Thyroid Health

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Thyroid Health

Thyroid Health

At Wild Rice Wellness, we believe that a comprehensive hormone evaluation and treatment plan includes managing your thyroid health.

The thyroid gland holds a unique and vital role in influencing various aspects of our daily lives, from energy levels to metabolic function. Let’s dig a little deeper in understanding, exploring not only the intricacies of thyroid function, but also delving into practical approaches to nurture and restore thyroid health.

Thyroid health is not merely a side thought; it’s a gland that influences our vitality, resilience, and overall quality of life. As a clinician, my mission is to bridge the gap between clinical knowledge and compassionate care, empowering you to make informed decisions and take an active role in your well-being.

Pillars of Thyroid Health

Restored Energy and Vitality:  Treating underlying thyroid disease often results in improved energy levels and vitality. As thyroid function is optimized, fatigue and sluggishness, common symptoms of thyroid disorders, tend to dissipate. Individuals experience a renewed sense of vigor, allowing them to engage more fully in daily activities and pursue a vibrant lifestyle.

Balanced Metabolism and Weight Management: Thyroid hormones play a pivotal role in regulating metabolism. Addressing underlying thyroid issues contributes to a balanced metabolic rate, supporting healthy weight management. Individuals may find it easier to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, alleviating the challenges associated with unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight often linked to thyroid dysfunction..

Enhanced Mental Well-being and Cognitive Function: Optimal thyroid function is closely tied to mental well-being and cognitive function. Treating underlying thyroid disease can lead to improved mood, reduced brain fog, and enhanced cognitive clarity. Individuals often report a positive impact on their overall mental health, fostering a sense of well-being and resilience.

Thyroid Health Checklist

  • Consume adequate selenium, zinc, iron, vitamin D, and B vitamins
  • Sleep at least 7-8 hours a night
  • Limit refined sugars that contribute to inflammation
  • Stay hydrated for optimal thyroid function
  • Manage stress that can affect the thyroid
  • Prioritize high quality and adequate amounts of sleep
  • Daily movement for circulation
  • Limit alcohol intake to decrease inflammation
  • A customized supplement regimen for individual support
  • Avoid excessive iodine intake
  • Prescription thyroid hormone when indicated


Understanding Your Thyroid’s Impact on Your Overall Health

Thyroid health is intricately connected to the overall endocrine system, influencing and being influenced by various hormones throughout the body. Understanding this interplay is essential for comprehensive healthcare.

Thyroid hormones influence insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. Imbalances in thyroid function, particularly hypothyroidism, can contribute to insulin resistance, potentially affecting blood sugar levels and increasing the risk of diabetes.

Also, the thyroid and adrenal glands, responsible for cortisol production, are interconnected. Chronic stress and elevated cortisol levels may impact thyroid function. Likewise, thyroid imbalances can affect the body’s stress response, creating a bidirectional relationship.

Symptoms of poor thyroid function

  • Fatigue and Brain Fog
  • Cold intolerance
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Skin changes – acne, dry skin, rough patches 
  • Hair loss
  • Constipation
  • Easy bruising
  • Infertility
  • Headaches 
  • Low mood
If you are dealing with any of these symptoms that have been unexplained. Book a FREE 15 minute consultation call to learn more about Wild Rice Wellness. Thyroid Health is something we take seriously and help patients to optimize!