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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.


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.

Health Road Show – Day Two

Health Road Show – Day Two

 

Wow thanks Ballyboey Donegal…… we had a packed room and the energy was amazing. We want to thank all of you who came along and supported us I know it meant alot to our course leaders up there Mella and Claire.

If you didn’t get a chance to come along Mella and Clare are holding Taster Event in Donegal and Derry click the link for all the details. http://www.kinesiologyzone.com/kinesiology-taster-event/

Mella our course leader in Donegal had an opportunity to have Siobhan from the Donegal Now come in for a treatment last week and afterwards Siobhan wrote ”I felt that I was well and truly on the road to a recovery I hadn’t realised I needed”, I will let you read the rest on the fanatic results here in a link to the article. –https://www.donegalnow.com/features/kinesiology-unleashes-true-life-force-energy-find-health-roadshow/175691

We had lots people willing to be tested and here is Clare in action.
She covered a range of topics including bloating, food intolerances and digestive issues.

Thank so much for the positive feedback and the great hospitality we received in Donegal.

If you want to come along to New Ross or book our taster event in Dun Laoughaire visit www.Kinesiologyzone.com/roadshow 

Health Show #10 – Gut health, leaky gut and what you can do

“Leaky Gut” could be the cause of many health problems, but is it a cause or a symptom?

The health of our gut is key to our health, because not only does it affect the health of the liver, it also houses a big part of our immune system.  Health Show Episode #10 covered the topic of a leaky gut, a condition that is associated with a wide range of seemingly unconnected symptoms. I aimed to shed some light on how as a Systematic Kinesiologist we can go about identifying and resolving this issue through lifestyle changes.  We talked about how it occurs and what you can do to heal it naturally.

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

The official definition of Leaky Gut Syndrome is an increase in permeability of the intestinal mucosa to luminal macromolecules, antigens, and toxins associated with inflammatory degenerative and/ or atrophic mucosa or lining.  Leaky gut is a name used to describe intestinal or bowel hyper permeability.  Put more simply, large spaces develop between the cells of the gut wall allowing bacteria, toxins and food to leak into the bloodstream.

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But the intestines are indeed permeable. Spaces do open up normally, it’s designed to let things through – so that nutrients and other molecules get in and out of the intestine. The production of Vitamin B in the large bowel is absorbed back into the body via the bloodstream.

Leaky gut is a condition that increasingly evidence is suggesting is a significant factor in our digestive and therefore the whole body’s health.  The problem occurs when substances overstimulate the release of zonulin, (wheat and other gluten foods do this) and the spaces between the cells become wider, which then allows much larger protein molecules to get into the bloodstream where an immunologic reaction can take place.  A key to resolving autoimmune problems lies here.

Solutions to Leaky Gut and digestive health problems generally

There are many things you can do if you’re suffering from digestive distress, and the focus is to remove any predisposing factors, reduce inflammation, treat and remove other contributory factors and then focus on repairing the gut lining.

  1. Predisposing factors could include antibiotics (they kill off your good bacteria as well as the bad), paracites, amalgams and other toxic metals, as well as food sensitivities.  Avoiding sugar, alcohol and artifical sweeteners too.  Chronic stress can weaken the immune system, and low stomach acid impacts on your ability to fight off bacteria and viruses.  As we see in the demonstration in the video, there may well be an issue around low HCL and/or digestive enzymes.   If that’s the case then you may see the need to take HCL as well as some good bacteria (bacteria in the evening, and HCl with each meal).
  2. Decreasing inflammation nutritionally with Vit D3/K2, Turmeric, Ginger, Quercitin, Vit C, Zinc.
  3. Other factors that may play a role in digestive health is the Ileo Caecal Valve (ICV), and as we see in the video, this was the case, and needs to be corrected as part of a whole person approach to resolving digestive health problems.

How to repair the gut lining

There’s a lot we can do nutritionally.  L Glutamine, Omega 3 fats (which help with cell wall repair), Zinc, as well as a good probiotic are all options that can be tested for with muscle testing, to establish which are the best for you.

All stress affects the body the same way

Most health problems are lifestyle related, and so to really heal from gut issues we can’t just focus o

n the gut.  We need to think about the food we eat, how it’s digested, what we’re thinking about, and how we allow the body to rest and relax.  So accumulating sleep debt also affects our overall health.

There will never be a full recovery in such cases until the digestive system is brought back into a healthy state, and the immune system supported and rebuilt.

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Remember to check out the #HealthRoadShow taking place Sunday July 23rd to Friday 28th all around Ireland.