“Does turmeric help with hypothyroidism?”

If you feel tired all the time, with brain fog, hair falling off, and keep gaining weight no matter what, then chances are you have a laundry list of issues going on that no one understands unless they’ve been through it themselves…

… things like having a hard time falling or staying asleep…

Waking up and walking like a zombie…

Gas, bloating, constipation…

Many of these issues are signs of having digestive issues…

… and if you are looking for information on turmeric and how it can help then let me share with you how it works…

The main reason why I started using turmeric was for inflammation…

… but turmeric itself doesn’t really take care of inflammation…

Here’s why…

Inflammation happens when your body can’t digest proteins…

So if you are eating foods and can’t digest them, then that is going to cause inflammation and turmeric alone won’t help you digest proteins…

That’s one source of inflammation… but there’s more…

If you are curious to know why you may feel tired all the time with brain fog, hair thinning and falling off… then you may want to look at your gut flora…

… because if you can’t digest food, then that’s a sign that you may have…

#1 a lack of probiotics in your gut…

#2 bad bacteria in your gut…

#3 or both…

Bad bacteria in your gut is another source of inflammation… things like yeast overgrowth, parasites, etc.

Bad bacteria eat by releasing enzymes…

The reason why bad bacteria is considered bad is because the enzymes they release attack your body… which is why some people end up with high anti-body count and a ton of inflammation…

I don’t look at turmeric as a way to solve this issue…

I think of turmeric as a way to help clean up the aftermath of inflammation but not to get rid of the cause, makes sense?

In other words… if you don’t fix your digestive issues and help your body break down protein, then no amount of turmeric will help you…

… but if you do fix your gut issues and help your body break down protein, then turmeric can help remove the oxidative stress caused by inflammation…

Not all turmeric is created equal… there is culinary turmeric which you can find at stores for cooking purposes and then there’s “real” turmeric…

To understand how to use turmeric for hypothyroidism you first have to understand inflammation.

In fact, back in 2012, when I was gaining a lot of weight and my hair was falling off, I remember thinking to myself “I don’t feel fat, I feel more like bloated and inflamed”…

I was having a lot of digestive issues and still remember how gassy I used to get after eating just about anything. I remember especially whenever I used to eat meats, my stomach would bubble and I’d be super gassy.

I didn’t know much about health at the time and I asked mom who was a little more knowledgeable than me at the time what could be wrong with me?… I told her that I felt as if I had a hole in my gut.

Sure enough, it was the beginning of leaky gut, and IBS.

Well, here’s what was going on.

Inflammation is simple to understand.

The body is NOT designed to absorb protein. The body is designed to build its own protein.

So any time you eat protein, the body must first break down the protein into amino acids and then it will build its own protein.

It’s like feeding the body a brick wall… it must first take apart the bricks and then take those bricks and build its own wall.

When the body builds protein it gets registered and becomes part of your DNA, that way the body knows that the protein is “you”. Whenever the body comes across a protein that it did not build itself, it will try to break it down or get rid of it.

If the body can’t break down the protein, it will build mucus around it to protect itself and that’s what inflammation is… it’s undigested proteins in the body that were not built by the body… it’s foreign proteins in your body…

Gluten is a great example. It’s a protein that’s very hard to digest, which is why it causes so much inflammation, and builds up mucus in your gut, but I digress.

So let’s tie this together.

One big reason why I was dealing with all these horrible symptoms was because I had digestive issues.

Here’s who I started to understand how important protein digestion is…

Once the thyroid produces the hormone T4, the liver must then take T4 and convert it into the active thyroid hormone T3. To do so, it needs bioavailable protein, meaning well digested protein. Since I couldn’t properly digest protein, my liver wasn’t getting the protein it needed. Instead my adrenal glands kicked in, they started releasing the stress hormone cortisol to break down muscle so it could get the protein it needed to function.

Unfortunately, cortisol inhibits the liver from converting T4 into T3 so I ended up feeling sluggish. When the adrenals are fatigued, releasing too much stress hormone that’s when your skin becomes dry, your hair starts falling off, nails get brittle, and you stop feeling normal…

That’s when I just started to feel miserable and all I wanted was my old self back…

So when I talk about eating or drinking anti-inflammatory things like turmeric, understand that I am first helping my body digest proteins that may be lurking around my body creating inflammation.

One way I helped myself was by drinking a pineapple, papaya smoothie, which have a lot of protein digestive enzymes…

… and even though that helped with inflammation, there’s a problem… if you have yeast overgrowth, bad bacteria or parasites in your gut, then sugar feeds them… so it’s a catch 22…

That’s why before you take on turmeric, I recommend looking into improving your digestion…

We teach you how to improve your digestion and reduce inflammation in our free eCourse 30 Day Energy Jumpstart… if you want to learn the type of turmeric and other products we use to get more energy, sleep better and lose weight then check it out…

Here’s an interview with Terra on how she reduced inflammation by going through our [Energy Bootcamp] program… you can learn more about this bootcamp by enrolling in our free 30 Day Energy Jumpstart program…


    2 replies to "How to Use Turmeric For Hypothyroidism (Curcumin)"

    • Melanie

      I do not know what MSM is? Also, did you attend Faulkner State?

      • Hip Hip Jorge

        MSM stands for Methylsulfonylmethane… I just think of it as sulfur and use it for joint pain, reduce inflammation and boost immunity… I went to ASU 🙂

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