5 Thing You Can Do To Keep Your Thyroid Healthy

Whether you know it or not, your thyroid plays a major role when it comes to your overall health. Are you doing your part to make sure your thyroid is healthy? Here are 5 things you can do the maintain proper thyroid health.

Whether you know it or not,Guest Posting your thyroid is one of the most important components of your body. Just like anything in the body, it functions better if it is healthy. What happens if it doesn’t work like it should? Believe it or not, this is more common than you think.

Roughly 20 million Americans have thyroid conditions, and up to 60% of those people are unaware of their condition. A thyroid condition can be linked to conditions like fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), eczema, or autoimmune disorders, but it can also stem from an unhealthy diet and poor lifestyle choices.

What Is The Thyroid?

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck that produces hormones, regulates your metabolism, and affects the function of each organ in the body. The hormones that the thyroid produces, thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine, determine the speed and functions of your organs and how the body’s systems use energy.

Hypothyroidism: indicates that the thyroid is sluggish and underproductive. This condition slows down the body’s metabolism, which can lead to weight gain, increased cholesterol levels, and bone issues.

Hyperthyroidism: means that the thyroid is overactive and produces excessive amounts of thyroxine. An overactive thyroid causes the body to work faster than it should, ultimately disrupting normal bodily functions. It can lead to weight loss, eye problems, and even osteoporosis.

Now that you know a little about the thyroid, here are 5 ways you can keep your thyroid healthy.

Maintain a Nutrient-Rich Diet:

Eating the right fruits and vegetables can help maintain your thyroid and overall health. It’s ideal to consume fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants and iodine, which is necessary for thyroid hormone production. An iron or iodine deficiency can actually cause hypothyroidism. For those with hyperthyroidism, iodine can help slow the release of too many thyroid hormones. No matter what thyroid problem you have, iodine can help your thyroid function normally. Sea vegetables like kelp or spirulina can help supply you with iodine. Below is a list of foods, which are beneficial for thyroid health.

Berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries etc.)
Cruciferous Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage)
Sea Vegetables (kelp, dulse, agar, seaweed, nori, spirulina, Irish moss)
Foods high in chlorophyll (spinach, snow peas, kiwi, cucumbers, parsley)
Shitake or Portabella Mushrooms
Olive Oil
Almonds
Pumpkin Seeds
Flaxseeds
Walnuts
Brazil Nuts
Chia Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Sesame Seeds
Avoid Fluoride:

Most commercial toothpastes contain toxic ingredients that can damage your health, but they also contain fluoride, which can damage the thyroid. Communities with fluoride in the water actually have higher rates of hypothyroidism. This is why drinking distilled or alkaline water, or eating alkaline foods, is healthy for your thyroid and overall health. Additionally, try to abstain from non-stick pans and black tea, as both of those contain fluoride.

Decrease Stress:

Minimizing your stress levels can not only improve your thyroid function, but also contribute to your overall wellbeing. Stress can actually induce a thyroid condition, or make it more obvious that you have a thyroid condition. Overproduction of cortisol, a stress hormone, can interfere with thyroid hormone production. It actually can make the thyroid work harder to produce sufficient amounts of hormones needed for bodily functions. Great ways to de-stress include acupuncture, breathing techniques like meditation, massage therapy, or taking warm baths.

Get Rid of Inflammatory Foods:

If you eat inflammatory foods, you can irritate your digestive system, which can rub your immune system the wrong way. When your immune system is irritated, it does not acknowledge your thyroid as part of the body. In fact, your immune system interprets the thyroid gland as intrusive and launches an autoimmune attack. Gluten, eggs, dairy, and grains are all inflammatory. This is why eating anti-inflammatory foods is beneficial for your thyroid.

Make Sure You’re Getting Your Omega-3s:

If your body is lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, you can have a hormonal imbalance. Omega-3s provide a solid foundation for hormones that control immune function, cell growth, and they help out thyroid hormones. You can get your omega-3s from flaxseeds and walnuts, among other foods.

In addition to the above tips, getting proper sleep, exercise, vitamin D, and avoiding exposure to radiation, toxins, and chemicals like bromide can be beneficial for restoring thyroid health.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off

HGH Human Growth Hormone and Hypothyroidism

The Thyroid Gland and Thyroid Hormone The thyroid gland is a … shaped gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid gland plays a very impor

The Thyroid Gland and Thyroid Hormone

The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid gland plays a very important role in most all the metabolic processes of the body. The thyroid gland with its thyroid hormone is responsible for regulating metabolism.

