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Hypothyroidism + Impaired Gut Health – An Ayurvedic Perspective

  Hypothyroidism + Impaired Gut Health Hypothyroidism is one of the most common thyroid disorders and it has been estimated that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Although there is no direct mention of the thyroid gland in the ancient teachings of Ayurveda there is, however, a condition by the name galaganda mentioned by certain manuscripts as we shall soon explore. Clinical Symptoms Hypothyroidism is often associated with weight gain, mental slowing, depression and dementia, constipation, dry skin, hair loss, cold intolerance, hoarse voice, irregular menstruation, infertility, and a wide range of other not-so-desirable symptoms. Old School vs. Ancient Wisdom Long gone are the days of managing hypothyroidism with a synthetic or bio-identical hormone thinking that...