You may look well but not “feel” well. Everyone says you look fine but you know what’s going on on the inside. Taking care of your thyroid could be the way to a turn around. You can begin to feel like yourself again starting with a healthy thyroid.
Stressors in life, whether emotional, environmental or physical can drain us beyond our comfort. As we move along in life we accumulate more stressors.
It usually takes some looking at your environment that may be creating all that stress. When I work with clients I have them write down what they see is creating a drain for them and make a plan to work a more desirable outcome that creates boundaries and brings peace and calm.
In light of that, we look at relationships, work environment, family, how they eat, relax, if they take time out for caring for themselves. (Us women are known for caring for others before ourselves.) There also may be toxins that can stress out our body and even effect us emotionally. Keeping yourself healthy first is essential in allowing us to keep others healthy around us (moms).
How does this effect the thyroid? Emotions, whether good or bad, effect the gut which in turn effects hormones and neurotransmitters. These are hormones for the thyroid and adrenals and all the others we need. Toxic emotions can be deadly. Lots of love and keeping stress down can be a big help with helping our thyroid function well.
Toxins environmentally are absorbed through skin, lungs, digestive tract/ingestion. There are chemicals that mimic iodine, for example, and they attach themselves to the thyroid in place of of the healthy minerals we need.
As I’ve mentioned before, thyroid hormone T3 is needed in every cell of the body. The thyroid has receptor sites in order for that to happen. According to Isabella Wentz, “what normally will take place is you’ll sort of shut down the thyroid gland in times of toxic stress. This can happen when exposed to a chemical or electromagnetic frequency or radiation.” (The Thyroid Secret-book).
Two things I’ve realized that helps greatly, is replacing the wall “plug-ins” with an essential oil diffuser. The plug-ins are often full of chemicals even if they have essential oils. You have to read the label! Essential oils, too, need to be researched as well, for their integrity. Not all essential oils are equal.
Refined sugar is another thing that needs replacing. This will help with the gut flora along with probiotics and a reduction in chemicals. Either it can be eliminated or use healthier versions of sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. I use stevia powder and carry it everywhere I go. Ask my friends!
You can also look some of this up in Thyroid Healthy a book by Susy Cohen and other material. We need the thyroid to be working for us so we can feel and look our best.
If you have any questions, I’m glad to answer. My contact info is below.
In the meantime, keep learning what you can do to restore your health and life. Feel like yourself again starting with a healthy thyroid.
Blessings to you all,
Kathleen Flanders, CHHC, AADP, CRTS