Thyroid detox: Does detoxing your body really work?
Thyroid detox – why is it so important? It all begins with the liver. The liver is the largest organ of the body. The function of the liver is to clean our blood from toxins. One of the important functions of the liver is detoxification of the blood – which is necessary to maintain our good health. We detox our body daily through sweating, breathing, defecation and urination, but when our detoxification pathways don’t work the way they should, it will cause you problems!
The accumulation of toxins in the body is one of the main causes for problems with the thyroid gland.
Believe it or not, but your toxic environment has the potential to disrupt your thyroid’s function!
We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis. Harmful chemicals are everywhere around us – even in:
- the water
- the air
- the food we eat
- everyday household products
- prescription drugs
- the chemicals used in agriculture and manufacturing
… and eventually it all ends up in our bloodstream.
Thyroid detox tips
Reduce your stress! Regular exercise at a moderate pace, and engaging in de-stressing activities will help your thyroid gland come back into balance.
- be happy – do things that make you feel good and happy!
Avoid the following list of bad thyroid foods and limit exposure to toxins:
- genetically modified foods
- high fructose corn syrup
- hydrogenated oils
- sugary drinks
- caffeinated drinks
- processed foods
Avoid unfermented soy at all costs – it can interfere with your thyroid function. Make it your duty to glance over the list of ingredients. Soy also goes under the following names:
- hydrolyzed vegetable protein
- monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- soy lecithin
- isolated soy protein
Foods which are good for your thyroid:
- organic meats
- organic fish
- gluten free grains
- plain water
- green tea
- organic fruits
- organic vegetables
- healthy fats and oils like: olives, avocados, coconut oil
- Tip: always consider buying organic foods, because they contain far fewer industrial toxins like antibiotics, hormones and pesticides.
Thyroid facial and skin care tips
- Use toxin-free cleansing soup
- Moisturize your face and skin with organic face cream
- Use high quality foundation and cosmetic products that complement your dry or oily skin
- Use toxin-free hygiene and toiletry products
- Avoid antibacterial soaps, bathe or shower cream.
- Tip: Your skin is the largest organ and it absorbs everything you put on it. Taking care of your skin is very important! Always read the list of chemicals contained in any product you apply to your skin. This can help you stop the attack of toxins on your skin and body.
Use organic and environmentally-safe products
Avoid these ingredients:
- Diazolidinyl Urea: This can be found many soaps and hair shampoos. Not only does it cause irritation of the skin and eyes, but it can lead to allergic reactions, too.
- Propylene Glycol: This can be found in skin- and hair care products and in antifreeze and brake fluid. It can also dry the skin out.
- Sodium Lauryl and Laureth Sulfate: This releases formaldehyde, which can be very toxic to your health.
- Xenohormones: This can be found in many household products and can also negatively impact your thyroid health.
Always consult with your doctor!
When you decide to go on a thyroid detox or detoxification program it’s best to consult with a doctor specialised in this and a naturopath, chiropractor, holistic medical doctor, or another type of natural doctor that frequently puts their patients on such programs.