With the weather we have been getting lately, your body can get thrown for a bit of loop. But why is this? Should we just blame the daylight savings time change and just wait for spring or is there maybe something else we might want to consider?
The thyroid can be considered the master regulator or the body and the metabolism. If the thyroid is dysregulated, it can cause various signs in the body from stubborn weight gain, dry skin, hair loss, or weak nails. I recently came across a simple online quiz that can help you determine if you should consider having your thyroid looked at further. Keep in mind, this is not going to diagnose you with a thyroid imbalance, it just looks at some of the common symptoms of thyroid issues.
The thyroid needs nutritional support just like any other organ, muscle or tissue in our body. Not only do we need to eat a diet that supplies the thyroid with the key nutrients it needs, such as selenium, iodine and zinc, we must be able to digest the food we eat so that our body can absorb the nutrients from the food we consume. Often times just by addressing our digestive issues, it is possible to correct mild imbalances and bring relief from the symptoms that our presenting. The symptoms are just signs of what is going on, they are not the problem themselves. When you are able to address the underlying imbalances, the symptoms will often resolve as a result.
A nutritional therapy consultation can help you by identifying if digestive disturbances and gut dysbiosis may be contributing to underlying issues. Once identified, addressing those issues can be the supporting foundation to bringing the body back into balance and self correction. Not sure if this is you? Schedule a chat with Lacey and find out.