Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for March 29, 2007


Natural thyroid supplements for an underactive thyroid gland

Some of the key causes of hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) include poor diet, fluoride in the water, chemicals in food, consumption of saturated fats, pesticide residues on fruit, radiation from x-rays, alcohol and drugs.

In addition to diet and lifestyle changes, herbs can also be used to help improve the function of the thyroid gland and overall glandular system.

The glandular system functions cooperatively with other glands supporting each other.

Therefore it is not coincidental that the thyroid and adrenals, are both involved in a low energy- low metabolism syndrome.

When the adrenals are depleted, the thyroid senses the loss of adrenal hormone and secretes more hormones, urging the adrenal glands to start producing. When all the glands get involved, there is an imbalance.

Thyroid herbs may be used to help support that overall glandular system and correct this imbalance.

Bladderwrack (Kelp) : An excellent source of the trace mineral iodine. A mineral that is required for proper thyroid gland function. Useful for under active or enlarged thyroid and goiter. Helps activate thyroid function and often boosts T4 levels if borderline. Increase metabolic rate and balances blood lipids.

Licorice: Is an excellent general thyroid herb for the glandular system and adrenals. It is considered a medium term energy builder and glandular balancer. May need to be taken for a couple of weeks at a time. *Do Not Use Licorice If You Suffer from High Blood Pressure.

Saw Palmetto: Although best known as a tonic for the prostate, Saw Palmetto is also useful as a thyroid herb and long term glandular builder so should be taken for extended period of time.

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March 29, 2007 - Posted by | Health | , ,

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