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8 Tips for Proper Thyroid Function

  1. 1. THYROID FUNCTION: Key to Metabolism & Health
  2. 2. The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland that sits behind and below your Adam’s apple. When it’s working properly, you can’t feel it. A range of factors from hormone imbalances to mineral deficiencies & environmental pollutants can interfere with thyroid production, leading to health problems.
  3. 3. The American Thyroid Association estimates that up to 60% with thyroid disease are unaware.
  4. 4. Women are 7 times more likely than men to develop thyroid problems.
  5. 5. Do these symptoms sound familiar? - Weight gain or inability to lose weight despite exercise and diet - Feeling cold all the time (when others don’t) - Low energy and stamina, especially in the evening - Irregular bowel habits - Dry, thinning, itchy skin - Dry/brittle hair and nails - Menstrual irregularities - Hair loss - Insomnia - Infertility
  6. 6. Our bodies produce several thyroid hormones, including TSH, T3, T4, TPO & Thyroglobulin. They work best in balance.
  7. 7. Essential elements iodine & selenium also play a crucial role in thyroid function
  8. 8. Exposure to toxins arsenic, cadmium & mercury can cause thyroid issues
  9. 9. Consider these lifestyle tips to help keep your hormones & health in balance
  10. 10. #1 Eat a rainbow of fresh colored vegetables every day
  11. 11. #2 Limit processed foods & those high in simple carbohydrates
  12. 12. #3 Maintain a stable, healthy body weight
  13. 13. #4 Sleep 7-8 hours a night; and if you can’t get it all in, work in a 15-minute power nap
  14. 14. #5 Drink plenty of water & limit alcohol
  15. 15. #6 Don’t smoke & limit your exposure to chemicals
  16. 16. #7 Minimize stress with yoga, deep breathing & meditation
  17. 17. #8 Test your hormones to detect hidden imbalances. We recommend ZRT’s Thyroid Profile or Thyroid Elements Profile.
  18. 18. WANT MORE? CLICK BELOW TO WATCH THE WEBINAR: Coping with Thyroid Dysfunction

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