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Thyroid problems are increasing every day. And you have a higher risk of thyroid disease as you age, especially if you’re a woman. Women are 7 times more likely to have thyroid disease than men.
Since the thyroid gland affects our heart health, metabolism, brain function and much more. We have to prevent and fight thyroid problems. But first, let’s find out what causes thyroid disorders.
The most common thyroid problems are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. And Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormone.
Here are common signs of thyroid disorder. But realize that getting a blood or urine test is the best way to determine if you have thyroid problems.
Now without further ado, let’s look into natural ways to treat thyroid problems.
1. Reduce BPA Exposure
BPA puts our hormones out of whack and can cause thyroid disorder. It’s mostly found in plastics and food cans. Buy frozen foods instead of canned foods, and use water glasses instead of plastic bottles.
2. Avoid fluoride
Research shows that fluoride can cause different health issues, and one of them is an underactive thyroid. According to this recent study, fluoride promotes iodine deficiency. And as you may know, iodine plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy thyroid.
Avoid fluoridated water and use less fluoridated products.
3. Avoid gluten
Many people are intolerant to wheat. It’s been proven to cause inflammation and a weak gut. And consequently, ruin thyroid health.
4. Detox heavy metals
Removing metals from cells and tissues will reduce thyroid problems. Research shows that cilantro can remove heavy metals from the body.
5. Use adaptogen supplements
Supplements like Ashwagandha can regulate cortisol levels and improve thyroid function.
6. Lower carbs intake
Eating a lot of carbohydrates can ruin thyroid health. Replace grains and sugar with healthy fats like hemp seeds, flaxseeds, grass-fed beef, wild caught fish, and avocado.
7. Regulate iodine levels
Check your iodine levels to know whether the blood has enough. You may need to supplement if you’re deficient.
8. Get enough selenium
To get enough selenium eat Brazilian nuts, salmon, beef, onions, and mushrooms.