According to the United States National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, an estimated 27 million Americans suffer from thyroid disease? Not only that but 13 million of these sufferers are currently undiagnosed. Additionally, the risk of thyroid disease increases as you age and women are seven times more likely than men to be diagnosed with thyroid issues.
What not to do: Iodine Supplements: Using iodine to treat an underactive thyroid gland is controversial. Very few Americans get too little iodine, though your years of avoiding iodized salt may have resulted in an inadequate iodine intake for you. In a case report, a woman who usedkelp as an iodine supplement aggravated her thyroid disease.
Use: seaweed instead
How can I boost my thyroid?
- Eliminate processed foods and carbohydrates, including sugar. ...
- Meet your Lean Body Mass water & protein requirements
- Eat certain thyroid-boosting fats like coconut oil.
- Incorporate thyroid-boosting fermented foods and drinks
- Eat your sea vegetables.