10 Facts about Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
1. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis affects 14 million people in the United States
2. Hashimoto’s is the most common thyroid disorder in America.
3. Women are 7 times more likely to have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis than men
4. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune thyroid disorder.
5. The body produces antibodies that attack its own chemical components.
6. These types of disorders are caused by a malfunction in your immune system.
7. Thyroid hormones influence growth, sexual maturing, and mental development as well as the blood cholesterol.
8. Symptoms include weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin, depression, hair thinning, fatigue, foggy brain and stiffness.
9. The thyroid needs iodine to make the T1 and T2 hormones
10. Xenoestrogens leach from BPA plastics and disrupt the endocrine system and upset the hormones.
The Cancer Council of Australia has this week published its findings in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (Volume 39, Issue 5) that confirm the understanding of every holistic health practitioner: that lifestyle changes can prevent many diseases from becoming life threatening.
The study looked at the effects of tobacco smoke, alcohol, solar radiation, infectious agents, obesity, insufficient physical activity, insufficient intakes of fruits, vegetables and fibre, red and processed meat, menopausal hormone therapy, the oral contraceptive pill , and insufficient breast feeding.
Poor lifestyle choices are seeing approximately 37,000 extra cancer cases each year in Australia that are preventable. That equates to one third of all diagnoses being for treatments that wouldn’t occur if people were more proactive with their healthcare.
When we have a personal health scare, we become motivated to reassess our lifestyle to see what we can do to improve our well-being. If we have an illness that requires medical management, it is wise to take an active interest from a holistic healing perspective and not rely completely on the pharmaceutical medications to get you well.
Your doctor is ethically bound to help you get better, but their role in your life is limited by the nature of the professional relationship. They can share their knowledge, give you advice and write a prescription, but after the consultation, it is you who goes home with your illness.
If you continue to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol and eat convenience foods, that have inadequate amounts of fibre, you create an internal microbiome that is ripe for imbalance. When your body systems have compromised function, it makes sense to change the way you think and act before it is too late.
Find Yourself a Holistic Health Practitioner
By making improvements to your lifestyle it’s possible to support your body with natural remedies and work with your doctor to improve your chances of recovery. When you work with a holistic health practitioner, such as a BodyTalk practitioner, you can complement your doctor’s treatment and work towards minimising stress and increasing your body’s overall chances for recovery.
When it comes to taking care of yourself, it is wise to treat your bodymind with the utmost respect for the incredible job that it does over a long period of time. Considering that we are made up of approximately 4 trillion cells, the possibilities for abnormal cell division are quite high. The innate wisdom that works hard to keep us well is nature’s most advanced holistic healing function.
Holistic Healing through BodyTalk
BodyTalk taps into this intelligence and is able to correct miscommunications at the cellular level, long before an illness manifests. That is why so many people love to have BodyTalk treatments on a regular basis, so that they can reduce their stress levels and enjoy life more.
BodyTalk does not rely on selling any products to make you well, although your practitioner may recommend natural remedies that are simple for you to add to your daily routine. For example, if you drink hot water with lemon juice each morning soon after you get up, it helps to cleanse your liver so it can function well. You will generally find that BodyTalkers prefer holistic healing approaches to your well-being because there are many simple things that you can incorporate into your lifestyle easily so that you receive the benefits of increased energy and vitality.