Has your thyroid and adrenal disease been missed or mistreated? There are an estimated 60,000,000+ people today with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Discover how gut healing nutrients, vitamin C and sea salt really help the thyroid and adrenal glands do the job they were meant to do.Here are 3 major ways to support your thyroid and adrenal glands. Taking these kinds of supplements will help you feel better in a number of ways, and your overall health will also be much improved if you can address any factors where you have subpar thyroid or adrenal performance occurring, as these glands affect the entire body.
Gut Healing Nutrients. There are several nutrients that are very important for gut healing, for healing inflammation, certainly if you have food allergies, if you have yeast, or if you have leaky gut and these items may include glutamine, the omega 3s, or Krill Oil. Aloe is very helpful, MSM, licorice can very helpful, and colostrum. Next, coconut oil is good for gut health, good for thyroid, good for improving your weight, and may even have some benefits for brain health. So coconut oil is another simple, easy thing that you can add as a nutrient into your body. Probiotics are essential probably for everyone, but certainly if there is gut inflammation, if you have food allergies, if you have yeast. Again, probiotics mean you are putting the good bacteria back in to replace the bad bacteria and yeast, and the function of the intestines is dramatically improved and probiotics even help for weight loss and for mood problems and mental health. So replace those bad bacteria with good bacteria by taking probiotics.
Vitamin C’s Remarkable Properties. Vitamin C is good for every human being on the planet, and it’s really critical for fatigue and especially for adrenal fatigue and adrenal burnout. Vitamin C is not made by human beings or other primates, and also fruit bats and guinea pigs are not able to make vitamin C in their liver, we lost the ability, so we need to take in more vitamin C than just to prevent scurvy and dying within a few months. We need it for our vascular system, our joints, our connective tissue, and absolutely for our adrenals – at least 2000 mg a day, is the preferred dose. It is available from Life Extension, from Pure Encapsulations, and you can get it in capsules, sometimes powdered, buffered form, and even chewables. It’s excellent for kids to adults, any age. For adults at least 2000 mg, children, 1000 mg would be reasonable.
Let’s Talk Salt. Next, tip number three, salt is very important for the body. Our bodies require salt, and you need to use unprocessed sea salt that is not white, that has all the good trace minerals in it. It may be Celtic, or Himalayan Salt from deep deposits in the earth that have all the preserved natural minerals. If you have white salt, it is not the right salt; it has been made to look good, but all the minerals have been removed. Sources (of unprocessed sea salt) are available from health food stores.
Has your thyroid and adrenal disease been missed or mistreated? There are an estimated 60,000,000+ people today with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Discover the truth about more toxic things that may negatively affect thyroid and adrenal function. This is part 3 of 3 articles.In this final article, we present an additional 7 items that can be toxic to your thyroid and adrenals. We have tried to present the major or critical offenders in each article presented, and although there is some overlap in what we have written, we hope you have gained some valuable insight into what may be affecting your thyroid and/or adrenal health. Once again, the purpose of the thyroid gland is to make, store and release thyroid hormone into your blood. But let’s talk about some related glands. The amount of thyroid hormone made by your pituitary, as well as part of your brain called the hypothalamus, adjusts the amount of thyroid hormone made by your thyroid gland. The pituitary, aided by the hypothalamus, controls many of your glands, as well as helping to control other bodily functions such as thirst, hunger, sleep and body temperature. All three of these glands need to work together to control the amount of thyroid hormone in your body at any given time. When toxins get into any of these glands or any of our body’s critical areas they may affect the production of hormones and other things our bodies need to function properly. Our purpose here is not to overwhelm you with information, but just to give you some basic data that you can put to use in your daily life. It’s by knowing what toxins might be affecting you that you can take action and hopefully gain a positive result.Here is the final list for now of things that have or may have a negative effect on our thyroid and adrenal glands. Thyroid and Adrenal Health – Some Final Toxic Things to Avoid
Smoking. You know how toxic this can be to your health, and especially the thyroid.
Radiation. In any form, it affects the thyroid and adrenals negatively.
Wheat. Processed wheat breads contain gluten as a major ingredient, which causes inflammation, and stresses the thyroid.
Environmental Toxins. Try to avoid exposure to pesticides and other toxic chemicals used around the house and yard.
Over medication – Avoid prescription medicines whenever possible – they often cause worse side effects than the issues they treat.
Starvation or overeating carbohydrates. Radical diet changes may affect thyroid function, adrenal function too.
Vegetarianism – small amounts of animal protein help the thyroid and adrenals function. If you do go vegetarian, consider supplementing with proteins, extra coconut oil, and other items.
