Boosting Your Metabolism Is Possible

Anyone with thyroid problems knows how difficult it is to cope with a slow metabolism. A slow metabolism is the reason for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (or hypothyroid) weight gain. Boosting that metabolism can be difficult, but not impossible.

I ran across a recent article about getting key hormones in balance to boost your metabolism and lose weight. The article, Mastering Your Metabolism Is Complex But Not Impossible (link no longer works), covers 8 key hormones and what you can do (and eat) to get those hormones in balance. Of course, the article mentions thyroid hormone as the number one hormone to get in balance. The thyroid controls just about every cell in your body, so it’s an important one. The article mentions selenium as being important for thyroid health.

Update: Unfortunately, when I last checked, the link to the article no longer works.

Thyroid and Metabolism: Give Them a Boost!

Thyroid and Metabolism

Thyroid and metabolism are the main concerns in an article recently posted by physician Mark Hyman . This article details his 7 step plan to boost your low thyroid and metabolism. In the article, he details several factors that contribute to hypothyroidism and low metabolism.

These factors include:

  • Environmental factors such as chemicals and pesticides.
  • Chronic stress. Stress can suppress your thyroid.
  • Chronic inflammation from particular foods we eat.
  • Nutritional deficiencies of iodine, vitamin D, omega-3 fats, selenium, zinc, vitamin A, and the B vitamins.

His 7 step plan includes some very good advice to help you get your hypothyroidism under control. In a nutshell, these steps are:

  1. Treat the underlying causes of your hypothyroidism.
  2. Supporting your thyroid through good nutrition.
  3. Minimizing stress.
  4. Boosting thyroid function via exercise.
  5. Using supplements to provide the nutrients your thyroid needs.
  6. Heat therapy to help eliminate toxins.
  7. Thyroid hormone therapy.

For more details on Mark Hyman’s 7 step plan, view his article here.