5 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Thyroid Healthy

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Whether you know it or not, 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.

 

Sources:

http://www.rodalewellness.com/health/how-to-start-healing-your-thyroid#_a5y_p=4267009

http://www.liveinthenow.com/article/natural-thyroid-support-8-natural-ways-to-maintain-thyroid-health

2016-07-22T16:57:45+00:00

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    Q: 10 years ago I had iodine radiation treatment, because I had an overactive thyroid, and was told that the iodine treatment would shrink my thyroid gland. After the treatment I developed hypothyroidism. I have been on Synthyroid medication every since. What herbal product do you recommend that I take for my under active thyroid? Because my thyroid is not producing what a normal gland produces.

    A:

    We recommend you first perform the Full Body Cleanse. After completing the cleanse, as a daily regimen take the Thyroid Aid and iodine Formula.  

    Please take the time to read our Thyroid Gland article. 

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    Q: A little more than a year ago I was diagnosed with Graves Disease (autoimmune hyperthyroidism). I had the radioactive iodine treatment to stop my thyroid from functioning (extreme hypothyroidism). Now I take Synthroid daily. Recently I was diagnosed with Genital Herpes (HVS 2). I am interested in doing the Full Body Cleanse followed immediately by the Anti-Viral Cleanse. I do not wish to be on the prescriptions for my thyroid condition or the Herpes outbreaks. What options do I have for thyroid hormone if my thyroid doesn't work and I stop taking the Synthroid? Also, is there a way to reverse what the radioactive iodine treatment has done to my thyroid?

    A:

    First perform the Full Body Cleanse followed by the Anti-Viral Cleanse. You would also benefit from The Female Cleanse and the 10 Day Candida Cleanse. Try our Thyroid Aid formula it contains Irish Moss and Kelp, which are naturally high in iodine. Iodine is beneficial for cleansing, toning, rejuvenating, nourishing, maintaining, and strengthening the Thyroid Gland. An impaired Thyroid gland can lead to a host of negative health problems.

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    Q: Your article on the thyroid gland seemed to have been focused on an underactive thyroid. What about people with an overactive thyroid gland. I recently purchased your thyroid formula. Will it help with an overactive thyroid?

    A:

    The same remedies offered in the "Thyroid" article apply to an overactive thyroid. They apply to all thyroid conditions.

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    Q: I have a client that had her thyroid removed, the doctors have her on 3 grains of the natural...well natural for a pig. Thyroid. She couldn't sleep so they put her on ativan. Which is making her crazy (between you and I) She is still not sleeping and feeling agitated and this drug is causing her anxiety. I feel it has built up in her system and she has to dose down off of it. Do you have anything that would help her sleep? I have already suggested your thyroid blend. However, I didn't know if it could really help her as they removed her thyroid. So perhaps she does need the grains, as her body can no longer produce it on her own. I would really like to get her on natural as possible stuff so we can see what is physical and what we can work on energetically. Right now she feels like an energetic mess. Any suggestions?

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    I RECOMMEND FOR HER (TO INDUCE SLEEP) OUR NERVES FORMULA (6 CAPSULES BEFORE BEDTIME) AND CALMING INSPIRANT. AND BY ALL MEANS SHE NEEDS A NATURAL THYROID FORMULA (I.E. THYRIOD FORMULA AND IODINE PHOSPHATE. IF SHE FEELS LIKE AN ENERGETIC MESS, SOME SERIOUS CHAKRA BALANCING/ALIGNMENT IS NEEDED.

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    Q: It list THYROID FORMULA as number 4 and I've had my thyroid taken out so do I just skip taking that one or replace it with something else?

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    Despite removal of the thyroid gland you can still take the formula.

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    Q: Greetings, my question is about hypo Thyroid I've been on meds for this problem for some time, and now my hair is thinning I would like to know if your thyroid herbs are for someone who has a hypo thyroid like my self? or would it be for someone to prevent future thyroid problems and will help to restore the natural hormone imbalance? Will the herbs for nails and hair help improve my hair problem?

