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Thyroid Check

Can't lose weight? Can't sleep? Feeling irritable? Low on energy? Your thyroid may be the culprit. It's a tiny gland with a great big job.
Thyroid Check
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The herbal approach to thyroid symptoms
While no single herbal treatment has been proven to slowdown an overactive thyroid stimulate a sluggish one, these well-known herbal treatments combat some of the most common symptoms. The dose amounts can vary depending on your specific medical condition. Always consult your doctor before beginning an herbal regimen.

For Hypothyroidism
Weight gain: bladderwrack,  5-10 g (about 1 Tbsp), three times a day
Mild depression: St. John's Wort, 175-900 mg, twice a day
Dry skin & hair: black currant oil, 500 mg, twice a day
High cholesterol: garlic, 400-1,200 mg, daily 
Fatigue: ginseng, 100-200 mg, twice a day
Muscle cramps, kava, 100 mg, three times a day
Hypertension: hawthorn 100-300 mg, three times a day

For Hyperthyroidism
Frequent bowel movements (diarrhea): chamomile (as a tea), 2-4 g (about 1 tsp) dried herb, three times a day
Excessive perspiration: sage (as a tea), 3 g (about 1 tsp) dried herb, three times a day
Irritability and nervousness: lemon balm (as a tea), 1-4 g dried herb (about 1/2-1 tsp), three times a day
Insomnia and hand tremors: valerian, 500-1,000 mg, 30 to 60 minutes before bed
Muscle weakness: astragalus standardized 250-500 mg, three extract times a day
Irregular heart-beat: hawthorn extract, 100-300 mg, three times a day
Infertility: chaste tree tincture, 40 drops, once a day
Thinning bones: horsetail (as a tea), 6 g (2 tsp) dried herb, three times a day

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