232: How To Protect & Heal Your Thyroid – Part 1

Here’s the deal guys: your thyroid is about way more than your weight or your metabolism.

Whether you have a thyroid issue or you don’t, we all must ensure we’re doing all we can to protect & heal this critical endocrine gland.

Every single cell in your body has receptors for thyroid hormones.

Your overall health, metabolism and body composition all depend on the health of your thyroid.

Even if you don’t have a thyroid gland and you’re on synthetic thyroid hormones, you absolutely can & will from many of these strategies.

In today’s episode I share my recent thyroid issues and what I’m doing about them along with what your thyroid is, what it does and some of the things you can do to protect and heal your thyroid.

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How to Protect & Heal Your Thyroid

What is your thyroid?

Your thyroid is a small gland in your throat. It’s an endocrine gland, secreting hormones your body needs for nearly every bodily function.

What does it do?

Your thyroid controls the metabolic rate of every organ in the body. Remember that your metabolic rate isn’t just about body weight. It’s about energy & fuel. Metabolic rate refers to the ability & efficiency of your body to get the energy & nutrients it needs from fuel you consume or fuel stored in your body as well as the ability & efficiency of your body to store fuel in the form of fat, muscle and bone.

Your thyroid regulates & influences countless bodily processes including breathing, heart rate, menstruation, muscle development, fat burning, sleep, body temperature, cholesterol production and more.

What can you do to protect and heal your thyroid?

In today’s episode, part 1, we talk about the importance of blood sugar balance, gut health and bacterial balance. We’ll go into many more strategies in part 2. For now:

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Resources

Chris Kresser’s Free Thyroid Report

Fall 2016 Fat Loss Fast Track

Metabolic Effect Adrenal & Thyroid Protocol

The Paleo Cure by Chris Kresser

The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried

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  1. Robyn Pressy
    Robyn Pressy says:

    Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. In this episode you mentioned probiotics. I currently take one, Culturelle, which I buy OTC from Costco. I recall in a previous episode you mentioned something about being sure that you are taking a “quality” brand/kind. Is there one you would recommend? Thanks in advance.

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