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3 Natural Ways to Support Your Thyroid

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Boost your thyroid health with nutrient-dense foods and flavorful spices! Colorful fruits and vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats, and herbs like turmeric and ginger can all support your thyroid function.

At Team Arod, we are all about discovering natural ways to support your thyroid over medical intervention. As each year goes by, thyroid disease is becoming more prevalent, and with it, the need to find daily, accessible forms of thyroid support.

Don’t forget how much your thyroid plays in supporting you! Your thyroid's role in cell production, metabolism, hormone balance, and fat loss is crucial, and that’s just the tip of the thyroid iceberg!

Expanding your knowledge on how much your thyroid supports you will help you understand why supporting your thyroid is so vital.

Why Natural Thyroid Support?

The thyroid gland is essential to the endocrine system, which regulates various bodily functions, including metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature. When the thyroid gland can't function optimally, it can lead to many health issues, including fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and depression. Therefore, supporting your thyroid gland naturally is essential to maintain overall health and well-being.

Natural methods can help improve thyroid function and prevent or alleviate thyroid-related conditions. They can include maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep, managing stress, and avoiding environmental toxins. Additionally, natural remedies like herbal supplements can also help support thyroid health.

By supporting your thyroid naturally, you can help your body function at its best and prevent the development of thyroid disorders and potential side effects of medication or medical procedures.

3 Ways To Naturally Support Your Thyroid

There is information overload regarding thyroid health, and much of it is conflicting. Because of this, it can be challenging to know where to start and what to trust. To help simplify things for you and drown out a bit of the racket, we’ll cover three natural ways to support your thyroid confidently.

1. Healthy Eating

Diet plays a significant role in your day-to-day life and thyroid function and is the most important factor in thyroid health. The type of food and timing will either help your harm your thyroid.

Some unhealthy foods include:

  1. Refined Carbs: Overeating (emphasize “overeating”) refined carbs like bread and sweets can lead to inflammation and break a healthy thyroid hormone function. Additionally, gluten can be detrimental to your thyroid if you suspect or have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s.

  2. Polyunsaturated Fat: Excess amounts of polyunsaturated fats (PUFAS) slow down thyroid function and burden your metabolism.

  3. Phytoestrogens: Foods high in phytoestrogens, including soy, can lead to higher estrogen levels. Estrogen then makes it harder for your thyroid to produce your thyroid hormone.

Some healthy foods include:

1. Yogurt: Yogurt contains high levels of iodine, which is known to improve thyroid function.

2. Eggs: Eggs also contain iodine and selenium, which is fantastic for a healthy thyroid.

3. Seafood: Seafood is another good option since it contains selenium, plus it’s high in protein! Seafood brings down inflammation and keeps you full. A win-win!

2. Regular Exercise

Exercise is a great way to keep your physical, mental, and thyroid health happy! That’s why it is essential to make an exercise schedule and stick to it.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve played sports and once excelled in athletics. Why not try incorporating activities you once enjoyed back into your routine? Here are a few ideas!

  • Hiking

  • Rock Climbing

  • Dancing

  • Swimming

  • Biking

  • Tennis

Exercise doesn’t have to be a scary word; you don’t have to do it alone! Check out our one-on-one coaching to see how, with just a few adjustments in your lifestyle, you can enjoy exercising, knowing that you’re also naturally supporting your thyroid!

3. Managing Your Stress

Why is managing your stress so important to your thyroid health? When under stress, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol, while necessary, can also slow down healthy thyroid function if your body is making too much of it.

What are some ways to manage stress?

  1. Journal: journaling gives you the option to write your feeling down. This can help you to process your emotions and figure out a healthy way to deal with your problems.

  2. Sleep: Never underestimate the importance of sleep! Sleep undoubtedly affects mental health. Not getting enough can worsen anxiety and depression, whereas good sleep leads to energy and a calm mind. Shoot for seven to nine hours a night!

  3. Creative Hobbies: When your brain focuses on a task you enjoy, it can help relieve stress. Reading, painting, refinishing furniture, knitting, you name it! Hobbies that open that creative side of your mind help you relax and reduce stress.

The Benefits That Come From Supporting Your Thyroid

When your thyroid is happy, you’ll be happy! No, seriously. Your thyroid regulates your hormones! It also regulates metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and more.

It’s easy to see why giving your thyroid the love and care it deserves is essential.

When your thyroid isn’t being cared for, it’s easily noticeable. Your hormones will be imbalanced, which means a lack of motivation and anxiety. It also disrupts your sleep.

But at times, finding support for your thyroid can be challenging. Why?

Why it Can be Hard to Find Support For Your Thyroid

It really boils down to a need for more education regarding healthy thyroid function. Many people live their lives not knowing that the health problems they’re facing stem from their thyroid. Once a thyroid issue is identified, knowing where to start and where to find the most effective treatments can be even more challenging.

We’re Here to Help!

We understand that figuring out how to get along with your thyroid can be difficult. That’s why we’ve made it our goal to help educate our friends with thyroid problems. We’re here to remind you; you’re not alone.

One thing we prioritize is customizability. We know that each person is unique and different, which means that the journey to having a healthy and happy thyroid will look different for everyone, so you can be confident that we take all those individualities into consideration.

Apply for one-on-one coaching today!

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