A brand new year is the ideal time to reboot your system and commit to glowing health – and thinking about thyroid health is a good place to start.
If you often feel you’re dragging yourself through the day or you’ve been struggling to lose weight for a long while despite eating all the right things, it might be worth considering whether your thyroid is doing the job it should.
The thyroid – a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck – is the body’s internal motor, effectively setting the speed at which the body works. If it’s not up to scratch, you might experience a whole host of uncomfortable or annoying symptoms (see below).
The hormones it makes affect most cells in the body by increasing the basal metabolic rate, as well as augmenting heat production. That’s why people with an underactive thyroid often struggle to lose weight, feel the cold more easily and have low energy – imagine a record player playing a record at reduced speed.
Do any of these sound familiar?
- I feel tired all the time
- My hands and feet are always cold
- I’m putting on weight for no reason
- I can’t seem to lose weight whatever I do
- I’m often constipated
- My muscles ache
- I get muscle cramps more often
- I feel irritable
- Generally, I’m feeling a bit low
- I’m struggling to fall pregnant
- My periods are heavier than usual
- My hair and skin feel so dry
- My sex drive is flagging or non-existent
- I’m losing hair at the outer edge of my eyebrow.
If you think you may have a thyroid problem or other health problem, I warmly invite you to book a Health Discovery Call with me where I can share simple diet and lifestyle tips to make a difference.