Hypothyroidism: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

 Foods to be taken
  • Brown rice, whole grains, bran, oatmeal, carrots, onion, spinach, asparagus, avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, apricots, bananas, sunflower seeds and oily fish.
  • Drink enough water
  • Iodine-Rich Foods like Iodized Salt, Seaweeds and Seafood, salt water fish, sushi, Nori Rolls, Celtic Sea Salt
  • Selenium-Rich Foods like Meat, Chicken, Salmon, Tuna, Whole Unrefined Grains,  Brazil Nuts, Dairy Products, Garlic, Onions
 Thyroid foods
  Foods to be avoided
  • Caffeinated drinks such as coffee, cola.
  • Bakery and fatty foods
  • Alcohol and chocolates
  • Broccoli, cabbage, mustard, peanuts, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Chinese leaves, soy products, turnips and kale should be taken in limited amounts as they disrupt the functioning of thyroid gland.

Yoga and Exercise

  • Exercise the thyroid gland- To help balance the energy in the throat, where the thyroid gland is located, perform this simple exercise. Lie on your back, relax, and warm your diaphragm by gently massaging your abdominal area for about a minute. Put one hand on your throat and exhale and start making a sound with every exhalation. Imagine that the sound is coming out of your thyroid do this exercise for 5 to 10 minutes a day to help reduce thyroid problems.
  • Exercise only moderately, like walking 20 minutes a day. Since thyroid imbalance can affect heart function, it is important not to overdo it. After the hormone levels have normalized, you can continue with your normal physical activity.
  • Aerobic exercises like swimming, walking and cycling are healthful exercises
Regular exercise

Home Remedies

  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid stress
  • Avoid caffeine

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