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Your Thyroid Plays A Critical Role In Your Metabolism

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;

  • Iodine
  • Vitamin D
  • Omega 3 fats
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin A
  • B vitamins

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