The thyroid gland is a wonderful regulator that controls the rate of our metabolism and works like the accelerator in a car. Depending on the pressure we put upon it, the car’s speed increases or decreases. Now consider that the body “steps on” the thyroid gland in order to give appropriate commands for the function and all the mechanisms of our bodies.
In this situation the thyroid functions more than what is normal, as if we are stepping on the accelerator too much for some reason. Symptoms may include:
• Agitation, anxiety, less weight, fast and erratic pulse, difficulty sleeping, too much energy.
Here the thyroid is underactive; it is working less than normal, as if we are not pressing the accelerator enough and the car cannot go smoothly. Some related symptoms are:
• Weakness, laziness, constipation, dry skin, puffy face, depression, extra weight, increased cholesterol, heavy periods in women.
Autoimmune thyroid diseases
Our body produces antibodies against the thyroid because it does not recognize it and it considers it an attacker, like in Hashimoto’s disease. International research shows that in many cases food intolerances and the disorder in the immune system they may cause can lead to an autoimmune thyroid disease.
Our thyroid does not lose its rhythm for no reason, there are some factors that cause the deregulation, such as:
Constant stress, anxiety and the stimulants we use to cope, such as caffeine, sweets, soft drinks, cause the endocrine system, part of which is the thyroid gland, to overact.
The toxicity load we have accumulated in our body, such as heavy metals in many industrial products we use daily, flavor additives, preservatives and dyes used in food technology, widely used plastic.
Heredity, lack of iodine, microbial infections are some other factors possibly causing thyroid disorders.
How the Nutritional Therapy Athens Clinic can help
Because thyroid function directly depends on the adrenals and the pituitary, we support nutritionally all three glands. But because each person is different, during your individual session we examine your personal needs by analyzing the causes of the thyroid disorder. Some issues involved, such as intestinal flora health, immune system reactions, toxic load, the antioxidating ability of your body, may be explored through specific functional tests. During your individual session, we record your full health history and eating habits so that it is all taken into account.
Personalized Nutritional Strategy
After the diagnostic assessments we lay out your personalized nutritional strategy that consists of the Dietary Plan and special nutritional supplements. Our goal is to restore the normal function of the glands and the systems involved so that your thyroid and your life is back to normal.