Best 6 Natural Ways To Treat Thyroid Disorder

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There are millions of people who suffer from thyroid issues, and some of them adopt medical ways or natural ways to treat it

Around 42 million Indian people are suffering from a thyroid disorder, and hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder In India.

There are 2 types of thyroid disorders are – overactive thyroid (it makes high levels of T3 and T4, this condition triggers the metabolism)

Hypothyroidism: In this, the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones, which causes hypothyroidism.

Here are the best natural ways to treat thyroid disorder with home remedies:

1. Exercises

There are an increasing number of studies that suggest that exercise can improve thyroid function.

Exercise is one of the best ways to prevent or control any diseases, like good for diabetes, high blood pressure, weight loss, etc.

A study suggests that regular exercise can improve thyroid functions in patients, TSH levels decrease, and T3 and T4 increase in the regular exercise group.

One study involved 20 patients who were divided into 2 groups. the first group involved exercising an hour 1 daily for 3 months.

The second group did not do any physical exercises.

As a result, a significant reduction in serum TSH was observed in the regular exercise groups, compared with the non-exercise group.

High aerobic exercise affects the level of circulating thyroid hormones (2) such as swimming, cycling, walking, rowing, running, known as cardio.

Strength training, whether lifting weights or using your body weight, building muscle helps you burn more calories.

There are many other benefits of doing exercises such as:

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2. Healthy Eating

What kind of diet you take has a profound effect on your life too, for example – excessive iodine is one of the reasons for an overactive thyroid.

However, iodine deficiency is one of the commonest causes of hypothyroidism in children and adults, worldwide (3).

Here are common diet tips that you should take for thyroid disorder:

  • Consume rock salt, or naturally contained food, instead of refined salt with synthetically added
    • Seafood (fish and seaweeds)Whole grains
    • Dairy products, but avoid in excessive amounts or regular basis.
    • Bananas
    • Carrots
    • Non-iodine salt
    • Egg white
    • Honey potato
    • Oats
  • Grains and breads are common dietary origins of iodine (4).
  • Flavonoids in fruits, vegetables and tea that could affect the cardiovascular in a positive way, do suppress thyroid function in high doses (5).

Food To Avoid

  • Goitrogen food, which can interfere with the normal function of the thyroid (6), such as:
    • Kalespinachbroccolicabbagebrussels sproutscauliflowerpeanutsstraw berriesbamboo shotscorn
    • sweet potato
    • tofu
    • soy milk

NOTE: This food contains a high level of goitrogens, so make sure to make do well cooked, and avoid eating raw.

  • Avoid excessive iodine intake
  • Junk food, whether it is processed, or street food, these are very good to make the situation worse, so avoid it.
  • Caffeine
  • Avoid cold refrigerated water and avoid food that comes immediately from the freeze.
  • Soy products
  • Gluten foods such as – malt, flavoured milk, wheat, etc.

NOTE: The procured results show that the gluten-free diet may bring clinical benefits to women with autoimmune thyroid disease (7).

3. Selenium

A micronutrient that affects thyroid function is selenium, as well as essential for brain function, immunity, and fertility (8).

Researchers found that patients who consume selenium saw a temporary improvement in thyroid function at 6 months follow-up.

Selenium contains rich food such as:

  • Brazil nuts
  • Organ
  • Meats
  • Mushrooms
  • Chicken rice
  • Walnut oil is often used in thyroid disorders because it contains selenium, a mineral that contributes to thyroid function.

Selenium contributes to the antioxidant shield in the thyroid, by removing oxygen-free radicals caused due to thyroid hormones (9) (10).

4. Lose Weight

Almost every patient with thyroid dysfunction may face changes in body weight and body composition (11).

An underactive thyroid has been associated with obesity, whereas an overactive thyroid has been linked with underweight (12).

Movement like – sports, exercise, yoga, and any physical activity, plays a vital part in weight loss or gain, which is vital in it.

If you are overweight due to thyroid, make sure lose your weight, which can help you to a great extent, and do the same in hyperthyroidism.

You can lose weight with a healthy diet, proper hydration, and daily at least 1-hour exercise, and increase it gradually.

Check Out – 10 Reliable Weight Lose Foods

5. Acupuncture

It is a traditional method dating back many years from China, to improve the flow of energy.

20 clinical evidence of overall the glob revealed that it is a safe and cost-effective treatment that can reduce patient symptoms (13).

Also improvements in biomarkers where acupuncture was used alone or in combination therapy.

Studies suggest that acupuncture therapy can bring benefits to thyroid patients, however, more studies on this.

In addition, it can help pain relief and functional improvement, without additional treatment, based on several studies (14).

6. Yoga

Several studies have shown that yoga is valuable in helping hypothyroid patients to manage their disease-related symptoms (15).

NOTE: Keep in mind that these yoga poses cannot cure your thyroid imbalance, but can control the thyroid to a great extent.

It is extremely important that you practice yoga the amazing thing about yoga is that there are some very specific breathing exercises for thyroid

Here are some super effective yoga asanas such as:

Tank vidya

In this person simply “hum” the sound of “OM” without opening the mouth, and simultaneously keep moving your head up and down.

Ujjayi prayanam

Close the mouth and constrict the throat start inhaling slowly and rhythmically in one long and unbroken inspiration.

Allow the air to pass through the constricted throat creating a friction sound, hold the breath as long as possible, and exhale like anulom vilom.

Do it for 5 minutes, You might experience a little coughing in the beginning, but it is normal.

Lion pose (Singhasana)

This body and face were manipulated at once to invoke the force and intensity of a lion roar, even though it recommended one of the best postures to get rid of the thyroid problem.

Do it 10 times, and keep in mind, do it early morning or evening.

In addition, there are increasing studies saying that the combination of yoga, like therapy, can help in night sweats, and decrease CVD.

Bhujangasana (cobra pose)

In cobra, asana lifts your head up and takes your head back, simply giving stretch over the neck and compression over the back.

So both the places are activated, similarly, all such back bending asanas like:

  • Dhanurvakrasana (bow pose)
  • Ustrasana (camel pose)
  • Chakrasana (wheel pose)


There are many natural ways to treat thyroid disorder, – daily exercise, a healthy diet, yoga, acupuncture, and losing weight are excellent for a thyroid issue.

Researchers saw a temporary improvement in thyroid function at 6 months follow-up.

Iodine deficiency is one of the causes of hypothyroidism in children and adults, worldwide.


Hello, I'm Sahil bisht, I am a Mechanical engineer, As well as, aspiring blogger with an obsession for health. This blog delicate to people who want to learn in health.

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