Women are especially susceptible to developing a thyroid disorder. Nowadays, Hashimoto’s is considered to be the fastest developing autoimmune condition.
There are many reasons that can cause the appearance of a hypo or hyper thyroid, but the main ones are: the environment, mental and physical problems.
How Can We Differ Between A Hyper And A Hypo Thyroid?
Both of the conditions affect our thyroid gland which is the shape of a butterfly, but the effects they have on our body are different.
A hyperactive thyroid signifies that the thyroid produces too many hormones and all of the functions of our body become much faster than before.
Some of the most common symptoms of a hyper thyroid are:
- Increased sweating
- Always feeling hot
- Difficulty focusing on one task
- Troubles falling asleep
- Racing thoughts
- Nervousness, anxiety or irritability
- Menstrual problems
- Changed bowel habits
- Mental and physical fatigue
- Palpitations and increased heart rate
- Fast metabolism e.g. weight loss
A hypo thyroid is the completely opposite thing. It appears when the thyroid is under-productive e.g. the body produces less thyroid hormones. Every function of our organism becomes slowed down.
Some of the most common symptoms of a hypo thyroid are:
- Dry skin
- Mental and physical fatigue
- Brittle nails
- Dry hair
- Muscle cramps
- Slow metabolism and weight gain
- Swollen goiter (neck front)
- Decreased menstrual flow
In case you’re having any of the symptoms above, visit a specialist to make some tests so that they could verify if you have problems with your thyroid.
This autoimmune disease appears when our immune system confuses the tissue of our body with some foreign invader which means that the immune system will attack it only to protect itself.
The diseases connected to the thyroid are Hashimoto’s disease which signifies hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease which signifies the appearance of hyperthyroidism.
6 causes are the most important for an appearance of autoimmunity in our thyroid gland:
- Infectious Disease
- Leaky Gut (Gastrointestinal Permeability)
- Iodine Deficiency
- Nutrient Deficiency
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Adrenal Insufficiency
ELISSA’S HEALING RECIPE
The recipe we’re about to present you was discovered by a woman called Elissa who had Hashimoto’s. The recipe is abundant in superfoods and nutrients.
The ingredients are for 1 serving.
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger (or ½ a teaspoon of fresh)
- 1 teaspoon of Hawaiian spirulina powder
- 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric (or ½ a teaspoon of fresh)
- 1 juiced organic lemon
- 1 dropper-full ionized liquid zinc
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 tablespoon of cold-milled chia seeds or flaxseed
- 3 grams of L-Glutamine powder
- 1 teaspoon of barley juice extract powder
You can also add some probiotic if you want to. Use 1 capsule from 50-billion or 1 liquid dropper.
Combine all of the ingredients well and shake them. Drink it at the moment.
OTHER REMEDIES THAT SUPPORT OUR THYROID
This is an adaptogenic herb which can help in cases of hypo or hype thyroid. You deal with stress well and adapt your organism. This herb has been consumed as a part of the Chinese medicine for centuries.
Eat Foods Rich In Selenium
Selenium is really necessary when it comes to improving the function of your thyroid. It is a micromineral. Its functions are very powerful and antioxidant. It can improve our immunity greatly.
- Pasture-raised eggs
- Sustainable halibut
- Brazil nuts (from 3 to 5 a day)
- Grass-fed beef/liver
- Sustainable sardines
- Pasture-raised chicken/turkey
- Baby spinach
These are very important for an improved digestion. In case of a leaky gut, which is sometimes connected to thyroid problems, probiotics are extremely necessary.
Consume more of these foods:
- Raw cheese
- The ‘Better Yogurt’
- Water Kefir
- Cultured vegetables