1. Reduce coffee or cut it out.
Caffeine causes cortisol levels to rise when in stress, increasing our stress response and impacting our adrenals and deregulates our immune system.
This is not good for patients who have thyroid issues.
In affects our nervous system and can cause more anxiety and heat in the body.
2. Go to bed before 11pm and get enough rest.
The organs that clean and purify our system functions the strongest between 11pm-5am.
3. Cut out gluten! Gluten irritates and damages the lining of the small intestine. The small intestine is responsible for a significant portion of digestion and nutrient absorption.
Plus, grain-based foods, such as bread, pasta, crackers, and sweets, are heavily processed and void of essential nutrients.
Gluten is an Endocrine Disruptor!
An endocrine disruptor is a substance that can mimic your hormones and lead to imbalances, dysfunction, and disease. For instance, they can bind to hormone receptors on your cells and trigger a response.
4. Reduce your time on screens or wear glasses that block out blue light.
5. Eat a balanced whole food diet with enough good fats. We need good fats as our hormones are made up of it.