Thyroid issues are much more common now than they were in previous years, and there are a number of possible causes ranging from inflammation to radiation exposure. Thyroid issues are often difficult to treat, but there are many things you can start doing now that can help promote healthy thyroid function. Making dietary and lifestyle changes that promote thyroid health is crucial for people with a diagnosed thyroid problem, but it can also benefit people who currently don’t have a thyroid issue as it may help to prevent problems in the future.
Functions of the Thyroid
The thyroid gland is responsible for releasing certain hormones that are used throughout your body. When the thyroid is underactive or overactive it can lead to issues in different parts of the body, which can make it difficult to determine the root cause by looking at physical symptoms alone, this is why checking thyroid levels regularly is so important. The importance of a healthy, functioning thyroid is hard to exaggerate. The hormones it produces are responsible for regulating your weight, breathing, heart rate, nervous system, body temperature, and bone loss, among other things. If your thyroid is not functioning correctly, it’s difficult for the rest of your body to function correctly.
Hypothyroidism refers to a condition in which the thyroid is producing less hormones than it should be. It’s hard to say whether hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism (a condition in which the thyroid gland produces more hormones than it’s supposed to) is more common, but we tend to see more patients suffering from hypothyroidism. The causes of hypothyroidism are often hard to determine, but it may caused by inflammation, stress, certain medications, nutrient deficiencies including an iodine deficiency, or even exposure to radiation. Drinking tap water may also interfere with thyroid function due to certain chemicals and heavy metals like fluoride, bromide, chlorine, and aluminum that are often present in tap water. Prescription medications have also been found in tap water because medications are often excreted through urine, and it’s very difficult to fully filter them out of the water. All of these things can not only lead to thyroid dysfunction, but can cause problems in other parts of your body as well. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help promote healthy thyroid function and good overall health.
What Can I Do?
The first thing you should do when trying to treat or prevent any kind of health problem is to optimize your diet. Cutting inflammatory foods out of your diet is crucial for good thyroid health and good health overall. Inflammatory foods include fast food, heavily processed foods, soda, and many others. Your diet should be centered around organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed and pasture-raised meats, high-quality fats like coconut oil and olive oil, and filtered water. You should also look into switching to all-natural beauty products, soap and household cleaners. Consuming enough iodine is also very important for thyroid health. You can get iodine from fish and other seafood, seaweed, or by taking a supplement containing iodine.
The main supplement we recommend for promoting healthy thyroid function is Thyrotain. Thyrotain contains vitamins A, C, and E, iodine, selenium, zinc, turmeric root extract, ashwagandha root extract and a few other ingredients. Thyrotain is like a multivitamin for your thyroid, so taking Thyrotain along with making diet and lifestyle changes can go a long way in promoting thyroid health.
So, eat a diet high in organic fruits and vegetables, high-quality meats and fats, and clean water. You should also switch to all-natural products wherever possible, practice stress-reducing techniques like yoga or meditation, and give Thyrotain a try. You can also get lab work done and Dr. Lewis can see how well your thyroid is functioning so he can give you more specific recommendations. The diet and lifestyle choices you make every day are some of the biggest influences on your health, so make sure they’re good choices!