Daily Thyroid and Hormone-balancing Tonic Recipe
Since the cause of thyroid dysfunction is largely environmental, it is often reversible by changing diet and lifestyle.
Below is a recipe for a delicious tonic to support the thyroid and reset hormone balance.
- 1 organic lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger (or ½ teaspoon fresh)
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric (or ½ teaspoon fresh)
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
- 1 dropperful ionized liquid zinc
- 1 teaspoon barley juice extract powder
- 3 grams L-Glutamine powder
- 1 tablespoon cold-milled flaxseed or chia seeds
Optional: active probiotics (1 liquid dropperful OR powder from one 50-billion capsule)
- Hand-squeeze the lemon juice into a large jar with a tight-fitting lid.
- Add all remaining ingredients and shake briskly to combine. Drink immediately. Makes one serving.
Other Thyroid-supporting Foods
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb used in Ayurvedic medicine, also known as Indian ginseng. It’s been found to regulate cortisol, a stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands.
Selenium is a mineral found in trace amounts in foods we eat. Selenium deficiency is linked to impaired thyroid function. You can find selenium in:
- nuts and seeds
- grass-fed beef and liver
- poultry and eggs (free range, organic)
Probiotics promote a healthy digestive system and, as we’ve seen, your internal environment and ultimate health literally depends on these micro-organisms. (12) Plain yogurt, water kefir, sauerkraut and other fermented foods, kombucha, natto, kvass, and organic miso all contain gazillions of probiotics.
If you are having trouble with your thyroid, avoid cruciferous vegetables and other goitrogenic foods, as these can interfere with thyroid function: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, soy, etc.
The little butterfly-shaped gland that hugs your trachea may require special attention.
With a few tweaks (including this new tonic recipe!), you can help to ensure optimal metabolism and hormone balance.
If you think your thyroid may be compromised, consult your healthcare provider.