Disclaimer: Thyroid Disease can only be determined and diagnosis by a professional/practitioner. Please seek your doctor prior to attempting anything within this article.
My challenges with hyperthyroidism began in 2005 and fighting the symptoms of the disease was challenging in itself; suffering from mood swings and restlessness I knew that I had to do something because it was affecting my daily activities. I was determined to find a natural, safe alternative to treating the disease due to my personal stance on modern medicine and medical treatments. The tolerance level of discomfort is different for each person yet the hormonal imbalance is practically the same. With willpower and determination I sought after an herbalist who specialized in alternative medicine and holistic treatment. Here are four way to naturally fight thyroid disease, not as a cure but for management to decrease the discomfort level of the daily challenges.
The Four Steps
Taking multivitamins containing the vitamins C&D, Calcium and Magnesium are highly recommended as this will assist with deficiencies and hormonal imbalances not being obtain in your meals. The biotin within the vitamins will help the prevention of hair shedding.
Daily exercise is vitally important and this doesn’t mean getting a gym membership -- although you can if you wish -- yet incorporating exercise in your daily activities. Instead of choosing the parking space closer to the door to save steps, park further away from the door to increase your steps. Instead of taking the elevator, take the stairs or take the elevator up and take the stairs down and vice versa. Walking is necessary and once it becomes habit forming you’ll no longer see it as a nuisance. It keeps you alert, focused and accountable. Get a pedometer as a goal-setter to do an X amount of steps per day and increase those steps by ten daily.
Changing your diet is the key to success and you can do so by adding various types of protein, drinking more water, eliminating unhealthy snacks and sugars, reducing the intake of caffeine and increasing the intake of herbs.
Lastly, start juicing! Get more natural vitamins by juicing with Vitamix ™, Magic Bullet ™ or any juicing system to provide more nutrients. When making smoothies or nutritional shakes, use whey protein as an alternative to sugar. Whey is a protein powder that comes from the remains of milk after the formation of curds. You can find it at any health food store or drugstore.
I've used coconut oil as a deep conditioner and moisturizer for my hair by melting two scoops of organic coconut oil with a teaspoon of jojoba oil or Argan oil. I then take the mixed oils and and blend it with a couple of scoops of plain yogurt and apply on my hair from root to tip. After allowing the conditioner to sit for 15 - 30 minutes, I simply rinse and comb out. The coconut oil provides a healthy natural sheen while the Argan oil or jojoba oil acts as a sealant.
Surprisingly, for many people, they only know the use for coconut oil for the hair but it can be used for a variety of things. See the provided chart which lists 10 great uses for a healthier lifestyle with coconut oil.
Are you drinking enough water daily? For years it's been suggested that drinking eight glasses of water a day is recommended to keep the body cleansed, properly hydrated and energized although in more recent years some doctors have disputed this. One thing we know for sure is that water is not just necessary, it's mandatory.
Here's a list of of just some of the benefits for drinking water. How many glasses if water do you drink? How has it benefited you?
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