If you’ve one of these ten symptoms, this could be the cause

The Good Life Letter 

14th April 2019

  • Not many realise this truth about thyroid problems…
  • These are common symptoms, it’s hard to diagnoseBut if you’ve one of these ten problems, this could be the cause… find out more here 


That’s how one of my wife’s friends described it…

No – she wasn’t talking about me.

She was talking about her thyroid gland.

More precisely, she was referring to how long it took her to realise the problem in the first place, and THEN get some kind of firm diagnosis from the doctor.

Her GP initially said her symptoms were related to stress and tiredness because of her heavy workload.  And even when she was diagnosed, nobody told her that there was a nutritional method of controlling the condition.

In fact, as you’re about to discover, a lot of people don’t realise that you can feed your body the essential nutrients it needs to keep your thyroid functioning at its best – take a look at our webpage for more details: Thyroid Nutritional Facts.

Today’s letter will interest you if you have any thyroid problems (or suspect that you have one).

But even if you don’t think you have a thyroid problem, it might also make you sit up and take notice…

If you’ve one of these ten symptoms this could be the cause…

Let me ask, do you have any of these symptoms right now?

  • Fatigue after sleeping eight hours a night, or needing to take a nap daily

  • Weight gain or the inability to lose weight

  • Mood issues such as mood swings, anxiety or depression

  • Hormone imbalances such as PMS, irregular periods, infertility and low sex drive

  • Muscle pain, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis

  • Cold hands and feet, feeling cold when others are not

  • Dry or cracking skin, brittle nails and excessive hair loss

  • Constipation

  • Mind issues such as brain fog, poor concentration or poor memory

  • Neck swelling, snoring or hoarse voice

These might be related to other problems. But also understand that all these are early signs that your thyroid gland has started to slow down.

So if you suffer from some of them, but don’t know why, it really is worth getting checked out.

And if you do have a problem, consider a natural thyroid support formulation like this to reduce the symptoms and restore your energy: How to Feed Your Thyroid.

Either way, make sure you do something ASAP, and don’t simply put your tiredness and weight gain down to “ageing” or “stress”, like so many people do.

Because here’s the problem…

These are such common symptoms, it’s hard to diagnose thyroid illness

An estimated 60% of people with a thyroid problem don't realise they have it.

This is because symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, depression and anxiety are common to many other disorders… or can be dismissed as a result of poor lifestyle and stress.

It gets worse if you’re older…

Several studies have shown that thyroid illness is prevalent in over 65s, but often goes undiagnosed because symptoms are not always as obvious as those in younger people.

According to the Thyroid Foundation:
“The difficulty in diagnosing older people is that thyroid abnormalities can appear much differently from the way they are supposed to. Whereas hyper- and hypo-thyroidism present very differently in younger patients, in older patients there are similarities between the two disorders.”
This is important because it’s not just an underactive thyroid that’s the problem.

The thyroid can also suffer from being overactive, a condition known as “hyperthyroidism”. In this case your thyroid gland is producing too much hormone and the body can’t cope. Symptoms include:

  • Nervousness and anxiety

  • Hyperactivity – where you’re full of nervous energy

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Swelling of the thyroid gland, which causes a lump, known as a goitre, in the throat

Left untreated, hypothyroidism can raise your levels of bad LDL cholesterol, increase your risk of heart disease and lead to infertility in women.

But as I say, the condition is poorly diagnosed by doctors, and even more so for elderly people, because the symptoms of OVER and UNDER-active thyroid get more muddled and harder to spot.

The only way to conclusively prove that you have an underactive, or overactive, gland is to take a blood test with the NHS and measure the hormone levels.

Once that happens, conventional treatment involves prescription drugs like levothyroxine and liothyronine, carbimazole and propranolol.

But these don’t come without side effects…

Which is why I’d advise that you try nutritional support for your thyroid.

Natural ways to control thyroid problems

There are ingredients that can help your thyroid gland do its job better, including:

  • Iodine: vital for your body to produce and use thyroid hormone properly.

  • Selenium: this trace mineral is critical for the enzyme that converts thyroid hormone T4 to its active form T3. It helps maintain the correct amounts of thyroid hormones in the blood and tissues, including the liver, kidneys, thyroid gland, and brain.

  • Zinc, copper and iron: Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can result in zinc deficiency. When zinc is low, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), T4, and T3 can become lowered. In some cases, supplementing with zinc can reverse hypothyroidism, while copper is needed to produce TSH and T4.

  • B vitamins and antioxidants: Beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E, are important antioxidants that help the thyroid gland neutralise oxidative stress.

  • Tyrosine: this amino acid helps manufacture thyroid hormones from iodine.

These can be found in food, of course, but it would take a lot of effort to get into your diet in the right amounts, and often enough, to make a difference.

Or you can opt for a Thyroid Support Formula which contains all of these essential nutrients in balanced amounts. For more information take a look at this: Thyroid Supplement - everything you need to know.

If you have a thyroid problem, it’s worth trying this out as a way of controlling and reducing the symptoms.

And if you don’t, but you have the symptoms listed in today’s letter, it could be a good idea to get it checked out in case.

I’ll be back with more next week – until then!

Yours, as ever

Ray Collins



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