Our bodies are wonderfully made, and have an incredible ability to heal themselves if they are in the right environment and given the right tools. Why, you might wonder, are you not getting better? It could be any one or more of these reasons:

• Sluggish liver and gut due to inefficient conversion of T4 to T3
• Weak digestion causing bloating, gas, and/or constipation regularly
• Taking various medications for extended periods of time causing toxicity
• Hormonal imbalance due to stress
• Unstable sugar levels causing shakiness, hunger, and mood swings
• Cravings for sugars, salt, or carbs which means your body is trying to tell you it needs your help to find the imbalance
• Prolonged exposure to external toxins

Your liver and your gut play an important role in the conversion of T4 to T3. Since T3 is the active hormone, it is what fuels your body and keeps you going. It is responsible for your body’s metabolism, brain function, hair/skin/nails, and more.

In other words, when your thyroid isn’t working properly you are constantly gassy, bloated and constipated. You can also gain weight. It isn’t a wonder that you feel anxious, exhausted, and depressed. Healthy liver and gut function are imperative. Detoxing your body of impurities one step you can take to ensure it stays healthy.
Some people cringe when they hear “Detox.” They make comments such as:
• I can’t last more than a few hours without a meal!
• I know it will damage my body
• It will leave me so hungry I’ll binge
• My friends and family will think I’m crazy and they won’t support me
• It may cost a lot of money and it might not work

There are a lot of misconceptions about fasting
• This will be one way for me to lose weight quickly
• It’s extreme and dangerous
• It’s just another fad and can’t be important
• I won’t get enough protein in my diet
• I’ll lose muscle mass

The list can go on and on. The truth is, however, that fasting and detoxification have been an important part of our history, humanity, and traditions. People such as Martin Luther King, Plato, Socrates, Paramahansa, Mahatma Ghandi, Yogananda, and even Jesus Christ believed in it. These were all great men and they all knew that one way to feel more creative, vital, and open to spiritual/emotional energies was through cleansing.

Most thyroid diseases are autoimmune-related. This means most of your problem is your body’s immune system. Alternative medicine believes that close to three-fourths of your immune system lives in your digestive system. It is mostly in the intestines. If you are suffering from thyroid-related symptoms of gas, bloating, and constipation it means that your immune system is out of whack. It can be agitated and/or inflamed. Since your gut is a part of that system, it is important that it be cleansed of the impurities.

If you’re tired of all those trips to the doctor for brain fog, fatigue, and digestive problems and nothing seems to work, detoxifying your body of its impurities might be the answer.

The many benefits of detox for thyroid health include:
• Relief of bloated feeling, constipation, and gas
• Stabilized cravings and sugar levels
• Normalizing your metabolism and appetite which allows your body to adjust to its ideal weight
• Feeling emotionally and physically better
• Lifting of depression and anxiety
• Relief, at least in part, of achy joints, allergies, sensitivities to food, which comes from reducing inflammation in your digestive system
• Increased energy levels
• A clearer mind and relief from “brain fog”
• Stabilized thyroid levels of TSH, T3, and T4

Once you complete detoxing, not only will you feel better physically, but you’ll be proud of yourself for investing the effort and time into it and helping to heal your body. You’ll finally get around to doing those chores and projects you’ve been procrastinating about for ages.