The thyroid gland is located in the lower front part of the neck and is an endocrine gland shaped as a butterfly. It produces hormones that are essential for proper function of many vital organs including the brain and heart and it also provides body energy and keeps us warm.
If the thyroid gland function is disrupted it can cause various health problems such as fatigue, weight gain and loss, restlessness and many others. The thyroid disorders are the following:
The thyroid does not produce enough hormones which causes the metabolism to decelerate
The thyroid produces too much hormones which cause the body functions including the heart rate and metabolism to accelerate
It is an inflammation when the thyroid gland gets attacked by the antibodies that are created by the Boyd’s immune system
Abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland that causes swelling and other throat issues
Abnormal growth of the thyroid cells that creates a lump
The tissues from the gland turn into cancer cells. More than 45,000 people get diagnosed with this condition every year
The symptoms of the disorders vary from one condition to another. Women usually suffer more from issues related to the thyroid gland than men. These can cause issues with the menstrual cycle, difficulty getting pregnant and even complications during pregnancy.
Most common signs of thyroid disorders:
- Dry skin
- High cholesterol levels
- Hoarse voice or a strange feeling in the neck
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Limb and muscle pain
- Loss of libido
- Improper regulation of body temperature
- Appetite changes
- Thinning hair
Iodine deficiency is the cause for thyroid issues because the body can’t produce enough thyroid hormones if the iodine levels are very low. Selenium deficiency can also be a cause for thyroid disorders especially goiter and swelling.
This mineral is balances the hormones in the body and is a very powerful antioxidant. Black walnuts are one of the foods that contain the most selenium. However, always consult your doctor first if you suffer from any of the symptoms above.
The following remedy a natural way to protect your thyroid gland and balance selenium levels from the body.
- 40 black walnuts
- 35 oz or 1 kg of raw honey
Wash the walnuts, pat them dry and then place them in a Mason jar. Add the honey in the jar and then place it, uncovered, in a place where it can get exposed to sunlight for 40 days.
Then, strain the liquid and pour it in a glass bottle.
You should take 1 teaspoon of the liquid on an empty stomach every morning.