Your Thyroid Health
Author: Linda Sinden Date Posted:12 March 2018
Your thyroid sits below your Adam’s apple. It is like a small butterfly in shape with two lobes joined by a middle section or isthmus. This helpful gland secretes thyroid hormones primarily regulates your metabolism, energy, absorption of protein and calcium. It does not work alone and is intimately connected with all other hormone systems in your body.
What you may not know is that your thyroid is like a sponge. If your body is exposed to environmental toxins, pollutants and chemicals then your busy thyroid quickly absorbs them. This in turn disturb your thyroids ability to regulate your energy, metabolism and absorption. When hormone production is low even intellectual capacity becomes impaired. When hormone production is too high then one becomes an overactive bunny that finds it difficult to sit still and the body works overtime with heart rate often greatly increased.
Ayurveda has an intimate understanding of how to build and maintain resilience along with some pretty effective “whole of body and whole of life” strategies for restoring balance when needed.
5 Steps to Optimal Thyroid Health
- Choose healthy food sources free of chemicals and pesticides and grown on land that is free of environmental toxins such as foods from organic farms and locations.
- Have your main meal at lunchtime when digestion and metabolism is optimal. This helps to reduce build up of impurities within from incomplete digestion. Have a light breakfast of fruit, and a light evening meal by 6-6.30pm of soup or salad if desired (during summer).
- Drink Kapha Tea or boiled water every 15-30 minutes through the day. This helps to flush your system gently and effectively. Boil the water for 10-20 minutes fresh each day and add a Kapha Tea bag or 1-2 slices of ginger root to 1.5 L.
- Take the following helpful herbals: Take 1 tablet of Rejuvenation Plus (MA631) along with 1 tablet of Be Trim 1 prior meals three times a day. Then take 2 tablets of Triphala Guggulu 15-30 minutes after meals 3 times a day.
- Most importantly have a morning walk soon after waking. Aim to stimulate your metabolism with the following exercise programme. After waking having a drink of hot water with the juice of ½ a lemon and a pinch of tumeric and ginger. Then put on your trainers and greet nature!
1. Walk at a relaxed easy pace for 2-5 minutes.
2. Then do 4 intervals of 1 minute fast walking or jogging followed by 1 minute of relaxed easy pace walking.
3. Complete with 2-5 minutes of easy walking.
Follow the programme above and be prepared! You will have so much energy for the day…
Wishing you the bliss of balance