Do you need to boost thyroid function through food and lifestyle? Do you have hypothyroidism (low thyroid or under-functioning thyroid) and wondering what else to do aside from medications? Do you take medications and feel no improvement in your thyroid function?
In this post, I share a video on three things you can start with to boost your thyroid function.
Symptoms of Low Thyroid Function:
Before we get started, it’s important to know the symptoms of low thyroid function. Many people are walking around, feeling miserable from under-fuctioning thyroid, without real answers or a clear map to get them back on the right track. Many of them have been told by their doctor’s that they are fine when they aren’t.
- Fatigue, tired, sluggish
- Weight gain despite eating a low-calorie diet
- Morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses
- Need for excessive hours of sleep to function well
- Constipation or difficult bowel movements
- Hypersensitivity to cold weather
- Poor circulation and numbness in hands and feet
- Cold hands and feet/feeling cold all over
- Low auxiliary body temperature, less than 98.6 first thing in the morning (may also be caused by any hormonal imbalance)
- Muscle cramps while at rest
- Increased susceptibility to colds and other viral or bacterial infections and difficulty recovering from them
- Slow wound healing
- Chronic digestive problems, such as lack of stomach acid (hypochlorhydria)
- Itchy, dry skin
- Dry or brittle hair
- Hair falls out easily (scalp, face, or genitals)
- Loss of outmost portion of the eyebrow
- Swelling, especially facial (myxedema)
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3 Things to Boost Thyroid Function
To be clear, you need more than 3 things to boost your thyroid function through food and lifestyle. Since most of us get overwhelmed very easily, I picked the top and first 3 things to do to address thyroid function.