    A:

    The THYROID FORMULA and IODINE PHOSPHATE formula will help your situations you mention in your inquiry!

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    Q: I wanted to know if you had anything I could take to help me lose weight with my thyroid condition. I saw a product that mention thyroid but I was not sure if it would work for me since I no longer have thyroid gland.

    A:

    Both the THYROID FORMULA and IODINE PHOSPHATE formulas will work for you despite having no actual thyroid gland.

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    Q: I suffer from low thyroid production and take a thyroid replacement (synthroid) I have been told that internal detox would flush this from my system, and not to do it. How would your product effect my medication?

    A:

    You would do well to read our "Thyroid" article on our site under "Articles" to get properly educated.

    Doctors don't heal! They push unnecessary drugs (all of which are harmful) and surgeries. What doctor has promised you healing or a cure for your thyroid condition? NONE and they never will! The human body can heal itself if you supply it with the necessary tools and building blocks and start thinking rightly. And this is what herbs can help you to do!

    The Full Body Cleanse will greatly help you improve the overall function of your body. Also, Thyroid Aid can contribute to optimal functionality of your thyroid gland.

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    Q: Can chaparral cause the thyroid to become overactive? I went to the Dr's a couple of weeks ago and she stated that my thyroid had become overactive. It was under active which caused me to become over weight. When I had my youngest son about 12 years ago it was very overactive and the Dr's didn't want to attribute it to just having a baby which may have knocked my hormones crazy. Now this Dr wants me to go thru a lot of tests. And I know my recent weight loss of 50 pounds has come from being on an herbal regiment program. I haven't told the Dr what I'm doing and she hasn't asked, so I'm not going to say anything. I also take a multi vitamin which is herb based.

    A:

    We recommend that you take the Thyroid Formula, Iodine Formula, and Electric Greens Combo, all available in our online store. Chaparrall is and herb and will not harm the body.

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    Q: I have Graves disease. I was treated with radioactive iodine, which caused me to have Hypothyroidism. I take Levothroid everyday which is suppose to put in my body what my thyroid gland would have done. I want to purchase the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, which has magnetic strips to place on the neck for normal functioning thyroid gland. Will this cleanse get my thyroid back to normal or will I have to continue taking the medication?

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    YOU SHOULD READ OUR ARTICLE ON â€GRAVE'S DISEASE†LOCATED ON OUR SITE IN THE ARTICLES SECTION. THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE WILL GREATLY HELP YOU FOLLOWED BY TAKING THE THYROID FORMULA AND IODINE PHOSPHATE. THESE WILL KEEP YOU OFF THE HARMFUL THYROID DRUGS, WHICH ARE HARMING YOU DUE TO BEING TOXIC AND POISONOUS.

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    Q: What herb can I use to help heal my thyroid. I've had hypothyroidism for over 10years and currently taking Armour Thyroid 90mg daily.

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    Read the "THYROID GLAND" article. Good formulas to take include THYROID FORMULA, IODINE PHOSPHATE, and ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD.

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    Q: I would like to know what is I can take for my sinuses I have very bad problems with them, and there are not many over the counter medications that I can take cause I no longer have a thyroid gland. I would like to know what I can take to help lose a little weight, as well as what is that I can take to help me get pregnant, and I would need to know what I can take that will not hurt me being that I no longer have that thyroid gland in my body and I need a product to help improve my immune system... I have other questions but I would rather ask you them myself.

    A:

    We suggest you take SINUS FORMULA, MUCUS FORMULA, IMMUNE EXTRACT,  and THYROID FORMULA. These will greatly help you.

    Also, consider performing the Full Body Cleanse.  You should do this kit before taking the 4 individual formulas. The Full Body Cleanse can aid your entire system and greatly improve their function.

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    Q: I write on behalf of a 30 year old female recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer(two nodules on each side of thyroid affecting voicebox),graves disease & PCOS. Current treatment for the thyroid/graves was tapazole with little or no improvement so the only option now is a thyroidectomy. She is a vegetarian, but consumes dairy and is allergic to Iodine. Reading the side effects related to the thyroidectomy is disheartening so needless to say an alternative method of treatment is being sought. Can you provide some insight or a course of action that can be taken?

