THYROID AWARENESS MONTH - FEBRUARY 2017
Your thyroid gland controls many of your metabolic processes. When thyroid hormones become imbalanced, either too high - hyperthyroidism (for example Grave's disease), or too low - hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's), you can suffer with some of the following symptoms depending on hormone levels:
Weight fluctuation Digestive issues Anxiety Depression Fatigue Joint & muscle pain Loss of hair Changes to skin Sensitivity to the cold Rapid heart rate High blood pressure Brain fog
If left untreated the imbalance in hormones can lead to further complications.
Talk with your practitioner of you suspect there is something going on with your thyroid. Simple blood tests can show if your thyroid hormones are off-balance.
In 2014 I was diagnosed with thyroiditis, the same time I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. My doctor told me it was most likely that they would have to destroy my thyroid and I would take a hormone replacement the rest of my life. I wasn't walking down THAT path!
Today my thyroid hormone levels are fine, I still have a functioning thyroid gland and I don't take any medication. How did I do it?
I altered my diet and lifestyle which reduced the inflammation that was causing the imbalance and healed my gut!
A nutritionist can help you adjust your diet to bring your system back into balance.....HEALING THROUGH FOOD!