Several deficiencies can contribute to hypothyroidism and usually most doctors are not aware or they do not share with their patients. But before I go into the essential 6 Hidden Deficiencies you have never been told, especially if you are suffering from Hypothyroid and finding it impossible to lose weight, you need to first understand that is this condition. And if you do not suffer from it, but your loved ones do, then this article is critical for you to read on.
Over the years, I have dealt with a number of clients suffering from this condition. And it can be challenging for the clients while their family or friends do not understand what they are going. Below is the challenges one faces :
WHAT IS HYPOTHYROIDISM?
Your thyroid, a tiny gland in the middle of your lower neck, makes hormones that regulate metabolism, energy level, and heart rate, among other things.
When someone has hypothyroidism, the gland doesn’t produce enough triiodothyronine (T3) or thyroxine (T4), so everything slows down. This leads to symptoms like:
- Cold intolerance
- Dry skin and hair
- Brain fog
- Menstrual irregularities
- Fertility problems
- Yellowing of the skin
- Hair loss
- Brittle nails
- Muscle cramps
- Low libido
- Puffiness in the hands and face
- Difficulty losing weight
- Weight gain
An individual with hypothyroidism dealt with at least half of the above symptoms on a daily basis.
No wonder most of my affected clients come into my office feeling tired, frustrated, unhappy with their partner and emotional.
#1 – IODINE:
The thyroid gland can’t make enough thyroid hormone if it doesn’t get enough iodine. Thanks to iodized salt, very few people have iodine deficiency, but I do occasionally see it in clients who eat very clean. They usually opt for sea salt, which doesn’t contain as much iodine as iodine-fortified table salt, and eat very little if any processed food, which tends to be a rich source of iodine-containing salt.
#2 – IRON
In addition to helping the body make red blood cells, iron is essential in the production of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Up to 43 percent of people with hypothyroidism also have iron-deficiency anemia.
#4 – SELENIUM
This mineral helps the thyroid use iodine to create the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Though deficiency is rare, some people are at a higher risk, including people who’ve had gastric bypass surgery or who have Crohn’s disease or kidney problems.
#5 – ZINC
Zinc is found primarily in seafood, which explains why deficiency tends to show up in people who are strict vegans or vegetarians.
#6 – COPPER
Usually we consume all the copper we need from our drinking water, but someone can end up deficient if they supplement with zinc, for example, by taking a lot of zinc-containing cold medicine. Zinc binds to the same cell receptor sites as copper, so too much zinc can crowd out copper, preventing it from getting where it needs to go.
#7 – TYROSINE
This amino acid found in dairy products, meats, fish, eggs, nuts, beans, oats, and wheat, is involved in the creation of thyroid hormones.
Summing it up:
No matter which deficiency a person has, I try to help them close the gap by eating whole foods, which are less likely than supplements to create a secondary deficiency. If you want to find out more on how to overcome and improve from this condition which you or your loved ones have suffered for many months or years, make an appointment with my team through the following link Weight Loss Journey in 23 Days NOW.
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