It’s estimated that as many as 25 million Americans have a thyroid problem, and half of them have no idea that they do. Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, accounts for 90% of all thyroid imbalances. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in the center of your neck, is the master gland of metabolism. How well your thyroid is functioning is interrelated with every system in your body. If your thyroid is not running optimally, then neither are you.
Here are 10 Signs Of An Underactive Thyroid:
- Fatigue after sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night or needing to take a nap daily
- Weight gain or the inability to lose weight
- Mood issues such as mood swings, anxiety, or depression
- Hormone Imbalances such as PMS, irregular periods, infertility and low sex drive
- Muscle pain, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or tendonitis
- Cold hands and feet, feeling cold when others are not, or having a body temperature consistently below 98.5
- Dry or cracking skin, brittle nails and excess hair loss
- Mind issues such as brain fog, poor concentration, or poor memory
- Neck swelling, snoring or hoarse voice
What Are Some Ways You Can Improve Your Thyroid Function?
- Make sure you are taking a high quality multivitamin with Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin D, and B Vitamins.
- Take a tyrosine and iodine supplement to help with the FT4 to FT3 conversion
- Go gluten-free! If you have Hashimoto’s try going completely grain and legume free.
- Get 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night.
- Watch your intake of cruciferous vegetables.
- Heal your gut! A properly functioning digestive system is critical to good health!
To learn more about overcoming thyroid disease, sign up for my free workshop. I cover everything you need to know about thyroid disease, including its true underlying causes and how you can get your life back!
If you are suffering from any autoimmune, inflammatory, achy joints, fatigue or any other chronic health condition you may be suffering from a leaky gut.
The common thread in all chronic illnesses, especially in autoimmune disease, is inflammation or inappropriate immune activation. However, before anything can become exposed to our immune system it has to pass through a barrier. Most people don’t realize that the biggest barrier between the our bodies and the outside world is actually not our skin, but the cell lining of our small intestine. Most people that are suffering from chronic illness have microscopic holes in the gut lining allowing larger than normal food proteins and bad bacteria to be exposed to the immune system leading to an over zealous immune reaction that leads to food sensitivities and systemic inflammation of both the body and brain. Until leaky gut syndrome is identified and repaired, the chances of healing and repaired the chances of healing and recovery from the chronic illness are very poor. Here at Beyer Natural Health Solutions, we use specific lab testing we can identify if a patient has leaky gut syndrome and if so, what type and how to go about fixing it.
What Can Cause Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Below are a few things that commonly cause a leaky gut!
Things such as alcohol, gluten, casein, processed foods, and excess sugar. Medications such as corticosteroids, antibiotics, and antacids. Not to mention inflections, hormonal imbalances like a low thyroid, low estrogen, elevated cortisol. As well as brain trauma and metabolic issues with glycosylated end products for diabetes, intestinal inflammation, and autoimmune conditions.
If you believe you may be suffering from Leaky Gut Syndrome, contact our office today!
The symptoms of neurological imbalance can be frightening. Melanie came to the clinic suffering with dizziness and migraines. Watch her story and how she got her health back here.