Have You Been Diagnosed with an Underactive Thyroid? Try these Natural Remedies

Eight simple ways to energize your thyroid so it will work for you -- not against you! (9 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on May 2, 2012 at 2:58PM

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Have You Been Diagnosed with an Underactive Thyroid? Try these Natural Remedies

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Snack on Brazil Nuts

They’re the richest natural source of selenium -- a nutrient that reduces damaging thyroid inflammation, plus helps your body build and use the most powerful thyroid hormone in its arsenal, called triiodothyronine (T3), says Larrian Gillespie, M.D., a urogynecologist and author of You’re Not Crazy, It’s Your Hormones. Adding 200 micrograms of selenium to your daily diet -- the amount in just two Brazil nuts -- could cut the symptoms a sluggish thyroid by 60 percent, say UCLA researchers.

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