‘ Thyroid disorders affect 1 in 20 people, yet almost 60% of those who suffer from it are completely unaware.’
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF AN UNDERACTIVE THYROID
The symptoms are very important, the most common being fatigue, poor concentration, feeling mentally groggy, weight gain, dry skin, cold hands and feet, constipation, depression, high cholesterol, high estrogens, heavy periods, hair loss, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia and insomnia.
Some people experience a tight feeling around the throat or have frequent throat or lost voice issues. Their reflexes can be slow and they can feel cold all the time or have an intolerance to cold. Some people also get pain or joint stiffness and numbness / tingling in hands and feet including Carpel tunnel syndrome.
Children with hypothyroidism have symptoms that are not as specific as adults, but mainly are fatigue, brain fog and hair loss.
WHAT AFFECTS THE THYROID GLAND?
BPA; Bisphenol A, the main source is from plastics but also receipts
Chemicals such as organo chlorides (in herbicides and pesticides),
PCB’s and PBDE’s , (polychlorinated bisphehyl and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in plastics, adhesives, insulating materials, flame retardants, carpets and upholstery)
Chlorine and fluoride in drinking water and fluoride also in toothpaste
Goitrogen foods such as unfermented soy products and uncooked cruciferous vegetables
HRT or the contraceptive pill, estrogen being the main offender here
Heavy metals such as mercury from dental fillings, lead from car fumes and water pipes, and cadmium from car fumes, pesticides and in white flour products.
Stress and extreme emotions.
The thyroid can be effected if there are problems with expressing oneself
I regularly help people with thyroid issues naturally.
Even if they are already on medication they may not be converting it efficiently and still have symptoms.
Contact me if you need help