If you suffer from hypothyroidism (condition of underactive thyroid), you must be wondering if there is a way to treat it naturally. Yes, there are things that you can do to restore your thyroid function.
Hypothyroidism is one of the thyroid conditions in which thyroid gland cannot produce enough thyroid hormones. Lacking these hormones, our body is not able to perform its functions properly.
Just like standard medical treatments, a natural hypothyroid treatment approach also tries to get to the underlying cause of your disorder. In other words, a natural treatment determines what is causing your thyroid gland to malfunction.
Your metabolism will suffer if you are deficient of certain minerals essential for thyroid function. Maintaining thyroid minerals at healthy levels is a requisite to treat hypothyroidism naturally. Incorporate seafood, cranberries and strawberries in your diet to ascertain healthy levels of thyroid minerals. Selenium and zinc are other minerals that support healthy T3 levels; good sources of the two include lamb, fish, eggs, shellfish, oysters, meats, pumpkin seeds, onions and wheat germ.
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Alcohol takes off minerals from your body besides dehydrating you. Moreover, drinking alcoholic beverages makes you crave for unhealthy foods. It adds to the metabolic imbalance and complicates the condition even further.
You must exercise at least 15 minutes every day for optimal thyroid function. Staying active is one of the ways you can lower insulin levels and increase thyroid function. Besides, a moderate intensity workout will improve your general health, help you maintain a healthy weight and ensure that the carbs you eat are used for energy instead of fat deposits.
Not everyone can treat thyroid imbalance with natural treatment methods. The reason natural treatments don’t work for everyone is that the person has suffered the problem since long or they have had a history of thyroid surgery.
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