What is it about such a small gland, that people make such a big deal about it?
For the longest time, I asked that question. I mean, what is it even? Does something so minute really affect my health that much?
So, I decided to find out for myself. I visited site after site reading and searching. And, as I’m sure you have surmised, I found A LOT out about it.
I looked at places such as: http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/endocrine/why-thyroid-important.htm
(And many, many others!)
Well, what did I find then?
I found that there is a list of things it does for the body. I found out-it’s the boss, or the manager at least!
We always talk about the brain, or even the heart, as the boss. And, to some extent, they are. They play an extremely important role in our well being. But, deep down, THEY ARE NOT THE BOSS.
The thyroid gland provides hormones that give our body important signals and help stimulate the tissues in the body that produce proteins and increase how much oxygen is used by cells. *these orders are The harder cells work, the harder organs must work. Also, calcitonin hormones work together with the parathyroid hormone to regulate calcium levels in the body.
Hormones released by the thyroid are T3 (liothyronine) and T4 (levothyroxine),and they affect almost every cell in your body, and help control your body’s functions. If you have too little thyroid hormone in your blood, your body slows down. Thyroid hormones act throughout the body, influencing metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature. During infancy and childhood, adequate thyroid hormone is crucial for brain development.
The hormones secreted by the thyroid help to regulate heart rate, maintain healthy skin, and play a crucial part in regulating your metabolism. The thyroid also works to lift your energy, regulate your core temperature and warm your body and it activates your immune system.
In short-the Thyroid, pretty much tells the body what to do. (with some help from the pituitary gland)
So what happens when it isn’t working?
Sometimes the thyroid slows down so much that it becomes under-active. When this happens, the thyroid gland does not do its job, and the whole body suffers as a result, causing what we know as hyperthyroidism.
When you’re thyroid isn’t working right, it can cause any or all of these symptoms. They include:
- Edema, or swelling in the legs, arms, or face
- Abdominal weight gain
- Cold hands and feet. Also, check if the nail beds are overgrown with fungus
- Increased susceptibility to the common cold and flu. Or, a respiratory infection that hangs around for months
- Dryness, which shows up in loss of hair, brittle nails, constipation, and achy joints
How to Support our delicate “office manager”
- Avoid gluten, heavy metals, nutritional deficiencies, and stress.
- Optimize Your Nutrition – Support your thyroid with optimal nutrition, including foods that contain iodine, zinc, omega-3 fats, selenium, and more.
- Heat Therapy – Use saunas and heat to eliminate stored toxins, which interfere with thyroid function. While not necessary, it can help.
- Manage Stress
- Supplement – Use supplements to help enhance thyroid function, including all the nutrients needed for proper thyroid metabolism and function.
I highly recommend Thyroid Support made by LES Labs. (find it here: https://leslabs.com/products/thyroid-support) I started using this a few weeks ago and I was having a rough time with mood swings, headaches, was often sick, and experienced an irregular monthly cycle which could be linked to hormonal levels being off.
I can’t say that it worked over night. But what I can say is it definitely helped! I am less moody, have not suffered from the headaches, or had a cold in about three weeks. I can’t speak for being regular yet, but I can say that after having issues every two weeks, it is nice to go a normal amount of time between visits from the controlling Aunt Flo.
I am not that great at taking medicine regularly. I try, I really do. But when it comes to taking meds, I just forget sometimes. In the times when I forgot, I was sluggish, felt touchy, and had a hard time concentrating (probably because I was so touchy! 😉 ) Thyroid Support from LES Labs has been a game changer for me. It not only helps support my thyroids hormone levels, which helps all the things listed above, but it also promotes a healthy metabolism, and helps it function at top condition.
Not only does it do all those things and more, but it is made in vegetable capsules and GMP certified. They offer a 100% guarantee, so you can tell they stand behind it-which is important when looking for the right product. If a company doesn’t stand behind a product, it should raise red flags.
It is also very affordable. It is $29.99 for a 60 day supply.
I Highly Recommend this product to anyone looking to support their thyroid gland, or who need the extra boost.
Find it at: https://leslabs.com/products/thyroid-support (only $29.99 for a 60 day supply!)
*Should not be consumed by children, women pregnant or nursing, or on Thyroid medication. (unless directed by a doctor)
*I am not a healthcare professional, just a health conscious person giving my own personal advice and opinion*