There are buckets of information out there when it comes to supplementation and living a healthy lifestyle, but all this information makes it hard to know what is “right on” or what’s “just another trend”?
When it comes to thyroid health, we have to know the in’s and out’s of what is RIGHT otherwise we really could do more harm than good.
Want to know the #1 Mistake when supplementing a thyroid? Read on, because this not-so-little mistake happens way too often.
The #1 Mistake When Supplementing a Thyroid and Balancing Hormones
Plain and simple, clear as day- this mistake happens all the time. Whether you’re working with a seasoned health care practitioner or if you’re supplementing on your own, most people do this one thing that actually sets their hormones back.
Most folks take products that boost the hormone, not the gland.
There are loads of products out there in pharmacies and trusted practitioner offices that work on the hormonal level. Think of products like DHEA, melatonin, progesterone, pregnenolone (and, this is just a partial list). All of these products work on the hormonal level.
This might feel good in the short term. You might get a boost of energy and feel more clear-headed for a bit, but the positives are sure to wane over time.
There are two reasons why it’s not a good idea to supplement hormones over glands.
[Reason #1] The body is L.A.Z.Y.
This is fact.
We know that when we use a crutch for our body, that area of the body tends to work less and overtime that area can even atrophy.
This law applies to any area of the body. Use a cast for too long and the muscles will atrophy. Use glasses to improve eyesight and our eyes tend to weaken. Use a cell phone to store phone numbers and it’s harder to recall even the simplest of numbers (sound familiar).
And, this premise holds true for our glands too.
If there are more hormones circulating in the blood stream, then your glands don’t have to produce as much on their own. And, because our body is lazy, if that gland doesn’t have to produce as much on it’s own, it will atrophy over time.
[Reason #2] Your Hormones Won’t Equal My Hormones
This is also fact.
In the Western world of medicine, we’d like to think that hormones are calculated and static. We’d like to think that the amount of hormone that is necessary to help one person is the exact same amount of hormone that will help another. And, it’s simply not true.
When we supplement the hormone (and not the gland), we override our hormonal individuality and skip on over to dosages.
Depending on height, weight, heritage, pregnancy status most of us will varying amounts of nearly every hormone out there. When we supplement at the hormonal level, we’re taking out hormonal individuation.
Rather than supplementing at the hormonal level, supporting the gland is the way to go in nearly every case.
Introducing Team Vibrant!
Born out of my own truth.
There was a time in my life when I struggled with a low-functioning thyroid gland.
My hormones were a mess and (in some ways), my life was even messier. I was tired, frustrated, and sick….a lot.
It wasn’t until, I until I started supporting my glands (with whole food concentrates) that my thyroid and hormones made a dramatic shift for the better.
I went from sick all the time- to being able to kick a cold or flu pretty darn easily.
I went from painful, irregular periods, to clock-work cycles.
I went from pure exhaustion, to being able to wake up with the best of ‘em.
Over the last 13 years, I have literally helped hundreds of women break free from their hormonal duldrums (and their medications), so that they can finally feel like their best selves again.
Does it happen overnight? No. Way.
But with the right support systems, a bit of patience, and whole food nutrients that support the glands- anyone can shift their hormonal story. That’s why I created Team Vibrant.
Want to know what I recommend?
Here’s the bottom line.
I would love to tell anyone and everyone what nutrients to take to support their thyroid and help balance their hormones. But I know, to make this kind of lasting change in a person’s endocrine system that it takes consistency, understanding and commitment. And, from my end of things, I take a whole lot of responsibility.
There can be some ups and downs on the way to big success. You need to know what you’re taking and why; and I need to hold your hand and guide you.
A blog post listing formulas just isn’t going to hack it and get you the results you deserve. We can’t create big hormonal change on a whim.
Team Vibrant is a select, private membership community for those of you who want to learn the step-by-step plan and take the nutrients that truly support your thyroid gland and balance your hormones, so that you can live your best life again.
In Team Vibrant, I give you my all. The step-by-step plan that has worked for literally hundreds of women, just like you. I’m talking about women who have come to me because they’re struggling with their energy and their hair is falling out. They’re moody and their cycles are erratic. Some are swollen and bloated and others can’t sleep a lick- or can’t manage to wake up. Most have low sex drives and are limping along, sort-of getting through the day, bummed about their weight and those last few pounds that they can't seem to shake.
And, these women have turned it around using solid guidance and whole food concentrates.
Nope, I’m not a miracle worker- but I do understand one thing that is hard to find with any practitioner: You have to support the glands if you really want good hormonal communication in your body. It is the only way that’ll give your body lasting support and significant change. Anything else is simply guess work.
Here’s to hormonal freedom…now, let’s get going!