I’m devoting the month of September to detoxing, cleansing and letting go. It’s an important subject and one that attracts some of the greatest turn-around to individuals with thyroid conditions. Allow me to start off by referring to the gut, the liver along with your thyroid.
I’ll share info with you that many doctors, nutritionist, herbalist, as well as most naturopaths and nutritionists don’t tell you. It’s obviously not done intentionally; they simply don’t understand this as western medical colleges and nutrition schools do NOT teach this. One way to cure is to take your health into your own hands. Once you do so, you’ll feel empowered to act upon it.
Most of us struggle with our thyroid problems because our present medical system doesn’t offer a sustainable solution aside from providing us a pill. The more innovative, educated doctors and holistic practitioners, in the ideal case, will cite things like probiotics, getting off gluten, or taking B12 injections. These are good starting points but they do not address the root cause of your disease.
There are several things that affect the thyroid and that is the reason why it’s not a simple condition to control and heal. This is WHY I don’t work on anything else but the thyroidgland. So let us look into some of the root causes of the disease. I wish to let you in on a single piece that’s HUGE. HUGE. And no physician will tell you why and how to repair it. OK, here we go: it is your GUT and your LIVER.
The health of your gut and your liver is directly connected to your thyroid health. As a thyroid nutrition coach, I always see people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Disease ALSO having multiple digestive troubles. Once you fix your digestive problems, you may experience a surge of energy, weight loss, clarity of mind, enthusiasm, clear skin, depression and anxiety going away – that is merely to mention a few. How can you know when you have digestive issues or your digestive system needs assistance? You experience gas, bloating, constipation, burping, get rid of feces, diarrhea or acid reflux.
You crave particular foods; sweets, salt, chocolate, starches, and you really feel as though they control your life. You’ve been on antibiotics and several medications before. In more severe cases, you may have: Celiac’s, Crohn’s or IBS. You’ve got parasites (which most individuals think that they don’t!) . If you’re having any of these, it is pretty obvious your gut needs your help. How significant is it? SUPER important.
Let’s just say it this way: we shall never have the ability to handle your thyroid health without you having a healthy intestine. Remember, in my job, I’m not interested in providing you with a meal plan to make you drop weight. We’ll visit the source of your problems. You firstly need to understand that 90 percent of thyroid conditions are auto-immune ailments.
Let’s understand it
So if you’re suffering from hypothyroidism, you’re extremely probably having Hashimoto’s Diseases, despite the fact that you might haven’t been diagnosed with it. What an autoimmune disorder means is that your immune system is self-destroying your thyroidgland. Because of this destructive attack, the thyroid gland slows down and that is the reason you’re feeling so bad. Now, what you also must be aware of is that: the immune system resides in YOUR GUT.
Do you find the connection now? We’ll not have a healthy immune system and a healthy thyroid if we’ve got this constipation, bloating, and food cravings. It’s vital to know that the GUT is lined with the Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue that’s responsible for our immune system. If you’re having some of digestive issues I described, your immune system is suppressed now too. The second reason to have a healthy gut is to correctly convert the inactive T4 thyroid gland to the active T3 (more on that below). The third explanation is: our gut is responsible for the absorption of nutrients; minerals and vitamins.
Most people with thyroid conditions are deficient of several vitamins, Vid D, B12, selenium, iron are merely a few to name. So most individuals reach for a simple solution: supplements. Here’s the problem: when you’re experiencing digestive problems, the supplements aren’t getting absorbed. So, you’re literally just paying for pricey pee and poo. The gut is known as the second brain by alternative medicine, since there are more neurotransmitters here than in the mind.
Serotonin that’s the “happy hormone” is 70% produced in the gut, not in the mind. But, once we experience digestive difficulties, that instant brain requires a beating too, and for that reason it affects our mood and our memory. Why Are You Experiencing Digestive Issues? You’re not alone ; so many men and women experience digestive issues: they are primarily due to: food intolerances (meaning foods you consume and it doesn’t agree with your gut and it therefore generates the havoc). It can be candida that’s a nasty yeast overgrowth in the gut. It might be usage of antibiotics which kill the poor and the good bacteria in the gut. Is this beginning to make sense to you now? Are you connecting the dots why you’re healing on Synthroid alone? What about your liver? Why using a healthy liver makes it so significant in thyroid health? You see, radicals and hormones are metabolized in the liver and excreted in the form of stool through the GI (gastro-intestinal) tract.
Nearly all thyroid hormone is converted to its active form in the liver. This means your inactive T4 becomes converted into the active T3. T3 is the hormone that’s used by your body and gives you energy, clarity of mind and metabolism, which in other words means: losing weight. So, if you liver is sluggish, you’re NOT converting T4 (or Synthroid, that’s the synthetic T4) to T3. The second thing you will need to know about the liver is that it is an organ that’s vastly responsible for excreting toxins from our body.
If you suffer from Hashimoto’s Disease, this indicates that you are having an autoimmune disorder. You will need to understand this: many people with autoimmune disorders are also quite toxic. I don’t want you to feel guilty and bad. It’s not your fault. Most of us trust the food manufacturers, authorities, the health associations and physicians for advice. Yet, we’re not getting the support we deserve. There Is Hope. But, You Need To Take Your Health Into Your Own Hands. This is the reason you will need to get educated and take things into your own hands. And as soon as you do, I guarantee that it is a very empowering experience! You won’t ever feel confused, helpless, frustrated with anybody, since you will know what to ask, say and do.