SLUGGISH DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
One thing that’s certain, in order to achieve optimal thyroid health, we need to have a well functioning digestive system. If a person is unable to digest their food properly, even the best of foods, it can lead to nutritional deficiencies; affect our immunity, as well as other systems of the body. This can worsen an existing thyroid disorder.
GET THOSE BOWELS MOVING!
A thyroid condition can lead to constipation and most people who don’t move their bowels naturally, as necessary, on a daily basis also have problems with their digestive system. It’s a vicious loop that can be fixed.
The most common problems with sluggish digestion that leads to constipation are nutritional in nature. Our SAD Diet (Standard American Diet) – which we are sharing worldwide in fast food restaurants and other processed, refined foods – is a main cause.
HOW TO GET YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM BACK ON TRACK
1. Eat more whole and fiber-rich foods
Cut out refined foods (if you don’t know what the words mean on the label, it’s been refined and processed). Eat more whole foods, especially fiber-rich foods such as apples, raw nuts and seeds, plenty of fresh vegetables, etc.
2. Drink more purified water.
Work up to at least half of your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, then you want to drink at least 70 ounces of pure water each day. Keeping well hydrated is important to prevent constipation.
See a thyroid trained practitioner and have them put you on a detoxification program. Not everyone needs to go on a detoxification program, but most people can benefit from one. And rather than you try doing it on your own, it’s best to consult with an expert as you may need other supplements for support as well.
We all have general needs, but we each also have specific needs. Instead of going out and buying general supplements, or getting something advertised on TV or radio which may have no affect at all, see your thyroid trained practitioner to find out what specific nutrients, vitamins, minerals etc. your body is missing and supplement them to rebalance and restore your digestive health.
For more information on the Thyroid Reset Diet, see my Get Your Life Back! Manual. The Checklists and forms are invaluable as your health needs will change and keeping track of them and what your taking will really help you (especially if you have brain fog too.)