I have easily encountered over 100 people, mostly women, who tell me they have been diagnosed with thyroid problems. My reply is, “what type of liver cleansing do you do?” I usually get a bewildered look and a response like, “what does the liver have to do with my thyroid?!”
Several years ago, I got a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. I did not have symptoms of a low thyroid and wanted to know what was happening within my body! Well, I discovered that when we are under stress whether emotional, physical or combination, the thyroid and adrenal glands are the first to react and this can lead to an imbalance in the body. These glands produce hormones for body functions. Hormones are affected by the liver. So, hormone imbalance, including thyroid levels, may be a sign of improper liver function.
When the thyroid is depleted or deficient, the rest of the body functions poorly. Thyroid disease is very prevalent today and may strike over 15% of the adult population. One of the biggest remedies is medication. This is what was suggested for me. However, this did not “feel” right for me. So, I did a holistic health assessment and review.
I was under a great deal of emotional and physical stress and my thyroid took the “hit.” Often, blood testing shows abnormalities only after the liver is in trouble. After evaluation and working with my health provider, I decided to do other remedies including daily liver support.
These were some suggestions provided to me:
Diet – avoid inflammatory foods such as sugar and artificial sweeteners which may suppress thyroid function. Include iodine rich foods like fish that can nourish the thyroid.
Exercise – may enhance and support thyroid balance.
Meditation – may support the immune system and aid in thyroid balance.
Supplements such as Liquid Iodine. Initially, I used this supplement as directed along with diet and exercise. I was able to get my thyroid levels to normal range.
Essential oils can be a great complement to a health plan. Some essential oils which may assist the liver include Dill and Fennel. You may wish to inhale or diffuse these oils.
Essential oils of Myrtle and Myrrh have a history of giving thyroid balance. You can add a drop or two to a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub over the thyroid area. Spearmint oil has an association with assist to support the endocrine system. Diffuse or inhale this essential oil.
I continue to do my daily liver cleanse and adjust on a monthly basis. If this is a concern for you, look at the reason for the thyroid imbalance and ideas to support your system.
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