TC 265: Thyroid Health

TC 265: Thyroid Health

In this episode of the Transformation Cafe podcast, host Robin Masiewicz and Cafe regular Gloria discuss ways to support the function of the thyroid gland, a very important gland in the body that secretes hormones that influence metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature. During infancy and childhood, adequate thyroid hormone is crucial for brain development.

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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck.

View an article and illustrations of the thyroid at WebMD.

3 Types Of Thyroid Problems

  • Hypothyroidism, or under-functioning of the thyroid gland. This means that energy and metabolism are low.
  • Hyperthyroidism, or over-functioning of the thyroid gland. In this case, your metabolism is running on overdrive.
  • Autoimmune thyroid diseases. This includes both Hashimoto’s disease, where the thyroid is underactive, and Graves disease, where it’s overactive.

 

Resources:

13 Ways to Treat Hypothyroidism Naturally

10 Signs You Might Have a Thyroid Problem

5 Foods that May Help Ease Hyperthyroidism Symptoms

 

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