Hot Flashes, Hypothyroidism and the Leaky Gut Instead of Menopause

Hot Flashes, Hypothyroidism and the Leaky Gut Instead of Menopause

You know that feeling when you are tired, cold and just don't care... I have been there. So many people don't realize that hypothyroidism isn't just about being cold all of the time. Many dealing with this are misdiagnosed with menopause for those flushing, sweating, heat intolerance, heart palpitations, and sleeplessness symptoms. This often mistaken illness really is effecting more women than we realize. In thyroid insufficiency, the reduced basal metabolic activity is what is causing that, so you need to support your metabolism. Also if you are still thinking about kids, it causes reduced folic absorption, so make sure you are getting enough folic via both nutrition and supplementation. All of this can lead to the reduced clearance of toxins by the liver, and so that is a big part of why people feel better in such a short time when using a plant based shake.

For this condition what is recommended is amino acids, fatty acids, co-enzymes and other raw materials needed to support the thyroid. I would personally also recommend you get some Ashwaganda into your diet. I like the Nature's Way supplement, and it can be had for under $10. Anyone taking Invigorate should also think about incorporating this because they have compounds that stimulate T3 and T4 synthesis. Our T3 and T4 functions it's pretty amazing.  Our thyroid hormones strongly influence the tight junctions in the stomach and small intestine - also known as our digestive brain. T3 and T4 have been shown to protect gut mucosal lining from stress induced ulcer formation. In another study, endoscopic examination of gastric ulcers found low T3, low T4 and abnormal levels of reverse T3.

What Does Leaky Gut Have To Do With Hypothyroidism?

Leaky Gut And Healing Hypothyroidism with Ocean Avenue Trim Pack from Founding Ambassador Barbara Christensen
And guess what... you don't get huge digestive issues or leaky gut issues until your glutathione stores are depleted. Why? The doctors at the San Jose Functional Medicine office say, "Glutathione is the main antioxidant that protects cellular mitochondria. Glutathione exists in reduced (GSH) and oxidized (GSSG) states. GSH (reduced glutathione) becomes GSSG (oxidized glutathione) by an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase. GSH can be regenerated from GSSG by the enzyme glutathione reductase. As long as these enzymes are working efficiently, your body is able to maintain this glutathione recycling system and you are fine."

So think about what's going on in your system if you a) have a failing T3 and T4 function, and b) your glutathione levels are depleted? It's clear that you really cannot have that healthy gut without a healthy thyroid, and you can’t have a healthy thyroid without a healthy gut. An unhealthy gut has been linked to diseases ranging from autism and depression to autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s, inflammatory bowel disease and type 1 diabetes.... and so you know what that is going to be doing to you. You also can boost your glutathione with support that can also help fortify the immune system to increase its ability to fight disease,

I also love what I have read about Irish Moss, being a plant based source of thyroid support. Nature is so nurturing. Try to boost your metabolic pathways with some natural supplementation, and a plant heavy diet, and perhaps add in the Ashwaganda to see if it helps. Hippocrates said: “All disease begins in the gut.” 2,500 years later we’re just beginning to understand how right he was. Really make some changes to your gut, along with the T3 and T4 I think will give you something you've been looking for.



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