The Hypothalamus is the body’s internal thermostat. It secrets hormones through the thyroid glands and controls the body temperature that actually regulates the speed of calorie burning and energy usage. Hypothyroidism is a condition which appears if there is a lack of thyroid hormone production.
Low immunity, droopy and swollen eyes, goiter, constipation, hair loss, dry skin, muscle cramps and weakness, heavy periods, infertility PMS problems, poor memory and concentration, slow heart rate, intolerance to cold, weight gain, low body temperature chronic fatigue and elevated cholesterol.
If you have most of these symptoms immediately do a self-test.
When you wake up in the morning put the thermometer under the arm for 10 minutes. Do the same every morning for five days and note your temperature. If your temperature is constantly lower than 97.6 degree F it may indicate that you have hypothyroidism. If this is so, please visit a doctor.
Foods to avoid or consume in moderation
Broccoli, kale, turnips, cabbage, spinach, pears, mustard greens, pears and peaches. You should also avoid consuming white flour, sugar as well as refined and processed foods.
Foods You Should Completely Avoid
Avoid chemicals and highly refined food like dairy products (except yogurt), sugars (refined), sugar substitutes and artificial sweeteners, white flour, hydrogenated fats like margarine, pesticide laden foods, diet foods, fat free foods, carbonated drinks, diet soda.
Foods to consume more
Start consuming more proteins like meat (organic), eggs, seeds, nuts and quinoa. You should also consume more sea salt, carrots, avocados, prunes, potatoes, oranges, dates, asparagus, whole grains and apricots.
Take the following supplements:
Zinc, selenium, vitamin B complex, kelp, cooper, omega 3, L-tyrosine and brewer’s yeast. The dosage is different for each individual so ask a nutritionist for your dosage.
It offers many benefits for your health, since it is rich in iodine. However, it should never be consumed alone because it has very strong and bitter taste. But you can always add it to salads or juices.
Beneficial effects of Watercress
Since it contains high amounts of iodine, it is great for thypo-thyroidism treatment. It also solves skin problems like acnes, eczema and other skin irritations. Positively affects the bones and regulates the blood sugar level. The best thing about watercress is that it has great amount of anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
Highly Recommended Juice Recipe:
– Squeeze one lemon to make lemon juice
– Add 2 red or green apples
– Add a few watercress leaves and stems