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Natural Remedies For Overactive Thyroid

Are there really natural remedies for overactive thyroid? Also known as hyperthyroidism, 2 in every 100 women and 2 in every 1,000 men develop some type of hyperthyroidism in their lifetime. I thought natural remedies for overactive thyroid should be in the forefront of therapies only if they present fewer side effects and should be less expensive than most prescription medications.

Of course, I discovered the first step is to consider diet – the food that you eat. I found out that cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, collard greens, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. contain natural thyroid blockers and would benefit those of us whose thyroids needed some slowing down. And not surprisingly, cooking cruciferous vegetables 30 minutes or longer can drastically reduce their suppressing capability. So, don’t cook them to a mush!

Now, I also thought I should reduce the amount of (iodized) salt I was eating! Some more research showed that I was probably eating almost TWICE as much salt as I needed, so I changed to non-iodized salt and reduced my intake too.

While researching natural remedies for overactive thyroid and diet I discovered a very helpful book reviewed by Dr. Scott Saunders, MD of Lompoc, CA. I really thought highly of this book when I learned that self-directed remedies of severe hyperthyroidism or Graves’ disease are not recommended. This book tells what to eat and what NOT to eat for an overactive thyroid. If you have severe hyperthyroidism definitely see your health care professional to monitor thyroid function to prevent complications.

The “icing on the cake” for moderate hyperthyroidism is ThyroSoothe. A safe, all-natural way to treat your overactive thyroid. ThyroSoothe has been thoroughly researched and used effectively. It has been proven to help maintain thyroid function, and support the endocrine system. Studies suggest that an ingredient, Bugleweed, may reduce thyroid hormone by decreasing levels of TSH (the hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland) and by impairing thyroid hormone synthesis. Lemon balm is included because of studies of its ability to block the action of thyroid-stimulating antibodies found in Grave’s disease. Motherwort (Leonurus cardica) was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to treat heart palpitations as well as depression. Recently, Germany’s Commission E (the herbal regulating body in Germany) authorized the use of motherwort as part of an overall treatment plan for hyperthyroidism — an overactive thyroid.

Many people tend not to realize the importance of thyroid functions until it is too late. Follow the simple change in diet from Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism, and if needed, ThyroSoothe, a natural remedy for overactive thyroid, to support the normal functions of a healthy thyroid. Always check with your professional medical practitioner before beginning any natural supplement for thyroid problems.

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