Your Thyroid: Energy provider or zapper?
January is Thyroid Awareness Month and what a better month to bring awareness to your thyroid and what it does than the beginning of the year, when our energy levels need to be the highest in order to kick the new year off right!
The thyroid is a small, butterfly shaped gland located in the front of your neck that makes hormones which control the way your body uses energy. However, when thyroid disease occurs, particularly hypothyroidism, one of the main things affected is your energy. And this isn’t some normal feeling of tiredness that can be solved with an afternoon nap. A fatigue-zapping tiredness stemming from thyroid disease can be so debilitating that it can greatly affect your ability to function properly throughout the day.
According to Prime Therapeutics, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and about 60% of these people have no idea that they are suffering from this condition. This of course, can be solved by asking your primary care physician to check your thyroid. As a matter of fact, it should be one of the first things to consider if extreme fatigue is something that you’re battling.
If you’re reading this and you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid condition that is greatly affecting your energy, did you know there are certain foods that make this even worse? Foods like high fat meats, simple, starchy carbs, and foods that are processed should be avoided, in addition to highly caffeinated beverages, juices, and all sodas.
Thyroid disease can be managed with treatment and just like anything else, early detection can make a world of difference. Unfortunately for some, zapped energy levels can remain and be very hard to combat. We’ve created an online course for people who may be experiencing energy lows due to an under-active thyroid or just dipped energy levels in general. Our energy road map course is designed specifically to restore your body with the energy it requires naturally. It’s a very cost-effective way to help you regain something in your life that’s so priceless! Click here for more info!