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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Try Ashwagandha Supplements

Herbs have been notorious flops when it comes to boosting thyroid function -- all except ashwagandha, that is. This popular East Indian herb gently prods your thyroid to produce more of its unique hormones, says nutrition researcher Richard Shames, M.D., author of Thyroid Mind Power. “Plus it helps your body convert thyroxine (T4) -- a weak thyroid hormone -- into the far more powerful version called triiodothyronine (T3).” And the results can be dramatic: According to a European research team, taking 200 to 600 milligrams of ashwagandha daily banishes thyroid-triggered fatigue, irritability, anxiety, brain fog, insomnia and all-over aches and pains for up to 90 percent of women within three months. Look for it in your local health food store; one capsule of most supplements delivers the recommended dose.

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