(TBS #23) 5 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Thyroid Today - Dr. Westin Childs | Thyroid & Health Supplements That Work

(TBS #23) 5 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Thyroid Today

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The Dr. Westin Childs Podcast
(TBS #23) 5 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Thyroid Today

Today is lesson #23 and we are talking about how to boost your thyroid function and what you can do today.

Why would you want to boost your thyroid function, to begin with?

For starters, your thyroid helps regulate your metabolism, controls your mood and helps regulate other hormones in your body.

Those with thyroid issues often suffer from depression, anxiety, weight gain, and so on.

The struggle, when it comes to your thyroid, is that it can be difficult to get proper treatment, especially when using thyroid medication.

But don’t worry! You can use some tips to help improve your thyroid.

#1. Take your thyroid medication at night
– Taking your thyroid medication at night may improve how well your body can absorb your medication and has been shown to increase free T3 levels in some people. This simple change may improve your thyroid!

#2. Take thyroid enhancing supplements
– Supplements like Zinc and Selenium are required for thyroid function and conversion and many people are deficient. By taking these supplements you can provide your body with the precursors it needs to produce thyroid on its own.

#3. Check your ferritin
– Ferritin is a marker for how much iron your body has. Low ferritin usually indicates low iron and iron is also required for your thyroid to function. Low iron may exacerbate hypothyroid symptoms. You can have low iron with normal red blood cells so make sure you check your ferritin!

#4. Manage your stress
– Stress can negatively impact your TRH which can suppress your body’s ability to produce TSH. This may result in hypothyroid symptoms. You can treat stress with daily practices such as yoga and medication or with supplements such as adaptogens.

#5. Diet and exercise
– Eating a healthy diet (and exercising regularly) can help reduce inflammation which may improve thyroid conversion. Look for a change in your lifestyle, not necssarily a “diet”. This will give you the best results.

Hey guys!

I’m Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I’m so passionate about it.

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