Buy dried yellowroot and other wild herbs at Payne Mountain Farms.
To keep the thyroid healthy, a nutritious diet is very important. Iodine, magnesium, and other minerals are necessary for thyroid health. Make sure to eat leafy greens, nuts, seeds, apricots, broccoli, cauliflower, sea vegetables, and seafood regularly. Black walnuts are especially good for the thyroid. Avoid peanuts, soy beans, caffeine, white bread, processed foods, fried foods, sugar, and alcoholic beverages.
Herbs that support thyroid health include oat straw, horsetail, raspberry leaf, blackberry leaf, alfalfa, burdock root, parsley, yarrow, ginger, echinacea, licorice, evening primrose oil, nettle, and ginseng. Herbs especially suited for underactive thyroid include hawthorn and bladderwrack. Herbs especially suited for overactive thyroid include lemon balm, motherwort, mullein, and bugleweed.
Exercise is very beneficial to thyroid health. Try to exercise at least thirty minutes every day.
Gently massaging the neck can also help improve thyroid health. Use a massage oil blend of grape seed oil, St. John’s wort oil, and geranium essential oil for best results.
The Chinese believe that thyroid problems stem for emotional upsets like anger and sorrow. Their traditional herbalists use many different herbs including oyster shell, turtle shell, gardenia, and peony root to treat the thyroid. Acupuncture therapy is also used for thyroid problems.
* Always consult with a healthcare professional before using any herbal remedies especially if taking prescription medications, pregnant, nursing, or under the age of eighteen.
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