Hypothyroidism is a condition marked by an under active thyroid, making the metabolic processes in the body extremely inefficient. Though this condition is not typically life threatening, it is accompanied by many uncomfortable and painful symptoms that can be depressing to cope with. Conventional treatment for hypothyroidism usually involves hormone therapy and/or surgery.
Common symptoms of hypothyroidism are: weakness, muscle loss, irritability / depression, memory loss, hair loss, cold intolerance, weight gain, dry hair, constipation, & muscle cramps.
Using Alternative Methods
For a condition like hypothyroidism, it’s really important to be conscious of what you are eating and consuming. Conventional medicine will help you significantly, but managing a proper diet and balance is key.
Herbal Chinese medicine is a great alternative way to alleviate your symptoms! There is an abundance of foods that have properties that relieve specific symptoms.
For dealing with symptoms of dizziness, dry eyes & throat, fatigue, headaches, night blindness, night sweats, and pain in the abdomen, implement these foods into your diet:
- Kidney beans
- Brown sugar
- Chicken liver
- Pork kidneys
For dealing with symptoms of cold hands, diarrhea, reduced appetite, mental fatigue, & frequent urinating, try these food cures:
- Cayenne pepper
If you are struggling with hypothyroidism, it is essential that your diet is closely managed. These foods above help to restore balance in your liver, kidneys, heart and spleen. The foods you eat on a hypothyroidism diet are just as important as the foods you should avoid: soy, gluten, foods high in sugar, and processed foods.