Thyroid: Natural Support>
Cold hands and feet
Coarse, dry skin
Recurrent infections, boils
NOTE: Cold weather can cause the TSH to rise as the body uses the thyroid to stay warm.
Common Thyroid Hormone Problems
The pituitary may not stimulate the thyroid.
Thyroid may be damaged in autoimmune process.
The thyroid may be iodine deficient.
The thyroid may underproduce T4.
Body tissues may underconvert T4 to T3, the active form.
The thyroid gland in the front of the neck produces hormones which regulate levels of metabolism of every cell in the body.
20 million Americans are said to have thyroid disorders, 11 million of which result in lower than required thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism is more common in women than men, and is more likely after menopause.
It is best treated and supported in a context of lifestyle change, not simply by taking a pill to elevate the hormone level. While a physician should be consulted, this map provides information and links about supplemental therapies.
NOTE: Daily EMF/RF exposures have been shown to adversely affect the thyroid gland.
Herbs which have been traditionally used to support the thyroid:
NOTE; The thyroid is sensitive to ionizing radiation.