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Thyroid Problems in Women- A Natural Cure

Thyroid problems are common in women; so common in fact that there has long been a discussion regarding the possibility of implementing national screening programs for this condition. Few women struggling with stubborn pounds are aware that hypothyroidism could be the culprit. Undiagnosed thyroid problems—that affects millions of women—could be preventing you from getting pregnant and cause you to become overweight; hypothyroidism may also lead to depression. That’s why it’s so important to recognize the symptoms of hypothyroidism and to learn about how to prevent or cure the condition.

The Natural Thyroid Diet. The 4-Week Plan To Living Well, Living Vibrantly is the ultimate guide to treating hypothyroidism naturally.

Thyroid Problems in Women

Hypothroidism Symptoms woman looking unwell.The thyroid gland could be imagined as the switch on your heat-meter. The thyroid should be keeping your energy levels high and help your organs to perform their work optimally. But sometimes the thyroid function is impaired and your body put on energy-saving mode.

The cause for hypothyroidism is not yet known for certain by the scientists and health care providers. One theory is that the thyroid cells are destroyed by the body’s immune system, but research has shown that the food you eat may have a larger effect on this organ than previously thought. When its function goes down—as it does in hypothyroidism–the switch on your meter has been turned to energy-saving. When your metabolism rate goes down, as little calories as possible will be used to keep your body going. The access calories are stored as fat. A bad thyroid will also make you feel colder since your body is not burning enough calories to keep your body temperature up. Your organs will be performing as little work as possible; your heart rate goes down and your mood and energy levels will be at an all-low.

When your body works hard to save energy, where is it all stored? Well, take another look at those love handles you have been struggling so hard to get rid of. Hypothyroidism makes you body old and fat, and your social life and carrier could also be suffering; a body put in pause-mode will not be much fun during family activities or very active at work.

Of course this is a trick of the mind; can’t you feel it? This unnatural state of inactivity and lack of energy will make you sick and fat if you don’t act now. You need to be aware of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism and to be proactive when it comes to the choices you are making in your life as well as in the kitchen.

Hypothyroidism Symptoms in Women

Performing a quick check for thyroid symptoms in women could save you a lot of pain and suffering. Maybe you have already had your thyroid levels measured? What you doctor may not have told you is that even if your thyroid hormones are only slightly of chart—but not enough for it to be classified as hypothyroidism—you could be suffering from subclinical hypothyroidism.

Hypo- and hyperthyroid symptoms in women can appear at any age but the risk of it affecting you will increase the older you get. The risk is also higher in the extra vulnerable time after giving birth.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism in women:

– Increased body weight. Your body is saving fat and it’s almost impossible to get rid of your fat-depots.

– Dry skin and dull hair.

– Being frozen. Putting on extra clothes and yet feeling cold.

– Are you struggling to keep your eyes open behind the wheel? Lack of energy could indicate hypothyroidism.

– Difficulty conceiving is one of the consequences of thyroid problems; this is one of the most psychologically painful conditions that affect women with low levels of thyroid hormone.

– Are you losing focus and finding it difficult to concentrate? This may be a sign of hypothyroidism.

– Feeling blue? Depression and feelings of worthlessness are signs of low thyroid levels messing with your brain.

– Poor memory? Fixing your thyroid levels can help you with your memory problems.

– That swelling on your neck may be more than just fat. A soft enlargement on the neck may indicate a malfunctioning thyroid gland.

Hyperthyroid Symptoms in Women

The thyroid may also go crazy and release all your stored thyroid hormones at once; this is called hyperthyroidism and is also common in women, especially after delivery. You will be jittery and nervous; you may lose weight quickly and have a hard time unwinding in the evening. Even though a quick and effortless weight loss might sound appealing, this is actually no joke. You will feel horrible and after the hormone-stores are depleted, the condition is often followed by a low thyroid function—hypothyroidism.

Hyperthyroid symptoms in women are:

– Increased heart rate. The heart is beating faster than normal.

– Are you constantly feeling anxious? Do you get annoyed and irritated for no reason? This can be a sign of a thyroid in overdrive.

– Hyperthyroidism makes it very difficult to unwind and relax and you may find yourself lying awake for hours before finally going to sleep.

– Are you sweating a lot? Or are feeling intolerant to heat? Also a sign…

– Shaking of the hands. The hands and fingers may tremble.

– Have you been mysteriously losing weight without dieting? This is another symptom of hyperthyroidism.

Thyroid-Function and Pregnancy

Thyroid Problems in WomenHypothyroidism puts the body into pause-mode; the organs and bodily functions will work at a slower pace. Low thyroid-levels make it harder for the affected women to become pregnant. Miscarriages may also be caused by hypothyroidism. These fertility issues can be reversed when the hormone levels are restored. Many women who previously suffered fertility issues or multiple miscarriages have a normal pregnancy after correction of thyroid-hormone levels.

In other words, a well functioning thyroid gland is important for women in the process of starting a family; it may increase your chances of getting pregnant and lower the risks of miscarrying as well as help you cope with the stress of pregnancy. A well functioning thyroid-gland will also serve you well during all those exhausting nights and busy days after your baby is born into the world.

