Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck below your Adam’s apple. It works like a gas pedal for metabolism and helps to regulate your weight, energy, gastrointestinal health, nervous system and hormone balance. Thyroid problems have become so common nowadays. They occur seven times more often in women than men. Risk of developing thyroid problems have been found to increase after childbirth and during menopause.
This herb helps to balance hormones by calming the body’s response to stress. It is also known to boost endurance. As a result, it can help combat inflammation and boost your immunity. Add some ashwaganda to dandelion lattes and protein balls for an extra health kick.
It is also known as Siberian ginseng, because it has impacts that are similar to Panax ginseng. Eleuthero can help balance out hormones to prevent excess levels of adrenaline and cortisol impacting on the body. The better hormonal balance also benefits and helps stabilize thyroid function.
Assists in protecting the thyroid gland from oxidative damage and may help to lower levels of cortisol. It is also used by integrative practitioners to increase energy.
Known in India as the “holy powder” and “spice of life,” this health-boosting root is a star spice. Due in large part to curcumin, Turmeric has scientifically proven health benefits. Polyphenol which is a micronutrient, is what gives Turmeric its marigold color and high antioxidant levels. These help to lower inflammation, which in turn, reduces the attack of the immune system on the thyroid.
This comes from the active component of the thick, knotted rhizome root of the Zingiber plant and has potent anti-inflammatory actions. These help to stabilize the thyroid gland and reduce the risk of underactive (Hashimoto’s) and overactive (Grave’s disease) thyroid conditions. To add more ginger to salads, try my special ginger sesame dressing.
An Ayurvedic herb produced from the resin of the flowering Mukul Myrrh Tree. It contains a plant sterol that helps to balance hormones, stimulate thyroid function and promotes the conversion of T4 to T3.
This is a “nerve tonic” that helps to reduce anxiety and overstimulation that may trigger thyroid issues or be caused by excess thyroid hormones.
Animal studies show that lemon balm reduces levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. It also increases GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), a neurotransmitter brain chemical which helps promote relaxation and counters feelings of tension and anxiety.