Today I am welcoming back Carrie, a wonderful work-at-home mama who I connected with through blogging. I found her Young Living Essential Oils website and blog, loved what I saw, contacted her, and now consider her a friend! She is so knowledgeable about essential oils but beyond that, she is a very genuine person who is dedicated to living a natural, mindful lifestyle. I am excited to host a very informative post from her today which focuses on your thyroid. Since I recently wrote about how coconut oil can help thyroid issues, I felt that Carrie’s post could add to the information I presented. Enjoy!
How vital is your thyroid? Why is this little gland so important to your health? What exactly is the thyroid gland and what is its function/purpose in the human body?
The thyroid is a part of the endocrine system and this gland regulates metabolic processes in the body. Its main function is to produce hormones, T3/T4, that are released into the bloodstream. The thyroid gland is controlled by the pituitary and hypothalamus gland.
Why is the thyroid gland so important?
The hormones, T3/T4 are released into the bloodstream and are transported to every cell in the body. These hormones enter the body cells and control the metabolism that takes place. The thyroid also controls other vital functions such as digestion, circulation, immune function, hormone balance, and emotions. Your thyroid is one of the most important glands in your body. It controls the way you metabolize food, the way you use energy, lose and gain weight, how well or poorly you sleep, and much, much more. If your thyroid is not functioning properly, you will have several side effects/health issues.
Your thyroid can be over or under active. Symptoms include:
Under active- hypothyroidism
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Pale, dry skin
- A puffy face
- Hoarse voice
- An elevated blood cholesterol level
- Unexplained weight gain
- Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
- Muscle weakness
- Heavier than normal menstrual periods
- Brittle fingernails and hair
- Significantly accelerate your body’s metabolism
- Causes sudden weight loss
- A rapid or irregular heartbeat
In addition to coconut oil, there are many foods that support a healthy thyroid. Kale, spinach, asparagus, brazil nuts, lentils, whole grains, eggs, pumpkin seeds, salmon and tuna are all nourishing foods that provide thyroid support.
If you already have thyroid imbalance, talk to your practitioner about using supplements before a prescription. The problem with prescriptions like Synthroid (levothyroxine) is that once you go on them, your thyroid backs down, and it can be difficult to get off of thyroid replacement drugs.
If you need or are looking for a natural alternative (other than support through food), Thyromin is a great supplement. This natural essential oil supplement was developed to help nourish the thyroid, balance metabolism, and reduce fatigue. It contains a combination of specially selected glandular nutrients, herbs, amino acids, minerals, and essential oils. All of the essential oils are therapeutic-grade quality and are perfectly balanced to bring about the most beneficial and nutritional support to the thyroid. Young Living’s Thyromin contains a proprietary blend of bovine-derived thyroid powder, adrenal extract, and pituitary extract, as well as herbs, amino acids, minerals, and essential oils that support healthy thyroid function.
If you’re not already familiar with this best-selling, all natural Thyromin, thyroid-supporting supplement, take a look at the ingredient information below:
- Iodine is an element needed for the production of thyroid hormones. Because the body does not produce iodine on its own, it can only be obtained through diet or supplements. Iodine is a key component of Thyromin, giving you 1,158 mcg per serving.
- Vitamin E supports enzymes in the body that convert inactive thyroid hormones into active thyroid hormones. Likewise, Thyromin contains 30 IUs, 100 percent of the daily value.
- Under-performing thyroids can also cause potassium deficiency, which can lead to imbalances in many other important minerals in the body. Thyromin contains 66 mg of potassium.
- The essential oils in Thyromin—peppermint, spearmint, myrtle, and myrrh—may have a synergistic, protective effect on your hormonal and immune systems.
- Peppermint essential oil is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs and is known for aiding digestive efficiency and supporting the liver and respiratory system.
- Spearmint essential oil is a rich antioxidant that helps support the nervous system and overall balance in the body.
- Myrtle essential oil is supportive of the respiratory system, skin, and hair, and it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances.
- Myrrh essential oil contains some of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes, which are a class of compounds that have a direct effect on the hypothalamus, pituitary, and amygdalae, the seat of our emotions.
To your health,
Carrie- Young Living Oil Lady
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Information received from http://www.mayoclinic.com. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure.