Thyroid Health

Vitamins & Supplements:
b-complex (folate)
iron
iodine
mg
selenium
zinc
Chromium
vitamin C
vitamin D
omega 3s
5-HTP
ashwagandha
astragalus
cordycep mushroom
ginseng
holy basil
rhodiola
hydrolyzed collagen
omega 3s
GABA (try Oolong tea, cherry tomatoes with pine nut hummus & olive oil, or plain Greek yogurt, for GABA)
l-theanine (in green tea – calming effect. helps bind GABA to dopamine receptors)
licorice root (increases energy and endurance. protects thymus from high cortisol damage. restores underactive adrenal glands and improves cortisol levels.
magnesium
phosphytidylserine (normalizes cortisol. regulates pituitary and adrenal glands)
tyrosine + iodine = Thyroid hormones
tyrosine sourced from eggs, meat. so vegans and vegetarians should be in trouble.

non essential, but valuable: n-acetylcysteine 600mg/day, alpha-lipoic acid 600mg/day, acetyl l-carnitine 250-500/day, co-enzyme Q, 300-400mg/day PQQ 10-20mg/day, vit-E.

exercise
sunlight
grounding to earth!

antithyroid foods: wheat, rye, oats, barley, millet, soy, cruciferous veg(cauliflower, cabbage, collards, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, kale, turnips, rutabagas.)

antithyroid substances: tap water (fluoride, chlorine, hydrocarbons: displaces iodine in the thyroid. fluoride was used for hyperthyroidism to suppress thyroid function!), birth control pills (estrogen), lithium,

chronic stress or emotional/physical trauma (especially to the head/neck) could reduce thyroid function.

cortisol is required to convert T4 to T3. (and B6?)

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