Many of my clients suffer from thyroid problems eg; enlarged thyroid, under-active thyroid & auto-immune thyroid disease. The thyroid system also plays a critical role in your metabolism. Along with insulin and cortisol, your thyroid hormone is one of the big three hormones that control your metabolism & weight.
Looking at the bigger picture, thyroid disease affects both women & men with a high a percentage of those with this disease going undiagnosed.
Historically, thyroid disease was often caused by iodine deficiency. Auto-immune disease however is now becoming more & more prevalent.
Why? Because our immune system is attacking our thyroid gland as it perceives it as a foreign tissue. Why? Because the thyroid gland has been damaged by environmental toxins.
Over my several years working as a Functional Medicine practitioner, I can assure you that you can heal your thyroid.
With some, this can be done effectively through diet, correct nutrients & lifestyle factors, for others healing may require a bit more assistance & working collaboratively with you GP.
Nutritional deficiencies can play a big role in thyroid dysfunction mainly;
Taking a proactive approach can correct many thyroid issues. If you’re looking for advice or suspect you may have thyroid issues & are seeking testing, contact Di McCauley in Mint’s Nutrition Clinic 03 338 9654 or www.mintfit.co.nz