The Body’s Thermometer
The thyroid is located in the neck area and is one of the most important organs in the human body as it is responsible for the regulating of most of the major natural cellular processes in the human body. The thyroid oversees actions such as delivering oxygen to the cells, regulating the body temperature, directing hormonal activities, metabolism, and at least a dozen more different and essential functions.
The hormone that the thyroid uses to accomplish these different functions is thyroxin.
Thyroxin is a very important part of bodily function, so when it fails, doctors attempt to replace thyroxin levels with their own cocktails of medications, such as levothyroxine, synthroid, levoxil, and armour thyroid. These can have disastrous side effects and can permanently damage the thyroid.
When the thyroid is having problems, different things begin to happen to the body. Women are far more susceptible to thyroid disease for some reason that is unknown to science. A woman may notice a lower metabolism (inability to lose weight), rashes on the skin, irregular and erratic menstrual cycles, chills, fevers, and the list can go on. Essentially, the thyroid gland is not producing enough of thyroxin, and now the body is having difficulty regulating normal bodily processes. Some of the factors that can cause this is bad diet, pollution, and even stress. A hectic life is the usual culprit, as stress tends to overwork the thyroid gland into “exhaustion”.
How to treat such a sensitive organ?
It is important to state that anytime one deals with hormones and sensitive organs, medications are very dangerous and can permanently damage these essential tissues and functions.
The body needs natural remedies so it can heal itself, which is always the most effective way of dealing with disease. The body is much better at taking care of its own problems than science is at fixing it in lieu.
One of the biggest solutions is fixing the diet. Diet is a huge part of why the thyroid may have failed, so than fixing the diet will most definitely help to bring it back under control. Taking Zinc and Magnesium supplements are some of the best things to do under these circumstances, as well as eating organically grown chicken and wild-caught fish. The reason being, these two meats are high in zinc, and zinc is a mineral that the body uses to produce these hormones.
Also, Irish Moss has been known to be an excellent way to cure a hormone deficiency, and taking B and C vitamins will naturally help to cope with stress, as these have a leveling agent. When this happens, and you are more relaxed, the thyroid does not have to work on the body’s stress, and can now continue onto its other tasks. Keeping relaxed is essential to a healthy life, so be sure to kick up your feet and take in a good book every once in a while, and you will notice you will be healthier all around.