Posted on Nov 08, 2018, 5 p.m.
For anyone experiencing problems with their thyroids producing too little or too much there are somethings that can be done to help treat them naturally to restore proper balance of important hormones to the body.
Thyroids are linked with stamina, healthy growth, production of protein, body temperature control, and amount of oxygen burned by cells, to fulfill these roles the thyroids release controlled amounts of thyroxin. Release of this important hormone becomes disrupted with thyroid disease; too little or too much being sent out can cause fatigue and obesity. Fortunately ailing thyroid glands can be bolstered by herbal supplements and home remedies that may also carry other health benefits.
Iodine is used by the thyroids as the raw material for synthesizing thyroxin, of which kelp seaweed and spirulina are great natural sources and are some of the oldest remedies used to treat thyroid problems. Blue green algae and kelp seaweed can provide sufficient amounts to help replenish low levels of thyroxin which can be purchased at most reputable herbal shops, coming in capsules for easier consumption.
Various minerals and trace elements are used by the thyroids in various metabolic functions with the most common being iron, zinc, calcium, copper, manganese, terbium, thulium, and neodymium. Vitamin B complex is also relied on by the thyroids for some of its proper functions, B vitamins helps to improve cellular oxygen consumption, raise energy levels, increase efficiency of digestion, and strengthen the immune system. Consuming foods that contain these vitamins and minerals are the best way to get them into your system.
If the thyroids are suffering from a disease there are ways to help to improve its condition naturally. Evening Primrose Oil contains amino acids that help to strengthen the gland; and siberian ginseng indirectly aids the thyroids by strengthening adrenal glands and the thymus.
Black walnut and bladderwrack contain high iodine content which help production of thyroxin, black walnut is also a good source of manganese which will increase absorption rate of this important element.
Agnus castus and black cohosh help menopausal women improve estrogen levels which can affect the thyroid, making women benefits from these herbs the most.
Irish moss works in a similar manner to iodine to strengthen the thyroids. Mullein helps to tamp down harmful inflammation to protect vulnerable nearby tissues.
The right diet combined with a regular exercise regimen can go a long way to getting the thyroids back into shape. A health diet does great things for the entire body along with the thyroid glands, try to avoid processed foods and replace those with freshly prepared meals with more organic sources such as fruits and vegetables. Choices such as carrots, dark leafy green vegetables, eggs, and yellow vegetables which contain vitamin A will improve the thyroid’s ability to absorb iodine. Marine vegetables and certain fish contain iodine. Exercising more often and more intensely will also help, try to increase activity levels anywhere possible. Simply lifting the legs up and down repeatedly is a small but significant start to shaping up.
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