Wednesday, May 15, 2013

10 Ways to Boost Thyroid Function and Balance Hormones

Healthy Thyroid and Balanced Hormones play a vital role in every woman’s health and well-being. When hormone levels fluctuate, it affects your mood, sexual desire, fertility and ovulation. In other words, the imbalance of hormones may impact negatively on how your reproductive system responds.

To help you balance your hormones and improve thyroid function, we are going to discuss Healing Foods, Environmental Issues, Herbs and exercises like Yoga and Qigong.  

Mushrooms and Green Tea

Mushrooms are also one of the best foods for thyroid because of their high content of iodine, Vitamin D and selenium. Selenium balances the hormones in your thyroid.


Evidence suggests mushrooms act by blocking production of the hormone estrogen, which can encourage the development of cancer.




“As a species, we`re on a fast track to extinction,” says Ori Hofmekler, author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet.
“In the past few decades, men have lost 50% of their sperm count and within only one generation, the average man’s sperm count and testosterone have dropped by 20%. Women are no better. Staggering figures show that most women today are suffering from female disorders and three out of ten women between the ages of 35 to 60 will develop breast cancer.”


Scientists have discovered that women consuming at least a third of an ounce of fresh mushrooms every day were 64 percent less likely to develop breast cancer. Dried mushrooms had a slightly less protective effect, reducing the risk by around half. 


The study also showed women who combined a mushroom diet with regular consumption of green tea saw an even greater benefit. The risk among women in that group was reduced by almost 90 percent. 



Laboratory tests on animals have shown that mushrooms have anti-tumor properties, and can stimulate the immune systems defenses.

SOURCE: International Journal of Cancer, March 15, 2009


The following exercises can help to strength the immune system, balance the hormones and heal the body:
8 Exercises for Fitness, Healing, and Longevity
Standing Meditation - Foundation of Internal Martial Arts
Yoga practice to Purify the entire system of Toxins
How to build up Chi (Qi) to fight off Illness
Standing Qigong produced superior results



Tea Starter Set

Xenoestrogenic Chemicals and Overburdened Liver:
Most conventional food products and modern lifestyle habits are estrogenic in nature. The over reliance on highly processed, chemically-laden industry based goods and products seems to be the major culprit. Xenoestrogens are artificially made compounds produced by industry. These differ chemically from archiestrogens (naturally occurring) produced by living organisms.


Xenoestrogens mimic the effects of true estrogen and interact with cellular receptor sites. This process contributes to estrogen excess and blocks the effects of true estrogen. 

The excessive bombardment of artificial hormones taxes the liver, which desperately tries to break down the excess to effectively eliminate it from the body.

Over time, the hormone eventually is stored in fat cells. Chronic liver stress causes severe problems with toxicity, digestion, metabolism, and inflammation among other things. The symptoms of this include high cholesterol, lowered energy and immunity.




Poor liver function causes an inadequate breakdown of older hormones, allowing these back into the bloodstream in an even more toxic form than when they originally entered the liver. The toxic form of estrogen dramatically increases the risk for breast cancer, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, cervical dysplasia, prostate issues, menopause, andropause (male menopause) and thyroid disorders.

Please read more about liver and hormone balance:
Detox your Liver to Balance Hormones
Heal your liver and release the anger
Pumpkins and Herbs for Sexual Health
Estrogenic Foods and Environmental Sources:

Certain foods are full of estrogenic molecules and chemicals. These include conventional meat and dairy which is loaded with hormones and anti-biotics and the animals were fed a diet rich in estrogenic grains. Soy isoflavinoids are highly estrogenic as are sugars, additives, preservatives and processed foods and beverages. Grains and beer (fermented barley) are highly estrogenic as well.




Major environmental sources of estrogenic substances include plastics and canned goods. Personal care products, oral contraceptives, pharmaceuticals, Styrofoam products, pesticides and herbicides are highly estrogenic. Be sure to avoid typical laundry and dishwashing detergents and household cleaners and air fresheners which are all loaded with estrogenic chemicals.


