Hypothyroidism Natural Cures

Hypothyroidism natural cures begins with diet

Your diet for hypothyroidism

The more healthy and organic your diet is the better for your thyroid. As we will explore further below, there are many chemicals which inhibit iodine or T4 and T3, so for this reason eating pure, whole foods is the most healthy route for your hypothyroidism treatment.

Keep in mind that the thyroid loves seaweed which is rich in iodine. Kelp, arame, nori, wakame, dulse and hijiki. However, due to environmental pollution, seaweed may contain mercury or bromide which blocks iodine.

Other foods that contain iodine include:
Shellfish and
Yogurt
The iodine content in foods such as eggs, meat, dairy, and poultry depends on the amount of iodine in the feed.

In effect, it is quite difficult to get enough iodine from food sources. Iodine has been added to table salt but table salt is best avoided as it is detrimental to your health. It is very high in chloride and chloride blocks iodine absorption.

Naturally sun dried sea salt is a very good choice.

What destabilizes iodine:

Iodine is needed for the production of thyroid hormone. The body doesn't make iodine so you may try to get it from foods. However there are many chemicals that we are exposed to that rob the body of iodine. And as our exposure to these chemicals increases, it is no wonder that the incidence of hypothyroidism is skyrocketing.

  • Fluoride
  • Chlorine
  • Bromine
  • Mercury
  • Aspirin
  • Steroids

Let's look at the first three

Fluoride

Flouride is found in our water and in toothpaste, drink pure water and buy natural toothpaste.

Fluoride is also found in medications such as

  • Prozac and Paxil
  • Flonase for allergies
  • Flovent for asthma
  • Posicor for arrhytmia
  • Astemizole for allergies
  • Propulsid for stomach ulcers

Chlorine

Chlorine is of course found in swimming pools and in our tap water. Ideally you will only drink pure water, but by letting tap water sit 24 hours the chlorine gases escape. Sucralose also contains more chlorine per molecule than sugar.

Bromide

Is an antibacterial agent for pools and hot tubs
A fumigant for fruits and vegetables
Is added to some soft drinks
In medicines such as inhalers and nasal sprays, etc.

Until the 1960s iodine was added to bakery products as a dough conditioner, but it was replaced by bromide by the 1980s.

Hypothyroidism supplements

There are many good supplements for your hypothyroidism natural cures that help boost your thyroid. Many people are able to reduce and eventually eliminate their Synthroid by taking natural supplements, even those who have had part of their thyroid surgically removed.

Kelp 
Black walnut
A Supplement combination containing kelp plant, irish moss, parsley, hops flower and capsicum fruit. Kelp contains an above average amount of iodine. The herbs in this formula contain naturally occurring amounts of calcium, iodine, magnesium, niacin, selenium, sodium, vitamin A and zinc.

Some herbs for hashimotos hypothyroidism may be Ho Shou Wu, Saw Palmetto and Ashwaganda, taken for at least 3-6 months. 
A natural anti-inflammatory remedy can help cool down an irritated thyroid. 
Adaptagens like eleuthero may also help. 
An adrenal support supplement can be if use.

Please contact me for more information regarding the best supplements for your thyroid. 

Other factors of your 
Hypothyroidism natural cures

The thyroid hormone T4 has a relatively short lifespan, it is converted into T3 to be used as needed by the body. When the T4 levels are low in the blood the hypothalamus secretes a messenger that tells the pituitary to secrete TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone) This TSH hormone is detected and absorbed by receptors on the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland in turn fabricates more T4 which increases the levels of thyroid hormones on the blood.

What inhibits T4 to T3 conversion?

T4 to T3 inhibitors
Deficiencies in the following nutrients:

  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B2, B6, B12

Certain medications:

  • Beta blockers
  • Birth control pill
  • Estrogen
  • Lithium
  • Iodinated contrast agents
  • Phenytoin
  • Theophylline

Other T4 to T3 inhibitors:

  • Fluoride
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Stress
  • Pesticides
  • Aging
  • Diabetes
  • Surgery
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Radiation
  • Alcohol
  • Soy
  • Cruciferous vegetables
  • Fasting
  • Low adrenal state
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Alpha-lipoic acid
  • Hemochromatosis

The consequences of hypothyroidism are many, but so are the cures. It is essential to find the causes of your hypothyroidism. Start by checking all the information here and ensure you are doing everything you can to reduce your exposure to the chemicals and that nothing is blocking the T4 to T3 conversion. 

Book a consultation to get to the cause of your hypothyroidism and use diet, supplements, vitamins and lifestyle changes to help boost your thyroid back up.

You may also enjoy reading Symptoms of hypothyroid. 

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