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Low Thyroid a modern day disease?

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.

Weight gain/loss


Sensitivity to cold/heat



Depression, anxiety, insomnia

Skin problems, dry skin

Fluid retention

Diminished sweating

Deafness, Tinnitus

Visual disturbances

Slowed speech

Brain fog

Joint aches & pains

Loss of libido

Menstrual problems


Hoarse voice

Frequent infections



Puffy eyes

Coarse dry skin

Cold hands


Slow soft pulse



Low basal temperature test

Slowed Achilles Reflex


Scalloped tongue

Liver tenderness


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!

  • L-Tyrosine

  • Iodine

  • Selenium

  • Zinc

  • Copper

  • Magnesium

  • B vitamins

  • Vitamin A

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin E

  • 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.

If you feel any parts of this article resonate with you and you would like to work with me on a 1-1 basis please get in touch with me via my contact page or by emailing me

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