MEET YOUR THYROID
Much like your adrenals, this is a gland with a leading role in your body’s functionality. A butterfly shaped gland that sits at the base of your throat, you can think of it as the ‘mother gland’. As the protector, this gland attempts to maintain balance in your body, and is constantly multitasking by sending and receiving information from multiple sources to best nurture you.
Sounds like a big job, right? It is.
JUST LIKE THE MOTHER YOU KNOW AND LOVE, THIS GLAND DOES IT ALL.
Always telling you when to speed up, stand still, coast, stop, or slow down…your mother gland always has your best interest at heart – but her directions can come all at once, or within split seconds of each other.
WHAT CAUSES MY THYROID TO BE OUT OF BALANCE?
Your thyroid gland is very sensitive. She can feel and sense everything. You know how your mother always seemed to know what you were up to? The thyroid gland is the same. There is not many secrets you can keep from her. Let’s call it women’s intuition. Your thyroid picks up on all the small changes or shifts in your body and will alter or compensate its hormonal production according to what you need in any given moment to bring you back to a balanced state. If your mother gland is trying to compensate ALL the time then she will falter and fatigue much like the adrenal glands do.
Here are chronic exposures that will fatigue your thyroid gland
Blood sugar that is too low or too high
Adrenal dysfunction (stress)
Nutritional deficiencies (e.g protein and iodine)
Poor digestive health
Use of hormone creams or pills are all triggers for a functional thyroid imbalance
Another root cause of thyroid dysfunction is the auto-immune process: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
EIGHT MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF LOW THYROID
- Coldness (86%)
- Joint Pain (73%)
- Headache (68%)
- Muscle Cramps (42%)
- Fatigue (84%)
- Prolonged Achilles Reflex (71%)
- Depression (53%)
- Constipation (41%)