Your thyroid is a small gland located below your Adam’s apple that produces hormones. They control your metabolism. Low thyroid hormone production leads to low energy, high cholesterol, and increased body fat.
While thyroid disorders are more common in women, men can also suffer from hypothyroidism. Similarly, men can also suffer from hyperthyroidism, and autoimmune thyroiditis.
Keep Your Testosterone in Balance
Abnormal testosterone levels can be a trigger, an exacerbating factor, or the consequence of thyroid disease. Low testosterone leads to hypothyroidism while men with hyperthyroidism tend to have high testosterone levels. As a result, men with thyroid disorders will experience low libido, depression, and erectile dysfunction. As well as reduced frequency of morning erections, difficulty growing facial hair, and loss of muscle mass. In addition, reduced fertility.
These are the same symptoms of low testosterone. That’s because male hormones and thyroid hormones work together to optimize cellular energy production. If your cells cannot produce enough energy for normal function, there won’t be enough energy for a healthy sex life. Likewise, motivation, or brain function. It’s super important if you’re suffering from any of these symptoms to get checked. Checked with a full thyroid blood panel and testosterone levels.
Supporting your hypothalamus with Genesis Gold® will help increase your natural testosterone production. As well as your thyroid hormone production.
Get Enough Selenium and Iodine
Your thyroid needs certain minerals to produce adequate thyroid hormones. Iodine found in seaweeds, fish, eggs, and dairy is essential for thyroid hormone production.
Firstly, selenium is another mineral that is essential for thyroid hormone production. The enzymes responsible for removing one iodine molecule from T4 to convert it into the active T3 are dependent on selenium. Secondly, selenium protects the thyroid gland from oxidative damage. Selenium and iodine must be in balance for healthy thyroid function.
The highest source of selenium can be found in Brazil nuts. Fatty fish, eggs, meat, poultry, dairy, whole grains, and spinach are also good sources of selenium.
Get Your Gut Healthy
Your thyroid health is dependent on your gut health. Why? Because most thyroid conditions are related to autoimmune conditions, toxicity, or nutritional deficits. If you have food sensitivities and chronic stress, your digestive and intestinal function is compromised which may lead to leaky gut syndrome.
A leaky gut is literally a thin intestinal lining allowing toxins and undigested food to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Your thyroid is highly sensitive to these toxins and can become inflamed. Autoimmune thyroiditis is associated with leaky gut syndrome. When I focus on healing my patients’ gastrointestinal tracts, their thyroid function improves.
A complete digestive stool analysis is the best way to determine gut function. For example, drinking bone broth daily can help heal leaky gut.
So, now you know the difference between hypo and hyperthyroidism. Yet it’s not easy to heal your thyroid without balancing the rest of your hormones too. So I created the Hormone Reboot Training for you to discover how to balance all your hormones and get the support you need to heal your thyroid problem.
*Statements not reviewed by the FDA.