According to recent studies, 4 simple movements that we can do every morning are enough for the benefit of the thyroid, the most valuable gland in the body, starting from metabolism control to breathing, digestion, brain development and fertility.
We should know that the small but powerful thyroid gland plays an important role in more body functions than we think. This is why its proper functioning is so important for overall health.
Thyroid health also depends on the foods you put on your plate. In this regard, dairy products such as milk and yogurt contain a number of minerals that support the thyroid gland, such as selenium, iodine and zinc.
“Specific minerals are considered important for thyroid hormone production, especially for those with a known thyroid condition,” Dr. Adimoolam. In addition to milk, you can add other foods rich in these nutrients, such as an omelet, as selenium and iodine are found in eggs.
The thyroid is not unaffected by the stress that appears in the body anyway. In particular, when it comes to thyroid function, stress can worsen conditions such as Graves’ disease or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis by causing increased thyroid hormone levels and decreased thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels.
To combat stress, you can incorporate a yoga or meditation practice into your morning routine.
Both stress and thyroid health are regulated through exercise. Physical activity lowers stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, and increases endorphins, mood-boosting brain chemicals. And as we mentioned above, stress management is considered essential for healthy thyroid function.
Some of the personal care products we use in our morning routine, such as creams, shampoos, deodorants, cosmetics and perfumes, are considered an “invisible” threat to thyroid balance. This is because overexposure to ‘endocrine disruptors’ can disrupt the proper functioning of the thyroid.
Indeed, such substances, which are usually found in the above products, can enter the body through the skin. Therefore, be sure to choose personal care products without these compounds, but also without synthetic fragrances.