By Jason Brooks
“No time for thyroid drama,” is a common cry from anyone suffering with thyroid problems. Indeed, the thyroid gland’s condition is mostly ignored by many people.
Most might people think this butterfly-shaped organ situated at the base of the neck doesn’t have equal weight with other organs like the kidneys, liver, heart, and lungs.
But the small thyroid gland has a big role to play in many bodily functions that keep your organs in full swing. It releases hormones into the bloodstream playing a vital role in development, metabolism and growth.
Let’s take a closer look at how it works and using essential oils for thyroid support.
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Understanding the Thyroid Gland
Are you always experiencing chronic stress? Well, it’s time to get your thyroid gland into gear because stress can gravely impact your thyroid through autoimmune attacks. This happens when the body attacks its tissues – including the thyroid gland – causing Graves’ disease or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Graves’ disease or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) causes the gland to produce excess thyroid hormones. This triggers a range of symptoms including anxiety and nervousness.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) does the opposite. It occurs when the body releases fewer thyroid hormones leading to weight gain, lethargy, and depression.
It’s critical the thyroid gland releases the optimum lev