You may have heard someone, usually female, justify their overweight condition with a comment about their ‘underactive thyroid’. You possibly dismissed their excuse, at least to yourself.
However, they were quite possibly correct, as least partly. A significant percentage of the population have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, and the greater number are women, by far.
Researchers also believe a very large number of people, again mostly women, have the condition but have not been formally diagnosed.
The thyroid gland is yet another one of those tiny body parts which has a huge impact on many aspects of our health, but is little thought of until it ceases to function correctly.
Thankfully, the effects of hypothyroidism, which can be extreme, can be greatly overcome by taking replacement hormone supplements. For many sufferers this is a rest-of-their-life scenario, as many thyroid problems are not self-repairing.
That said, there are certainly dietary impacts on thyroid health, some that harm and some that help. This applies to those with existing problems and those who wish to prevent it.
This eBook discusses known and suspected cause, symptoms and natural treatment options that can complement prescribed hormone replacement.