Friday, October 7, 2016

Supporting Hypo-thyroidism Holistically


The below details the holistic protocol for supporting hypo-thyroidism. This plan includes diet, supplements, and essential oils. Oils can have a major effect on their own, but supplements, oils AND diet can be VERY powerful. 

Diet:
Try to eliminate gluten, limit soy, limit cruciferous vegetables, limit fatty sugary processes foods. 

Supplements:
Fish oil supplement 
Probiotic 

Oil Protocol:
10 drops Myrrh
10 drops Lemongrass
 2-3 drops Clove
2-3 drops Peppermint 
Mix the above in a roller ball. Roll directly on thyroid area several times a day at first until you get results. Depending on symptoms, results could be more energy, hair and nail improvement, better sleep, etc. Continue to use once or twice a day until you feel you are functioning normally, and then once in a while when you feel the need. However, do not stop any thyroid medication without the consent of your doctor.

Reduce Stress:
A report from the Journal of Psychiatry Research verified the results of lavender and rosemary essential oils to reduce stress by increasing free radical scavenging activity and decreasing cortisol levels. Diffusing essential oils in a room diffuser can help energize the body, combat fatigue or sluggishness that often times goes along with low thyroid function. 

Energize:
Great energizing essential oils are cinnamon, eucalyptus, lemon, lime, grapefruit, rosemary and peppermint. Placing a few drops of rosemary essential oil in a room diffuser helps to stimulate energy and combat fatigue or sluggishness associated with low thyroid. Other Essential oils of lemon, citrus, peppermint or eucalyptus also promote energy, boost your mood and reduce fatigue.