major role in how your body functions, and that includes the liver. Boosting liver detoxification with any hormonal condition is important.
The liver performs over 500 other functions in the body, like hormone homeostasis and converting T4 (thyroxine: mood, body temperature, metabolism) to the active T3 (triiodothyronine: digestive, metabolic, bone health) hormone.
An overburdened liver will not function at its optimum, so detoxifying the liver is key.
What happens is the pituitary gland releases the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), which tells the thyroid to produce T4. The conversion from T4 to T3 is essential for the body to use the active hormone T3.
Another place that conversion happens is the gut. For the gut to be able to perform functions, it needs to have the right gut-health-optimized foods. Extreme dieting can affect the conversion, too.
When our bodies are stressed, higher amounts of the hormone cortisol is released. The body then turns its focus off converting T4 to T3 and concentrates on the cortisol and redirects T4 to another hormone Reverse T3. Too much of this and metabolism is affected.
A balanced, gut-healthy diet and anti-inflammatory lifestyle, that eliminates disruptors and includes influencers is ideal for thyroid conditions.
A lifestyle for thyroid conditions should also support the liver and immune system. Protecting the body as much as possible from toxins, and keeping stress at bay, is important for the thyroid (and all chronic inflammation conditions).