8 Tips For Battling Fatigue When You Have Thyroid Problems
by David Wolfe
An omega-3 supplement is also a good idea.
2. Adrenal Fatigue?
Your body’s adrenal glands, located on top of each kidney, help you manage stressful situations. When working properly, they release cortisol, adrenaline and DHEA to help you cope with everyday life. Adrenal dysfunction is not surprising if your life is very hectic and busy, causing the glands to become overwhelmed and exhausted.
You can speak with your doctor about getting an adrenal function saliva test. Treatment options include ashwagandha and rhodiola rosea, herbs that support the function of these two glands.
4. Balance Your Blood Sugar
To maintain a healthy thyroid, your blood sugar level must be kept in a normal range. Eating too many high glycemic carbohydrates causes the pancreas to secrete more insulin than usual, which leads to hypoglycemia and eventually type 2 diabetes. Following a ketogenic diet is a recommended solution to blood sugar roller coasters.
Keep tabs of your blood sugar level using a blood glucose meter if you know you have thyroid or blood sugar problems.
5. Aim For Anabolic Exercise
Anabolic exercise accomplishes the opposite of catabolic exercise (such as cardio and weight training). Anabolic forms of exercise include yoga and tai chi, which are much less stressful on the body and will not result in your body feeling as fatigued with lingering muscle soreness as it would with catabolic exercise.
6. Take Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 nourishes the production of red blood cells and assists the body with energy production in order to keep us healthy and active. Thyroid conditions such as Hashimoto’s are linked to a deficiency in B12, as is the tendency to feel tired and weak.
B12 is responsible for energy production, DNA synthesis and the formation of blood — no wonder we feel tired when we’re lacking in it.
You can take over the counter B12 supplements and they come in many forms, from pills to chewables. The most effective B12 comes from injections.
7. Lose The Sunglasses
Yeah, they might make you look super cool but getting out in the sun and exposing your eyes to the natural rays can boost your body’s endocrine system. Try to leave your sunglasses in your car when you go out on your errands. In fact, you might as well try to avoid them as much as possible unless they are important for your safety (such as while driving).
Basically, when you are wearing sunglasses, your body lowers its defenses to UV light and radiation as the tinting of light reaching your eyes gives your body the impression of less light and radiation.
8. Get Some Iron
Iron produces protein which helps your blood cells deliver oxygen all around your body. When your blood is low in iron, you’ll find yourself feeling quite lethargic. How do you know if this feeling is linked directly to an iron deficiency? It will likely be coupled with feeling weak, irritable and having a hard time focusing.
Iron deficiency is one of the most common concerns doctors have with patients and it can be easily remedied by eating red-colored foods of all types.
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