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How to Lose Weight When You Have Problems with Thyroid Gland

Losing weight can seem impossible, especially when you fight against thyroid function disorders. So, below are some tips that can help you in dealing with this problem.

1. Maintain blood sugar levels

When blood sugar levels are high, the immune system can attack the thyroid gland. On the other hand, when low, it can increase the release of cortisol (steroid hormone). Its release is increased in response to stress and low blood-glucose concentration. High cortisol can cause weight gain, mostly around the midsection and upper back.

Therefore, maintaining a balanced blood sugar level is essential for maintaining the body, helping in reduce body weight. 

2. Stay hydrated

People are often dehydrated without knowing it. Hydration not only effects on the hormones, but also on the weight loss, skin health, energy levels and detoxification.

3. Establish healthy sleeping habits

Insomnia tends to be a common symptom in those who suffering from thyroid imbalance, which results with fatigue.

Train your brain and create a habit for regular sleep. Do not use digital devices in bed and keep the bedroom dimly lit and cold.

You can also take magnesium as a dietary supplement to help stimulate muscle relaxation, regulate blood sugar levels, and manage anxiety.

4. Maintain the intestinal health

The thyroid gland is already susceptible to toxic overloads. But, when the body is dealing with Perforated Bowel Syndrome, viruses and bacteria are left to circulate through the bloodstream, unchecked with normal immune and digestive protocols. Therefore, take probiotics as well as foods rich in antioxidants, folate and collagen. 

The foods you should use are: leafy vegetables, berries, avocado, eggs, kombucha and soup.

5. Reduce inflammation

Even with a balanced thyroid function, the inflamed body will fight to get rid of weight. Therefore, eat a food rich in vegetables, get enough sleep and exercise, for example, such as yoga or walking.  Also, acupuncture and meditation, like relaxation techniques, can also help reduce inflammation of the body.

Note: This information is solely for informational purposes. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.

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