Updated: Sep 5
So, you got your thyroid labs back and you're still experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, extremely dry skin, thinning hair, anxiety, adry, inflammed eyes, aches, and a host of other symptoms. Normaly thyroid labs do not mean optimal thyroid function. Did you know that thyroid lab ranges changed?
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Optimize Your Thyroid Health with Ayurveda
The thyroid gland produces hormones that help to regulate body function. When the thyroid gland is not working effectively, it can cause many adverse health symptoms, such as fatigue, extremely dry skin, thinning hair, anxiety, and aches, and a host of other symptoms.
Thyroid and Mental Health
January is Thyroid Awareness Month. According to Prime Revival Institute, "The dysfunction of the thyroid gland results in mood changes. It significantly impacts one’s mood and mental health. With hyperthyroidism, the symptoms range from anxiety, nervousness, and irritability.
Whereas the symptoms of hypothyroidism are depression and unusual tiredness. Generally, the effect of thyroid dysfunction on mental health is severe. People face concentration issues, and memory issues and often experience brain fog or reduced alertness. The aim of Thyroid Awareness Month is to help people understand the condition and learn ways to cope with the impact it has on mental health."
Ayurveda can bring the body's doshas back into balance, which can support healthy thyroid function.
Clients often report that they have normal thyroid labs and yet they experience symptoms. There are two items to review. First, what labs were run? Often providers run TSH, yet to see what is happening in the cascade, T4, T3 and TSH are helpful in seeing the whole picture.
Ayurveda has effective herbal remedies to support healthy conversion of thyroid hormone. Secondly, TSH range is wide, from California to China! So, one may have a "normal" TSH, but still be symptomatic. Also, what feels correct for one person, may not feel correct to another. Optimal and normal are not the same.
Reducing Stress Helps to Heal and Optimize Thyroid Function
When you're feeling stressed, your body produces a hormone called cortisol. Having too much of this hormone in your body can keep the thyroid from functioning properly. When your stress levels are high, it's difficult for your body to produce the thyroid hormones that it needs.
With Ayurveda, you can find ways to manage your stress and stay calm even when your life is hectic. It's not always possible to remove stressors from our lives, but there are ways to make that stress easier to deal with. Ayurveda can help you to find the calm your body needs.
Two simple and effective ways to reduce stress and create and carry a sense of calm with you wherever you go. Make daily use of our free guided practices and Learn diaphragmatic breathing and change your life.
Ayurvedic Diet to Support Healthy Thyroid
Through an Ayurvedic consultation, one learns their unique doshic picture and from that, learns to eat correctly for them. When this occurs, food becomes medicine.
The foods we eat serve as fuel for our body and food. The thyroid requires nutrients in order to function properly. If your diet is deficient in these vitamins and minerals, it could have an impact on your thyroid function. A nourishing Ayurvedic diet can give you more energy and help your entire body to function properly.
Iodine is key to thyroid function, as are B-complex vitamins. Dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and whole grains can all have a positive impact on your health. Try to eat fewer processed foods and more whole foods. A few changes to your diet can leave you feeling much healthier.
Healing the Thyroid with Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies
Ayurvedic medicine can improve the symptoms of thyroid disorders and promote proper thyroid function. Researchers have found that adaptogen herbs like Ashwagandha can significantly improve thyroid hormone levels. Ayurvedic treatments can also reduce stress. Make daily use of our popular and free guided practices. Learn diaphragmatic breathing and change your life. Breathing links us both to the mind and the body. And the more we pay attention to breathing by way of a gentle awareness, the more we can relax and find our mind concentrated.
If you're having symptoms such as:
Increased sensitivity to cold
Thinning eye brows
As with all herbs, the tenet of Ayurveda is that what works well for one person may be incorrect for another. Herbs are listed for informational purposes only. To know what herbs are correct for you, book a consultation.
If you are looking for a solution, contact Saumya Ayurveda. If you schedule a free consultation, you'll be able to talk through your concerns and get the support you need.
Support Your Thyroid Through Exercise
Thyroid disorders can cause muscle weakness and fatigue, which means you may not have the motivation to exercise. However, exercise can be a great way to regulate thyroid function, especially if you're suffering from an underactive thyroid.
If you're struggling with thyroid symptoms, intense workouts may not be a good fit for you. Instead, you should focus on low-impact exercises that won't put a lot of stress on your muscles and joints. Yoga and Tai chi can also be highly beneficial to your health.
Thyroid and Dry Eyes
According to the Cleveland Clinic, "Thyroid eye disease (TED) is an eye disorder that causes inflammation (swelling) and damage to the tissues around the eye, including muscles, fatty tissue and connective tissue. TED is an autoimmune condition, or one that happens because your protective immune system attacks your body."
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We all want to be heard, understood, and cared for as whole beings, not a set of isolated symptoms. True health is more than the absence of disease, which is why Western medicine so often leaves us feeling hopeless and unseen.
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Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and meditation teacher, and monk.
She is President Emeritus of the Meditation Center and former staff member of the Minnesota Institute of Ayurveda.
Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee. She remains passionate for over 30 years, helping clients feel their best physically, emotionally, and spiritually with Ayurveda.
Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, so it fits your life and becomes woven into your daily life, naturally.