Why Your Thyroid Function Is so Important
Up to 74% of American’s have thyroid issues. Some of these issues are associated with not getting enough vitamins and minerals to optimize thyroid function. Many people who turn to weight training, cardio, or other exercise find themselves not losing additional weight and having other symptoms such as:
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Dry skin
- Unexplained weight gain
- Puffy face
- Muscle weakness
- Elevated blood cholesterol level
- Muscle aches
- Tenderness and stiffness
- Stiffness or swelling in your joints
- Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
- Thinning hair
- Slowed heart rate
- Impaired memory
I get questions from clients all the time wondering what they should do about optimizing their thyroid function.
1. Talk to your doctor: Your doctor draw some blood and check your thyroid levels. If there is any medical concern about these levels, the doctor may refer you to an endocrinologist or get an ultrasound of the thyroid. Many people take prescriptions such as Synthroid.
2. Eat more table salt: Iodine is the most likely cause of thyroid issues in the US. Iodine is an essential mineral that helps regulate your thyroid. Although sodium has a bad reputation for good reason, table salt includes Iodine. Note: most sea salts do not contain Iodine.
3. Supplements: There are a few supplements out there that will help optimize thyroid function. My favorite is T-21 from 1st phorm. This supplement has minerals and supplements to help regulate your thyroid naturally.
Thank you for reading!
Lift Heavy My Friends,
Dustin Holston Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist Twitter: @nutritiontrain Facebook: www.facebook.com/Nutritionandpersonaltraining Email: Nutritionandpersonaltraining@yahoo.com