Thyroid Support Protocol

thyroid health Dec 19, 2023

The thyroid produces a hormone that impacts every cell, tissue, and organ in the body.

Research shows that 20 million Americans have been diagnosed with some form of thyroid disease. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis or lymphocytic thyroiditis (meaning "inflammation of the thyroid gland") is the most common type of autoimmune thyroid condition that primarily affects women five to eight times more than men. The immune cells attack the thyroid gland leading to chronic inflammation and damage that persists in its functional decline and eventually leads to the most common cause of the thyroid condition, known as hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid.

Common symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis may include fatigue, excessive weight gain, sensitivities to cold, dry skin, depression, constipation, reduced exercise tolerance, and muscle aches.

There are both nutritional considerations and lifestyle interventions that you can implement to address the symptoms that an underactive thyroid can produce.

Nutritional considerations include the following:

  • Follow an autoimmune dietary plan, such as gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, low FODMAPs, specific carbohydrate or GAPS diet.
  • Support GI mucosal integrity through dietary intake of bone broths, gelatin, collagen, and fermented foods.
  • Avoid high mercury fish, especially swordfish, shark, tilefish, king mackerel, and marlin
  • Eat foods that are rich in selenium, such as Brazil nuts, tuna, halibut, and sardines.

Lifestyle interventions include:

  • Support a balanced immune response by removing any potential immune-provoking compounds and antigenic foods.
  • Identify any environmental sources of halogens, such as fluoride, bromide, and chloride. Be sure to remove these from your household and hygiene products.
  • Mitigate stress through meditation, yoga, and other mindfulness practices.
  • As you make changes, be sure to monitor your thyroid condition to determine what is or isn't working for you.

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