Are you feeling fatigued? Colder than usual? Gaining weight that is difficult to lose? Noticing dry and cracked skin or brittle hair?
The thyroid gland, a small gland located in the front of the throat below the Adam’s apple and just above the breastbone, might be the root cause. You see, it regulates the rate at which the body converts food and oxygen into energy (controlling metabolism) along with the rate at which the various organs function. Natural thyroid support Essential Oils can help you feel normal again.
Natural Thyroid Support
The following symptoms are often associated with low thyroid function:
- Can’t lose weight
- Cold hands and feet
- Tingling or numbness in the hands
- Dry skin or hair
- Easily fatigued, sleepy
- Mentally sluggish, lack of initiative or depression
- Hormonal imbalance
- Heavy menstrual periods
But before you despair, or jump-start any thyroid medication, consider the following natural approaches to balance the thyroid.
How to Support the Thyroid with Essential Oils
The thyroid is often impacted by the hypothalamus, the liver or the adrenals. Balancing these systems can often balance the thyroid.
Balance the Hypothalamus: This pearl size region of the brain located just above the brainstem serves as the control center for hormonal messages received from/sent to the thyroid. When the hypothalamus detects low levels of thyroid hormones in the blood, it produces Thyroid Releasing Hormone (TRH) which stimulates the pituitary gland to release Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). Increased levels of TSH stimulate the thyroid to secrete more thyroid hormone T3 and T4, returning the level of thyroid hormone in the blood back to normal.
This process occurs as part of the Hypothalamic – Pituitary – Thyroid axis feedback loop and is contingent upon the ability of the hypothalamus to receive clear messages from the body as all outgoing endocrine signals are based on the clarity of the incoming signals. Long term stress can throw the ability of the hypothalamus to send and receive optimal signals out of balance. To optimize the vitality and function of the hypothalamus, consider Vibrant Blue Oils Brain Balance Hypothalamus™ blend, applied to the pituitary gland (third eye – half inch up from mid-point between eyebrows)
Nourish the Liver: The liver plays an important role in the chemical process to develop and metabolize thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) as well as regulating their systemic endocrine effects. The liver’s ability to detoxify old thyroid hormones is also key to optimal hormonal balance in the body. Any reduced function of the liver (from toxic overload or overwork) can compromise the function of the thyroid. Supporting the liver with Vibrant Blue Oils Body Balance Liver™ helps to optimize vitality and function. Apply to the liver (located on right hand side below breast).
Support Adrenal Glands: The small, triangular-shaped adrenal glands situated on top of the kidneys, help determine and regulate the body’s stress response by secreting key hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline (epinephrine) that regulate energy production and storage, control blood sugar, immune function, heart rate, muscle tone, and other processes that enable you to rapidly respond to stress. Poor blood sugar handling causes the adrenal glands release stress hormones and signal the liver to break down proteins and fats for energy. This process releases amino acids that are anti-metabolic to our thyroid. Muscle catabolism also releases a large amount of hormones that suppress thyroid function. The health and resilience of the adrenals help to determine our tolerance to stress and avoid the negative cascade that impacts thyroid. To keep your adrenals in tip top shape for all other healing to occur, consider Vibrant Blue Oils Body Balance Adrenal™, applied topically on the adrenal glands (on the lower mid-back, one fist above the 12th rib on each side) or aromatically under the nose for 3 or 4 breaths.
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