Thyroid is the most important, yet the most neglected gland in our body. The butterfly-shaped gland secretes hormones that manage essential functions in our body like metabolising food, regulating our sleep pattern, weight management, mood swings, depression and anxiety. Healthcare practitioners solely rely on blood tests, and subsequently ‘prescription hormone therapy’ to treat thyroid related problems. The attention to food and nutrients to encourage proper functioning of the gland is often ignored. The nutrients that the thyroid gland needs are easily available in many food items.
Here’re a few tips to heal your thyroid effectively.
• Check Your Iodine Intake
• Increase Your Protein Intake
• Avoid Goitrogens
• Feed Your Gut
• Eat Fat
Apart from these, avoid all forms of processed food, artificial sweeteners, BPA encapsulated food and chemical additives which interfere with thyroid function. Focus on whole foods and nutrition, and make simple thyroid friendly lifestyle modifications which can help this ‘mastergland’.