WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE HYPOTHYROIDISM

Do you struggle with low energy and a slow metabolism? It could be that your thyroid is out of whack. Here is some advice from Caroline.

Whether you have no symptoms whatsoever or struggle with low energy and losing weight, more and more people are dealing with symptoms connected to poor thyroid health and hypothyroidism. This important gland is responsible for regulating our metabolism and energy level, though it’s efficiency may silently decline due to poor lifestyle choices. What to do?

Many of my clients and readers suffer for years without addressing the underlying causes of what’s going on in their bodies and what is causing their thyroid to underperform.

Hypothyroidism is often rooted in a screwed-up immune system.

How to determine which foods are wreaking havoc on their bodies, especially the thyroid? The biggest culprits for thyroid patients? Gluten and soy! Those are the two biggies that can negatively affect your thyroid, which is why they are next on my list.

REMOVE GLUTEN AND SOY

Gluten is a major cause of Hashimoto’s, which is an autoimmune attack on your thyroid. The molecular composition of our thyroid tissue is very similar to that of gluten, which is what causes the problem in many people. Removing gluten can help relieve many of your unwanted thyroid symptoms. Soy is also a problem with thyroid health. The phytoestrogens in soy proteins have been shown to inhibit thyroid peroxidase.

AVOID EATING TOO MANY RAW VEGGIES

Foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, radishes, peanuts, watercress, and Brussels sprouts are delicious, however, it’s important not to eat too many of these veggies in their raw form because they can interfere with your thyroid function. Cooking them is another story.

EAT MORE HEALTHY FAT

I cannot stress enough how important healthy fats are for your thyroid and entire endocrine system. Fat feeds your hormones! Many of my female clients fear fat and they end up with endocrine and thyroid problems including hair loss, dry skin, fatigue and loss of libido later in life. It’s important to choose healthy fats that are anti-inflammatory such as avocados, almonds, walnuts, extra-virgin olive oil, ground flaxseeds and chia seeds.

KEEP YOUR GUT HEALTHY

90% of our immune system is in our gut, so if your gut isn’t in tip-top shape, you’re going to see health issues pop up throughout your life in unexplainable manifestations such as acne, weight gain, arthritis, depression and autoimmune disease. Many people don’t realize there is a huge connection between gut health and symptoms as minor as acne or headaches, but if you think about how much of your immune system is in your gut, then it’s clear to see why the focus on gut health is so important.

 

 

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