Have you tried everything under the sun to get rid of your skin care or hair problems? Right from avoiding cosmetics, SLS and other chemicals to starving and still breaking out, dealing with scary hairfall, not able to shed those stubborn extra pounds etc.?
I started to feel extremely tired around 6 months back, was oversleeping, not being able to shed those extra pounds, dealing with severe PMS, anger and irritation all the time . I knew my hormones were wreaking havoc in my body so I got myself checked (Master Health Check Up) and the report was all normal, including the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Level. I also knew that thyroid Test reports are not always accurate , in fact, in most of the Hypothyroidism cases also known as Hypothyroidism II test reports are absolutely normal. But looking at my symptoms I was pretty sure that it had to do something with my thyroid hormones. Luckily my skin and hair have been behaving well so no complaints there.
Hypothyroidism could be one of the causes of frequent cystic acne, dry, itchy skin, severe hairfall, extreme fatigue, inability to lose weight, mood swings and even panic attacks and anxiety related disorders. Thyroids are small glands that are located below our adam’s apple which produces hormones that affect our body’s metabolism.When our body lacks sufficient thyroid hormones it results in Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and when our body produces excess thyroid hormones it results in Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).Between these 2 Hypothyroidism is the most common so here are the list of symptoms of Hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Either Oversleeping or Insomnia
Cystic Acne/ Dry, itchy Skin
Increased menstrual flow
Weight Gain (despite regular exercises and strict diet programs)
Difficulty concentrating or remembering
Alternative Therapies For Hypothyroidism
Diet Changes and Supplements can help hormonal imbalances. I recently quit Sugar, Refined Foods and Caffeine,(I just take 2 cups of herbal tea with very low amount of caffeine) added more Vitamin C, Magnesium and Essential Fatty Acids to my supplement routine and most importantly I switched to Virgin Coconut Oil. Virgin Coconut Oil helps balance hormones and it has already been proved. I use VCO in all my cooking, baking, frying and I also take 3 tbsp. a day as a supplement. I went through a healing crisis and trust me it was not easy, I felt worse but I knew my body was healing so continued with it and now I am feeling much better, will update again after a month or so.
So if you have noticed more than 3-4 symptoms (listed above), pay more attention to your thyroid health, make lifestyle and dietary changes and see if it helps.
I also read an e-book on hypothyroidism, its not an elaborative e-book, its short and to the point which tells you about natural treatments for Hypothyroidism. Its called Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism Remedy report
Beauty is more than skindeep so take charge of your health now and feel beautiful inside and out.
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