There are steps that one can take to reduce the risk of hypothyroidism. First and foremost the most important step is to “take care of yourself” says Dr. Goodbinder. This is similar to the ways you should take care of yourself to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and any other medical condition. “If you want to decrease the risk of anything, take care of yourself”.
Taking care of yourself may mean eating a proper diet, which can be different for different people. At The Epigenetics Healing Center, we try to take out the dogmatic beliefs and focus on the biochemistry; as in ‘this is what the human body needs’ and it’s really about sufficiency. Combine this with a short 10-15 minute workout a day, and this contributes to the goals we are aiming for. We can also teach stress reduction techniques and freedom planning because we want to make sure you are also enjoying your life. This will help maintain your health and reduce the risk of all diseases, including hypothyroidism.
If you want to know more about what diet and exercise may be right for you to reduce your risk of hypothyroidism, reach out to us today. We take the time and work with each individual patient to come up with a plan that will get you to where you want to be.
Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.