Podcast: WholisticMatters - Herbs for Thyroid Health

May 10, 2021 1 min read

In this episode of the Medicinal Herbs podcast series, naturopathic clinician Angela Hywood joins us again as our guest, talking with host Sara Le Brun-Blashka, MS, about thyroid health and herbal approaches to supporting this aspect of human physiology.

Topics discussed include:

  • Thyroid hormone cascade and the functionality of the thyroid gland (01:13)
  • Role of the liver in thyroid health (07:28)
  • Relevance of reverse triiodothyronine (T3) levels (11:08)
  • Prevalence of thyroid disorders (18:27)
  • Risk factors for thyroid disorders (20:59)
  • Men and thyroid health (26:00)
  • Goitrogens and thyroid health (32:09)
  • Iodine and thyroid health (36:32)

Herbs to Support Optimal Thyroid Health (27:04)

  1. Ashwagandha
  2. Bladderwrack
  3. Bacopa
  4. Stinging nettle
  5. Turmeric
  6. Rosemary
  7. Schisandra
  8. Sulforaphane

Key Takeaways (39:11)

  1. Sleep well to mediate stress and cortisol levels.
  2. Exercise regularly to support healthy thyroid hormone metabolism.
  3. Maintain a healthy diet with an abundance of vegetables and fruits.
  4. Be mindful of environmental toxicity.


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