The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland, which takes part in numerous metabolic processes in the body. It produces thyroxin, a hormone responsible for regulating metabolism, heart rate and growth and development in children. It’s positioned at the base of the neck, between the top of your throat (the Adam`s apple region in men) and the top of your breastbone. To be more specific, the thyroid is located in the area between.
Thyroid dysfunction affects normal body function. Depending on the amount of thyroid hormone produced, there are two types of thyroid disorder:
1# Hyperthyroidism means an overactive thyroid which secretes excessive amounts of thyroid hormone. The typical symptoms include:
- Lack of concentration
- Poor memory
- Change in bowel habits
- Increased heart rate and palpitations
- Menstrual problems
- Feeling hot
- Sleeping difficulties
- Racing thoughts
- Nervousness, anxiety or irritability
- Weight loss
2# Hypothyroidism means an underactive thyroid gland which produces less thyroid hormone that the body needs. The most common symptoms are:
- Brittle nails
- Weight gain
- Muscle cramps
- Reduced menstrual flow
- Swelling in the front of the neck
- Dry skin and hair
Natural medicine has proved quite effective in restoring and maintaining optimal thyroid function. The natural remedy we recommend here is extremely beneficial for thyroid malfunction caused by iodine deficiency.
- 40 pieces of green (young) walnuts
- 1kg organic honey
- 1 large or a couple of small glass jars
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.
Take 2 tbsp. in the morning and in the evening on a regular basis.