Anti-Estrogenic Food:

There are many great foods that help the body detoxify estrogen. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower Brussel sprouts and cabbage contain several powerful nutrients that detoxify bad estrogenic molecules. These nutrients include Indole-3 Acetate, Indole-3 Carbonyl and Diindolylmethane. These cruciferous veggies also contain sulfur containing nutrients such as Sulfuraphane and Phenyl Isothiocyanates that enhance liver detoxification processes and destroy cancer cell formation.


Anti-inflammatory foods that are rich in saturated and omega-3 fatty acids such as 100% organic, grass-fed beef and dairy, organic poultry, wild-caught Salmon and wild game are anti-estrogenic. Plant based fats such as avocados, coconut oil and olive oil are all powerful anti-estrogenic superfoods. Raw nuts and seeds such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, chia and hemp seeds are rich in anti-estrogenic plant sterols.






Anti-Estrogenic Herbs:


Onions, garlic and scallions are rich in sulfur containing amino acids and the powerful anti-oxidant quercetin that both help the liver detoxify at a higher level and reduce the production of estrogen. Herbs such as oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage and turmeric are loaded with volatile oils that promote liver detoxification.


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Turmeric has a potent ability to destroy estrogen receptor positive cancer cells which are the most commonly found cells in breast, uterine, ovarian and prostate cancer.
Using organic acids is an advanced strategy for liver and gut health that enhances the bodies ability to remove these unwanted estrogenic molecules. Squeeze fresh lemon, which is rich in citric acid, in water and on salads, veggies, meats and other dishes. Apple Cider Vinegar contains acetic acid, fermented raw dairy from grass-fed cows contains lactic acid. There are other products that contain fermented super herbs in an organic acid base that are extraordinarily powerful for enhancing detoxification processes and neutralizing bad estrogen metabolites.

Stress Control



Stress control is very important part of balancing hormones and thyroid function.



Please try following meditations to reduce stress
The Violet Flame Exercise to heal and clear your karma
5 Min Meditation to wash away anxiety
My favorite Meditation for Self-Healing by Yogi Bhajan
Breathing exercise to overcome all of your physical shortcomings
Also try Bliss Meditation
Meditation to receive Universal Love
Please also try my Heart-opening Exercise/Visualization




Yoga pose for Thyroid

The Shoulder-stand is called the Queen of all asanas as it benefits the whole body. It is particular for blood circulation and stimulating the thyroid gland by throwing it open. This asana increases fat metabolism thereby converting fat to muscle and energy. This is like killing two birds with a single stone. You will not only lose fat but also have a better muscle tone and vitality.



Qigong Healing

Qigong for Your Liver
Heal your liver and release the anger
This post includes Liver Detox Meditation and Qigong Self Massage
Heal all the internal organs with Qigong
Detox your Liver




Recipes 

Simple Nettle Soup for Hormonal Balance
  • Bring to a boil, 2 cups of water per person.
  • While the water is heating, harvest at least one ounce (by weight) of fresh nettle tops per person.
  • Drop the nettle tops into the boiling water.
  • Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 1-2 hours.
  • Turn off heat and allow soup to steep for up to 8 hours.

Resources:
Iron Shirt Chi Kung
Worlds Most Extraordinary Qigong Techniques - Ebook
Qigong For Happiness, Health And Vitality - Ebook
Set Of Videos Teaching Qi Gong for Health
Binaural Beats For Meditation, Weight Loss, Healing and more - Free Sample
Get Your "Black Belt" In Taboo Physics - Plus - Free Energy Secrets, Renewable
Qigong, The Secret of Youth: Da Mo's Muscle/Tendon Changing and Marrow/Brain Washing Classics
Frontier Thyme Leaf Certified Organic, 16 Ounce Bag
Foundational Practices to Awaken Chi Energy
Chinese Esoteric Art of Health and Longevity
Taoist Meditation and Longevity Techniques
A Taoist Guide to Longevity
The Shaolin Qigong Workout For Longevity

Tips for healthy Digestion:

Books and DVDs on Qigong:
Qigong Meditation: Small Circulation
Livelight ~ Yoga and Meditation Music
Wuji Qigong Meditation
Spring Forest Qigong - Small Universe - Meditation
Three Treasures Qigong Healing Meditation
Qigong Meditation: Embryonic Breathing





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