Natural Remedies for Thyroid Dysfunction
Thyroid gland is a vital part of the endocrine system as it helps inÂ ideal functioning of humanâ€™s metabolism; protein synthesis and it also assist in overall adjustment and sensitivities of other types ofÂ hormones in our bodies.
The malfunctioning of these glands are mainly of two types, namelyÂ hyper thyroidism and hypo thyroidism. Whenever our body is subjectedÂ to this malfunction, certain symptoms occurs, most commonly areÂ weakening of eyesight, stress, abnormal weight gain or loss, moodÂ swings, tachycardia, blood pressure variations and prolongedÂ depression. Thyroid problem can also be diagnosed via certain medicalÂ tests by which a medical specialist can detect which form ofÂ malfunction is affecting the individual.
The prescribed medicines are certainly not the best solution ofÂ thyroid problem as always. The only permanent solution to control this problem lies in God pharmacy itself , whether its hypo or hyper, andÂ if we just choose to eat the right natural food and try healthy livingÂ norms, this dreaded problem can be effectively countered.
Some of the natural remedies that works to cure thyroid disease are asÂ follows:
Follow a Proper Diet
Diet is a very vital part in proper functioning of the thyroidÂ gland.Food that contains sugar,fats,preservatives and starch are not suited for thyroid patient and should be restricted.The diet ofÂ thyroid patient should include vegetables, fruits andÂ whole-grains,multi-grains and sweet potatoes.
The refined carbohydrates present in bakery items like cakes,cookiesÂ and pastries should be avoided completely.
Malfunctioning thyroid glands affect the eyesight at a tremendousÂ rate so it is advisable to have vitamin A rich foods likeÂ pumpkins, mangoes and carrots (beta-carotene) for better functioning ofÂ thyroid gland.
Walnuts are very nutritious as they are great source ofÂ monounsaturated fats , iodine and magnesium which helps in hormonal balance of a person suffering from thyroid disease.
Drink coconut milk made by adding 1 teaspoon of coconut oil into aÂ glass of milk, for speedy recovery from thyroid problem.
The patient should drink loads of fluids like water, soups and freshÂ juices, especially which are rich in selenium and zinc like oranges, cantaloupes, spinach,blackberries,figs,avocado andÂ banana. juice diet is perfect for removal of waste and toxins from the body. It also helps to detox the body from harmful chemical and toxicÂ build-up. It is recommended to start a fluid detox with proper adviceÂ from your health expert.
Rest and Relaxation
Rest is very important for thyroid patients because the fatigue canÂ cause muscular pains and aches. Good relaxation is the key to recoveryÂ from this disease. Always take 8 hours of sleep daily for betterÂ health.
Breathing exercises and meditation also helps the immune system of aÂ thyroid sufferer. One should take small breaks while at work to ensureÂ optimum efficiency and proper relaxation.
Exercise is necessary due to the varying in weight levels of thyroidÂ patient. As the thyroid patient has low energy levels it is better to engage in less challenging workout without putting strain on theÂ body.When they have achieved the desired weight they can switch to strength training for weight maintenance. Yoga also helps especiallyÂ Pranayam move carried for 30 mins early in the morning or during theÂ sunset helps in controlling thyroid disease.
Intake of Iodine
Have iodine in its organic form as it helps to balance the thyroidÂ levels in the body. Best natural sources of iodine are cabbage, onions, garlic, pineapple, strawberries, iodized salt andÂ watercress.
Avoid Emotional Stress
It is better to avoid emotional stress for a thyroid patient. ByÂ staying happy and not being nervous. Surround yourself with positive and happy people who urge you to do well in life.Balance Estrogen LevelsTo balance the thyroid hormones its better to take less estrogenÂ promoting food items like dairy, on-organic meat, and also stop using birth control pills as estrogen slows down the functioning of thyroidÂ glands. Estrogen imbalance is more common in women who can reduce it byÂ eating fiber rich diet.PearsPears are efficient in regulating hormonal level in the body. Take 4-5Â pears daily for optimal thyroid functioning. Patient can also continueÂ pear therapy for few months to see the noticeable results on a longÂ run.
According to the research it is found that zinc and seleniumÂ deficiencies leads to thyroid dysfunction. Have more green vegetables and fish, as they are rich in zinc and selenium. Patient can also takeÂ supplements but not without a advice of medical expert. It is importantÂ to take zinc supplement after having food never on empty stomach.
Avoid Canola oil. Canola oil should be avoided by the thyroid patient as it interfereÂ with production of thyroid hormones.
Caffeine exacerbate symptoms experienced by the thyroid patient, whichÂ includes palpitations, tremors and sweating. So avoid coffee if, you areÂ craving coffee, take herbal tea instead which is much better for yourÂ overall health.
Get regular Check ups
For better cure and control always, the patient should monitor hisÂ /her thyroid levels and should have regular check-ups to curb the thyroid problem fully.
During winter prepare ginger tea and drink as it helps in productionÂ of thyroid hormones.
To handle the thyroid problem in a better manner, stay warm byÂ drinking hot fluids and wearing warm clothing.Â With these natural cures the patient can easily bring theÂ dysfunctionalÂ thyroid gland under control. It is vital to have properÂ exercise with a healthy life style as a preventive measure to tackleÂ with thyroid disease. The patient should know that he/she may notÂ completely eradicate thyroid problem roots but these remedies canÂ certainly help him/her to keep its adverse effects at bay.
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