Did you know that you can control your hypothyroidism with some completely natural and easy home remedies? Well, yes!
Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland is unable to produce enough thyroid hormone. As the main purpose of thyroid hormone is running the body's metabolism, it is obvious that people suffering from this condition might have symptoms associated with slow metabolism.
Some Symptoms of Hypothyroidism are
- Weight gain
- Dry hair and skin
- Muscle cramps and aches
- Abnormal menstrual cycles
- Decreased libido
Remedies for hypothyroidism
Natural remedies help in fixing the root cause of hypothyroidism. Thyroid complications often start as the result of poor diet, lack of nutrition or stress in your body. Improving your diet and opting for herbal supplements are two ways which help to improve your thyroid condition. These options have few side effects than taking thyroid medicine. And using an herbal supplement for treatment for hypothyroid proves helpful for people who aren’t improving well by taking medicines. Here are few herbal remedies for hypothyroidism.
1) Sugar free diet
Sugary and processed foods lead to inflammations in body, these inflammations can slow down the conversion of T3 or T4 thyroid hormones which worsen your symptoms of the disease pathetically! Cut off sugar and eat lot of fruits as they contain natural sugar which your body needs and it will be difficult to do so but it will be worth it.
2) Increase the protein and vitamin intake
Protein transports thyroid hormones to each tissues in your body and having it at every meal helps normalize thyroid function. Proteins include nuts, quinoa, salmon, chicken, pulses, legumes etc. Vitamin B12 helps in hypothyroidism. Some rich sources of this vitamin are tuna fish, cheese, peas, sesame seeds, eggs etc.
Asparagus has various biological properties, and are rich in antioxidants, they are also anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antihepatotoxic, and antioxytocic. This herb contains vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and folic acid. The chemical constituents of Asparagus include essential oils, arginine, asparagine, tyrosine, flavonoids resin, and tannin. Commonly, young asparagus are eaten, it is served as an appetizer, in a salad or as a vegetable side dish or simply stir fry with chicken, paneer or other vegetables. It can also be pickled.
4) Fibrous food
Try gluten-free diet or go for whole grain wheat (chakki atta), and flax seeds, which are loaded with fibre and strength. It helps run endocrine glands smoothly and hence resulting into release of adequate amount of insulin and thyroid hormone.
5) Foods rich in iodine
Iodine is an essential element which is needed to produce thyroid hormones. Therefore, people who have iodine deficiency are at higher risk of hypothyroidism. For Iodine deficiency, only add iodised salt on your food; eat foods which are rich in Iodine like fish, seaweed, eggs and dairy.
Foods to avoid
Gaitrogens are a kind of compounds which can interfere with the normal functioning of thyroid gland. Gaitrogens is found in
Soy foods: Tofu, edamame, tempeh, etc.
Some vegetables: Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, kale etc.
Fruits and starchy plants: Peaches, sweet potatoes, cassava, strawberries, etc.
Nuts and seeds: Millet, peanuts, pine nuts, etc.
Hypothyroidism is a very serious health complication for women. About 1 out of 10 women suffer from hypothyroidism. Unfortunately it can hardly be cured! By surgery, it has painful side effects so it is wiser to opt for natural ways to cure and help relieve the symptoms gradually. Before you try anything, it is strictly recommended that you consult your doctor about it if you suspect hypothyroidism.