Your thyroid starts to malfunction when you have the perfect storm of three conditions: damage to your gut, damage to your nervous system, and an overload of toxins.
In order to get your thyroid functioning again, you need to look at the following areas:
1. Your gut
When hormones are released by your thyroid, they are absorbed in your gut. If the microbiome of your gut is damaged, you will not absorb these hormones. This is exactly what’s happening to those of you whose thyroid hormones appear normal on a blood test, yet you have all the symptoms of a thyroid problem.
2. Your neck curve
There are more thyroid problems today than ever before. This is largely due to the changes in spinal curves that are occurring from sitting in front of computers for hours on end or hunching over your smartphone. When your neck curve straightens out, it pinches the nerve at the base of the neck that carries information to the thyroid. Without proper information from the brain, your thyroid will begin to slow down.
3. Your toxic load
Of all the organs of your body, your thyroid is the most susceptible to toxins. One way you know if your toxic load is high is that your blood tests start indicating that your thyroid hormones are off. One of the side effects of the toxic load on your thyroid is that it depletes your body of iodine. The thyroid needs iodine to function normally.
If you think your thyroid is not working correctly, here are a few easy steps you can take to bring health back to this vital organ.
1. Take a probiotic to replenish good bacteria in your gut.
2. Get an x-ray of your neck so that you know what your curve looks like.
3. Take a high quality iodine supplement like the Thyroid Reset.
4. Download the EWG App – The Environmental Working Group’s searchable database of toxic ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products.
Reach out if you have any questions. Have a healthy day!