Do you find it difficult to get going in the morning? Feel the slightest bit of cold or maybe your hair keeps falling out and you don't know why. Have you been told all your blood markers are within range? do you feel tired all the time? If so check yourself against the following signs and symptoms that correlate with low thyroid (hypothyroidism) function.
Sensitivity to cold/heat
Depression, anxiety, insomnia
Skin problems, dry skin
Joint aches & pains
Loss of libido
Coarse dry skin
Slow soft pulse
Low basal temperature test
Slowed Achilles Reflex
Hair loss, armpit, pubic, outer third of eyebrow
There are nutrients that are needed for your thyroid to function optimally. If you are deficient in some of these nutrients or if you have problems with enzymes such as TPO, deiodinase enzymes you may not have an optimal thyroid function. These can be helped with nutritional supplementation and a healthy lifestyle in place!
Omega 3 fats
Other factors to consider for optimal Thyroid function are a good gut function and healthy liver as some of hormones are converted to their active forms here.
It is essential to tackle stress if this is a factor in wellbeing and following a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and pulses coupled with extra virgin olive oil is essential. Taking in adequate protein and drinking good amounts of water to keep hydrated are key principles to take home.
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