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, 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.
When it comes tothe thyroid, the roads in that can drive an imbalance include mineral deficiencies, infection, poor liver detoxification, too much oestrogen (as this suppresses thyroid function) and/or elevated cortisol levels. I delve further into these roads that can drive thyroid imbalance, as well as how to correct them, in my Weight Loss for Women online course.
I’ll also explain why your tests might be coming back as “normal” despite your symptoms being anything but!
If you suspect you might be having thyroid troubles, whether you’ve had a blood test or not, I encourage you to join me for the first intake of 2019 as you could really benefit from the information, practices, recipes and insights offered. For a tiny gland, the thyroid packs a mighty punch and getting it functioning optimally is so important to our overall health.
The next course starts on Monday 14 January 2019 and places are limited so we can support you all well.