Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is caused by an underproduction of the thyroid hormone. Symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite, inability to tolerate a cold, weight gain and more.

Thyroid Self Test: to test yourself for an underactive thyroid, keep a thermometer by your bed at night. When you awaken in the morning, place the thermometer under your arm and hold it there for fifteen minutes. Keep still and quiet. Any motion can upset your temperature reading. A temperature of 97.6 degrees or lower may indicate an underactive thyroid. Keep a temperature long for five days. If your readings are consistently low, consultant your health care provider.

Nutrients:

  • Kelp
  • Raw Thyroid Glandular
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Extra B2 Riboflavin
  • Extra B12
  • Brewers Yeast
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc

Herbs:ย Bayberry, black cohosh, bacopa and goldenseal can help the thyroid condition. Cautions: Do not take goldenseal internally on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, do not use it during pregnancy and use it with caution if you are allergic to ragweed. Lemon balm interferes with thyroid stimulating hormone, it may aggravate problems associated with underactive thyroid.

For additional recommendations including suggested dosage, food list, detailed considerations and lifestyle changes: book your single Herbal Consultation with Detox Dandy ($65). Email “Herbal Consultation” to rebekah@detoxdandy.com.ย 

Source: (Balch, Phyllis A. Prescription For Nutritional Healing. 5th ed. N.p.: Avery, 2010. Print.)

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