In the past, I suffered from hypothyroidism like many millions of Americans and was on a prescription drug. However, I stopped taking it six months ago and am doing fine. I drink my Zija SuperMix daily and Premium tea made of Moringa Oleifera.
There are many ways available for the regulation of the production and conversion of thyroid hormones. However, there are also a lot of opportunities for things to go wrong. A healthy thyroid relies on many factors, such as a healthy endocrine system, stable hormone levels, healthy and balanced gut flora, a healthy liver, properly functioning adrenals, healthy kidneys, and clean, healthy blood.
The National Institutes of Health describes it well: You’re tired, weak, exhausted, weary, worn out, lack of energy and feel distressed. You’re not functioning as well as you should. Fatigue has many causes, and many effects.
For millions of Americans, that sluggish feeling is a direct result of a thyroid gland not functioning at an optimal level.
If you wake up in the morning feeling okay, but start feeling fatigue by lunchtime, you need a nap just to make it through the day, or even mild exercise or activity leaves you feeling wiped out and makes it difficult for you to perform well at work or recreation.
When your mood changes or you are grouchy, you may find it hard to maintain normal family and friend relationships. When fatigue becomes persistent, you should see your doctor for a check-up.
Unfortunately, you can’t trust the results of a commonly used thyroid lab test, which is a test many doctors use that often overlooks sub-optimal thyroid function issues.
The following tips are very important to maintain proper thyroid health:
- Minimize your exposure to environmental toxins, The thyroid is quite vulnerable to environmental toxins including, but not limited to, pesticides, herbicides, BPAs, jet fuel, perchlorates, thiocyanates, PCBs, lead, chlorine, fluorine, bromine, and many other chemicals we come in contact with that have been proven to cause hypothyroidism. We are bombarded with these chemicals due to the way we construct buildings, the way we produce products, the way we travel, and the way we grow our food. Our only defense is high quality nutrition and avoiding toxin exposure through diet, chemical exposure in our environment, and absorption through the products we use for personal care.
- Avoid heavy metals such as mercury, found in tuna, amalgam dental fillings, certain vaccines, and even some over-the-counter products like contact lens fluid. Mercury can also adversely affect your thyroid. Formaldehyde and heavy metal toxins such as mercury and aluminum are huge contributors to the hypothyroidism epidemic. Many studies have concluded that the ingredients in vaccines harm thyroid function, endocrine system and cause autoimmune issues attacking the thyroid. Mercury fillings is usually synonymous with a problematic thyroid, which wreaks havoc on the endocrine system, the nervous system, the brain, and the whole body. In order to restore normal, healthy thyroid function, Amalgam fillings should be removed.
- Limit your stress level as much as possible. Chronic stress interferes significantly with thyroid function.
- Medications contribute to hypothyroidism, including medications for mental health, sleep medications, painkillers, and allergy medications. Other Drugs such as nicotine, caffeine or marijuana will wear out the thyroid and the adrenals. Many people consume a lot of caffeine over a period of time, eventually leading to adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. Marijuana disrupts the entire endocrine system, affecting all glandular hormone production. THC, in particular, lowers the immune system’s ability to fight infection, and can, with heavy use, lower thyroid hormonal output. Also, smoking anything causes the blood to become thick and toxic with free radicals and carcinogens that clog glands and hinder hormone production.
- Iodine Deficiency. The thyroid gland converts iodine into thyroid hormones. Iodine is a trace mineral found primarily in seafood, seaweed, plants grown in iodine-rich soil, unrefined sea salt, and iodized table salt. Many people do not get enough iodine, and contrary to popular belief, this includes many people in developed countries. Iodine from iodized salt is poorly absorbed and is not a healthy choice for raising iodine levels in the diet as refined table salt contributes to a host of health problems. Iodine is absolutely necessary for thyroid function, but too much iodine (especially iodine outside of food) can impair thyroid function as well.
- Genetically Modified Foods. It is very important to avoid genetically modified foods because it can trigger autoimmune conditions like Graves’ Disease or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis by destroying the gut lining which leads to a host of other problems.
- Fluoride. Even small amounts of fluoride lessen the pituitary gland’s ability to function, which in turn slows thyroid production. Larger amounts of fluoride, which most people do consume from tap water, disrupt the whole endocrine system and wreak havoc on hormone production. Fluoride consumption over time essentially slows the whole body down, including the brain.
- Stop eating soy, except in fermented forms such as miso or tempeh. Despite marketing efforts, soy is NOT a health food. Unfermented soy is high in chemicals called isoflavones, which may contribute to abnormal function of your thyroid gland and other health concerns.
- Make sleep a high priority. A thyroid imbalance may cause or contribute to sleep difficulties. There is no “magic number” to the amount of sleep you need. However, most adults need 7-9 hours per night according to the National Sleep Foundation.
- Support your thyroid with optimal levels of thyroid-loving nutrients like vitamins A, D, E, riboflavin, niacin, and minerals such as zinc, selenium, and manganese.
- Finally, an effective approach to correcting sub-optimal thyroid function must also provide support for the adrenal glands. Your adrenals may become fatigued when overstimulation of these important glands from physical or emotional stress leaves them unable to supply your body with an adequate amount of their hormones. Weakened adrenal glands lead to the development of thyroid disorders. Adrenal fatigue is often, perhaps usually, the root cause of hypothyroidism.
It is so important to get the proper nutrients and detoxification our body desperately needs to function properly. By taking Zija’s SuperMix and premium tea containing Moringa Oleifera daily, you are providing all the vitamins and nutrients while detoxing the impurities in your body. These products not only support your thyroid but your immune system, which is vital to avoid other serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes and many others.