It is not uncommon to hear people both young and old commiserate that they have problems losing weight, because of some kind of minor hormone imbalance. I can personally vouch that there is validity to this, as many times I had a blood test for low thyroid levels that came back "low normal". In other words, no medical condition, and no hormone therapy recommended.
Low thyroid function, while not needing medical treatment, can be behind several frustrating, if not life threatening conditions 1. Stubborn overweight problems.
2. Unhealthy homocysteine and cholesterol levels (undermining your heart health).
3. Peeling or brittle unsightly nails and excessively dry skin.
4. Sluggish energy levels.
5. Not a real depression, but not the best of moods.
A Low Thyroid Diet
Eating whole fresh foods, including lots of dark green and leafy vegetables, uncooked as much as you can, will help keep your nutritional needs for vitamins and minerals fulfilled. Adding sea vegetables provides more minerals, including iodine.
Lean proteins, including grass-fed meat and wild caught cold water fish (or purified fish oil supplements) will add to your optimum health.
Yet, if you find it difficult to lose weight, and have any of the other symptoms mentioned above, you want to address this deficiency in the most efficient possible way.
Vitamins - Nutrition - Supplements - What Will Help
To promote normal thyroid function, these nutrients are needed * IODINE. If you’ve decreased your salt consumption, you’re eating less iodine, which is critical for thyroid health. * Selenium, a rare mineral which supports healthy production of the essential thyroid hormones T3 and T4. * Copper and zinc - animal studies suggest these minerals contribute to healthy thyroid function. * L-Tyrosine. A component of all thyroid hormones. Do you know how much you consume on any given day? THYROID SUPPORT delivers powerful thyroid-boosting herbs and other vitamins and minerals your body needs to promote normal thyroid function.