Is Your Thyroid Stopping Your From Losing Weight?
One in five people in the UK
An underactive thyroid can affect heart rate, digestion, skin, muscle and various organs.
Symptoms for an underactive gland include tiredness, lack of concentration, poor memory, and muscle aches, while an overactive gland can be spotted by eye problems, hair-thinning, a tender neck and constant hunger.
Weight gain and the ability to not lose weight is a
One key issue is fluoridation of the UK water supply,
Stress and your Thyroid
It’s that pesky STRESS word again….
Have you got thyroid problems – Are they diagnosed?
Are you on medication for Thyroid issues?
Are you aware the HUGE impact the food you eat
So, what is the Thyroid and what does it actually do?
The Thyroid gland sits at the base of the throat and
Thyroxine primarily tells cells to speed up their energy production – metabolism.
When you are in a state of prolonged stress and your cortisol is high in response to this stress, thyroxine levels fall dramatically.
This is because the adrenal hormone cortisol, is directly antagonistic to thyroxine.
The thyroid is trying to conserve energy by
Don’t forget – your body cannot tell the difference with stress from being stuck in traffic to stress as you are in life threatening situation – the chemical response is always the same.
As a result, thyroxine levels fall.
Lots of people suspect that their battle with
Nutrition and food choices
The Thyroid tests measure two things:-
Thyroid stimulating hormone – TSH
TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and it tells the Thyroid gland to produce more thyroxine.
It produces two types of thyroxine.
When cortisol levels rise under stress,
It is important to recognise that cortisol stops the inactive T4 from converting to the active T3.
So, low TSH and low T3 are indicators of prolonged stress.
What can you do?
1: Eat a diet rich in vegetables, good fat, moderate lean protein to help lower stress and cortisol – Follow one of the Kick Start plans they will really help.
We have amazing case studies
2: Work on sleep hygiene to help lower stress.
3: Try Yoga, Pilates, Meditation & daily walks to
Getting your nutrition on point is
Long term consumption of Sugar, Soy, Gluten and
They are SO worth cutting right out of the diet,
What Can Harm The Thyroid
Soy and Your Thyroid – I am asked about soy every day
Genistein is particularly harmful for
Genistein is one of several known isoflavones. Isoflavones, such as genistein and daidzein, are found in a number of plants, with soybeans and soy products like tofu and textured vegetable protein (such as margarines) being the primary food source.
A daily dose of genistein as low as 30mg can affect normal thyroid function. High consumption of isoflavones such as soy burgers can bring the total daily genistein intake to over 200mg.
Have you been diagnosed with any Thryroid issues ?
Are you on Thyroxin?
My goal is to help you make informed choices
I LOVE to hear from you so don’t be a stranger and
if you are embarking on a plan
Have a Wonderful Thursday
Love Rachel xxx
Thanks to Phil Richards for information
Want to attend our Mind Body Fit Event in London