Tips to treat thyroid issues naturally and effectively Kritika Ponia June 27, 2016 Fitness Thyroid is the tiny butterfly shaped organ at the base of your neck that is responsible for performing super important tasks some of which include maintaining your metabolism and keeping hormones in check. Due to an unhealthy lifestyle or genetic conditions however, this gland can quit functioning optimally and that can lead to health issues such as drastic weight gain/loss, hair fall, hirsutism, insomnia etc. If you’ve been struggling with a thyroid issue, here’s help: Quit eating processed foods. Only eat food that has taken less than a week to reach from harvest to your plate. Sea Vegetables are a rich source of iodine. Iodine is crucial in terms of supporting your thyroid gland. Needless to say, consume more sea veggies such as Kombu, kelp, and arame. Do not stop eating butter. Although it seems contra intuitive against thyroid weight gain, it isn’t. Your endocrine system loves butter and functions better owing to it. We know you are happy reading this. Stop using your cell phone all through the day. When you talk on the phone, the radiation machine is dangerously close to your thyroid glands. Rays emitting from your cell phone can disrupt the functioning of your thyroid and you don’t want that. Lastly, Include yoga in your fitness routine. Specific yoga asanas can help a great deal in stimulating and supporting your endocrine system. The Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) is especially great for stimulating the thyroid gland. There you go! Follow the tips and see the difference. Here’s to a healthier you.