Hyperthyroid

Diet

  1. Account for the increased metabolism by increasing the number of calories that you eat daily. Do this by eating frequently throughout the day.Increase protein intake to prevent muscle wastage.
  2. Iodine intake in food form should be okay, although iodine supplementation should be avoided unless suggested by a qualified health care practitioner.
  3. Cut out caffeine.
  4. Learn to avoid gluten in foods. Gluten is a protein found in many grains which can trigger inflammatory reactions in the skin. There are many books about gluten-free living.

Lifestyle

  1. Stress can trigger inflammation throughout the body. In certain people, this inflammation can trigger autoimmune reactions. Learn how to handle stress and reap the benefits to the immune system!
  2. Smoking can worsen Grave’s disease.
  3. Exercise aerobically. Aerobic exercise helps to detox the body and improve insulin sensitivity.Have a doctor assess you for mercury and cadmium toxicity as this has been shown to trigger hyperthyroid
  4. If you take amiodorone please consult your doctor as this medication has been correlated with hyperthyroid.
  5. Seek out a good acupuncturist to balance your system.

Supplements

  1. Euromega Omega-3 – 2 Tablets Daily
  2. Nutrient 950 without copper, iron, or iodine – Hyperthyroid causes an increase in the production of free-radicals which can damage cells. This multi-vitamin contains plenty of antioxidants which help to protect the cells from free-radical damage. 3 capsules twice daily.
  3. Vitamin A – Vitamin A has been found to inhibit the thyroid function. 50,000 iu daily. (Do this under the care of a physician).
  4. OsteoSheath – Because hyperthyroid causes a depletion of minerals, this formula will help to prevent osteoporosis. 2 tablets twice daily.
  5. L-Carnitine – 2 tablets twice daily.
  6. Ubiquinol – 100 mg twice daily

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