How Thyroid Hormone is Made

The hypothalamus,Guest Posting often referred to as the body’s “thermostat” is responsible for making sure the thyroid blood levels are normal. When the hypothalamus notices the thyroid blood levels decreasing it releases TRH (thyroid releasing hormone). The TRH then signals the pituitary gland to release TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to begin producing thyroid hormone.

When the body’s levels of thyroid hormone become normal and the body is functioning normally the pituitary gland will cease its release of TSH and the process stops until the hypothalamus notices the thyroid hormone levels decreasing again.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is caused by insufficient production or absorption of thyroid hormone that causes abnormally low blood thyroid hormone levels. This problem with the thyroid gland is usually brought about as a result of iodine insufficiency, a tumor, a damaged thyroid gland, or vitamin deficiencies. This type of hypothyroidism is called “primary hypothyroidism”.
Hypothyroidism can also be a result of the pituitary gland and/or hypothalamus failing to function properly. This type of hypothyroidism is called “secondary hypothyroidism”.

Low thyroid hormone levels may not only make you feel old, they can propel you into the conditions and diseases associated with aging. Low levels of T4 can be responsible for weight gain, since T4 plays a role in controlling the body’s metabolism. The changes that are brought about as a result of the aging process such as changes in the fat to muscle ratio and the shrinkage of organs can also be caused by a lack of thyroid hormone. A decrease in the amount of lean body mass can in turn interfere with the activity of an enzyme that converts thyroxine (T4) into triodothyronine (T3). T3 is about 5 times more potent than T4.

Adequate levels of thyroid hormone are needed to regulate blood sugar, so a deficiency of thyroid hormone can lead to mature-onset diabetes. Low levels of thyroid hormone can also greatly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease due to an increase in the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and may cause high blood pressure. Also, iodine is essential to the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, several studies that have been done have shown a correlation between low iodine levels and an increased risk of cancer.

Hypothyroidism is a fairly common problem. About 1 in 10 women and 1 in 20 men over the age of 50 will develop some symptoms of hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormone production decreases as we age, however the usual age related decrease in thyroid hormone production is not considered true hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is diagnosed when the thyroid hormone level drops below what is considered “normal for age”.

The general opinion of many in the medical community has been that the drop that occurs in hormone levels is a normal part of the aging process and replacement is not necessary. Although some of their aging patients are having clear symptoms of insufficient thyroid hormone levels, some physicians refuse to place these ailing patients on thyroid medication because they consider their ailing condition a normal part of the aging process. These patients are missing out on thyroid replacement therapy that should alleviate or improve most, if not all their symptoms. Thankfully this negative opinion is slowly changing.

In the older population hypothyroidism is one of the most overlooked conditions.

HGH and its Effects on the Thyroid Gland

Dr. Ronald Klatz states “Human growth hormone exerts its actions either directly or indirectly through its intermediary insulin growth factors to every organ system of the body, ……..almost nothing escapes its magical touch.”

Jens Sandahl Christiansen of the Aarthus Kommunehospital of Denmark stated in a report “untreated HGH deficient adults have been shown to have increased cardiovascular mortality, reduced exercise capacity, reduced muscle strength, subnormal glomerular filtration rate and renal plasma flow, defective sweat secretion and defective thermoregulation, reduced energy expenditure and basal metabolic rate, abnormal thyroid hormone metabolism, reduced myocardial function and clinical signs of premature atherosclerosis. Body composition has been found abnormal with increased fat mass, decreased lean body mass, decreased muscle fat ratio, visceral obesity, reduced extracellular fluid volume, and reduced bone mineral content

Improving the body’s release of and use of HGH is known to help to improve the function of other organs in the body and help to stabilize other hormones in the body, this includes the thyroid gland and thyroid hormone. Many patients who undergo successful HGH therapy see improvements in their hypothyroidism condition. This includes a decrease in their need for thyroid medications.

Patients with hypothyroidism should consult their private doctor before beginning any HGH therapy.

Anyone with hypothyroidism should see improvements with HGH therapy, however their doctor will need to monitor their thyroid levels to determine their need for continued thyroid medication as the HGH therapy improves their thyroid gland’s function.

When a patient with hypothyroidism begins taking one of my HGH products I always tell them to pay close attention to their body. They should have their thyroid levels checked before beginning therapy with my product, and they should continue to monitor their thyroid levels as the therapy progresses. The reason for this is because the product should improve the function of the thyroid gland, and as the function of the thyroid gland improves, its release of thyroid hormone should also improve and so the need for thyroid medication should decrease. The thyroid levels should be checked after the first 3-4 weeks of therapy with my product, even sooner if the patient notices any significant changes. The patient’s private physician will decide if and when the thyroid medication should be decreased or stopped.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off