- Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excessive amounts of free thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and/or thyroxine (T4). This is the opposite of hypothyroidism. The most common causes for hyperthyroidism are a chronically inflamed thyroid and an autoimmune condition called Graves Disease.
- The disease affects both sexes, but statistics show that one in eight women between the ages of 35 and 65 and one in five women over the age of 65 have some form of thyroid disease.
The thyroid gland helps regulate the metabolism. Left untreated, hyperthyroidism can cause serious health complications.
- At a glance some of the most common symptoms: Depression and irritability, low energy level, weight gain, mental confusion, hair loss, and sleep disturbances.
- The general rule is to eat fresh and organic foods high in antioxidants and adopt an anti-inflammatory diet?.
- Gluten-containing grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oats, Kamut, & spelled Soy products, nuts, eggs, and heavy proteins.
- Nightshades such as eggplant, tomatoes, & onions are not tolerated well.
- Enriched flour: As a high glycemic food, enriched flour may also disrupt your blood sugar and hormone levels.
- Sugars: Such as cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup and dextrose. They have almost no nutritional value, yet can cause blood sugar spikes.
- Red meat: It is high in saturated fat. Eating less red meats and more lean protein and plant-derived protein such as beans may reduce hyperthyroidism symptoms.
- Transfats: Hydrogenated vegetable oil according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, worsen hyperthyroidism symptoms.
Include anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon in your foods.
Eat more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, & kale which contain goitrogens in their raw state. Goitrogens stop thyroid hormone production and help slow down the thyroid.
Vinegar Therapy for Hyperthyroidism
Mix 50%- 50% of above both products in a glass bottle and take 15ml in a glass of water twice a day 30 mins before Lunch and dinner.