Thyroid complaints are so common not only in Australia and New Zealand, but in the Western world in general. There appears to be big push in most developed countries, including NZ, to suppress access to effective natural treatments for endocrine (hormone) related issues. You DO have natural options. It is important to note in addition that both adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism are very similar, in fact many practitioners themselves have a hard time distinguishing one from the other. I hope that the information presented here will assist you in your quest to optimise your thyroid’s function.
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped bi-lobed gland located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. Every single aspect of your metabolism, from the rate at which your heart beats to how quickly you burn calories, are precisely regulated by thyroid hormones. As long as your thyroid releases the right amounts of these hormones at the right time, your system functions normally and like clockwork. But sometimes your thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones, or produces far too much of one hormone, upsetting this precision and resulting in an imbalance in your body. This condition is known as hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a common, very treatable disorder that currently is very poorly managed by Western medicine with the current drug-based approach. And how many people do you know who show many of the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism, yet come back completely normal on the blood-tests? REad this article for signs and symptoms and natural solutions.
Your thyroid has a large requirement from several minerals, including selenium, Are you getting enough? Read a few studies here relating thyroid activity to this critical trace element lacking in New Zealand soils.
The clinical features of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and hypothyroidism are virtually the same The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are also common symptoms of hypothyroidism, and the objective abnormalities of FMS are also objective abnormalities of hypothyroidism. The symptoms and objective abnormalities of hypothyroidism are mediated by inadequate thyroid hormone regulation of cell function. Inadequate thyroid hormone regulation also plausibly mediates the documented features of FMS.
Do you have a problem with the adrenal glands or the thyroid gland, or both? It is common for those with adrenal fatigue to have some degree of thyroid involvement. And it is also common for those with thyroid problems to have adrenal involvement. Many practitioners will often focus on thyroid treatment, especially if the person is fatigued and overweight, yet neglect to treat the person’s adrenal glands, and if they do treat the adrenal gland, will just recommend an adrenal support product. But how do you know if you suffer more with a thyroid problem, or have an adrenal problem?