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.
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Q&A with a Naturopathic Thyroid Specialist, Angela Hywood ND
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of your neck and sets your entire metabolic rate. Thus it controls your weight, whether you feel sluggish or energetic, mentally crisp or foggy, cheerful or blue, and is involved in managing everything from your cholesterol to your female hormones.
When your thyroid is not functioning well, you can feel dull, tired, constipated, gain weight, your skin & hair gets dry. Your hair can and even fall out. Your muscles and joints might ache, periods become irregular, you might have fertility problems, brain fog, sugar and carb cravings.