Symptom Quiz & Video
Help for an underactive thyroid is in the video above. Here is the link for OVERactive thyroid help. For additional thyroid nutritional help please click here.
How to Correct a Thyroid Imbalance
Controls Both Physical
and Mental Growth
The thyroid gland controls both physical and mental growth. It consists of two lobes at the base of the front of your neck that secrete hormones which control your metabolism — that is, all the processes that result in your growth, energy production and waste elimination.
Q u i z !
Which of These 41 UNDERactive Thyroid Warning Symptoms Do You Actually Have?
Please also see our complete Underactive Thyroid recommendations.
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Prevents Calcium Buildup
The gland also prevents the buildup of calcium in your blood. Thus, it’s a very important gland and must neither be underactive or overactive — either condition can result in major problems.
A gland that is overactive results in hyperthyroidism, a common form of which is an autoimmune disorder called Graves’ disease. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism are weight loss, diarrhea, erratic heartbeat, high pulse pressure and tremors.
A gland that is underactive results in hypothyroidism, a condition associated with increased risk for hypoglycemia, allergies, cancer and heart disease. A few of the symptoms of hypothyroidism are cold hands and feet; weight gain, especially of the upper body; sluggishness; and unusual difficulty when trying to work under pressure.
Diet is Your
Diet should be the prime focus of any changes you make. As well, there are vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements and concentrated superfoods that can help you regain your nutritional strength and enhance the health of your thyroid, if that is required. But they must be the right foods and supplements for you — the ones that your body needs.
Your Diet Must
Change to Adapt
A diet that might have kept you nutritionally healthy five years ago may not be as effective today. That is why nutritional analysis, such as our comprehensive symptom questionnaire provides, is an important first step in determining the current status of your body’s nutritional health and beginning a customized program to correct your unique nutritional deficiencies.
as We Age
Although thyroid disorders can occur at any age, the gland typically weakens as we grow older, and many experts feel its degeneration is at least partly due to nutritional deficiencies.
Responds to Good Nutrition
Vitamin, mineral, enzyme imbalances and other nutritional deficiencies accumulate in our bodies over a long period of time — often the result of many years of nutritional abuse such as eating too many refined foods, fats, sugars, etc. and consuming too few fresh foods and too little fiber.
Nutrition is Individual
Figuring out how to restore and/or maintain nutritional balance is a very individual problem — we are each biochemically unique and therefore our needs for specific nutrients vary greatly. Also, as we age, body chemistry changes require that we change our approach to nutrition.
Q u i z !
Which of These 15 OVERactive Thyroid Warning Symptoms Do You Actually Have?
Please also see our complete Overactive Thyroid recommendations.
© 2017 FredaCare.com
Get Supplements Locally
Please note that I do not sell foods, vitamins or any other nutritional products — I provide nutritional analysis and counseling. My recommendations usually include specific foods, vitamins and nutritional supplements that are available from your local suppliers.