Homeopathic Remedies For Hyperthyroidism

Try homeopathic remedies for hyperthyroidism.

When the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, it results in an overactive thyroid condition, called hyperthyroidism. This speeds up the metabolism, and nutrients are not absorbed properly in the body, which can cause increased allergies, skin problems, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, fatigue and gastrointestinal problems. If you are suffering from hyperthyroidism, there are some homeopathic remedies you can try to minimize symptoms.

Anti-Oxidant Foods are Best

Maintaining healthy eating habits with hyperthyroidism is an important homeopathic remedy. The first key to a healthy diet is avoiding refined foods, such as white breads and pastas, sugar, potato chips and doughnuts. Avoid processed meats, such as lunch meats like bologna and ham, as well as meat from fast-food chains. Commercially baked products, like cookies, crackers, cakes and pies, are bad for a healthy diet, since they contain trans-fatty acids. Instead of cooking with regular butter or margarine, substitute these high-fat oils with healthy cooking oils such as olive or vegetable oil. The most important key is to add anti-oxidant foods into your diet. Blueberries, cherries, strawberries and tomatoes are examples of fruits loaded with anti-oxidants. Squash, bell pepper, Brussels sprouts and spinach are examples of vegetables to incorporate into a diet.

Calcium

Calcium helps many metabolic processes function correctly and helps prevent osteoporosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, adults younger than 50 should aim for 1,000mg of calcium daily. This intake can be either from food or supplements, or both. Adults over 50 need at least 1,200mg of calcium daily, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Probiotics

Supplements known as probiotics, which contain Lactobacillus acidophilus, are an all-natural remedy that can help maintain immune and gastrointestinal health, which is an important balance when dealing with hyperthyroidism. You can purchase probiotics at most health food stores. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends a daily dose of 5 to 10 billion CFUs (colony forming units).