Thyroid Support for Mind, Body and Soul Health

Thyroid Stoplight

What is the thyroid’s purpose?

The thyroid is a gland that regulates metabolism of carbs, thyroid hormones, proteins and fats. It has an influence on the body’s growth ability and metabolic rate (weight management). Its best friend is the adrenals, as they work together to generate physical, mental and emotional energy, assist in weight management, regulates sleep, and many other functions. In natural health, the thyroid has been referred to as the “third ovary”, as there is a connection between thyroid function and ovarian function. A March-April 2011 study showed “Severe longstanding hypothyroidism leads to increased ovarian volume and/or cyst formation.” (source).

 

Thyroid Imbalances – red light

If you research the thyroid gland, and common thyroid issues, you will find thousands of articles and studies. Some of the most prominent imbalances I see on a daily basis with my clients are:

  • excessive weight gain or loss
  • hair falling out (alopecia)
  • thinning eyebrows
  • fatigue and tired all of the time
  • sluggish thinking
  • not speaking up for self and honoring your boundaries
  • suppressing self-love and self-worth

Culprits that contribute to poor thyroid health:

  • wearing synthetic perfumes and colognes
  • adrenal exhaustion &burning the candle at both ends
  • regular alcohol consumption (more than 3 shot glass amounts)
  • autoimmune conditions
  •  heavy metal toxicity

 

Thyroid Warning Signs – yellow light

What are the warning signs, or smoke signals your body sends you when the thyroid is unhappy, deprived of proper nutrients and overworked? For me, I notice that I have a harder time sustaining energy for an extended period of time. Sometimes it is a gradual thing, so I am not as quick to pay attention. Other times, I notice that by noon, my steam has run out. My hair, nails and skin seem to be thinner and brittle. Mood is affected, making me either more gloomy or anxious. I am not able to solve problems as quickly as I like, nor think situations through with ease and clarity.  My thoughts become more muffled, confused and lethargic. All signs that thyroid is not running with a full tank of gas.

 

Thyroid Supporters – green light

I have several thyroid supporting herbs in my daily arsenal to nourish, feed and rejuvenate my thyroid and adrenals.

  • Greens and Algae: Kelp and spirulina for pH maintenance, minerals and nourishment
  • Minerals: alfalfa, chlorophyll, nettle, mulberry, spinach, black walnut hulls
  • Essential Fatty Acids: I like plant-based ones that offer omega 3, 6, 7 and 9, along with fat emulsifier to help me break it down and absorb it better.
  • Enzymes: to break down food – carbs, proteins, sugars and fats
  • Protein: I like a plant-based protein like pea protein, since it’s easy to digest.
  • Aromatherapy: inhaling certain scents can help with thyroid function regulation
    • Balance and support: myrtle, melissa, palmarosa
    • Speaking up for yourself, standing in your power – myrrh, orange, lemon
    • Grounded: pine, fir, spruce, sandalwood


Thyroid Support Recipe

2 ounces of distilled water or liquid plant enzymes
7 drops Green Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
4 drops Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
5 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
3 drops Siberian Fir (Abies spectabilis) 
2 drops Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii var. motia)

Mix ingredients together in a bottle, shake well, and label. Use 2-4 times daily to nourish normal thyroid function.


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2 thoughts on “Thyroid Support for Mind, Body and Soul Health”

  1. Thank you for this info! I use Solle products and am wondering if the Solle Compass blends and or Solle Essentials Personal Spa oils can be used in place of the Thyroid Support Recipe? If yes, which one or combinations would you recommend? Thank you.

    1. Jennifer Pressimone

      Hi Cindy, although in this particular recipe, you cannot substitute other oils for the benefits green myrtle and myrrh provide; you can use the Solle Essentials Balance blend or the Solle Compass Courage Blend to get similar results.

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