By Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND
The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that sits below your larynx (voice box), which has a long list of critical functions in the body.
The thyroid gland is responsible for our metabolic health, energy levels, the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and fats, regulates heart rate and blood flow, oxygen consumption of cells, normal growth and development in children, fertility and reproductive health in adults, bone health and more.
Many people who have a thyroid condition don’t really understand their condition or how they can actively treat it naturally with great results.
People whose thyroid glands are not working adequately often experience:
Many of these factors increase the risk for other health complications such as obesity, diabetes and heart conditions. Even while taking medications and when blood works appears to look normal, people can still experience these symptoms on an ongoing basis.
Many healthy lifestyle and dietary changes can help reduce the severity of thyroid disease and change the outcome of the progression of this condition.
Hypothyroidism can be caused by many issues including iodine deficiency (often overlooked), localized radiation, some medications, thyroid surgery or a disorder of the pituitary or hypothalamus, but the most common type is Hashimoto’s disease, which is an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks the thyroid gland like it would a foreign pathogen. By supporting immune health and reducing inflammation you can work toward a better outcome with this disease.
A diagnosis of Hashimoto’s is often done with an autoimmunity test of the thyroid gland, these numbers can be in the hundreds to the thousands, and it’s important to work toward reducing these numbers.
Our very own 60 day Thyroid Reboot Plan includes all these principles to work towards healing your thyroid gland and reducing any symptoms that you may be experiencing.
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