The Pill Series Part 4: The Pill and Thyroid Health

Your thyroid gland is located at the front of your neck and secretes T3 and T4.

If you have too little thyroid hormone you may experience hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's. This can lead to symptoms such as:

  • fatigue

  • hair thinning

  • brain fog and poor concentration

  • cold hands and feet

  • dry skin

  • weight gain

  • changes in mood

  • and so on

So how is the pill related to thyroid health?

  1. too much estrogen as a result of taking the pill can increase "the inflammatory process of your immune system and contribute to the attack on your thyroid"

  2. it can increase "thyroid-binding-globulin, which binds your free thyroid hormone so you can't use it"

  3. if your gut has been impacted by taking the pill (see part 3), then your thyroid may be impacted as gut and thyroid health are closely linked. Are you starting to see how these body systems and functions are so closely connected?

  4. the pill depletes key nutrients which are needed for thyroid hormones such as selenium, zinc and B vitamins

How Do I Support By Body?

  • Reach out to a professional who can get you proper testing, supplements, and recommend proper food and lifestyle tips.

  • Get a full thyroid panel

  • B Vitamins

  • Selenium

  • Zinc

  • Vitamins A and D

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Stress management

  • Sleep

  • Support gut health

On the pill, recently came off or have been off for awhile and need support? Email

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