Body Balance is energy, focus, ambition, good sleep, and even the mental sense of control of one’s life.  Modern Techno times draws energy away from body balance to manage all the fast paced technology, multiple jobs, and changes that happen over night.  Fast food, process food, and caffeine laden drinks play havoc on regulation of energy and sleep, not to mention the recreational use of drugs and alcohol. Due to this impact, a person can feel overwhelmed and run down, slow healing, significant weight changes, withdrawal, and out of balance.

More and more people report these health issues with their body struggling to regulate sleep, body temperature, sense of control, lack of focus and energy.  Symptoms like these bring out the quick prescriptions of sleeping pills, anti-depressants, B-12 shots, and a plethora of pharmaceuticals.  The body balance can’t maintain and doesn’t recover may indicate a deeper disruption in function.

Time to consider the thyroid gland.  This gland and it’s “main Squeeze” the adrenals, are the key function to regulating the body from temperature, energy, weight management, focus, irregular sleep, pain in joints and muscles, and that mental sense of control.

Thyroid Function

Thyroid hormones are produced in this master gland, making T3 and T4 regulators affecting every cell and all the internal organs.  Starting with heart rate, metabolism or the uptake of nutrition into the cells, moving fluids through out the body to maintain temperature, are key thyroid functions or body regulation.  Adrenals, two small glands sitting on the kidneys are responsible for steroid hormones which help heal injuries, adrenaline to run away fast, and noradrenaline to embrace stress. These hormones help control heart rate, blood pressure, and other important body functions. The Thyroid and Adrenals make and deliver essential hormones to the whole body.  If Thyroid isn’t making it’s share of hormones it affects the Adrenals, and Body Balance is distorted creating malfunctions, like excessive weight gain or loss, freezing in summer, disturbance of REM sleep cycles, pain in the joints, lack of wounds healing, and so many more disruptive symptoms.

Women particularly suffer symptoms that are misdiagnosed or attributed to menopause rather than the thyroid that is out of sync. Symptoms develop when the thyroid is either high in producing hormones, or low in T3 or T4, it no longer corresponds with the adrenal production.

Hashimoto or Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis

A particular thyroid disease named Hashimoto or Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis, is missed in a diagnosis. When lymphocytes attack the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck where our thyroid lives, it creates a loss of or dispersement of the hormones, dubbed Hyperthyroidism which raises serious inflammation that then stops the thyroid from producing its hormones.  Then follows Hypothyroidism, leading to many of the symptoms above, however, on a larger scale of intense symptoms and pain including joint and muscle pain with fatigue that stops a person’s productivity.  People who have Hashimoto’s will describe many health problems that lead to disability and disfunction of a normal daily life, inability to work or manage daily responsibilities.

Supplementation that is New for Hashimoto Thyroid Disease

In Boulder Colorado this fall, I attended Emerald Labs, The Additive Free Company©, with Emerald Labs own Lorrie Fey and Stacy Faulkner, whom are presenters for natural health.  They announced a new product called Hashimune(TM)Dr. Mark Stengler, N.M.D., product developer, researcher, and author of the book; “Prescription for Natural Cures”, and many more health books for better living, has developed this supplement for Emerald Labs to address the Hashimoto Thyroid Disease that many people have. especially Women being the largest population of these health complications.  Dr. Mark Stengler, N.M.D., researches natural ways to provide an access approach and support of the symptoms. The attendees where so delighted to learn of this research and development.  When asked if we knew of any one who had Hashimoto’s Disease, we all raised our hands and had stories to tell.

Dr. Stengler has completed this natural support through his research into the symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease, so named by a Japanese Surgeon who discovered this in 1912.  Hashimoto’s is a “chronic immune reaction to thyroid antigens, which results in lymphocytic infiltration of the gland and progressive destruction of thyroid tissue.” as presented in Dr. Stengler’s White Paper on  Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Hashimune Health Formula  (TM) .  In this  Clinical White Paper, Dr. Stengler offers support with trial tests of his research that supplements a clinical combination of Myo-Inositol and SelenoExcell®, the compounds of selenomethionine, selenocysteine and methylselenocysteine.  In discussion, the hyperthyroidism and the hypothyroidism could be managed without a prescription drug and a drug’s side effects, allowing the Body to re-Balance it’s functions.  The result outcomes showed that this combination formulated for consumers does preserve the thyroid tissue and reduce malfunction of the hormones in the body, and it can also be used in conduction with thyroid medications.  I have included the link to Emerald Labs for those interested in purchasing this supplement for themselves or a family or friend.

Avoids for Hashimoto Thyroid Disease

From a nutritional view this would work well with adherence to avoidance of triggering foods that include white sugar and sweets, compilation foods, fried foods, refined grains like boxed cereals, anything with preservatives, Gluten based foods like store brand breads, cakes, and cookies.  Night shades in tomato sauce (pizza and pasta dishes), chili (red and green), red, yellow, or green peppers, peas, black pepper, and eggplant are just a few, (The nightshades or Solanine family of vegetables are highly inflammable to thyroid tissues) that produce Solanine into the body which acts as a blocker or a toxin and produces inflammation to the glandular system.  Adding in diet changes usually upsets people, but I have had great anti-inflammatory results in 90 days when people stop eating the Nightshade family.  To learn more visit your health food store and ask about nightshades.

Very important to reduce symptoms of the Hashimoto’s disease is a really good Probiotic, something I will continue to talk and write about with other health issues.  Probiotic helps to regulate the gut health and the uptake of nutrition which impacts the Thyroid and the Adrenals.

Nutritional Snacks for Hashimoto Thyroid Disease

Needing a snacking food because you are avoiding nightshades, I like to point out that there is seaweed.  I love seaweed. I buy it by the case, and eat these dried snack sheets of seaweed.  A sea vegetable that has so much nutrition, and Iodine. Iodine is a necessity for Thyroid balance and secretion.  It can come from foods with natural mineral salts, and from sea vegetables. Seaweed has Polyphenols, Polysaccharides, and Sterols, which help to support the Thyroid health.  Salty processed foods DO NOT CONTAIN salt with iodine.  So if you read the packaging and it says salt, it is not iodine based. Quality Sea Salt also needs to be referenced to ensure it has iodine.  With so much salty food due to transportation and long shelf life, you would think it helps the body, but it raises blood pressure and increases swelling in the body, leading to other health issues like Gout.

The Dried small packets of Seaweed is sold all over grocery stores, Safeway, Krogers, Natural Grocery, Sprouts, Whole Foods, Walmart, Sam’s Club; I buy it by the case at Costco.  Three to five packets a week can enhance the supplemental health of your Thyroid, not to mention it is also a super anti-oxidant for the body, and you are supporting your Thyroid. Food  based iodine is used up as needed or excess leaves the body so your thyroid has help to balance. After all, you are what you eat, and what you eat is your Body Balance. 

If you feel you have a few of these symptoms ask your health care provider to do a thyroid test.  It is a master gland, and you want to be the best version of you every day of your life.  Love you!