hello and welcome to math simplified i'm dr umar malik and in today's video we'll be taking a look at a few natural remedies for hypothyroidism and if you haven't watched our previous video on hypothyroidism i suggest you to click the banner above and watch that first to get a better idea about the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism but in case you're a bit lazy here are a few things you should know the thyroid gland is a small organ that's located in front of the neck wrapped around the windpipe also known as trachea and its main job is to produce thyroid hormones that mainly control our body's metabolism now hypothyroidism occurs when the gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone this leads to symptoms such as tiredness fatigue feeling gold hair loss dry skin depression memory and concentration problems constipation and menstrual abnormalities the treatment of hypothyroidism is very simple daily intake of levothyroxine tablets millions of people worldwide are taking levothyroxine on a daily basis and going on with their lives without any problem or inconvenience that remains the standard worldwide however there are certain things we can do to overall boost our thyroid health that will not only help your body on a longer run but also decreases your dependence on medications with that in mind let's look at a few natural supplements that will help to manage your hypothyroidism number one selenium according to the national institute of health nih selenium is a trace element that plays a part in thyroid hormone metabolism hashimoto's thyroiditis is a disease in which your body's own immune system attacks the thyroid which leads to a decreased thyroid hormone production this disease often reduces the body's selenium supply supplementing this trace element has shown to help balance thyroxine or t4 levels in some people selenium also has some other very important functions it acts as a powerful antioxidant it may reduce your risk of certain cancers it can also protect against heart disease it helps prevent mental decline it boosts your immune system it can also help to reduce asthma symptoms many foods contain selenium including tuna turkey brazil nuts and grass-fed beef it's important to talk with your doctor about how much selenium may be right for you since every person is different since it may be toxic in larger unrequired amounts number two sugar-free diet sugar and processed foods can lead to increased inflammation in the body inflammation can slow down the conversion of t4 to dry hydrothyroidine or t3 another thyroid hormone this can make your symptoms of thyroid disease worsen also sugar only boosts your energy levels in the short term and eliminating it from your diet may help regulate your energy levels also additionally removing sugar from your diet may help your stress levels and skin it's not easy to adopt a sugar-free diet but it will stabilize and ultimately benefit your thyroid health number three vitamin b taking certain vitamin supplements can have an effect on your thyroid health low thyroid hormone can affect the body's vitamin b12 levels taking a vitamin b12 supplement may help to repair some of the damage your hypothyroidism has done to your body vitamin b12 can also help with the tiredness that is caused by the thyroid disease in addition scientifically proven benefits of vitamin b12 supplementation include increased red blood cell formation and prevention of anemia supporting bone health and prevention of osteoporosis it reduces a risk of serious vision problems such as macular degeneration it improves mood and decreases symptoms of depression it prevents loss of neurons improves heart health and supports healthy hair skin and nails you can add more b vitamins to your diet with the following foods peas and beans asparagus sesame seeds tuna cheese milk and eggs vitamin b12 is generally safe for most healthy individuals at recommended levels talk with your doctor about how much vitamin b12 may be right for you number four probiotics the nih study the link between hypothyroidism and small intestine problems it was found that altered gastrointestinal motility commonly seen with hypothyroidism can cause bacterial overgrowth and ultimately lead to chronic gi symptoms such as diarrhea probiotic supplements contain helpful bacteria that can help to keep your stomach and intestines healthy natural fermented foods and drinks which contain probiotics include caffeine kombucha some cheeses and yogurt however the food and drug administration hasn't approved the use of probiotics for the prevention or treatment of any condition talk with your doctor to see if these supplements are right for you number five iodine iodine is an essential mineral that's needed to make thyroid hormones thus people with iodine deficiency might be at risk of hypothyroidism iodine deficiency is very common and affects nearly one third of the world's population however it's less common in people from developed countries like the united states where iodized salt and iodine-rich seafood is widely available if you have an iodine deficiency consider adding iodized table salt to your meals or eating more iodine-rich foods like seaweed fish dairy and eggs however it is important to know that iodine supplements are unnecessary as you can get plenty of iodine from your diet only some studies have also shown that getting too much of this mineral can damage the thyroid gland number six gytrogens goitrogens are compounds that may interfere with the normal function of the thyroid gland they get their name from the term goiter which is an enlarged thyroid gland that may occur with hypothyroidism surprisingly many common foods contain goitrogens including soy foods like tofu tempeh edamame certain vegetables like cabbage broccoli kale cauliflower and spinach fruits and starchy plants like sweet potatoes cassavas peaches and strawberries nuts and seeds including millets pine nuts and peanuts in theory people with hypothyroidism should avoid quite regions however this only seems to an issue for people who have an iodine deficiency or they eat large amounts of gytrogens scientists agree that moderate consumption of these as a part of a wholesome diet is recommended for everyone including those with hypothyroidism unless advice otherwise so friends these were a few natural supplements for managing hypothyroidism easily to know more about other thyroid related problems and how to manage them stay tuned on our channel for our upcoming videos if you like this video don't forget to share it with your friends and family you might just help someone who is confused about their symptoms subscribe to our channel for more such content we at med simplified are committed to bringing you the latest content if you like what we do and would like to support us consider becoming a member of our youtube channel or support us on patreon links are in the description below thank you and have an 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