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Most thyroid patients turn to medication. This is perfectly understandable, considering how difficult thyroid conditions are to live with. But it’s not always the best option.
Medications can have long-term side effects. They also aren’t effective for everyone. And they can get expensive pretty quickly.
It’s better to turn to natural remedies when possible. Natural remedies are cheaper, easier to use, and don’t have negative side effects. Here are some natural ways to treat your thyroid condition.
There are so many benefits to yoga.
A lot of people don’t think of yoga as a form of treatment. And that’s a valid viewpoint. On its own, yoga will not cure a thyroid condition.
It will, however, help you treat symptoms. There are many types of thyroid conditions. The two main conditions are hyper and hypothyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism can lead to increased heart rates, irritability, sleep deprivation, and nervousness. Hypothyroidism’s symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, depression, and arthritis.
Yoga helps treat many of these symptoms, especially mood related ones.
When you’re nervous or stressed, yoga brings you back to the basics. You focus on your breathing, which helps your body relax.
Yoga will make you more aware of your body.
Cannabis has finally been recognized as medication.
Most states have legalized marijuana for medical use. If you have a thyroid condition, you might be eligible for a medical marijuana card.
Here is information on which strains of marijuana are best for treatment.
Marijuana isn’t like other medications. It’s entirely natural. There is no chemical or artificial manipulation involved.
You could say that cannabis is civilization’s oldest medicine. It was cultivated as far back as ancient Egypt. So, it’s proven the test of time.
There are no negative side effects associated with cannabis consumption.
Weed can make you high, but highs wear off. And if you don’t want to get high, you can use CBD products. These are a great alternative.
It’s easy to throw in a dash of CBD oil to your morning coffee or tea. You can also add it to recipes or spread it on inflamed areas. If you’re suffering from arthritis, it’s a great option.
The only way to tell if cannabis works for you is to try it. Since there’s no negative side effects, there’s really no reason not to try.
Finding a dispensary near you is easier than ever.
If your body’s input isn’t good, it won’t function properly.
Most people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables. These contain very important vitamins and minerals. It’s impossible to get the same quality through dietary supplements.
Avoid fast food if you can. Learn to cook instead.
Cooking your own food is not only cheaper. It is a way to inform yourself about what is being put in your body. You control how much fat and sugar you put in each and every recipe.
Turn mealtimes into a bonding experience by inviting people over.
Naturally regulate your hormones through exercise.
Here’s an article with information on how to exercise properly with a thyroid condition. There are some things that you need to watch out for.
But, for the most part, the basics remain the same.
Try to move every day. Your goal should be at least 10,000 steps. You should also aim for about two hours of moderate to intense exercise per week.
If you can’t do that much in the beginning, don’t worry.
You can gradually increase the amount that you exercise. Start small by just walking more. Even walking around your room can help!
Find a workout buddy if you need the encouragement.
Take time to yourself
Meditating for just five minutes can have a huge impact.
The best thing about meditation is that you don’t need any equipment. All you need is a quiet space where you can focus on your breathing. Even a closet will do the trick.
Once you get in the habit of meditation, you’ll notice the difference.
You’ll become more aware of your body and surroundings. It’ll be easier to tell when your thyroid is acting up.
It will also help you control and appreciate your emotions.
Living with thyroid problems isn’t easy. But there are things you can do to help.