The thyroid gland plays a vital role in regulating metabolism, energy production, and overall bodily function. Nurturing a CleanTHYRO involves understanding the key mechanisms of thyroid health, exploring testing options to assess thyroid function, and implementing strategies to support optimal thyroid function and well-being.
Why is it important to have CleanTHYRO?
Thyroid Hormones: The thyroid gland produces hormones, such as thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which regulate metabolism, growth, and development. Understanding the synthesis, conversion, and action of thyroid hormones is essential for maintaining a healthy thyroid.
How does the Cleanbody Method support CleanTHYRO?
There are three steps in the Cleanbody Method, and all of the steps support CleanTHYRO.
STEP 1: EVALUATE
It is important for you to evaluate your thyroid health on a yearly basis with your healthcare practitioner. In our CleanSTART program, we will support you in investigating your thyroid health using lab tests such as:
Thyroid Function Tests: Blood tests, including measurements of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), T4, T3, and thyroid antibodies, can provide insights into thyroid function and potential imbalances. If you are in a Wellness or Medical Program, we may discuss ordering comprehensive thyroid function tests to assess your thyroid health. If you are not in a Wellness or Medical Program, you can ask your healthcare provider about thyroid function testing options.
Environmental Toxin Testing: Assessing your exposure to environmental toxins is important as certain toxins can affect thyroid function. Environmental toxin testing can help identify potential sources of toxins and guide mitigation strategies. Testing may involve analyzing heavy metals, chemicals, indoor air quality, water quality, and personal care products for potential toxins.
STEP 2: OPTIMIZE
In Step 2 of the Cleanbody Method, we support you in optimizing your Cleanbody Pillars. The following Clean Pillars support CleanTHYRO:
CleanFOOD: Consuming a balanced diet that includes adequate iodine, selenium, zinc, and other essential nutrients supports thyroid function. Including foods rich in these nutrients, such as seaweed, Brazil nuts, eggs, and seafood, can contribute to a healthy thyroid.
CleanMIND: Chronic stress can negatively impact thyroid function. Incorporating stress management techniques, such as mindfulness, yoga, and relaxation exercises, can help maintain a healthy thyroid.
CleanROUTINE: Prioritizing sufficient and restful sleep is important for thyroid health. Establishing a consistent sleep routine, creating a sleep-friendly environment, and practicing good sleep hygiene contribute to overall well-being, including thyroid function.
CleanENVIRO: Minimizing exposure to environmental toxins and endocrine disruptors, such as certain plastics and pesticides, can help support thyroid health.
STEP 3 SUPPORT
In Step 3, we will explore additional supplements and treatments that can provide support in nurturing CleanTHYRO, if needed. While a balanced diet and lifestyle are key, certain circumstances may benefit from additional interventions, including nutritional supplements, herbs and homeopathy, advanced nutrition plans, supportive treatments, and compounded medications when available for use.
Remember, the information provided here is for general guidance, and individual circumstances may vary. Consult with our Cleanbody Team in one of our CleanSTART Programs to receive personalized recommendations and support tailored to your specific needs.
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