Are you one of the 25% of all women to suffer Thyroid problems?

Poor Thyroid Problems function often goes undetected. One way to indicate the functional health of your thyroid is to examine your Basal Body Temperature. Take your temperature from under your arm for 10 minutes first thing upon waking in the morning prior to getting out of bed. Conduct this test on at least five successive mornings and record the results. The normal range temperature is 36.4 – 36.7ºC or 97.8 – 98.2ºF.

Temperatures below this range are suggestive of hypothyroidism, and those above of hyperthyroidism.

Thyroid symptoms.

Underactive Overactive
(hypothyroidism) (hyperthyroidism)

Weight gain Palpitations
Tiredness Anxiety
Mental fogginess Insomnia
Hormonal symptoms Weight loss

The general management for underactive thyroid disorders is based on gentle stimulation of the thyroid through proper diet, food supplements and herbs to allow hormones to balance and raise local and general vitality.

Certain foods hinder iodine utilisation. These include cabbage, kale, peanuts, cauliflower, soy flour, brussel sprouts, broccoli and turnips. Please note also that aspirin is poisonous to the thyroid as it blocks iodine uptake into the gland.

Certain foods may benefit the thyroid. These include seaweed, seafood, kelp, garlic, wheat germ, radish mushrooms, water cress, and lima beans. All foods should be eaten as close to its natural state as possible.

Following a diet for two to four weeks which includes raw green salads, seaweed, nuts, seeds sprouted beans and vegetable juices can have a strongly tonic effect.

For a thorough assessment of the health of your thyroid, including comprehensive blood testing, contact The Medical Sanctuary and book now to see Dr ApThomas, Payton or Quinney

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