The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in the front of the neck. It is one of several glands in the endocrine system. The function of the thyroid is to produce hormones which are used by every cell of the body. These hormones are produced when a protein (called thyroglobulin protein) binds to iodine. This binding causes the protein (or thyroglobulin) to split and produce the hormones that the body needs.
Thyroid disease can affect the body's metabolism, rate of growth on the hair and bones, the body’s weight, temperature and energy level, as well as the function of the heart and digestive system. Here's more information on the different types of thyroid disease and how they affect the body.
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a disease in which the thyroid produces less hormones than needed for normal body function, because not enough thyroglobulin proteins are binding to iodine.
- Thin brittle nails or hair
- Weight gain
- Fatigue or lack of energy
- Decreased heart rate
- Lack of blood circulation or “feeling cold”
Hyperthyroidism (thyrotoxicosis) is a disease in which the thyroid produces too many hormones, because too many thyroglobulin proteins are binding to iodine, increasing the amount of hormones produced.
· Hair Loss
· Weight loss
· Increased heart rate
· Frequent bowel movements
· Menstrual irregularities
Essential Oil helps:
For any Thyroid dysfunction, take Kelp. The Manganese and Iodine that Kelp provides will help with producing hormones and getting the Pituitary Gland functioning.
Remove any Food sources that are high in Estrogen from your diet. Eliminate Soy and all meats, poultry, and dairy except for organic, range fed or grass fed sources. Phase out all plastics in food preparation and storage, use glass containers instead. Do not microwave foods, as this damages the basic structure of the food.
· Apply 2-4 drops Myrrh Oil to the thyroid gland, on neck each night.
· Apply 2-4 drops Myrtle Oil to the thyroid gland, on neck each night.
NOTE: If you are currently taking Thyroid medication. Use either of these Essential Oils 2 hours apart from ingesting thyroid medication.