"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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THYROID DISEASE IS KILLING US

More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

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Thyroid Health – The Secret To Losing Weight

I want to tell you the secret to losing weight. Ready? Just sleep on it!

Weight gain and difficulty losing weight is a big issue with hypothyroidism. So is not being able to sleep. It’s a vicious circle. So,  if you want an extra boost to lose weight, experts say you need to get enough sleep. Specifically, researchers say that women who sleep 5 hours or less per night generally weigh more than women who sleep 7 hours per night.

Your body works like a perfectly crafted and humming Swiss watch, when… you take care of it. Not only do you need to eat “real” food, cut out irrational and unnecessary chaos and stress, enjoy life and people more, you need to sleep 7-9 hours a night to help your body recuperate and repair itself naturally.

Presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference, these findings showed that women who slept 5 hours per night were 32% more likely to experience major weight gain (an increase of 33 pounds or more) and 15% more likely to become obese over the course of the 16-year study, compared to those who slept 7 hours a night.

So, get more sleep every night for overall health, mental and physical, and help with weight loss too!

“It’s not so much that if you sleep, you will lose weight, but if you are sleep-deprived, meaning that you are not getting enough minutes of sleep or good quality sleep, your metabolism will not function properly,” explains Michael Breus, PhD, author of Beauty Sleep and the clinical director of the sleep division for Arrowhead Health in Glendale, Ariz.

On average, we need about 7.5 hours of quality sleep per night, he says. “If you are getting this already, another half hour will not help you lose 10 pounds, but if you are a five-hour sleeper and start to sleep for seven hours a night, you will start dropping weight.”

Exactly how lack of sleep affects our ability to lose weight has a lot to do with our nightly hormones, explains Breus.

The two hormones that are key in this process are ghrelin and leptin. “Ghrelin is the ‘go’ hormone that tells you when to eat, and when you are sleep-deprived, you have more ghrelin,” Breus says. “Leptin is the hormone that tells you to stop eating, and when you are sleep deprived, you have less leptin.”  More ghrelin plus less leptin equals weight gain.

“You are eating more, plus your metabolism is slower when you are sleep-deprived,” Breus says.

For more ideas on getting a good night’s sleep, check my other blog posts:

http://thyroidu.com/131/what-star-trek-can-teach-us-about-sleep-deprivation-and-thyroid-problems/

http://thyroidu.com/267/thyroid_symptoms_sleep_problems/

G’night! Zzzzzzzzzzzzz!

2 comments to Thyroid Health – The Secret To Losing Weight

  • Hi i hawe ben reading lots about my thyroid problem ets same like yours 1988 i had part of my thyroid removed and after that my weight come from 103 lbs to 286 i am shamed of myself i have all the hashimoto’s disease and infllamations cold feet and bad exema depression and bloding and indogestions so i see my same dr for 26 years he has done thyroid tests and tells me ets normal but i kno ets not i have also anxiety sometime rapid fast hart beat and i wos told by my dr i have sleep apnea i newer sleep mor dhan 3 or 4 hours a nite and newer day time eadher so i hawe no insuranse to see thyroid dr help ps iam 52 and single modher and grandmodher wery deprest ?

    • kim

      I’m so sorry to hear of your terrible symptomology due to thyroid problems.

      Here are the 2 main things you need to do to get your health back:

      1. You need to eat the THYROID HEALING DIET, a clean diet to rebuild your body/brain health. You can start on this diet immediately by ordering my Get Your Life Back Manual. Included are numerous checklist forms to keep track of your symptoms, supplements, etc. to help your thyroid trained practitioner help you better. http://thyroidu.com/bookstoreresources/my-thyroid-health-plan-manual/

      2. You need to see a THYROID TRAINED PRACTITIONER to check you adrenals, and other organs affected by the thyroid as well. Plus they have the supplements which they’ll recommend that will be the best for you.
      You can find one near you here – http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/

      If you can’t find one near you, please contact mine – Dr. Allomong, who is thyroid trained, #1 on the list. He can work with you by phone/email/Skype and help you correctly lickety split!

      You’re in my thoughts for your best health soon,

      Kim

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