Last updated on July 14th, 2021
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits in your throat area. It makes hormones that play an enormous role in your metabolic rate as well as temperature regulation.
Too often, I see people who exhibit symptoms of an underactive thyroid, yet their blood test results come back within the ‘normal’ range.
Symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:
- Gradual weight increase over months, for no apparent reason
- A tendency to constipation
- Depressed mood, forgetfulness
- Hair loss or hair drier than normal
- Dry skin and brittle nails
And when you’re experiencing these symptoms, yet your bloodwork returns as ‘normal’, it can be incredibly frustrating.
To correct any imbalance in the body, first you must find the road in. How or why did it become imbalanced in the first place? This will give you the answers for how to return it to optimal functioning.
Some of the factors that can drive a thyroid imbalance include mineral deficiencies, infection, poor liver detoxification, too much estrogen (as this suppresses thyroid function) and/or elevated cortisol levels.
If you suspect you might be having thyroid troubles, whether you’ve had a blood test or not, I encourage you to start to look into some of these factors that might be relevant for you. For a tiny gland, the thyroid packs a mighty punch, and getting it functioning optimally is so important to our overall health.
If you are interested in supporting your thyroid health, you might like to take a look at my online weight loss course, Weight Loss for Women. We only run a few intakes per year. You’ll be supported and guided for nine weeks as I teach you the things you need to know about your body and the levers to pull that can help it achieve long-term, sustainable weight loss.