Understanding Your Thyroid Health

Areyou slowing down or speeding up?

Screen Shot 2014-12-31 at 7.48.27 pm Do you wake up tired, feel moody, cold and put on weight easily? Or do you feel irritable, hyperactive, hot and lose weight easily? Most people blame their metabolism and the clinical answer may rest in the function of a gland in the neck, known as the thyroid.

Thyroxine is a hormone produced by the thyroid, An underactive or overactive thyroid can release too much or too little thyroxine respectively, causing hormonal imbalances in the body. Thyroxine levels regulate our metabolic rate, heart rate, body temperature, muscle tone and affect nearly every tissue in the body.


Hyperthyroidism – High levels of thyroid hormones

  • Weight loss with increased appetite
  • Sweating and palpitations
  • Heart failure and muscle weakness
  • Irregular periods and infertility in women
  • Hyperactivity, nervousnes and irritability
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Goitre (swollen throat) and difficulty swallowing

Hypothyroidism – Low levels of thyroid hormones

    • Weight gain
    • Cold hands and feet
    • Weak muscles, sluggish movements
    • Painful periods
    • Physical and mental lethargy or depression
    • Constipation or indigestion
    • Goitre- enlargement of thyroid gland



Symptoms may be mild and develop slowly and can progress, undetected for many years. Contributory causes include inflammation, auto-immune attack, genetic factors, tumours, stress or certain drugs.

Foods to eat and foods to avoid to support your thyroid:

Avoid – High-sugar diet – sugary fruits, sugary foods, and starchy carbs.
Include – Seafood and seaweed – for iodine, the most important mineral required to make thyroxine.
Include – Brazil nuts for the mineral selenium, to activate thyroxine.

Two nutrients can restore thyroid health:


  • 1. Iodine: Supports healthy growth in children and regulates cognitive function, metabolism, nervous system function, thyroid hormone production, and thyroid health.


  • 2. Selenium: Is a trace mineral that is essential to the body, which we must obtain from the diet. However, depleted soil levels in the UK equate to deficient food sources and supplements are the only effective way to support selenium intake. Selenium aids in healthy immune and thyroid function and protects cells against damage from oxidative stress.


Taking iodine and selenium supplements can restore thyroid health. Not only will this improve thyroid function, but it can enhance detoxification, metabolism, daily energy, cardiovascular health, immune system function, and reproductive health. Iodine is also anti- parasitic, antiviral, and antibacterial.

If you suffer from dry skin, dry eyes, poor digestion, cysts in the breasts or ovaries, or poor motor development, a daily iodine supplement is the best choice for you. Please note that iodine requires selenium in a supplement or food source to activate it.




Nascent Iodine is recognised by the body as the same iodine that is recognised by the thyroid and is absorbed effortlessly by the body. One drop = 400mcg of iodine. Usage depends upon the desired effect.

Frequent small doses are more effective than larger amounts at less frequent intervals. Nascent Iodine is the best form of iodine supplementation.


A unique combination of ingredients to help maintain the function of the immune system, including: Epicor, Selenium, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, Zinc, Dimethylglycine, Elderberry Fruit Extract, Beta Glucans and Larch Arabinogalactan.


  1. Carolann Payne

    January 9, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Hello, Thank you for your article, very interesting reading. I don’t have a thyroid gland having had it removed over 12 years ago. I have to take thyroxine daily. Never sure what supplements to take to support me as bones are at risk after having thyroid gland removed, and subsequently i did have to have a hip replaced. My cholestrol goes up and down, usually up as its involved with the thyroid situation. I am supposed to take calcium, but most calcium supplements I have learned don’t help the bones a lot and often can be deposited in the arteries instead. For a layperson it’s a bit of a minefield trying to find the best supplements to help. I agree wholeheartedly about sugar. I once cured myself of nasty ulcerative colitis by completely cutting out sugar in all forms (it was difficult) and also wheat and cow’s dairy, went on to goats butter etc. instead. I now eat most things but the low glycemic is probably the best way. Your articles are really good. I am now semi retired and want to keep strong muscles and bones, clean arteries etc for a long and healthy retirement. Thank you.

    • annajones

      January 14, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Hi Carolann,

      Thanks for your kind feedback in regard to our articles, we always welcome your comments. If you would like more information and support for your bones, I recommend following the Osteoporosis plan here: http://www.goodhealthhelpdesk.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/1943/219/osteoporosis-and-osteopenia-health-plan.

      The plan recommends Serranol which is a combination formula of Serrapeptase, Curcumin, Ecklonia Cava Extract and Vitamin D3. Other products recommended are Vitamin D3/K2 Spray, Vitamin C, Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil Ultra, NatraGest, Nascent Iodine Drops, Active Life, Krill Miracle and/or Hemp Seed Oil. You don’t have to use all of these products but the more that are included as part of the plan, the better the chances of recovery, especially when combined with a naturally healthy diet and lifestyle. If you need any help, please send a ticket to http://www.goodhealthhelpdesk.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit or reply here and I will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

      Warm regards


  2. Angela David

    October 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    I suffer from hyperthyroidism,
    I have heart pulpitations which keeps me awake at night. I take active life, relax well olive leaf extract, curcumin and serrapeptase. Nothing seem to be working. I’m gett really stressed going to bed as the heart pulpitations start when I lay down. I’m so worried. I’ve been speaking to you team nearly every week. Nothing seem to
    Work. The pulpitations are there every day. I’m eating a healthy diet. I used to take the iodine but was told to stop by my doctor. I don’t take any meds as I am against them. But may eventually need to take something.
    Please please help😢

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