Hello, everyone. So, a few months I decided to share something personal, which was that I have hypothyroidism. Luckily for me, I caught it in the early stages. In spite of the early stages, I could feel a big difference in my life. I was fatigued and depressed, my skin was dry.
I want to share this with you in case you or a loved one have similar symptoms. Of course, consult your doctor because I am no expert on at all, and this is my personal experience.
About 4 months later, I feel so much better. I changed my diet, bought vitamins, and I incorporated exercising against my body’s will. I can finally exercise intensely again. At first, I couldn’t really work out too much. My body’s energy levels were so low, and I felt sleepy all day. It was horrible.
But I told myself, “You only feel like this because of physical health reasons. Fix it, and you’ll feel better.” Well, I did fix it, and I am still in the process. I encountered several useful Youtube videos. But I like one in particular: it is Hispanic Youtube channel, Metabolism Tv (I’ll provide the link below.) According to the professional Frank Suarez who specializes in metabolism, obesity, diabetes, health, and nutrition, our thyroid is a vital part of our body. In short, it regulates mood, metabolism, and health overall. If your thyroid is a problem, then you might have moodiness, irritability, depression, problems with losing or gaining weight among many other symptoms.
Mr. Suarez, who is located in Puerto Rico, claims that many of his patients have come to him for help, and those who have had thyroid problems, either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, usually cope with depression as one of the many symptoms. However, when his patients manage and fix their health and nutrition, the depression goes away, and his clients even get off clinical depression medicine.
I followed several guidelines that Mr. Suarez provided. Personally, I feel much better, thank God. I’ve read many articles, saw many videos of experts like doctors and nutritionists. I also went to my doctor. I’m still in the process of seeing a specialist. Please, go see a specialist if you suspect a thyroid issue.
Mr. Suarez explains that at times our blood work in the lab doesn’t show problems with the thyroid. Doctors usually go with depression medication. So be careful, and try to get a second opinion. One way you can find out if you have thyroid problems is by measuring your temperature throughout the day–this is according to Mr. Suarez of course.
Measure your temperature first thing in the morning and record it in a journal. If your temperature drops below 98.5 degrees Fahrenheit and if it is irregular throughout the day, then that’s an indication that you have thyroid issues.
Again, invest time in your own research and consult your doctor. If you’re overweight or underweight and have the many symptoms of the thyroid problem listed in the links below this post, then you could possibly cure many of your physical and mental issues with health and nutrition. Again, consult an expert, or make sure to do your research.
Now, here’s a list of what I have been taking, and these have also helped me in a matter of weeks, plus exercise and prayer:
- Multivitamins (for women)
- Vitamin A & D
- Probiotics (Gluten-free)
- Increased my water intake
- Magnesium & Potassium
- Icelandic Kelp (Thyroid Health)
- Thyroid Edge (My sister got me this one. It worked right away.)
- Plain Yogurt
- Flaxseed milk (gluten-free, dairy free, soy free, nut free)
- Chia seeds
- Increased my fruits & veggies
Now, here’s a list of things I try to avoid as much as possible (Occasionally, I cheat… Haha! But it’s quite infrequently.)
- Processed foods
- Bread family
- Junk Food
- Too much sodium
- Cruciferous Vegetables (Unless they’re cooked for at least 30 minutes.)
Do You Really Need to Give Up Kale, Cauliflower, and Other Cruciferous Vegetables When You Have Hypothyroidism?https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/hypothyroidism/do-you-need-to-avoid-cruciferous-vegetables/
My Hypothyroidism Diet | Foods I Eat to Help Symptoms. Love Sweat Fitness
Frank Suarez. Mundo TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzkpTWXa08w
Mayo Clinic. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
Mayo Clinic. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)