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Health Show Episode #13– Steps to Take to Help Your Thyroid

Health Show Episode #13– Steps to Take to help your Thyroid

Thyroid disorders are on the rise, and is a serious problem that’s causing so many health complications. Because millions of people around the world are suffering, we decided to highlight this topic and was the theme of this month’s Health Show. But since we would look at the problem as a symptom, and not necessarily the source of the problem, we wanted to showcase our approach to finding the underlying cause(s) using our whole person approach.

A bit of background about the Thyroid

The Thyroid gland is one organ found in the “Endocrine System”. This system of glands works together to regulate body temperature, metabolism, sleep, reproduction, mood, growth and development. The other glands are the pituitary, parathyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries/testicles.

In this Health Show you will learn that it is totally possible for you to take good care of your thyroid health. It is a HUGE topic and while we covered a lot in episode #13 of the Health Show, it can’t compete with getting to the root of your own issues by visiting a practitioner.

Types of Thyroid Conditions

Your thyroid can either be functioning normally, or if not it can either by Hypo-(low), or Hyper-thyroid (high), and when they get chronic enough, you can be diagnosed with either Hashimotos (a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid) or Graves Disease (also a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid). The usual treatment is either surgery or medication to treat the symptoms and to normalise the blood readings of the thyroid hormones. Both men and women can have an underactive thyroid. However, it’s more common in women.

However, in the Systematic Kinesiology when organs are in trouble we look at that as being a useful signal. BUT we also have to be mindful that often – where it IS it ISNT, in that we want to understand WHY the thyroid isn’t functioning properly, and the blame is often not the thyroid at all. Testing through Systematic Kinesiology we can identify imbalances before they become a chronic problem.

Common Symptoms

Fatigue
Weight gain
Depression
Slow wound healing
Itchy dry skin
Hair falling out
Loss of outer eyebrows
Very sensitive to cold weather
Constipation
Crying easily
As well as the regulation of the menstrual cycle

In this Health Show Siobhan Guthrie demonstrates how we can test for low thyroid, the factors to take into consideration, and talks about the Steps to Help Restore Function

Factors to consider when approaching health from a Whole Person and lifestyle perspective:

M – Mental realm: emotional stresses
C – Chemical realm: toxins in the environment, food sensitivities
P – Physical realm: whiplash and other structural problems
E – Energy realm: energetic blocks.

 

Here are some of the vitamins/minerals and foods that can help you keep your thyroid health in good condition

B Vitamins – Apart from helping you with your mood health, energy levels, and metabolism, B vitamins can also help you improve your thyroid health. Some of the most common plant-based sources of B vitamins are avocados, broccoli, sweet potatoes, nuts, seeds, coconut, beans, legumes, and whole grains.

Vitamin D – particularly useful for people who have auto-immune problems as lots of studies link auto immune problems to Vit D deficiency. It also plays an essential part in your mood, bone, blood sugar/diabetes, heart, and muscle pain. Since Vitamin D is primarily obtained from the sun, the best way to get it is to be exposed to sunlight for about 15 minutes every day it is not always that easy in Ireland so consider taking a supplement.

Selenium – Apart from being vital to your skin and hair, selenium is also good for your thyroid health. The best source of plant-based selenium is the Brazil nut.

Glutamine – particularly useful if you suspect digestive or even leaky gut issues.

If you have blood sugar issues, then Chromium and Magnesium and Zinc may be indicated. Zinc if low can impact on the production of T3, a thyroid hormone.

Iodine – You’ve likely heard that iodine is good for the thyroid. However, since it’s a micronutrient you don’t need very much, and since it is possible to get from our diet, may not be a factor in your thyroid issues. Eating seafood is a good dietary source of iodine.  Other natural thyroid support.


To make an appointment with a Systematic Kinesiologist to get tested to best support your Thyroid and treating the underlying causes, you can find a list on the Association’s website
here
http://kinesiology.ie/practitioners/

 


Next month’s live recording of the KinesiologyZone Health Show will be on 15th November at 12.30 as usual. We will be covering ”Sleep Problems” and how Systematic Kinesiology can help you.

If you have any comments or want to share the success you have had using these techniques please post below.

The Health Show Episode #1 with Siobhan Guthrie

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So here’s an idea! What do I need to do to start using all the technology out there? There are so many possibilities now that just didn’t exist 5 or 6 years ago!

Embracing this technology in a new way that is both meaningful and gives you value, but also contributes in a way that helps YOU be healthier!  In easy steps!

I’ve been mulling it over for a few weeks now, and TODAY decided to just start!  We can easily put things off till you’re less busy, have more time, planned it, had my hair done, worried about sound (it’s OK), but I’m a recovering perfectionist that says, getting it DONE is perfection enough.  You know what I mean?

So today was …… drumroll……… Episode No 1.

 

Who know where it’ll go, but, and it’s a big but – it’s the direction that matters.  No doubt there will be some overwhelm but by stretching myself it’s the only way to grow!  Today is 6th September 2016 …. this time next year, we could have 52 episodes done already!!  Eek, did I just commit to one a week? Well, let’s see.  I want to provide you with valuable content, not just for the sake of rolling out another episode.  But for this, I will need your help.  What do YOU want to see?  What health questions do you have?  What’s frustrating you about health?

So in THIS episode, because I’m getting ready a busy five days of teaching from Saturday, I thought I’d share some juicing that I do to help prepare myself for the week ahead.  Juicing gives me loads of energy, increases my stamina, it also helps me feel healthier, because I sleep better, and awake more refreshed.  All ready so that I can be at my best for my lovely group of Diploma Students.

This morning we dove right in with a Facebook LIVE video, (so there was no stopping once I got started right – another way to get things done – make it impossible to stop, haha!) and I shared one of my go-to juice recipes that gets my day off to a great start.

Below the video is the recipe I use.

And if you have a question you’d like an answer to, just ask!

Enjoy 🙂

 

Benefits of juicing:

It’s a good way to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies  – much easier to drink 20 carrots than to eat 20 carrots!            top-view-1248950_1920

You’ll absorb nutrients better with less digestion, as the fibre has been removed

Detoxify Gently and Naturally – giving your digestion a bit of a rest is good for it!

Its a great way to use up surplus vegetables from your garden & fridge

A health digestive system = a strong immune system (80% is in your gut).

They taste great, and if you juice exclusively for a day or two you will start to feel the amazing POWER of juicing.

Here are the ingredients Siobhan used.  (one serving; double the amount for 2 servings)

  • 2 Apples
  • 1/4 Cucumber
  • 1 rib of celery                                                                                  14199761_10153880477994786_3408595906910556438_n
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1/3 Pineapple

Blending –

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Spirulina
  • a few Ice cubes

I am using a masticating juicer in this video.  It gently extracts the juices of fruits and vegetables and leaves the fibre behind.  The slow masticating squeezes every last bit of fluid and nutrients out of your pulp.  The blender then using the nutrient rich juice, blended with the avocado, and spirulina makes a very smooth, rich and tasty drink.

If you wish to keep your juice for later, store in a glass container with an air-tight lid for up to 24 hours.  I tend to store the juice, and only blend with the avocado, ice, and spirulina when ready to drink.

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Enjoy this fabulous, revitalizing refreshment! We did!

I’d love to hear from you. What’s your favorite juice recipe?