Dr. Hugh D. Melnick—an endocrinologist from New York who has published several articles and books on the subject—is of the firm belief that many women could be suffering from hypothyroidism even though it will not always show up in the blood tests. He recommends that all woman with symptoms of hypothyroidism should be treated for this condition, even if this deficiency doesn’t shows up in the blood-tests.

Natural Remedies for Thyroid Problems

So now to the pressing questions: is there a natural remedy for thyroid problems? The research is making progress and more and more diseases are being shown to have a connection with the diet; many diseases that were once thought to be incurable are now being reversed through changes in the diet. Several studies have investigated id the diet may have an impact on the development of thyroid problems, and an increasing number of studies show that this may in fact be the case.

Research has shown that for the millions of women suffering from subclinical hypothyroidism—meaning a poor function of the thyroid gland that is not severe enough to show up on blood tests—there may be reason to investigate natural remedies for thyroid problems. Fats and cholesterol from the diet has been shown to impair thyroid function. Other studies have shown that alcohol and smoking may affect the thyroid preventing it from performing its best.

Many women are avoiding pharmaceutical drugs and would rather tackle the core problem of the disease; thousands of them are exploring the option of treating their thyroid problems naturally and many of them are getting great results! Why not you?


The 4-Week Plan To Living Well, Living Vibrantly is the ultimate guide to treating hypothyroidism naturally
(A great read) Just click the link above.

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Are Menopause and Hypothyroidism Connected?

In the United States, over 20% of the women going through the menopause are suffering from hypothyroidism, a lethargic thyroid. It is important for women to appreciate the consequences of the menopause on their thyroid. With the increasing in age, more and more women are being affected by hypothyroidism.


Menopause and hypothyroidism have common symptoms

Yes they both share common symptoms, such as depression, reduced energy levels and failing memory, among others. Many times these symptoms are assumed to be because of the menopause, which often leads to a delay in diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism.

Menopause and Hypothyroidism, woman looking unwell.Hypothyroidism and the menopauseGenerally the hormones in a women’s body are delicately balanced and a hormonal imbalance can occur during pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause.
During the time leading up to menopause, the regular menstrual cycles can begin to become irregular. This can be because of the highs and lows in estrogens and progesterone.

Hypothyroidism, which is seven times more likely to occur in women than in men, also occurs because of a hormonal imbalance. Some doctors believe that estrogens dominance (ie an excess of estrogen coupled with low progesterone) characteristically occurs in early Perimenopause.
They believe that controlling estrogen dominance prevents difficulties in Perimenopause, including hypothyroidism. In actual fact, estrogen is required to be counterbalanced with progesterone to avoid hypothyroidism.

A healthy diet

There are many different treatments for hypothyroidism, synthetic and natural, a lot of women do not believe in using synthetic hormones for treating their condition.

But there is good news… FINALLY!

The Natural Thyroid Diet. The 4-Week Plan To Living Well, Living Vibrantly is the ultimate guide to treating hypothyroidism naturally. (Just click the link to read about it)

Menopause and Hypothyroidism, Pcture of healthy food in basket.
Many today relieve their symptoms with nutrition, exercise, stress-relieving methods and recognised natural treatments.
Good nutrition is the basis of a proper hormonal balance and should should consists of:

– Multivitamins and/or minerals
– Essential fatty acids
– Calcium and/or magnesium

These essential nutrients, can supplement a healthy eating plan, support the body’s endocrine, immune and other vital systems.


The author of  The Hypothyroidism Revolution Tom Brimeyer has created a video where he explains his own journey and how it empowered him to a healthier and happy lifestyles.

Click here to watch Tom’s video

and start your journey to a healthier and more proactive life, free from the constraints of Menopause and Hypothyroidism.

Know the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism?

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Fatigue and intolerance to cold are the most common Symptoms of hypothyroidism. When everybody is wearing short sleeves and you are wearing a coat, you most likely have a hypothyroid issue.

Some common indicators are depression, muscle feebleness and tiredness, reduced memory, lethargy and headaches. There are many other symptoms which include deep slow speech, loss of hair, cold hands and feet, constipation, pale thick skin, brittle nails, and swelling of the face and eyelids, excessive and painful menstrual flow, nervousness and palpitations.

These are a lot of symptoms to come to term with and understand and you probably won’t have all of them, but if you have some of these symptoms and can find no obvious other causes you should seek medical advice and get a confirmed diagnose.

Symptoms – You Need to Know for Sure?

You can ask your doctor to perform a thyroid test and/or conduct the following simple self-test at home:

  1. You must first sleep through a full night. (The test will not work if you have gotten up or gone to the bathroom.)
  2. When you are awake but still in bed, take your temperature in your armpit. Do this and record the temperatures 3 days in a row.
  3. A normal reading would be between, 97.8 – 98.2 Fahrenheit, a reading below 97.8 would indicate hypothyroid activity. (Above 98.2 would indicate hyperthyroid activity.)
  4. If you are menstruating, take your temperature on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th day of the period.


