Thyroid

The thyroid gland has several key functions, it is our thermostat and regulates how quickly the body burns calories and uses energy. Too much you have hyperthyroidism, too little hypothyrodism.

Comparing the number of layers of clothes you wear with others around you is often a good indicator of your body temperature.

Samantha, the founder of levelfooting, was originally diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2003 after years of feeling sluggish, tired with frequent colds and palpitations.

A thyroid working optimally will adjust the output of thyroid hormones every minute to take account of our internal and external environments. Although, the thyroxine tablets improved her symptoms greatly, it could not mimic the precise adjustments of a healthy thyroid.

By changing her diet, her lifestyle combined with regular treatments, she has within 5 years reduced her thyroxine level to just 50 micrograms every other day. Impressive, given that all the specialists told her she would have to remain on this high dose of 200 micrograms daily for the rest of her life. She feels healthier than she has every been and energy and vitality is high and lasts all day.

There are 3 key issues to address
  1. An appropriate diet, tailored to your needs and your metabolic type
  2. Examining key habits, that cause us to behave and react in certain ways which lead to hormonal and other physiological changes in the body.
  3. Releasing toxins and energetic stagnations within the body.

The first point which needs to be address is diet. Understanding your metabolic type is fundamental to this.

Each person will have a dominant hormonal gland in their body. The body will try and draw on this gland to give us our energy. The natural tendency will be to crave foods, drinks and exercise that will stimulate this dominant gland to release energy.

Most people with thyroid problems, tend to have the thyroid gland as their dominant gland.

Thyroid metabolic types tend to be very up and down. When they are lively and energetic, there is no one better to have around, but when they crash, they can be totally exhausted and irritable. Thyroid energy creates a burst of speed, the sprinter rather than the long distance runner and as such often lack the endurance and finds it hard to keep going for long periods of time without a recovery period.

Sugar and caffeine is a stimulant to the thyroid gland and will often be used to create more thyroidal energy.

However, the thyroid gland is quite delicate and sensitive and can be overwhelmed easily.

This creates a negative effect on your metabolism (the rate in which your body burns food and drink to power chemical reactions for your cells to work) and weight becomes affected, vitality and overall energy levels reduce.

You find you need more sleep and body temperature and circulation become an issue.

If you would like to find out more about your own metabolic type and these discuss these issues with us in more detail, please feel free to
contact us (07905 913 169)

Thyroid Blood Chemistry

According to Dr Gordon Skinner and Dr John Lee, a serious flaw currently exists in the treatment of hypothyrodism. Dr John Lee explains -
Excess oestrogen can block the action of the thyroid hormone even when the thyroid is producing normal hormone levels. Therefore, the hormone is ineffective and symptoms of hypothyroidism appear.
In this case, laboratory tests may show normal thyroid hormone levels in a woman's system because the thyroid gland itself is not malfunctioning.

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