Did you know that being low in certain nutrients is a common cause of hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid? In order to produce optimal amounts of thyroid hormones and respond to them appropriately, you must have the right building blocks.
If you're facing hypothyroidism symptoms such as fatigue, hair loss, brain fog, weight gain, low body temperature, or anxiety, you may be able to restore your thyroid function simply by increasing your levels of these key nutrients. Many patients are able to reduce their dose of supplemental thyroid hormone or even get off of it entirely just by increasing their nutrient levels through diet and supplements. That's my new book The Thyroid Connection asserts that a nutrient-rich diet is a primary pillar of the healing protocol.
Here's a breakdown of the nine most common nutrient deficiencies linked to thyroid dysfunction and how to increase your intake of each.