Has your thyroid and adrenal disease been missed or mistreated? There are an estimated 60,000,000+ people today with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Discover which toxic things may be affecting your thyroid and adrenal health. This is part 2 of 3 articles.This article continues with more possibilities as to what may be affecting your health in a negative manner. It is not always easy to discern whether your thyroid and adrenals are an issue for you, but it is helpful to know that adequate thyroid hormone is being produced and available in the blood.First of all, why should you care about thyroid hormone levels in the blood? Because thyroid hormone must be present in adequate amounts to feel good. Toxins interfere with production of thyroid hormone, and because thyroid hormone affects virtually every cell in the body, having too little of this hormone in the blood can slow the body down. This is called hypothyroidism, and symptoms are numerous with major hypothyroid symptoms showing as weight gain, fatigue, depression and hair loss, as well as many other problems.To continue, let’s give you just a bit more information in case your doctor or someone else speaks to you about hypothyroidism. The purpose of the thyroid gland is to make, store, and release thyroid hormone into your blood. This hormone affects nearly all your cells and if too little exists in the blood you are hypothyroid. Too much thyroid hormone is called hyperthyroidism. We will reveal more facts on thyroid in the next article. So for today, here it is – list number two with 7 more things that have or may have a negative effect on our thyroid and adrenal glands. Also, please remember to examine your life for other toxins not on this list that can be reduced or eliminated. Thyroid and Adrenal Health – 7 More Toxic Things to Avoid
Fish. Basically limit your intake to Wild Pacific Salmon; all other fish are going to have mercury in them and not worth the risk. If you do eat other seafood, at least try to keep it too occasionally.
Cabbage. Try to limit foods that use any plants in the cabbage family. These contain chemicals called pro-goitrins which may affect thyroid function.
Processed Foods. As you know, eat as close to nature as possible, and avoid refined, manmade foods. Most food additives that extend shelf life are not good for you.
Deodorants. Most of these contain toxic elements such as aluminum, so check the ingredient list, and choose one that is natural. There are coconut based products available.
Hair Dye. Again, find a natural one if you can.
Sugar and sugar substitutes. Aspartame and other sweeteners can be toxic. Perhaps try stevia, which is a natural sweetener.
Negative emotions and stress. It has been proven that our minds affect our bodies, so work on staying stress free. Eliminate clutter from your life if you can.
Has your thyroid and adrenal disease been missed or mistreated? There are an estimated 60,000,000+ people today with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Discover which toxic things may be affecting your thyroid and adrenal health. This is part 1 of 3 articles.As with all things, don’t go overboard with all these suggestions. It would drive you crazy trying to eliminate every one of these items out of your life. However, you can probably work on identifying and reducing the major toxic offenders in your situation. Doing so will guarantee a positive result in your health. Why? Because when the toxic burden is lessened, the thyroid, adrenals, and all other organs have to work less hard to maintain a healthy state. It is when the body is overloaded with toxins that a state of disease results. Here is a list of things that have or may have a negative effect on our thyroid and adrenals glands. Although there may be toxic items that are not shown here, please check out this list and see if there are any items you can take action on. Also examine your life for other toxins not on this list that can be reduced or eliminated. Thyroid and Adrenal Health – Toxic Things to Avoid
Soy. Of course, you know about Soy Milk and Soy Beans, but Soy is also hidden in many foods, such as dressings and processed foods.
Fluoride. You are probably going to have this in your tap water, your shower, fluoride added toothpaste and mouthwash, so you want to get natural sources and filter your water.
Bromine. Unfortunately, for as much as it is used in our foods, bromine is very toxic. Bromo-Seltzer, brominated hot tubs, pretty much any processed flour now has bromine in it.
Chlorine. We find this in our tap water, and though it is great to kill off bacteria, it damages the good bacteria in our gut and interferes with iodine.
PFOAs and Teflon. Teflon and PFOAs are also toxic and interfere with our thyroid. These are usually going to be in either plastic bottles or coated pans.
Mercury amalgams. Silver fillings have 50% mercury in them, and mercury is not good for your thyroid; it also interferes with the T4 to T3 conversion process.
Flu shots and vaccines. These often had mercury in them also in the form of thimerosol, and even though many vaccines have taken them out, there is still mercury in some vaccines they give adults as well as pregnant women and children..
Has your thyroid and adrenal disease been missed or mistreated? There are an estimated 60,000,000+ people today with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Discover what it takes to get properly tested; this is part 2 of 2 articles on thyroid adrenal disease testing.In this second article, we continue with 6 more critical or major tests you should address if you really want to know what is going on with your thyroid and adrenal glands. While there is other thyroid adrenal disease testing that could be helpful, having these tests done should be a great start on assessing status and determining what kind of actions you can take to improve the functioning of your thyroid and adrenal glands.Your overall health will also be much improved if you can address any factors where you have subpar thyroid or adrenal performance occurring, as these glands affect the entire body.
Basic Food Allergy Testing. If you have any food allergy findings, anything positive, you really should see a nutritionist, and especially a holistic nutritionist to help you review what you are eating, what you can change, and how you can revise your diet. If there are several food allergies that are elevated, you may want to consider a complete blood panel of IGG blood testing, and several of the laboratories like Bio Tek are able to do that from even just a little finger stick of blood.
