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Do you find it hard to lose weight or maintain your ideal weight even though you are eating healthy and exercising?


There’s a chance you could have a hormonal imbalance with your thyroid. If you experience any of the below symptoms, I would recommend asking your doctor for a blood test. Make sure you are tested for TSH, T3 and T4. 


Symptoms can vary between individuals, but here are some common ones:


-Below normal body temperature under 98 degrees

-Intolerance to cold 

-weight gain, or difficulty losing weight with healthy diet

-muscle weakness/cramps


-depression, lack of motivation

-low energy

-dry hair or hair loss

-changes in menstrual cycle

-constipation, bloating


Here are some natural ways to support the thyroid gland to restore energy and balance as well as boost metabolism:


1) Iodine  

Think sea vegetables like seaweed and wild caught fish. You can also use iodine drops to your water. I really love the iodine drops by Trace Minerals! 

2) Selenium 

Add grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, spinach, turkey, cheese, mushrooms, oysters, salmon, shrimp, crab, and brazil nuts.

3) B12 and Thiamine 

Include foods such as grass-fed beef, raw cheese, eggs, salmon, asparagus, brussel sprouts, spinach, ground flaxseed and cremini mushrooms. 

4) Take adaptogens, such as Ashwaghanda, which supports your adrenal and thyroid gland and will help your body cope with everyday stressors.

5) Probiotics 

Include a supplement and eat probiotic foods such as yogurt, kefir (dairy or coconut) and fermented foods. 

6) Prebiotics will feed your healthy gut bacteria (probiotics) so they can thrive!

Eat Jerusalem artichokes, leeks, chicory root, bananas, asparagus, wheat bran, seaweed. 


Note: Check with your doctor before adding supplements to your diet.


By: Lexi Abi-Khattar, Integrative Health Coach