We recently wrote about the role of selenium in protecting our thyroid and repair from autoimmune antibodies. Let’s look now as some other nutrients that can be useful in reducing inflammation caused by thyroid damage.
Leaving aside the potential impact of organic farming on the environment and looking at it from a purely nutritional perspective, there are a couple of key points to consider when deciding whether or not to chose organic food. [Read more…]
A simple google search can bring up a lengthy list of nutrients that are purported to be essential for thyroid hormone production and optimal thyroid function. But how essential are these and what do they do? Sometimes it sounds like if you just open your mouth and take a whole pile of these, your thyroid will just spring into action. So while this might get a little too science-y, here’s the story of thyroid hormone production.
We believe that food is always first. Natural wholefoods are so much more than the sum of their parts and eating them should be one of life’s pleasures. However, evidence unfortunately shows the decline in nutrient levels in our food over the last 50 – 100 years. This means that it’s even more important than before to squeeze many nutritious wholefoods into our daily diet. It also means that some of us may benefit from the use of supplements. This can be in the shorter term as we work on dietary change.
Nutritional supplements are best to ‘supplement’ your diet in the short term – particularly at a time where you may be struggling to maintain a healthy diet and where your demands are quite high. If you are working long and stressful hours, you may need more nutritional support at the moment.