    A:

    The diseases (and insight/solutions) are covered in detail in the following articles:

    Cancer: Causes and Remedies
    Thyroid Gland
    Iodine
    Dangerous Dairy

    I would recommend the person performs the Full Body Detox, followed by the 10-Day Electric Greens cell Food cleanse for starters. Her diet needs to become 100% raw foods/vegan! Very important! There is help for her in the alternative world of healing!

    Product Links:
    Full Body Detox
    10-Day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I write on behalf of a 30 year old female, recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer (two nodules on each side of thyroid affecting voice-box), graves disease and PCOS. Current treatment for the thyroid/graves was tapazole with little or no improvement. Now the only option now is a thyroidectomy. She is a vegetarian, but consumes dairy, and is allergic to Iodine. Reading the side effects related to the thyroidectomy is disheartening, so needless to say an alternative method of treatment is being sought. Can you provide some insight or a course of action that can be taken?

    A:

    The diseases (and insight/solutions) are covered in detail in the following articles:

    Cancer: Causes and Remedies
    Thyroid Gland
    Iodine
    Dangerous Dairy

    I would recommend the person performs the Full Body Cleanse, followed by the 10-Day Electric Greens Combo Cleanse for starters. Her diet needs to become 100% raw foods/vegan! Very important! There is help for her in the alternative world of healing!

    Product Links:
    Full Body Cleanse
    10-Day Electric Greens Combo Cleanse

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    Q: Hello, I want order that magnet for the thyroid and those two formulas for the thyroid. Can you please tell me where it is listed in your products to order? Is it the same as the one placed over the prostate? I lost my ATM card on the 26th but as soon as a new one comes in the mail, I'm ordering.

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    We don't sell the magnets separately; however, if you call in your order, we can sell you the magnets (2 for $5). To find the Thyroid formulas, go to ON-LINE store.

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    Q: My thyroid was removed by a radiation pill. I have to take a pill for the rest of my life to regulate my metobolism. Since I do not have a thyroid anylonger what can I take to balance my metobolism and weight?

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    I would suggest Thyroid Formula, Iodine Phosphate, and Weight Release Formula all available @ Dherbs.com.

    Product Link:
    Thyroid Formula
    Iodine Phosphate
    Weight Release (Loss) Formula

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    Q: I was just told this morning that my thyroid is enlarged and that I will need to take thyroid medication for the rest of my life. Is there another option?

    A:

    Yes there is an option! Please read our "THYROID GLAND" article on our site in the articles category.

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    Q: I just found your article on â€THYROID GLANDâ€. Very informative! So you answered my previous question in the article. However, I would like to know if I need to take both formulas and purchase seaweed as well? Thanks again?

    A:

    Yes, take both formulas. Seaweed is optional!

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    Q: I have to remove my entire thyroid gland in about two weeks I have done all kinds of reading what supplements do you recommend that won't take away the effects of my regular meds now that I will be taking them for life. I will also have to have a calcium supplement, multivitamin, and possibly iodine supplement?

    A:

    YOU ARE GOING TO LET DOCTORS REMOVE AN ORGAN GOD SPECIFICALLY GAVE YOU FOR A PARTICULAR FUNCTION ON YOUR BEHALF????? I HAVE NO PRODUCTS THAT WON'T INTERFERE WITH YOUR MEDICATION BECAUSE HERBS CLEANSE ALL POISONS AND YOUR MEDS ARE 100% MAN-MADE POISONS AND NOT RECOGNIZED BY GOD WHO MADE THE HERBS FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS (REVELATIONS 22:2) AND FOR MEDICINE (EZEKIEL 47:12). YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ OUR ARTICLES â€THYROID GLAND†AND â€SURGERYâ€.

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    Q: Do you know if the herbs in your thyroid formula are safe for dogs? If so, I would like to try this for our golden retriever who has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and is currently taking thyroxine.

    A:

    The herbs are safe for dogs!