If you have 10 friends, the chances are that one of them has thyroid disease.
Maybe you have it, too, and you need to know more about what your thyroid does and how you can help fight back against disorders.
Thyroid disease affects women more often than men and about 20 million people, or 12% of the population, have thyroid disease in the U.S. It can cause weight gain and mood changes if your thyroid produces too much or too little of the hormones that support every organ in your body.
The thyroid is located in your lower neck and works with the rest of your endocrine system to pump hormones into your blood to support metabolism, which regulates how efficiently your body converts food to energy. They also affect heart rate and blood pressure.
If something goes wrong with your thyroid, you may experience several symptoms, starting with weight gain. A malfunctioning thyroid won’t make you obese, but it could cause you to add a few extra pounds. If nothing else has changed in your diet or lifestyle, the thyroid could be the issue as it becomes less
effective in regulating metabolism.
Women might see changes in their menstrual cycle as thyroid hormone levels change. Thyroid issues for both women and men also can make you feel tired or even anxious and depressed.
How to stay ahead of any problems?
We should all do some type of exercise for overall health, but if you have an over- or under-active thyroid, you definitely need to get moving. The good news for those of us who are reluctant to work out is that almost any type of exercise will help support your thyroid by improving metabolism, reducing inflammation and boosting your mood. RestartMed lists several ideas to suit your exercise interests,
including strength training, yoga and of course running and other pursuits that increase your heart and breathing rates.
As with exercise, eating right can support your thyroid while keeping the rest of you in shape, too. The website VeryWellHealth will tell you there is no “perfect” thyroid diet, but several provide benefits in addition to cutting calories and increasing fiber. The Paleo diet focuses on unprocessed foods that can
reduce inflammation. The Mediterranean diet promotes fresh vegetables and fruit, fish, lean meat, olive oil and whole grains.
What can I do to support my thyroid?
If you think your thyroid is not operating well, check it out with a doctor. At your visit, you can ask about complementary approaches to thyroid health, such as oils, vitamins and NuEthix supplements.
Rosemary and frankincense oils, for instance, reduce inflammation, according to the website Stylecraze, and inflammation may contribute to thyroid disfunction.
You may have noticed that most of the salt you buy is “iodized.” That’s because the thyroid needs iodine to work properly. You can take several more steps to protect and support your thyroid, including with NuEthix products designed for thyroid health.
NuEthix offers three products to address thyroid health.
Thyro-Boost is all natural and contains no substances banned by any sports organizations. As we diet, our thyroid regulates downward as part of a survival mechanism. Thyro-Boost may keep the thyroid operating at an optimal rate, so that your dieting efforts are rewarded.
Thyro-Boost Essentials is a slightly milder version that provides mineral and herbal support for a properly functioning thyroid, without the use of glandular extracts like our original Thyro-Boost. You would utilize this product when you are looking to provide support in creating an optimal thyroid output but you don't
need the stronger support that Thyro-Boost provides.
Thyro-Boost+ is our strongest all-natural formula, designed to keep the thyroid operating at an optimal rate, so that your dieting efforts are rewarded with energy support, body composition support and metabolism support.
We suggest that you begin with 1 bottle of Thyro-Boost Essentials at 2 servings per day. If you don't feel it is strong enough, move to Thyro-Boost or Thyro-Boost+, depending on your needs. We recommend going up the chain of strength from Thyro-Boost Essentials to Thyro-Boost to Thyro-Boost+, unless told otherwise by a coach or practitioner.
The contents of this blog should not be taken as medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health problem - nor is it intended to replace the advice of a physician. Always consult your physician or qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health.