10: Decoding Hypothyroidism (Part 2)

This two part series takes an in depth look at hypothyroidism, including common causes for reduced thyroid function along with natural treatments to start restoring thyroid function and hormone levels today. 

Angela discusses how fatigue, unexplained weight gain, mood fluctuations, high cholesterol, infertility and more can be associated with lowered thyroid function. She explains how to interpret thyroid test results and shares with you additional functional testing your doctor may not be telling you about.

In these compelling episodes Angela outlines for us the nutrients needed by the thyroid to create the essential thyroid hormones and manage metabolism in the body as well as a number of herbal therapies that have proved very effective. She explains the role of autoimmunity in thyroid conditions, how to identify this from sub-clinical hypothyroidism and additional testing required when auto-immunity is suspected so you can treat the underlying cause.

This is a must-listen for anyone wanting to find the keys to why they may have lowered metabolism, unexplained weight gain, fatigue, mood swings and low thyroid function, providing empowering tools for your journey to recovery.

Show Notes & Resources:

3 Take Away Keys

  1. Look into functional testing to assess your current thyroid function, these tests can include some or all of the following; Blood test for TSH, T3, T4, reverse T3, thyroid antibodies, 24 hour Urinary Iodine Loading Test, Salivary Cortisol Testing and Hair Mineral Analysis
  2. Start treating the underlying causes ie. reducing stress levels, removing fluoride and bromine from the diet and water, increase iodine in your diet and possibly look at supplementing with iodine (depending on your urinary test results), consider also supplementing with the co-factors we've discussed. 
  3. Dietary changes - increase iodine rich foods - seafood, sea vegetables, fish, sea salt. Reduce goitrogenic foods including soy, cruciferous vegetables (ie broccoli, bok choy, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, radishes, kale). Look at cutting out the fluoride by investing in a reverse osmosis filter, always remember to remineralise before drinking distilled water, and avoid bromine in bread, soft drink and food products. Focus on eating 6 small meals a day to keep your energy up and support the thyroid in managing healthy metabolism levels while it is healing.

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