Natural Remedies for Thyroid Health

Natural Remedies for Thyroid Health


Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, Doctor of Functional
Medicine. What I’m going to share with you today is natural remedies for thyroid health. There are more people than ever before that
are struggling with hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, hyperthyroidism, Grave’s disease. If you personally are one of those people
that have a sluggish thyroid, a slow metabolism, maybe you exercise and the weight doesn’t
come off like you should, if you struggle with adrenal fatigue or lack of energy, all
of those are warning signs that you might have a thyroid issue. In this video, I’m going to cover my top five
natural remedies that are safe, healthy, and effective for improving your thyroid function
and helping your body heal any sort of thyroid issue. So for starters, the number one home remedy
you need or natural remedy you need, to start to support the thyroid is ashwagandha. Ashwagandha
is known as an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogen herbs mean they help you adapt and deal with
stress, and ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine. Other adaptogenic herbs can include things
like tulsi or holy basil, also things like rhodiola and ginseng and liquorice root. All
of those are adaptogen herbs, but ashwagandha may be the most effective at naturally supporting
overall thyroid health, especially hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. In fact, on the studies on it, it was actually
shown to help both hyper and hypothyroid symptoms, which is amazing how ashwagandha works. The number two thing you should consider adding
in to overall improve your thyroid function is selenium. Selenium is critical, it actually
has very, very powerful antioxidant-like functions. So it is critical for overall supporting your
thyroid health. In fact, studies have shown that selenium helps balance out T4 in your
body hormones, so again taking a therapeutic dose of selenium everyday has also been shown
to benefit thyroid function. The next thing you want are certain types
of B vitamins if you want to improve thyroid function. There are two specifically I want
to mention, and that’s thiamine and vitamin B12. So thiamine and vitamin B12 are two B
vitamins you need that can actually improve thyroid function. If somebody is especially on a vegan or vegetarian
diet, they’re absolutely going to be deficient in vitamin B12 and also are likely to be deficient
in thiamine as well. So again, thiamine and vitamin B12 are also critical. Those are natural
remedies number three. Four and five include probiotics. You know,
probiotics are critical for digestive function. In fact, thyroid conditions have also been
linked to a health problem called leaky gut. That’s where… Leaky gut is where a protein
like gluten can leak through the gut, get in the blood stream, and cause inflammation
throughout the body, but also it can cause inflammation of the thyroid gland. So again,
healing a leaky gut is also important, probiotics the number one supplement for that. And then last, but not least, proteolytic
enzymes. Enzymes reduce inflammation, especially if you have an autoimmune-related thyroid
condition like Hashimoto’s disease, taking proteolytic enzymes like bromelain can reduce
inflammation of the thyroid. If you can do those five natural remedies
that I mentioned, you’re going to see great results in thyroid function. Sometimes you
can even find a blended formula as well with all of those ingredients in it that can support
thyroid and adrenal gland function. So again, really take care of your thyroid,
if you have any of those issues I mentioned, especially issues with your metabolism and
energy levels, those are big warning signs you have adrenal issues. This has been Dr. Axe. I hope you have enjoyed
this video on natural remedies for thyroid health.