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Melbourne Boulevard Pharmacy and Health Foods

Is your thyroid making you fat? by Nutritionist and Naturopath Shoba Jay

Why me? It can be frustrating, stressful and emotionally exhausting trying to lose weight especially when you're hitting the gym and being a dietary saint. You may have known for years that your 'slow metabolism' had been affecting your weight loss goals but could there be a simple explanation as to why this is happening? What is the link between weight, metabolism and the thyroid? Metabolism refers to the chemical and physical processes that take place in order for your body to maintain homeostasis (to stay alive). This process involves transforming the food you eat into chemical energy for our cells to perform their many daily functions including breathing, regulating heart beat, digestion and concentration. A key factor involved in metabolism is the thyroid gland, found just over the trachea (windpipe) in front of your throat. It works with the brain to secrete hormones that regulate energy burning. When you don't have enough thyroid hormone circulating in the blood, the body will slow down, which consequently has an impact on all your daily functions. What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is the term used to describe a thyroid that doesn't function well and can be influenced by primary or secondary factors. Primary hypothyroidism can result from damage to the thyroid gland itself whilst secondary hypothyroidism may result from stimuli like long term stress, environmental pollution and a not so perfect diet. The symptoms: What to watch out for. ■ Goitre (enlarged thyroid gland) ■ Slow and foggy thinking ■ Inability to lose weight ■ Constant fatigue ■ Depression ■ Dry and thick skin ■ Coarse dull hair ■ Low blood pressure ■ Fluid retention ■ Poor wound and healing abilities What you can do? If these symptoms are concerning you, full blood tests for thyroid function can be organised through your local doctor. For dietary advice and integrative solutions to improve your health, please visit Melbourne Boulevard Pharmacy. Shoba Jay is a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist with a special interest in thyroid health, available for advice and private consultations.

Shop 5, 401 St Kilda Road Melbourne, Vic 3004 9866 1284 ShowBiz Social Club At Bentleigh Club Monday night (Oct. 22) Photos: Gigi Hellmuth

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Highwood Health Retreat offers you and ideal place to recharge and improve your lifestyle. Steeped in the Warburton Sanitarium tradition, Highwood offers programmes that include hydrotherapy and massage treatments, specialized nutrition counseling, exercise counseling, and training in easy natural food preparation, all tailored to your personal needs. Highwood aims to help you secure optimum health through lifestyle solutions to your health needs. Whether you just want to de-stress or detox, or if you have a serious ailment, Highwood is for you. You'll be amazed at your progress!

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Melbourne Observer. 130306T2Z. March 6, 2013. Trader pages 23-44  
Melbourne Observer. 130306T2Z. March 6, 2013. Trader pages 23-44  

Melbourne Observer. 130306T2Z. March 6, 2013. Trader pages 23-44