Contributing Influences

Influences which can underwrite to Hypothyroidism are malnourishment, and thyroid and pituitary exhaustion due to excessive caffeine, sugar, alcohol and other stimulants. Malnourishment, of course, does not mean lack of food, but rather, a diet of processed, unnatural foods that are not nourishing. Other environmental factors include the consumption of fluoridated water, and pesticides and radiation.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism – Females Please Take Note

One out of eight women will develop hypothyroid problems in their life. The condition often manifests between 30 and 50, along with the hormonal changes taking place then. As soon as you enter this age range, it pays to stay alert to this issue. By understanding the symptoms of hypothyroidism and  “nipping it in the bud’ you can spare yourself unnecessary suffering.

Your Diet

Hypothyroidism diet , Pcture of healthy food in basket.

Your diet,can be a major contributing factor in the onset of Hypothyroidism.  especially as it’s a hormonal disparity caused when your thyroid is not producing sufficient thyroid hormone. The gland produces and discharges two hormones.




  1. 1.      Thyroxine (T4).
  2. 2.      Triiodothyronine (T3).

 Diet and Hormones


Thyroid hormones affect every cell and all the organs of the body. Too much thyroid hormone speeds things up and too little thyroid hormone slows things down.

Thyroid Hormones:-

  • Regulate the degree at which your body uses calories (your metabolism). Affecting weight loss or gain.
  • Affects your heart rate.
  • Affects your body temperature.
  • Modifies how quickly food travels through your digestive tract.
  • Affects muscle strength.
  • Regulates the speed your body replenishes dying cells.

What are the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism?

The most common are:

1)     Fatigue.

2)     Intolerance to cold.

3)     Weight gain.

4)     Constipation.

5)     Aches.

6)     Dry skin.

7)     Lifeless hair.

8)     Mental instability or depression.

9)     Muscle weakness.

10)  Poor memory,

11)  Lethargy and headaches.

12)  Deep slow speech

13)  Loss of hair

14)  Cold hands and feet.

15)  Pale thick skin.

16)  Brittle nails.

17)  Swelling of the face and eyelids.

18)  Excessive and painful menstrual flow.

19)  Nervousness and palpitations.


How to confirm you have Hypothyroidism?

A doctor can perform a thyroid test. You can also conduct the following simple self-test at home:

 Hypothyroidism Test, Sleeping Woman

  1.  Sleep through a full night. (This test won’t work if you have been up or have been to the toilet.)    
  2. When you are awake but still in bed, take your temperature in your armpit. Do this and record the temperatures 3 days in a row. A normal reading in between, 97.8 – 98.2 F (36.5 – 36.7 C).      
  3. A reading below 97.8 F (36.6 C) would indicate hypothyroid activity. (Above 98.2 would indicate hyperthyroid activity (an overactive Thyroid)).     
  4. If you are menstruating, take your temperature on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th day of the period.

 Hypothyroidism and Diet, Pic of Thermometer



Contributory Effects

Effects that contribute to Hypothyroidism are undernourishment, and thyroid and pituitary fatigue due to excessive caffeine, sugar, alcohol and other stimulants. Undernourishment does not necessarily mean shortage of nourishment, but a poor diet of processed and unhealthy foods which are not nutritious. Other environmental factors include the ingestion of fluoridated water, and pesticides and radiation.


A note for Women

Generally about one in eight women will be diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The problem often shows between 30 and 50, during the hormonal changes. When you enter this age bracket, it is advantageous to beware of this issue and look out for the symptoms. By “nipping it in the bud’ you can spare yourself unnecessary suffering.


Its Treatment.

Hormone Replacement Medication.

The medical profession generally proscribes a thyroid hormone replacement medicine, which is taken daily. Once the correct dosage is found it works by bringing your thyroid hormone levels up to the correct level.  This is not a cure you will need to take this treatment for the rest of your life and it will have to be monitored to ensure the dosage remains correct.


It is well known that alternative treatments can work well in treating hypothyroidism, especially when the approach involves nutrition. With hypothyroidism and Diet, recovery from low thyroid function using a dietary option has been used has been very successful.

Natural treatments try to resolve the underlying causes of poor health rather than simply treat the symptoms. Experience has shown that hypothyroidism diet treatments can reverse low levels thyroid function, well before the development of permanent thyroid disease. Success in this hangs on how early we intervene and on the extent to which autoimmune antibodies are present.

The truth is that there is so much more that you can do to treat hypothyroidism than what your doctor may or may not recommend. In some circumstances medical treatment is the necessary option but in the majority of circumstances there is a natural and healthy treatment option available, which you owe it to yourself to try. Not only can it improve your health and reduce or eradicate the symptoms but it can enhance your lifestyle and increase your life expectancy.

Tom Brimeyer (Hypothyroidism Revolution) explains how following his hypothyroidism diet plan is by far the biggest factor in overcoming hypothyroidism.  Even if you are doing everything correctly, using the best available supplements or medicine, if your diet is wrong, then you will be fighting your battle against Hypothyroidism for the rest of your life.

To find out more and start your journey to a healthier and more proactive life, free from the constraints of Hypothyroidism, watch Toms video CLICK HERE where he explains about Hypothyroidism Diet and his own journey and how it empowered him to a healthier and happy lifestyles.