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Healthy Living: Natural Treatments for Hypothyroidism
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When leaky gut syndrome occurs, small particles that are normally trapped in the gut start to leak out into the bloodstream through tiny openings in the gut lining which creates an autoimmune cascade. 

2. Use adaptogens to support your adrenal stress response and cool down your immune-inflammatory reactions.  Adaptogens are a class of herbs that promote a sense of well-being. They help your body cope more effectively with the demands of everyday life.  They provide a sustained sense of calm, increase energy, and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  Ashwagandha (500 milligrams daily) is one such adaptogen.  It helps lower cortisol and balance T4 levels.  Other adaptogens include herbs like rhodiola, licorice root, ginseng, and holy basil.

3. Essential fatty acids are important for the body’s metabolism and building of membrane structures.  There are two types:  omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.  Omega-6 is found in 
most plant oil such as corn, safflower, soy, and sunflower. These oils are abundant in processed foods.  Omega-6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation.  Omega-3 fatty acids have the opposite effect.  They are anti-inflammatory.   Omega-3 fatty acids are found in deep-water fish, walnuts, flax seeds, legumes, and some plant oils such as canola and soybean oil. The goal is to have a balanced diet of omega-6 and 3 fatty acids, however in today’s world our diet often contains 14-25 times as much omega-6 as omega-3. 

4. A blend of essential oils may be used either by massage or inhalation. (Do not ingest essential oils unless under the care of a Healthcare Practitioner).  Essential oils are pure essences extracted or distilled from plants.  Flowers, leaves, roots, resins, seeds, and fruits of many herbs, shrubs, and tress are used to provide aromatic oils, each with their unique healing properties.  Mix three drops of frankincense (Boswellia carteri) with five drops of lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) and add to 15 cc of jojoba oil and place in a rollerball.  You may apply this over the thyroid area up to three times a day.  Frankincense is high in monoterpenes and lavender is high in linalool, both which have anti-inflammatory properties.  

By implementing these natural treatment options your inflammatory system will begin to quiet down.  This will allow your thyroid to more effectively produce thyroid hormones and allow your cells to convert and use those thyroid hormones. 

If you would like to have an essential oil blend developed specifically for you please do not hesitate to contact me at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Disclaimer:  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease, nor are the views expressed by Pat White NP intended to be a substitute for conventional medical services.  If you or a family member has a medical problem, or if you suspect that you or a family member has a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. 

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