Dr. Wendy's Blog — Thyroid RSS

Thyroid Balance Blend - Boost your metabolism One Sip at a Time!

The incidence of hypothyroid function is increasing, bringing with it significant decreases in energy and often dry skin, reduced body temperature and an increase in weight, brain fog and hormone imbalances. This warming chai flavoured blend supports healthy metabolism while improving energy levels and promoting weight maintenance. Just 2 cups a day has been shown to improve thyroid function. Buy 2 Harmony Tea Co’s Blends and receive a 3rd 25% off!

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Thyroid Nourishing Granola - a good source of Zinc, Selenium and Iodine

The thyroid gland needs some basic nutrients to function well. Zinc, Selenium and Iodine are all crucial for a healthy thyroid gland. This recipe is not only delicious, but it is a great source of thyroid supporting minerals as well. Enjoy!  Ingredients 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes2 cups slivered raw almonds1 1/4 cup raw pecans1 cup raw walnuts1 cup raw Brazil nuts (high in Selenium)3 Tbsp chia seeds1 Tbsp flaxseed meal1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon ⅓ c + 2 Tbsp honey1/4 iodized salt (source of iodine)2 Tbsp dulse flakes (source of iodine)3 Tbsp coconut oil1/4 cup dried blueberries 1/4 cup roasted unsalted pumpkin seeds (rich source of zinc) Instructions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (162 C) and position...

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Naturopathic Help for Hypothyroid (low thyroid)

Chronic overwhelm, fatigue, brain fog, hormone imbalances, stubborn weight, depression, anxiety, poor sleep, thinning hair, aching joints … sound familiar? As a naturopathic doctor practicing in SE Saskatchewan I have had the opportunity to work with some truly amazing patients. And something I am seeing a lot of is low thyroid function aka hypothyroidism.  The thyroid, a small butterfly shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck, is probably one of the most important glands in our bodies. It regulates our weight, energy, digestion, mood, memory, body temperature, and cholesterol levels among other things. However, it is often overlooked and misunderstood and people are often told their thyroid function is ‘fine’ when in fact it is not.  Blood work is often...

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