The body’s internal thermostat is the hypothalamus as it regulates the body temperature by secreting hormones through thyroid glands, which control how quickly the body burns calories as well as uses energy.
In fact, hypothyroidism is the thyroid hormone UNDER-production.
The symptoms of this health issue:
Low immunity, chronic fatigue, appetite loss, low body temperature, constipation, slow heart rate, droopy and swollen eyes, cold intolerance, poor memory and concentration, increased cholesterol, weight gain, heavy periods, infertility, goiter, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, PMS problems, hair loss, migraines, dry and scaly skin, and loss of 1/3 of outer eyebrows.
In case you have a lot of the above listed symptoms, do a self test:
First of all, keep a thermometer by your bed. When waken up in the morning, you should place the thermometer under your arm for 10 minutes. Or, use a digital thermometer that beeps when the temperature is ready for reading.
Additionally, keep a log for five days. So, in case your readings are consistently low at 97.6 degree F or lower, it may be indicate you suffer from hypothyroidism and you should consult your doctor.
These foods should be avoided or consumed in moderation:
Processed and refined foods, which include sugar and white flour, peaches, mustard greens, radishes, pears, spinach, turnips, and the cruciferous vegetables, for example cabbage, broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts.
These should be absolutely avoided:
Chemicals and highly refined foods: artificial sweeteners, sugar substitutes, carbonated drinks, diet soda, diet foods, pesticide-laden foods, fat-free foods, hydrogenated fats like white flour, refined sugars, margarine, and dairy products, except yogurt.
These should be more consumed:
Asparagus, apricots, parsley, dates, oranges, avocados, potatoes, carrots, leafy greens, sea salt, seaweed, prunes, and whole grains. Plus, consider increasing your protein intake by consuming nuts and seeds, organic meat, eggs, and quinoa.
The following supplements should be taken:
Brewer’s yeast, kelp, omega-3, vitamin B complex, copper, selenium, L-tyrosine, zinc. Check with your nutritionist as each individual’s dosage is different.
- Watercress abounds in iodine:
Watercress has a large number of health and therapeutic properties. But, as a result of its strong, pungent and bitter taste, it is never used alone. Moreover, it is always added to salads, juices, or other dishes as an ingredient, garnish or flavor.
The marvelous watercress health benefits:
- Rich in anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties
- Has aphrodisiac effect
- Controls blood sugar level in diabetes patients
- Promotes and maintains healthy bones
- Alleviates skin issues, such as acne, eczema, and other skin irritations
- Rich in iodine content, improving hypothyroidism condition
Note: Watercress is not suitable for individuals suffering from hyperthyroidism.
Recommended juice recipe:
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- 2 green or red apples
- A bunch of watercress stems and leaves
Since the watercress juice is very detoxifying, it should be consumed in moderation!