Balance Your Thyroid for Sleep, Weight, Nutrition


Another gift from the sea bringing balance to your body

Another gift from the sea bringing balance to your body

Did you know that yourthyroid and parathyroid,located in the base of thethroat is responsible for a number of important bodily functions including: balancing your weight, regulating your sleep and absorbing key nutrients like calcium?


It’s true! We’re so concerned in our culture about the size and shape of our hips, waists and more, but we need to take a closer look at the pit of our lower throat, because that’s where the thyroid is located. The thyroid requires iodine to function normally, and the best way to supply this nutrient is NOT through iodized table salt, but through a natural source: Sea Kelp.

Kelp is a seaweed naturally rich in minerals like calcium and iron, but also iodine. It is used in many Japanese and Macrobiotic recipes. The good thing about taking kelp is that the nutrients will balance your thyroid, but will not overload the system like taking an artificial source of these supplements could.

You can find sea kelp supplements in any health store, I suggest you take a 650mg tablet once or twice a day with a meal for a month, careful not to take too much and see if you notice any changes.
Kimberly, counselor since 1998 and founder of www.RedAppleYoga.com, holds a Masters in Health & Healing as a Certified Nutritional Counselor, a Masters in Education and is an internationally trained advanced  Yoga and Yoga Therapy instructor that has worked and studied in New York, Spain and in Southern India. Her practice is based in New York City. She believes in showing her clients how to combine time-tested ancient theories with modern knowledge to get the best benefits from both worlds.

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  • Thyroid Diet

    I have thyroid issues and have tried kelp for an increase in iodine. What I found is that there seems to be a lag period of about a week before it kicks in… at least in myself. Once it is fully absorbed and utilized by my system I can can feel an increase in my metabolism. It’s all part of the toolbox for dealing with hypothyroidism. Thanks for the post!

  • Thank you for your reply. When the body is deficient in a nutrient, there is often a lag time between taking in new information (in the form of food changes, supplements, or lifestyle practices) and seeing the results in the body. A week is a healthy amount of time in this case, it shows that your body was deficient but not to a desperate stage. I would recommend further thyroid balancing practices like eating a well rounded diet rich in minerals, find a seaweed that you like (mind the sodium, dried nori and dried hijiki found in Asian stores has less sodium). Also take up a yoga practice that will compress and open the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Feel free to ask more on this.