Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, is a common endocrine disorder in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. There are many reasons that can cause hypothyroidism, including drinking chlorinated and fluoridated water, and eating brominated flour. Symptoms, such as tiredness, poor ability to tolerate cold, and weight gain may be indicative of hypothyroidism.
Natural Hypothyroidism Treatment
- Treat the Underlying Causes: Identify and treat the underlying causes of hypothyroidism, like food allergies, gluten, heavy metals, nutritional deficiencies, and stress.
- Dietary Changes: For those who have existing thyroid conditions, excess consumption of soy may affect thyroid function. Support your thyroid with optimal nutrition, including foods that contain iodine, zinc, omega-3 fats and selenium.
- Exercise: Engage in thyroid stimulating exercise, which boosts thyroid function. Many patients with hypothyroidism have reported benefits from practicing a yoga pose called the Shoulder Stand or Orsarvangasana, which increases circulation to the thyroid.
- Alternative Techniques: Consider other alternative techniques that have been useful in correcting an underactive thyroid – acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathic medicine, homeopathic medicine, biofeedback, and osteopathy.
- Minimize Stress:Practice deep breathing and other techniques that triggers the relaxation response, such as meditation and guided visualization.
- Thyroid Hormones: Use thyroid hormone replacement therapy to help support your thyroid gland.
Home Remedies To Treat Hypothyroidism Naturally
- Coconut Oil: Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that help improve thyroid functioning.
- Kelp: Kelp is useful for those suffering from hypothyroidism due to iodine deficiency.
- Fish Oils: Fish oils are considered good for increasing thyroid hormone uptake and maintaining healthy thyroid function.
- Vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with several autoimmune diseases, including thyroid disease.
- Guggul: Research indicates that its active compounds called guggulsterones may help in the treatment of hypothyroidism by stimulating thyroid function.
This is some really good information about hormone replacement. I wasn't really sure what you need it for. I also had no idea that coconut oil could help with this as well. I wonder if a combination of the two would help the best. http://www.wc-rx.com/bio-identical-hormone-replacement/
Stay away from Soya and too many oat products, I tried Soya milk and yogurts and for the first time in twenty years it threw my Thyroid out, it takes a while to get your dosage correct but once your there things will be so much better, so chin up it can only get better just ask your Pharmacist (they know more ) about things to avoid. Good luck!
I have .!! The jury is now out on the findings..Not so wonderful as first thought..Can be toxic..!!!Its a shame though...Wouldn't it be wonderful for so many people if it worked 100%.
Cocunut oil is a natural way to treat the thyroid. Research it also helps balance hormones. Very good for alot. Maca root as well. Dr. Are in lto treating not curing. If they cured everyone theyd be out of business
Lol. Coconut oil does work smart ass and so does maca root. Clearly my remedies work my pro pic im 42 and a grandma. I loook dam good.
Same here Heather...Its other things now though .Numbness in hands and feet and some parts of my body.Remembering to take extra vitamin D.Or I feel flat and want to sleep..Depression is a bugger though with this disease...I feel if I have any more medication .They can use me as percussion in a Band.....lol..lol..
No...I don't think so..You will know if it works for you or not when the men with white coats come to cart you off...
9 years here and they still cant get my meds right. But im doing everything I can on my end as far as nutrition. None of it will work without being on the right dose of thyroid hormone though!
I have had it for over forty years and will not let it stop me doing anything, nothing can take over your life unless you let it, there are many things you should avoid such as Soya and too many Oats, have your cholesterol checked and then enjoy life xxxx
They questioned my iodine also when I had hyperthyroid dis function. Since the surgery and now that I am hypo, they say eat iodine etc.
Be careful with the iodine ...disagree with this diet. My husband's tumors developed and fed on the iodine, after hypothyroidism for a few months ! No iodine or fish oil(omegas)!!!!!!
I have an underactive Thyroid..Its takes years to get medication.just right. But it always has to be altered regularly at present I'm stable but that could change at anytime....i don't think the average public really understand how this really affects a person in their daily life....1 in 4 women or men for that matter can suffer from this . And the only way you will know you have it is through a Blood Test..It can be mistaken for Menopause..Symptoms can be similar...I went through hell for over a year until one bright young doctor decided a blood test was in order.Up to that point I wasn't believed .And I was humoured to say the least as some one that liked to whinge at all her ills..I now take 175 mg of Thyroid Hormone every day it varies from time to time.But I will be on it for the rest of my life .With out it I would become Demented and could not function on my own in my daily life....Just shows you how wrong people can be ...So don't dismiss how you personally feel ..Get it checked out before its to late and your put in the loony bin......And need not have been......
Have had this condition for over forty years if there were a natural way of treating it surely the Doctor would have advised me ( he believes in natural remedies when possible ) long ago.