Natural Hypothyroidism Management?

I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. My levels are low, but they are not dangerously low (yet) and I would like to look into more natural ways of managing the disease. I am a college student and admit that my diet is minimal and probably low in and at times all together lacking essential components. The doctor I saw was pretty against my being a vegan and suggested my higher intake of soy products may be having an effect. My mother was diagnosed at 24, so I honestly think it’s a genetic predisposition. However, I am willing to make the necessary changes to my eating habits and lifestyle to avoid taking synthetic medication.

Does anyone have any literature they could recommend?


  • Jahanpanah

    Hi Denise,

    Conventional treatment usually involves taking a synthetic or animal derived thyroid hormone medication on a daily basis. Levothyroxine is the most common conventional medication used to treat hypothyroidism and treatment is life-long.

    There are a variety of natural therapies that can be included in the treatment plan for thyroid disorders. Natural remedies for hypothyroidism with herbal and homeopathic ingredients can help to promote steady hormone levels, as well as maintain and restore the health of the thyroid gland.

    Some herbal remedies commonly recommended for hypothyroid conditions include Equisetum arvense, Avena sativa, Centella asiatica, Coleus forskohlii and Fucus vesiculosis. There are also herbal and homeopathic remedies that can be used supportively to address some of the troublesome symptoms of hypothyroidism.

    Correct use of natural remedies for hypothyroidism may allow patients to take less medication and achieve greater symptomatic relief. Discuss this option with your doctor, homeopath or naturopath, who will be able to recommend a natural treatment option.

    Check this link out for more details and studies conducted on individual ingredients as suggeted above.

    Best of Luck

  • syrious

    You can’t be feeling very bad if you refuse to take synthetic medication to help yourself.

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