Hormones, Thyroid And Weight Gain

Hormones, Thyroid And Weight Gain

Written by: Kat Gal

Ask yourself these questions... 

  • Are you fatigued?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Are you depressed or anxious?
  • Do you look tired when you look in the mirror?
  • Are your hormones out of balance?
  • Do your muscles and joints ache without cause?
  • Is your hair really thin and grow slowly (or not at all)?
  • Are you often constipated?
  • Ladies, is your period abnormal?
  • Do you have a hard time sleeping regularly?

If you answered 5 of these 10 questions with “yes,” you may have a thyroid condition.

You’re not alone. About 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and 60% of them don’t even know it or have never been properly diagnosed.

How Hormones And Thyroid Balance Is Important To Stay Healthy

Your thyroid is part of your endocrine system. It plays a large role in your energy levels, hormonal health, metabolism and weight management. Yup, your weight issues may be a result of a thyroid issue. Healing your thyroid, on the other hand, can help you lose weight, balance your hormones, boost your energy and improve your overall health.

The good news is that there are so many things you can do to improve your thyroid condition and to heal your thyroid. One of them is a simple mineral: 

IODINE!

Iodine: The Thyroid Mineral

Iodine is one of the most important nutrients for your thyroid. It plays a critical role in the formation of your primary thyroid hormone, thyroxine. This hormone helps to control your metabolism, support proper bone and brain development, regulate blood cell production and many other important functions.

Iodine deficiency is common among people and is one of the most common reasons for thyroid problems, especially hypothyroidism that can cause weight gain, fatigue, intolerance to cold, digestion issues and neurological symptoms.

Where To Get Iodine

Since your body doesn’t produce iodine on its own, you have to get it through food.

Seaweed!

Seaweed is one of the best natural sources of iodine! It is also full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids. And even if you can’t stand the thought of eating seaweed, you can hide it in a smoothie and not even know it’s there.

To add more seaweed to your diet:

  • Snack on nori
  • Add seaweed to your soups
  • Add seaweed to your salads and salad dressings
  • Add seaweed to your smoothies

Try This Iodine-Rich Smoothie

Seaweed Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup organic kelp
  • ½ cup spinach
  • 1 apple
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop of Organifi Green Juice powder

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a high-power blender and mix to perfection.

You may wonder if you can skip Organifi in this recipe? Don’t! Organifi Green Juice is packed with high-quality superfoods that can hydrate and revitalize your cells, detoxify your body, boost your immune function, support your mental clarity, naturally balance your hormones, alkalize your system, relieve stress and help your weight loss goals. You can add it to any other smoothies, juices, dips, dressings, recipes or just mix it with water for the easiest and quickest superfood support.

How will you add more seaweed goodness to your life this week? Share away in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

And remember, we're in this together.

No juicer? No problem! Organifi Green Juice is a carefully selected blend of 11 different superfoods including turmeric, spirulina, lemon, mint, moringa and more. It was formulated for busy women and men who are looking for a way to super boost their health and support their lifestyle without spending a lot of time or money in the kitchen. Try it today!

Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.



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