Could it be your thyroid?

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If you experience intolerance to cold, an inability to lose weight, depression, hair loss and fatigue, yet thyroid tests show you are within the normal range, you could have subclinical hypothyroidism.

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore

You could be suffering from an underactive thyroid and not even know it. The condition is called subclinical hypothyroidism. If you experience intolerance to cold, an inability to lose weight, depression, hair loss and fatigue, yet thyroid tests show you are within the normal range, you could have this condition. 

According to many experts, a good way to check your thyroid function at home is to determine your basal body temperature. (To learn how to perform this test, stop in or visit our website, VChoice.com.) 

If you suspect underactive thyroid, Vital Choice’s registered-dietitian, Nicole Gould, recommends avoiding certain raw foods, including turnips, cabbage, mustard, soybean, peanuts, pine nuts and millet because they may interfere with thyroid function.

In addition to these dietary changes, there are some great research-validated supplements available. Whole food iodine, selenium and tyrosine, as well as the herb ashwaganda, are among the most effective as they have been shown to increase the conversion of the less active thyroid hormone (T4) to the active (T3), as well as boost the production of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). 

Rather than taking all of these separately, I recommend trying a comprehensive thyroid support formula. Two great options are Thyroid Strength by MegaFood, or Thyroid Support by Vital Choice. Both formulas provide critical nutrients to enhance thyroid function and have received positive reports from our customers. Typically, people report a reduction in symptoms as well as improvement in blood test results after only four weeks of use.

Have a natural health question? Submit it online at VChoice.com/frequently-asked-questions

Mike Ventresca is the owner of Vital Choice Health Store located at 9243 Sprague Road in North Royalton’s Timber Ridge Plaza. The phone number is 440-885-9505 or visit VChoice.com.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.