To be able to prevent a disease from happening, it is important to first understand it. And the most important thing to know and understand is the root cause of a disease. What caused this disease in the first place? What experiences or situations did the person do that ultimately led to this disease infecting that person? Once this is understood, it will be easier to prevent that disease from doing any harm to the person.
In the case of thyroid diseases, it’s more important to know the root cause of these diseases because the symptoms that they show are usually associated with different diseases or conditions. Now the causes for thyroid problems vary per disease. Some are caused by other thyroid diseases, some are caused by treatment or medication, some are because of a deficiency or an excess of certain nutrients in the body and there are others that are hereditary.
There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to causes of thyroid problems. There really isn’t any one underlying factor that can be considered the root cause. In fact doctors aren’t even sure about the cause of certain conditions. So how would you take care of your thyroid gland considering that the conditions and problems it experienced isn’t caused by one factor?
Well much like the cause, there are also several things that you can do to take care of your thyroid and prevent thyroid problems.
The natural way to take care of your thyroid gland is to eat right. Like with anything in our body, eating right contributes greatly to the health of our thyroid.
You should eat foods that are rich in iodine. Iodine contributes greatly in the thyroid gland’s ability to make thyroid hormone.
Iron also helps in making thyroid hormones and in getting them into the cells. Iron helps T3 and T4 do their work.
Minerals such as zinc, selenium and chromium helps in converting inactive T4 to active T3. They also protect the thyroid gland from destructive free radicals, highly reactive molecules ready to to pounce on and disrupt any nearby molecule, including proteins and DNA. Selenium is also key because you’ll have thyroid resistance if you don’t have it.
Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng)
This herb stimulates T3 production and helps nourishes tired adrenal glands. It also helps reduce cortisol levels.
This herb also helps in the production of T3. It also helps in reducing cholesterol level.
Home cooked meals that are rich in fruits and vegetables help in making our thyroid healthier. Also processed foods are to be minimized as they also affect our thyroid health.
There are a lot of factors to consider when you properly take care of your thyroid gland. But to sum it all up, the real way of taking proper care of your thyroid is to take care of your body. Have a healthy lifestyle, eat healthy and live healthy.
If you do this you can be assured that you’ll have a healthy thyroid gland that is functioning optimally.