Sunday, January 23, 2011

Information on Natural Things to Help the Thyroid

More than 13 million people suffer from thyroid disorders in America and the number is growing. In today's society, you will see your doctor and within minutes, you are prescribed a pill. However, incorporating natural ways to restore the balance of your thyroid may be more beneficial. "It's a matter of balance or imbalance that starts with your thyroid gland and involves every part and function of your body, from your hair to your toes," writes Glenn S. Rothfeld and Deborah S. Romaine, authors of "Thyroid Balance: Traditional and Alternative Methods for Treating Thyroid Disorders."

The Thyroid

Your thyroid gland is located under your Adam's apple and is shaped like a butterfly. The thyroid acts as the master gland of your metabolism, says Dr. Joseph Mercola for It controls your body's temperature and its growth and development. Thyroid irregularity can lead to Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism or Grave's Disease.

Sleep and Exercise

Both sleep and exercise are two lifestyle factors that are interconnected. It can become difficult to sleep without doing enough aerobic and anaeorbic type exercises, says Dr. Mercola. Your body benefits from 7 to 8 hours of solid and uninterrupted sleep. Sleep restores your hormonal balance. A lack of sleep and exercise can lower your immunity and throw your thyroid out of balance. Exercise acts as an immunity and energy enhancer. It produces immunity enhancing chemicals and boosts the oxygen flow within your body, which helps fight against antigens, says Mary Shomon of

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