“Prevention is better than cure”.
This is a very accurate and well-known quote but sadly very few people apply this. Many don’t pay attention to their health until they get a diagnosis…
In today’s modern world, we are exposed to toxins on a daily basis from the foods that we eat (pesticides), things that we use (cosmetics), the environment (pollution) and more…
Over time, these things start to shut down the thyroid leading to symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, lack of sleep, anxiety, thinning hair, dry skin, low energy, low stamina, weight gain, low concentration, and cold hands/feet.
Low thyroid is one of the most common health issues that is often not treated because it is not diagnosed correctly. The “normal” TSH in conventional medicine is 0.5 to 5 mIU/L when it should only be 0.5 to 2.5 maximum. So, if you run a blood test with your medical doctor and a 4 shows up, it will still be considered as “normal” but in reality, it isn’t!
Guess who’s the first to be blamed for this?
Yep, you guessed it. Genes!
I’m not going to deny it, genes can indeed have an impact but lifestyle choices are just as important (if not more). What you eat, your daily habits, how much you sleep and stress levels will have a direct impact on thyroid function.
At the end of the day, you are the one who’s in charge of your body. Genes can be a factor for health issues but how you take care of your body is the greater contributor!
2. LIFESTYLE & ENVIRONMENT
If your family has a history of thyroid-based issues, then you should take extra precautions to reduce your risk of developing hypothyroidism as much as possible!
Be careful with heavy metals, fluoride & chlorine in tap water, gut issues and other toxins as these can all have a direct negative effect on thyroid function.
Remember, there is always a reason why. Something happened in the body that began to shut down the thyroid.
If you want to boost thyroid function, the first step is to work on removing toxicities in the body and replace the nutrient deficiencies.
My 21 Day Reset is the best way to start to make your journey back to health a little faster and easier!
Don’t forget that there is a strong correlation between thyroid and gut health. Studies have shown that poor gut health can suppress thyroid function.
The majority of my clients with an underactive thyroid begin their healing journey by completing my GI Protocol because you can’t fix your thyroid without fixing your gut!
If you’d like to assess your thyroid function, having a look at TSH, T4 and T3 are absolutely vital and the easiest way to do it is by running a simple lab test from the comfort of your own home.
Pay attention to your body even if your symptoms are tolerable. Your body is always trying to tell you something!
Be proactive and take good care of your body instead of waiting for a diagnosis to change.
I don’t treat or cure disease but I can help you rebalance your body naturally. I can help you fix those underlying root causes that lead to thyroid issues in the first place. That is what integrative health practitioners do!
Read my previous posts on thyroid:
Unravelling the Connection: Navigating Allergies, Digestive Challenges, and Weight Loss – A Case Study
Embarking on a Health & Wellness Journey: A Case Study on Dizziness, Weight Gain, Food Intolerances and Fungal Toenail