1. Keep your thyroid hormones balanced.
Balancing thyroid levels is a delicate process. Keep regular follow-up visits with your endocrinologist so that your thyroid can be carefully monitored, including appropriate treatment adjustments. It is essential that medications are given in the right amounts to optimize healthy thyroid function. Even losing 10 pounds can cause a shift in thyroid levels, so it’s important to keep regular follow ups with your endocrinologist.
2. Address your stress.
Emotions, stress, depression and anxiety can have detrimental effects on your health and can be addressed several different ways: (meditation and relaxation, family and friends, yoga, tai chi, psychotherapy, etc.). It is important to be aware of these mental states and manage them properly. These mental ailments cause hormonal shifts throughout the mind and body that can negatively impact your health. It is best to establish and follow a routine stress management program including regular relaxation exercises using a variety of techniques such as yoga, meditation, or massage. Now that is a prescription without any side effects!!
3. Follow a complete supplement regimen.
Many thyroid patients benefit tremendously from taking supplements that boost the immune system and support thyroid hormone function. Certain antioxidants, amino acids, trace minerals and other natural ingredients that we do not get through diet can be extremely beneficial to your health and overall well-being. Learn more about well-balanced, beneficial supplements here.
4. Eat right.
Following a healthy eating plan is crucial for thyroid health. Eat foods that are high in fiber and protein and low on the glycemic index. Learn more about how to choose the right foods here.
5. Make a Plan.
Plan your meals. Plan ahead before going out. Plan and schedule your exercise. As we know, thyroid hormones are greatly impacted by many things, including our food choices and our chaotic schedules. By getting into a routine and being consistent with your medication, supplements, healthy eating and exercising, you will optimize the health and function of your thyroid which can have an incredible impact of every aspect of your life.
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