The condition of reduced thyroid function occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce sufficient amount of hormones that regulate body metabolism. Symptoms may include weight gain, fatigue, depression, poor concentration, dry skin, and constipation.
Hypothyroidism – if not treated, it will lead to weight loss difficulties, but once it is adequately treated, it needs to be improved.
When a person is taking thyroid medication, it is important to include nutritional guidelines in order to improve the drug’s effect and to improve the symptoms of hypothyroidism. We often see people in hospitals who are taking their medication but are still experiencing many of the symptoms even though their blood tests are normal. With combined treatment, diet and lifestyle, these symptoms can be something of the past!
In most cases, hypothyroidism is caused by an autoimmune disease called “Hashimoto’s disease”. This has a strong genetic component when the immune system attacks the thyroid gland.
Tips for healthy thyroid function:
All fruits and vegetables contain powerful phytonutrients that keep the immune system healthy. Thanks to every autoimmune disease, it is important to reduce inflammation with anti-oxidants by eating valuable phyto-nutrients.
Eating selenium-rich foods such as Brazil nuts, eggs, sunflower seeds, and garlic will help maintain a healthy metabolism. Selenium content varies in food, depending on the soil content, some geographic regions are very poor on this ingredient. Deficiency of selenium can be determined by a blood test.
Good thyroid function also requires adequate levels of iodine, a mineral required by the organ for thyroid hormone synthesis. Consuming foods rich in iodine, such as algae, sea fish, pineapple, iodized sea salt (avoiding free-flowing agent), spinach and lettuce is very important.
Avoid consumption of unfermented soy products.
Stress can be a major factor that can have a major negative impact on your thyroid hormones.
It is good to use management techniques such as meditation, yoga, warm baths, exercise, reading, and other relaxing activities.
Avoid gluten if you are intolerant. There are a number of studies that show that autoimmune diseases, in particular, Hashimoto’s disease, may be linked to gluten intolerance.
Avoid sugar, caffeine, refined processed foods, preservatives, additives, and synthetic dyes as much as possible.
Coconut oil is good to stimulate a slower thyroid gland.
So go ahead and feel good even with Hashimoto. You can pass through energy, health and lose weight!