Every cell in your body depends on your thyroid’s ability to produce the right hormones. Conventional medicine has a very simplistic way of looking at thyroid health. Medical doctors usually only test one thyroid hormone called TSH.
Many people with an under-active thyroid struggle to absorb enough nutrients from their food, so therefore many of the foods listed below contain large quantities of vitamins and minerals to help correct nutritional deficiencies.
Think of your thyroid as a car engine that sets the pace at which your body functions. Unfortunately, it is probably one of the organs most misunderstood and under-treated by conventional medicine. There are so many women who have all the typical low thyroid symptoms such as feeling tired, achy, stiffness, hair loss, constipated and chilly. They feel like their thyroid is not working well yet they are told that it is “normal”. With time these women can also develop foggy thinking, weight gain and even their blood sugar and cholesterol can start becoming a problem.
BHRT refer to hormones that are identical to the ones that we naturally have in our bodies. These natural hormones are very different to the synthetic hormones normally used in conventional medicine and therefore, they don’t have the same side effects. Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is composed of synthetic estrogen (oral estrone) and synthetic progesterone (progestin) and they carry unacceptable risks of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes. The use of bioidentical hormones in dosages that restore normal physiological levels are safe and even protective against many diseases.