Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 in Blog
Metabolsim is Controlled by Your Thyroid and Pituitary Glands
To learn how to increase your metabolism, first let’s understand what metabolism is. Metabolism is the process of chemical reactions in a cell, organ, gland etc. that produces energy for growth, reproduction or to get rid of toxic substances. The glands that are involved in this metabolism process are the thyroid and pituitary. Underactive thyroid is a huge problem in this country. An underactive thyroid means an underactive metabolism which is usually characterized by weight gain, low energy, dry skin, constipation, breaking, peeling fingernails, or high cholesterol levels to name a few. Your thyroid function can be measured by blood tests which look at things like TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) T4 (thyroxine)and T3 (Triiodothyronine) levels. If Hashimotos Thyroiditis is a possibility, abnormal thyroid antibodies (thyroid peroxidase) can also be found in blood tests. Hashimotos is an autoimmune disease where your thyroid actually attacks itself which causes your thyroid to be underactive.
How to Increase Your Metabolism
There a plenty of diets that include metabolism boosting foods that contain iron, selenium, and iodine which are all needed by your thyroid for proper function. Exercising routines will also boost your metabolism.
The Power of Sound To Boost Your Thyroid/Metabolism
I have used harmonic sound frequencies that energize the thyroid gland to improve thyroid function. In one case study, even though the presence of Hashimotos thyroid antibodies were still elevated, simply toning the thyroid gland lowered the TSH levels from 17 to 6.58 in a couple of weeks. The Thyroid Support Audio file that you can download from this site is very helpful in energizing your thyroid gland. It should only be used for underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) and not overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Just listening for a few minutes a day can go a long way in lessening the symptoms you are experiencing with your underactive thyroid like being tired, feeling sluggish, constipation, dry skin, and brittle nails.