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  • Writer's pictureDanele Manzano

Inflammation and Hypothyroidism

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

Most medical and holistic practitioners believe that maintaining a healthy thyroid isn’t just about using medications to try and balance hormones artificially. Yes, it will help a bit, but the truth is that you still need a holistic approach in order to achieve the best possible results. Trying to remove inflammation sources and keeping your gut healthy is just as important especially if you have a thyroid condition.

If you are in a situation where you are taking thyroid medication but you are still tired all the time, experience body pain, brain fog, or extra weight gain, then you are not alone. A lot of people still experience this despite taking medication. It’s important to understand what causes inflammation so that you can tackle this issue head-on.

Generally, inflammation is something normal that happens within your body. This is known as the response that the immune system has to various underlying issues. It’s possible to have hypothyroidism coming from your health issues, a simple cut, and gut issues, and so on. If there’s just short-term inflammation, it's not a big concern. However, chronic inflammation is an entirely different story.

What methods can you use to stop inflammation in your body?

Delicious and nutritious food on a plate

A great place to start is to try to improve your nutrition. The truth is that changing your nutrition is important especially when it comes to thyroid disorders. The faster you stop inflammation in your body and start eating the right foods, the better results that you can have in the end.

Ideally, you want to shift towards lean protein, veggies, and fruits, as well as whole foods in general. If you are eating a lot of fast food, then your body will not be able to fight against inflammation which can trigger multiple thyroid symptoms. This is why whole foods and healthy foods, in general, are the ideal way to go in a situation like this.

Make sure that you start lowering sugar consumption as much as possible. Sure, it might taste good, but sugar is known to bring in severe inflammation issues in the long run.

Some foods can bring on GI issues. These can be anything from dairy to gluten, sugar as well. It’s important to talk with your doctor or a nutritionist to figure out what causes problems here. It can help a lot, and you will find yourself happier if you start eliminating foods that actively bring GI issues.

Stress is also a major source of inflammation. Even if it might not seem or feel like that, it can be quite an issue to deal with, so you want to address it sooner rather than later. The last thing you want is even more inflammation in your body, so try to deal with stress properly and remove it from your life.

These tips and tricks will help you deal with hypothyroidism problems a lot better than ever before and you can see major improvements. It will take a bit to implement them, but if you put in the effort you will have no problem boosting your thyroid health naturally!

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