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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).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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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Why you should ditch heavily scented products & perfume:

While many folks in the health space have likely gotten rid of most heavily scented products, what about our clients? ⠀⁠⠀⁠⁠⠀⁠⠀

According to the NPD group, nearly 80% of consumers scent their homes. Their reasons? Consumers want to feel “relaxed”, “cozy”, and to “uplift their spirits”. ⁠⠀⁠⠀

A study conducted by Statista showed that 15% of men never use fragrances (perfume & eau de toilette), compared to 8% of women. The inverse of these stats is that likely 85% of men DO use fragrances of some kind, and 92% of women DO use fragrances of some kind.⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀

But at what cost?⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀

Many products list “fragrance” on the label, but only a tiny fraction of companies actually disclose the specific constituents making up that fragrance. ⁠⠀⁠⠀

These ingredients are considered proprietary and therefore are not required to be disclosed. This lack of transparency does not help consumers make informed choices.⁠ (California recently passed a new law requiring disclosure of these compounds, starting in Jan 2022.

This will likely spell change for the entire industry, and is good news!)⁠⠀⁠⠀

Even without completely transparent ingredient lists, there’s plenty of evidence linking fragrance to a myriad of serious health conditions like cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity, allergies, and sensitivities. ⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀

The best and easiest way to avoid these exposures is simple: stop buying and using scented products!⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀

This is an avoidance intervention that’s available to ALL people regardless of resources. In fact, not buying these home fragrances and perfumes/colognes SAVES money. ⁠⠀⁠⠀

Scented home products can be hard for some folks to let go of – there’s a strong emotional attachment that keeps people addicted. But understanding and articulating these bigger risks can help! ⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⁠⠀⁠⠀

Are you working on ditching scented products? Drop a YES in the comments if you are!

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