Supporting Hyperthyroidism with Essential Oils

Supporting Hyperthyroidism with Essential Oils

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The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland at the base of our neck. It’s like a master control center for the metabolic function of nearly every cell in the body.

Hyperthyroidism is a condition of the thyroid. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your neck. It produces tetraiodothyronine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which are two primary hormones that control how your cells use energy. Your thyroid gland regulates your metabolism through the release of these hormones.

Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid makes too much T4, T3, or both.

When it comes to hyperthyroidism, or other conditions of the thyroid, the root cause often stems from:
Inflammation of the immune system, or Auto-immune disease, Graves disease being the most common, c
aused by:

  • Leaky gut or other damage to the integrity of the gut (this is where the juncture of the lining of the gut widen and allow particles of food to enter the blood stream causing inflammation).
  • Allergies to inflammatory foods such as gluten or dairy.
  • High preservative consumption such as refined sugar or artificial chemicals
  • Over-use of prescription medications such as anti-inflammatories (which can actually damage the gut and cause inflammation). This is increasingly common and a vicious circle
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol or smoking

Symptoms of thyroid disruption can include: 

  • Chronic fatigue or feeling constantly exhausted.
  • Rapid loss or gaining of weight
  • Extreme mood fluctuations
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feeling swollen, bloated or puffy
  • Digestive distress (such as constipation)
  • Brittle nails and hair
  • Dry skin

Many conventional treatments don’t mention how powerful the results are you can experience by simply changing your diet and lifestyle, including your environmental surrounds (toxins) and support.

Choosing natural solutions  such as Essential oils – as part of a holistic protocol – to support and enhance wellbeing can positively enhance the health of many experiencing thyroid disfunction. 

Essential Oils for supporting hyperthyroidism:

There are a number of essential oils that can support an over-active thyroid (or Graves disease) such as

 

Do an ‘environmental’ spot check

  • Remove commercial/chemical sprays, cosmetics and perfumes. The majority of these contain hormone disrupting chemicals that can wreak havoc on the thyroid.

Use functional medicine for immune support

There are a number of tests you can take (blood and stool) to show the health of the immune system and your thyroid, it’s very empowering to simply remove potential triggers from our diet and our environment and crowd in healing, functional foods that can support the health of our immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. And we can start that now. 

Ultimately, if we don’t adjust our diet and lifestyle,  we are adding a band-aid to the problem and may experience ramifications of this for life.  Instead of an incredible, supportive part of our holistic (rounded) health protocol.

Here’s some great recipes to start you off on your journey into functional foods.

“Hi Alice, I just wanted to send you an email and share that I’ve been using those oils you recommended for 3 weeks now AND even changed my diet as you recommended (your lemon curd is to die for by the way) and I haven’t felt this good in over 2 years. I know you said it may take longer, but I swear I had more energy and was feeling less anxious and moody within a week!
I also lost 3kgs in the last month, but I imagine that’s because I wasn’t snacking on biscuits and chocolate and eating the foods you recommend also. Anyway, I just wanted to say THANK-YOU!
I have recommended these to my Mum also and she’s about to start to follow this too.”

Supporting Hyperthyroidism with Essential Oils was last modified: July 26th, 2017 by Alice Nicholls
 
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