Low Thyroid Hormones

Thyroid Hormones

There is no one perfect way to treat low thyroid hormones or hypothyroidism. The key is to look at the whole picture, your symptoms and your blood tests, then decide on a treatment.

Gluten intolerance, food allergies, heavy metals, as well as vitamin deficiencies, can impede optimal thyroid function.

Eliminate the Cause of Low Thyroid Hormones

Carefully consider these things that may interfere with your thyroid function and eliminate them. First, you’ll want to avoid foods that interfere with thyroid function. These include gluten, processed soy products and cruciferous vegetables.
If you think you are having a thyroid problem, you need to do a blood test to identify any hidden reaction to gluten found in wheat, barley, rye, oats, kamut, and spelt. 

Besides doing the blood test for food sensitivity, you can eliminate gluten from your diet for a few weeks. If your symptoms go away, you have a clue that your body might not like this food. 

Low Thyroid Hormones and Food

Certain foods have a reputation for playing a role in thyroid function. For instance soy foods, broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, and collard greens have all been said to cause thyroid dysfunction, even though they also have many health benefits, they are not beneficial for thyroid sufferers.
Food allergies cause many different types of symptoms, from migraines, fatigue to weight gain.

Heavy Metals and Low Thyroid Hormones

Besides food allergies, heavy metal toxins can slow down your thyroid function. Testing yourself for heavy metals and getting it out of your system becomes crucial. You also want to avoid fluoride,  and chlorinated water which have been linked to thyroid problems. Therefore, by eating organic foods, filtering your water, and eating detoxifying foods can be very helpful to heal your thyroid.

Effects Of Stress On Thyroid  Function

Stress also affects your thyroid function negatively. Also, reating the thyroid without dealing with chronic stress can precipitate more problems.

Chronic stress and adrenal gland burnout is dangerous for the thyroid because it induces cortisol and inflammation.

Saunas and Thyroid

Exercise stimulates thyroid gland secretion and increases tissue sensitivity to thyroid hormones throughout the body. Saunas or are a good way to flush your system of pesticides that could be contributing to your thyroid problem. Also, saunas are an important aid to weight loss and thyroid repair because as you lose weight, fat tissue releases stored toxins. These toxins lower your T3 levels, consequently slowing your metabolic rate.

Detoxifying becomes an important part of improving your thyroid function. If you don’t detoxify, your ability to lose weight decreases.

Nutritional Support Thyroid

Choose foods that offer nutritional support for your thyroid. The production of thyroid hormones requires iodine and omega-3 fatty acids; converting the inactive T4 to the active T3 requires selenium; and both the binding of T3 to the receptor on the nucleus, and switching it on requires vitamins A, D, as well as zinc. You will find these nutrients in a whole-food, clean, organic diet. Key nutrients for healthy thyroid function are a natural multivitamin and mineral supplement that contains selenium, iodine, zinc, vitamins A and D, and omega 3 fats.

A warning, treating the thyroid without supporting the adrenal glands through relaxation and adaptogenic herbs (such as ginseng, rhodiola, or Siberian ginseng) can actually make you feel worse.

I  recommend working with an experienced practitioner who can address individual nutrient needs.

Hormone Replacement

Ultimately, to properly treat a thyroid that is unbalanced, you will need to go on some type of thyroid hormone replacement therapy.

Although, altering your diet and your lifestyle will certainly help tremendously, if your thyroid isn’t functioning properly, you may need to take additional thyroid hormones. Knowing what’s available and what to ask about can empower you to make better decisions about your health.

What Is The Treatment For Hypothyroidism

Correcting thyroid problems, requires more than simply taking a thyroid pill. No one treatment works for everyone. A combination of testing, and trial and error becomes necessary to get any treatment right. Also, monitoring is essential. Through dietary, nutrient, and lifestyle changes, healing requires trial and error using several strategies and working closely with a physician.

As you see, it involves nutritional support, exercise, stress reduction, supplements, reducing inflammation, and sometimes eliminating certain foods. Along with, detoxification from heavy metals and pesticides to treat low thyroid function.

Don’t lose hope. Taking a proactive approach can correct many thyroid problems.

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