Your thyroid affects so many aspects of your overall health, from your weight to the way you feel. So it is important to make sure that it is functioning well.
But today I want to share with you some basic steps that everyone can take to improve the function of their thyroid.
1. Take supplements – there are several essential nutrients for thyroid function that many people just don’t get enough of. These include (but are not limited to):
One of the most effective ways to correct these deficiencies is to take supplements, as correcting low thyroid function through diet alone is almost impossible. Our Naturopaths specialise in determining what your specific needs are so that you can be prescribed the right supplements and herbal medicines for you. Remember, overactive and underactive thyroid conditions need different treatment, so it is important to seek advice.
2. Address your stress – stress and adrenal fatigue directly impact the health of your thyroid, which you can read more about in our previous blog. Three quick tips for helping reduce adrenal fatigue are to:
3. Sort out your diet – the food you eat can help to improve your thyroid function. There are a few simple rules to follow for good thyroid health:
4. Exercise – exercising increases the output of thyroid hormones as well as causing tissue to be more sensitive to thyroid hormones. In other words, it works! Aerobic exercise is the best type for hypothyroidism as it gets the heart pumping, burns calories and elevates your mood. Aim for 30 mins, 4 to 5 times a week. We recommend swimming as a great low-impact aerobic exercise.
If you suspect you may have an overactive or underactive thyroid, call the Centre on (02) 4961 4075 to book a FREE 15-minute chat.
I look forward to hearing from you,
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