Nutrition is one of the best ways to ease the symptoms of thyroid disease. The hormones it secretes are responsible for most vital functions of the body. Many who suffer from a thyroid disorder seek out a conventional doctor for treatment but what many don’t realize is that naturopathic medicine can play an important supportive role in dealing with any imbalances in the function of the thyroid gland. I know many who have given up on traditional medicine with their “take this pill and you will be fine attitude” in favor of naturopathic or functional medicine where the whole body is treated and cared for not only with prescription medicine but with nutrition and supplements to gain back the deficiencies the disease has caused.
In this article by Elina Dunford, she explains the importance of nutrition for you thyroid:
Since we are on the subject of supplementing our diet when dealing with hypothyroidism, here is an article by Tina Christoudias where she shares the best supplements for hypothyroidism. I have to agree with her report since my doctor has me taking all of her recommendations!
This study shares information on selenium supplementation, both good and bad.
And finally, there is this article posted by Consumer Reports. This story talks about the dangers of self-diagnosis and how some people desperate for help turn to thyroid supplements. They go on to state how bad those supplements are due to the fact they have thyroid hormones in them.
Here’s the last sentence in this article: Hypothyroidism can be determined with a blood test. If you suspect you have a thyroid problem, Consumer Reports urges you to see your doctor. Don’t take matters into your own hands.
My final thought: if we could get decent treatment for our thyroid disease in the first place, then we wouldn’t be looking for additional help easing our symptoms now would we? If we don’t take matters into our own hands, who will?