This butterfly-shaped gland, located at the base of the neck, plays an important role in a number of metabolic processes in the body. It secretes thyroxine – a hormone involved in regulating metabolism, heart rate and growth and development in children.
You can easily locate it between the top of your throat (the Adam`s apple region in men) and the top of your breastbone. In fact, the thyroid is in the small space in between.
There are two main kinds of thyroid disorder:
1.Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid is overactive and produces thyroid hormone in excess. The most common symptoms include:
- Difficulty focusing on one task
- Change in bowel habits
- Elevated heart rate and palpitations
- Menstrual problems
- Feeling hot
- Sleeping difficulties
- Racing thoughts
- Nervousness,anxiety or irritability
- Weight loss
2.Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland is underactive, so it doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. The most common symptoms are:
- Brittle nails
- Weight gain
- Muscle cramps
- Decreased menstrual flow
- Swelling in the front of the neck
- Dry skin and hair
There’s a natural remedy that’s extremely effective in maintaining optimal function of the thyroid gland. When your thyroid malfunction is the result of iodine deficiency, you can easily treat it with this remedy.
What you need:
- 40 pieces of green (young) walnuts
- 1kg organic honey
- 1 large or a couple of small glass jars
What you do:
Clean the walnuts thoroughly then dry and prick them with a needle or sharp knife. Place the nuts in a jar then cover them with honey. The jar should remain open and exposed to sunlight. After 40 days, strain the liquid and store it in a glass bottle.
How to use it:
Take 2 tbsp. in the morning and in the evening on a regular basis.