HYPOTHYROIDISM

ESSENTIAL OILS

Holy Basil. Works as an adaptogen to naturally balance cortisol levels.

Myrrh. Has hormone balancing properties and reduces systemic inflammation.

Lemongrass. Reduces inflammation and balances insulin.123

Roman Chamomile. Improves thyroid health while helping to reduce stress.

Research
In a study to determine holy basil’s efficacy against breast cancer cells, the essential oil was found to positively impact hormone levels in the body.

Home Remedy
Thyroid Support. Rub 2 to 4 drops each of lemongrass oil and myrrh oil directly to the thyroid area along with the reflexology points on your feet (big toes) and on your wrists multiple times per day.

Background
Hypothyroidism is a condition related to having an underactive thyroid gland that doesn’t properly make or release thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland normally releases many crucial hormones that travel throughout the bloodstream and reach receptors that are found throughout the body, so a disturbance in thyroid function can cause widespread, noticeable health problems. According to some estimates, 40 percent of the population suffers with some form of low thyroid function. Women (especially older women) are the most susceptible group for developing hypothyroidism. Common symptoms of hypothyroidism include a slow metabolism, poor digestion, low energy levels, increased carbohydrate cravings, trouble sleeping, depression, thinning hair and signs of accelerated aging.

Suggested Supplements

» Ashwagandha. Helps hypothyroidism patients significantly increase thyroxine hormone levels, which can reduces the severity of the disorder.125

» Iodine + Selenium. Promote healthy thyroid function. If you have an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s, consult with a doctor before taking iodine.