Thyroid Diet Talk

What is thyroid?

The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland that regulate a number of metabolic processes in the body.
Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are two common thyroid disorders that affect how we create and use our energy.

According to Ayurveda the thyroid function is controlled by Pitta dosha. Pitta is responsible for all of the metabolic actions carried out by the thyroid gland

Thyroid in Ayurveda is well described by the great physician named ‘Charaka’. He said that it does not attack those who consume adequate quantities of milk, old rice, barley, green grams, Bengal grams, sugarcane juice, cucumber and other milk products. These are the foods recommended in present cases also.

**”*Ayurveda says one should not consume sour substances as it may aggravate the diseased condition***

Though these conditions have no cure as such, they can be managed effectively with a few simple home remedies.

1. Eat cooked greens: Green vegetables such as kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower are rich sources of vitamins and minerals but if you are suffering from a thyroid problem, it is best to avoid eating them in their raw form. This is because these vegetables contain goitrogens that can disrupt the thyroid functioning if eaten in large quantities.

2. Get some vitamin D: A deficiency of vitamin D in the body can be one of the key factors triggering your thyroid problem. An easy way to deal with this is to expose your body to the early morning sun. Exercising outdoors in the early morning can help boost immunity and regulate calcium metabolism. Exercises like walking can also help stimulate the thyroid gland.

3. Detox from heavy metals: Heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead can accumulate in the fat cells, bones and nervous system. If left unchecked, this can become extremely toxic. This accumulation of heavy metals can also lead to hypothyroidism. Hence, if you suffer from thyroid abnormalities, it is a good idea to detox your body.

Including chia seeds, brazil nuts, onions, garlic and cilantro in your daily meals is an easy way of doing this.

4. Cut back on excess sugar: Excessive sugar consumption may be promoting your thyroid problem and hence it is best to avoid all forms of processed sugar when suffering from a thyroid problem. If possible also cut back on foods that are rich in processed sugars.

It’s not the thyroid we need to focus
We just need to explore our health and find fitness within ourselves ❤️

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