The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located on the lower front of the neck. The main function of the thyroid is to regulate the metabolism and ensure that the organs are functioning properly.
Hypothyroidism is the one of the biggest problems associated with the thyroid, and occurs when the gland is underactive and doesn’t produce sufficient levels of hormones that regulate essential processes in the body.
Recently, an older man suffering from excess weight, low testosterone levels and eczema came to Dr. Erika Schwartz to seek her advice. Instead of examining his symptoms separately, she looked at them like a whole and concluded that he was suffering from hormonal balance caused by an underactive thyroid. “At the end of the day, we suffer because we treat individual symptoms rather than looking at them as a whole,” she says.
Hormonal balance can thankfully be restored with some important lifestyle changes. You need to eat raw foods, exercise regularly, reduce stress and maintain healthy relationships. By making these changes, it will be easier for you to recognize the real problem and find an appropriate natural treatment. “There are millions of people who can’t sleep at night for many reasons which should be looked at and treated properly,” Dr. Schwartz says.
In order to restore your thyroid functions, cabbage can certainly help. Eat a cabbage salad couple of times a day for a few months, and regularly apply cabbage leaves on your neck for the same period. This advice and a healthier lifestyle will get your thyroid health back on track and will also activate your metabolism and help you lose some weight!