Consider your diet to help your thyroid

WOKING nutritional therapist Monique Parker asks: “Is seaweed in your kitchen cupboard?’’

I RECENTLY had some female clients, who had symptoms that are often seen when the thyroid is not functioning properly. Weight gain, dry skin, brittle nails, thinning hair, fatigue, constipation, brain fog and feeling cold all the time. I sent them to their GP to get their thyroid function tested, to see if they had an underactive thyroid.

Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) is quite common. It affects 1 in 70 women and 1 in 1,000 men according to the NHS. The thyroid is a small, but vital organ, that is located in the front of the neck.  If you think of the cells in your body as an orchestra, the thyroid is the conductor.
It makes hormones that are necessary for the cells to work normally.

WOKING nutritional therapist Monique Parker

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