People often get confused between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. The simple way that helps me to remember the difference is – the word hyper actually means hyperactive or unusually energetic – and the symptoms of hyperthyroidism remind you of that. Hyperthyroidism symptoms include weight loss, racing heart, perspiration and shakiness; whereas hypothyroidism is more often associated with weight gain, lack of energy, feeling run down, and forgetfulness.
Most of us can support our thyroid by eating properly, staying hydrated, and getting the right amounts of exercise and sleep. But if you are experiencing unusual amounts or frequencies of the symptoms associated with hyper or hypothyroidism, it may be time to visit a healthcare practitioner. Because the thyroid impacts everything from heart, to brain, to skin, and more – it’s not something to overlook.
My role as an educator and coach is simply to get you to pay attention to your body and to be an advocate for your own care. I call that self-care. I personally support my thyroid health* with rest, detox and essential oils.
I love Lemon, Lemongrass, and Zendocrine for that and provide additional ways to use them and other products on BizTV and Central PA Live this month. It helps to know that they all have cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties. Zendocrine essential oil blend supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances.* Lemongrass also offers purifying and toning benefits for the skin – which is a great benefit.
As I mentioned above; thyroid self-care involves proper eating and nutritional goals, exercise, stress reduction/sleep, taking steps to reduce inflammation, and sometimes even getting rid of foods and toxins from processed foods, metals, and even cleaning products.
Let’s be aware of our thyroids this month – and give them the love and support they deserve. After all, they play an important part in how we feel each and every day.
Grow. Shine. Thrive.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.