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How restrictive dieting (low calories) negatively impacts your thyroid

Your thyroid is a 🦋-shaped gland that powers every cell in your body. It sets the pace for your body to function and operate.

Thyroid health can be so confusing, especially because you don’t need to be diagnosed with a thyroid disorder to suffer from thyroid issues. Hypothyroidism or sluggish thyroid is much more common in women than hyperthyroidism—see symptoms on slide 6.

Swipe👉🏻 to learn how chronic dieting, under-eating, under-nourishing can lead to impaired thyroid function.

It’s important to understand that the years of stressors (Like: undernourishment, overexercising, lack of rest, sunlight, constant stimulation, trauma, halogen exposure, etc.) will not disappear overnight.

Here are some areas to focus on to bring back balance:

Managing STRESS — Developing positive stress coping mechanisms like: journaling, getting outside, asking for help, breath work, taking a bath, therapy, &hanging with pets. Be sure to prioritize morning and bedtime routines, quality sleep, gentle exercise, and support your circadian rhythm by getting enough natural light (and less blue light exposure).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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NUTRIENTS — Our thyroid requires specific minerals, like Vit. A, iodine, zinc, copper, selenium, etc. to properly function. Focus on nutrient-dense foods like shrimp, organ meats, bone broth, quality dairy, &fresh fruits.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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DIGESTION — We need to properly break down and absorb our food to get the nutrients our thyroid requires. We also need enough stomach acid for a healthy digestive process. Try adding in digestive bitters if you suffer from digestive issues.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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TOXINS — Specific chemicals called halogens (bromine, chlorine, and fluorine) compete with iodine and bind to thyroid receptors, preventing thyroid hormones from working properly. Filtering fluoride and chloride out of your drinking and bath/shower water helps those with thyroid dysfunction.⠀⠀⠀

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Loss of Smell/Taste & Thyroid PART 2

In this post I wanted to dive into three of the many factors that can negatively impact the thyroid function. Stress, Trauma, and endocrine disrupting chemicals. You likely will never hear this from your doctors – but physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual trauma and distress play a huge role in the development of autoimmune diseases, autoimmune conditions, and can even be a factor in causing infertility and other hormone disorders.

As a result of prolonged distress, our cells become prone to excessive inflammatory signaling. (More on this in Part 3) The body draws heavily on the storage of minerals and vitamins in our bodies and quickly depletes them. If we are already lacking crucial nutrients & continue to live in stress, the body will produce hormones of stress to survive, while the body neglects its innate need to regulate hormone production necessary for ALL functions of our existence – thyroid regulation, reproductive hormone regulation.


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Assessing Thyroid Function by using Basal Body Temperature

The thyroid is considered the “controller” of metabolism function from a cellular level. Metabolism can be thought of as the rate of energy production in the cell and the speed at which all processes happen in the body.

One way to assess thyroid function is by tracking basal body temp. This can be done under the tongue or armpit. You should do this this upon waking first thing and after your first meal. You can continue to do so before/after workouts which can give you clarity into how you’re responding to your training as well.

TEMPERATURE🌡
➡️Offers insight into your thyroid health
➡️Can indicate if ovulation has happened
➡️Provides insight to how well your body is using the energy you give it (Your body is like a thermostat; it produces heat when it can properly utilize your food for energy🔥)
➡️Provides insight to how well you are recovering from training

Low body temperatures are indicative of low thyroid function, possible inflammation, suppressed immune function, digestive problems, high stress, and estrogen dominance.

A warm body is linked with better immune function, good thyroid function, reduced inflammation, fertility, good elimination of toxins, and efficient and effective digestion.

Ideally, your temperature should sit between in Follicular phase is 97.2-97.8 F, Optimal average BBT second half: 98.4 F, with it being lowest in the morning and increasing after each meal and as your day continues.

PULSE💓
➡️Indicates how well your body & tissues are taking in nutrients and oxygen
➡️Shows the rate at which your body and your body’s tissues are capable of using and taking in nutrients and oxygen

An optimal resting pulse rate sits between 75-90 beats per minute.

This information goes directly against what we are taught in the fitness industry! I love this post from a colleague that discusses it more!

Using both temperature and pulse can show you a bigger picture.

If you have: a higher temperature and higher pulse OR a normal temperature and higher pulse → you’re likely actively stressed.

If you have: a lower temperature and lower pulse OR a normal temperature and lower pulse → you’re likely chronically stressed and experiencing some kind of metabolic suppression.

When temperature is consistently below 97.8 that indicates hypofunction of thyroid.

These tests aren’t 100% accurate, other things affect them. Use them alongside the other markers mentioned above ( aka do not look at them in isolation) to give you insight into your current metabolic state and what you need to improve.

To read more about the doctor that pioneered these tests grab a book called Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness – by Dr Broda Barnes.

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