The thyroid is in charge of metabolism, growth and development of the body. Hormones are important messengers in our body!
Many times in our life the thyroid can under or overact because of chemical troublemakers found in things like our skin care, foods, water, clothes, candles, detergents and plastics.
Why you should only take thyroid medication after trying everything else.
I think it is irresponsible for doctor or anyone to tell patients that hyper or hypo thyroid is just autoimmune and nothing can be done. Once you get on a thyroid medication it is almost impossible to get off of. Hormones are your messengers of the body, do all you can to have them work naturally!
The body is amazing and strong, hormone problems usually are from chronic disruptors. These are well studied and well known hormone disruptors in many of our health care products.
Check packaging and look for known hormone distruptors like PCBs, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), dioxins], plastics [bisphenol A (BPA)], plasticizers (phthalates)
Go to the Environmental Working Group and learn more!
Before you get on thyroid medicine checklist-
- Are you deficient in iodine and the amino acid tyrosine.
- Chronic stress stimulates the sympathetic system and your hormones can under or over react.
- Check for disruptors in your food and environment.
The goal is to find out what is causing your thyroid problems and solve it.