Heavy Metal Testing. This should definitely be done if you have any amalgams or silver fillings, if you eat or every ate any significant amount of fish, certainly if you have exposures, just being near a coal factory that is coal burning, and certainly if you have any neurological symptoms, any tremor, any symptoms of Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, any brain fog, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, as all of these can be related to heavy metal toxicity.
Vitamin Testing. This is very essential, and the things that are most related to thyroid problems are zinc levels, and especially RBC, red blood cells zinc level is important, you serum selenium is significant, those are both required for thyroid conversion in the cells to the active form (T4 to T3 conversion). And B vitamins are also essential, it is especially easy to measure B1, B6, and B12.
Comprehensive Analysis of Intracellular Nutrients. For more complete testing, there are labs such as Spectra-Cell that can do a very comprehensive analysis of intracellular nutrients, and they will measure 33 different vitamins, many that you can’t get from a regular lab such as vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, certainly all the B vitamins, but also Biotin, CoQ10, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, selenium, chromium, calcium, which is the only way to get an accurate level, not possible from traditional labs, magnesium, zinc, copper, glutathione, Carnitine, serine, glutamine, on and on. So this is a very helpful test, and everyone I have tested so far has one, and usually several, deficiencies that are essential for maximizing your health.
Saliva Testing for Adrenals. If you have concerns and you’re not sure, there are several companies including Diagnostics that will do a saliva test – a little spit 4 times during the day, and they can even measure your DHEA and cortisol as it fluctuates through the daytime and evening, and this is really much more accurate than one single blood test at one point in time. And it will tell you if you are having adrenal fatigue or adrenal burnout, or high cortisol, maybe high stress, both of these may be detrimental to your thyroid function.
Complete Panel for Food Allergies. Again for food allergies, if you have one or two of the common food allergens such as gluten or casein you may want to consider a whole panel, because often with leaky gut there may be other foods that have caused problems and you have become allergic to them. Several companies, including Bio-Tek will do 96 different food allergens by IGG from just several drops of blood and you can even do this test at home – just a finger stick and put a drop of blood on a little card, dry it and send it off. So it is a fabulous way to get a very complete analysis, with minimal cost and time.
Has your thyroid and adrenal disease been missed or mistreated? There are an estimated 60,000,000+ people today with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Discover what it takes to get properly tested.
Due to many factors, some beyond our control, we don’t always recognize that we may have a problem with our thyroid or adrenal glands. And doctors often miss the diagnosis of hypothyroidism; testing really needs to be done in a specific way in order to determine if a low performing thyroid is affecting you.
Today we will talk about five different factors that are important in testing your thyroid – different things you need to know about and really think about to evaluate your thyoid properly. This will be part one of two articles on testing for thyroid.
Complete thyroid blood testing. A TSH is not adequate to decide if you have thyroid disease. You really must know not only your free T3, free T4, TSH, your thyroid antibodies, which include TPO and ATG, and you have to have reverse T3 to see if you have inactive thyroid production. Anyone of those may be enough to indicate that you have thyroid disease. So if you don’t have the whole panel, your physician isn’t doing enough to evaluate your thyroid.
Complete thyroid exam. Thyroid disease can be picked up on your blood work, but also many suggestions from your physical exam will suggest you have thyroid problems. You have to examine the skin for dryness, flakiness, itching, hair thinning, nails can be pitted, eyebrows, lateral brow thinning is a common problem, the thyroid gland itself can show nodularity, enlargement, sometimes this is subtle, sometimes very severe. And pretibial edema or just some mild pitting or denting of the legs when you press on them with your thumb and also the reflexes of the lower extremities can affect the and be an indication of thyroid problems.
Thyroid questionnaire. This tool may be a significant help in indicating if you have thyroid problems, and will be provided after these first two articles on testing. So, you really need to go through this one by one, check off the ones that seem relevant to you, and take this to a thyroid, open minded physician, who can evaluate all your symptoms. So we have looked at your labs, your physical findings, and now your symptoms all by themselves may be a strong indicator.
Body temperature. Checking your basal body temperature is very important in evaluating if you have thyroid concerns, since the thyroid gland sets the metabolic rate. So to check you thyroid, you test in the morning for your temperature, letting you evaluate how your temperature is compared to normal, which should be 98.6, or maybe minus a degree, but if it is less than 97.6, than you really have significance for possible thyroid issues. Many people run 96 or 95 and their doctors tell them, “that’s just the way you are, your temperature runs low.” But usually there is a reason for it and most often it’s because your thyroid isn’t completely functioning.
Food allergy testing. This is something critical if there is any concern with thyroid disease and especially if you have elevated thyroid antibodies, but food allergies are so common today that probably everyone should have them done. And this has to be blood work with IGG or IGA blood tests, the skin test or IGE blood tests that an allergist might do, or a pulmonary specialist are going to have nothing to do with whether your food allergies are significant related to your thyroid. Those are going to be related to peanut allergy or asthma problems. But you have to specifically ask for and get IG or IGA blood tests, especially for gluten, which is related to wheat, and casein, which is a protein in dairy.
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