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7 Ways to Naturally Boost Thyroid Function

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Your thyroid gland is relatively small and fits into your throat area, but it has an enormous effect on your entire body. It is often overlooked as a cause of common health problems, as well as unexplained weight gain or weight loss.

The gland is also very important to how our body creates energy and even helps regulate our sleep. However, with some lifestyle and diet changes, you can help our thyroid function more efficiently, and help you feel better overall. Here are seven thyroid boosters to try. If you suspect a problem, you should also consult your doctor to confirm you have thyroid issues…

 

1. Add Iodine to your Diet

According to the American Thyroid Association, iodine deficiency is a major cause of underproduction of the thyroid hormone. The association notes that your body does not create iodine on its own, so it’s important to ensure it becomes part of your diet.

The association suggests trying iodine-rich foods—including eggs, saltwater fish, shellfish, cheese, and even straight up table salt added to food. However, keep in mind that it’s probably not advisable to eat a spoonful of salt on its own.

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