Critical Signs Of Low Thyroid And What Can Help

Are you putting on weight or worried about hair loss and lack of energy or sleep? These can all be signs of a sluggish thyroid and low progesterone levels. – maybe Selenium too!

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According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, about one in eight women will develop a thyroid problem in her lifetime. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that influences metabolism and the function of the kidneys, heart, liver, brain and skin.

Dr John Lee, who was the pioneer of bioidentical natural progesterone usage for women at menopause, wrote that he was very surprised in his own medical practice with the much greater numbers of women than men taking thyroid supplements and that they were suffering from oestrogen dominance, where their oestrogen levels are not in balance with their progesterone as happens at menopause, or after a hysterectomy.
He used bioidentical natural progesterone to correct this situation and rebalance their hormones and found that it was then common to see their need for medications such as Thyroxine to be reduced over time.

Critical signs
Many women are showing signs of thyroid imbalance due to a number of factors, including poor diet, stress, over reliance on stimulants such as caffeine, sugar and alcohol.
Do you have any of these?
* adult onset ADHD
* anxiety
* cold hands or feet
* difficulty concentrating
* dry skin/yellow skin
* fatigue
* impaired memory
* insomnia/poor sleep quality or habits
* menstrual irregularities
* muscle and joint pain
* nightmares
* slow healing
* thinning hair, or eyebrows or loss of outer edges of eyebrows
* weight gain or difficulty losing weight

Natural help
You can do a lot to help yourself through your diet as the thyroid gland must have iodine to produce T3 and T4. Good food sources include meat, seafood, yogurt, milk, and eggs, as well as seaweed, Himalayan Crystal Salt and cranberries.
I’ve included a picture of an Himalayan Salt lick – which makes a good bath salt soak to supply you with the minerals you need. (it’s much cheaper than pink crystal bath salts)

If you read my blog regularly you’ll know I recommend Lugols Iodine.

Iodine alone is not enough as selenium is essential for the body to be able to break down T3 into T4. Again meat and seafood are good sources as are Brazil nuts, brown rice, seeds (Sunflower, Sesame, and Flax) and vegetables broccoli, cabbage and spinach

Gluten Dairy Omega 3
Those diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease can find their condition aggravated with the continued consumption of gluten-containing foods. The majority find improvement when off gluten and a reduced milk consumption to control their inflammation. High dose Omega 3 has had good results, report patients, in lowering inflammation, as has combined herbs such as turmeric and ginger and also Krill Oil.

More information
There is no doubt that oestrogen dominance has a role to play and many women diagnosed with low thyroid and on medication have found improvement when supplementing with bioidentical natural progesterone.
http://www.bio-hormone-health.com/2014/08/06/what-is-oestrogen-dominance/
http://www.bio-hormone-health.com/2012/05/01/how-bioidentical-natural-progesterone-helps-with-low-thyroid/

Eat Clean Train Smart Expect Results

Jax

Why I Eat 5 Brazil Nuts Every Day

Brazil Nuts -Why?
Selenium of Course!

Why I Eat 4 or 5 Brazil Nuts Daily

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According to results of a study, selenium intake is associated with decreased risk of bladder cancer.
Selenium is a trace mineral that is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which act as strong antioxidants to help prevent free radical damage to your cells. It is because of its potent antioxidant properties that selenium may benefit:

Cancer
Heart disease
HIV
Cognitive decline
Cataracts and macular degeneration
Cold sores and shingles
Osteoarthritis

How Does Selenium Help Prevent Cancer?

According to the latest research, people with higher selenium intakes had a 39 percent reduced risk of bladder cancer, which is right in line with prior studies that have linked the mineral to lower rates of breast, prostate, lung, colorectal and skin cancer as well.

A 1996 study by Dr. Larry Clark of the University of Arizona also showed just how effective selenium can be in protecting against cancer.

In the study of 1,300 older people, the occurrence of cancer among those who took 200 micrograms of selenium daily for about seven years was reduced by 42 percent compared to those given a placebo.

Cancer deaths for those taking the selenium were cut almost in half, according to the study. In addition, the men who took selenium had 63 percent fewer prostate cancers, 58 percent fewer colorectal cancers, 46 percent fewer lung cancers and overall 37 percent fewer cancers.

Selenium was even found to reduce the risk of lung cancer to a greater degree than stopping smoking.

Some of the scientific explanations for selenium’s anti-cancer effect include:

Increased antioxidant protection and immune system
Regulation of cell proliferation and apoptosis (programmed cell death)
Triggering DNA repair in damaged cells
Suppression of growth of blood vessels supplying nutrients to the cancer
Inhibition of tumor cell invasion
Selenium also plays a role in activating glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme that helps the liver detoxify harmful substances, thereby helping with cancer prevention.

Selenium rich foods :
Brazil nuts (which average about 70-90 micrograms per nut)
Button mushrooms and shitake mushrooms
Eggs
Sunflower seeds
Mustard seeds

Eat Clean Train Smart. Expect Results!

Jax

Reclaim Your Health #8 Selenium & Iodine

Reclaim Your Health #7 Selenium & Iodine

Essential for thyroid health
Helps detox Chlorines & Fluorides
Improves cell metabolism
Balances hormones
Use Lugols Iodine drops in water every morning
Choose a good daily multi for selenium.
OR add these foods to your weekly food shop.

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