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THYROID | Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Symptoms include nervousness, insomnia, racing heart, bulging eyes, unexplained weight loss, sweating, muscle weakness, frequent bowel movements, thin and brittle hair, intolerance to heat, fine tremor of hands or fingers, enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter), changes in menstrual cycle, erectile dysfunction or reduced libido. Lab results usually show extremely low TSH with elevated FT4 and FT3.

 These are the key nutrients that provide support to hyperthyroidism:

NUTRIENT FOOD SOURCE
B-Complex Particularly B1 & B6
Vitamin C
berries, citrus fruit, papaya, bell peppers, guava, kiwi
Vitamin D
seafood, liver, eggs, mushrooms and sunshine!
Vitamin E
almonds, spinach, avocado, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts
Calcium
spinach, kale, white beans, bony fish
Antioxidants
berries, turmeric, dark chocolate
Omega-3
oily fish, egg yolks, cod liver oil, seeds
L-Carnitine

beef, chicken, cheddar (if not dairy-intolerant), asparagus

Probiotics  healthy gut bacteria may help with the elimination of excess circulating TH

 

 

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