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Page 16 Senior Times - January 2019A HAPPY NEW YEAR GREETING FORWishing You Good Health and Happiness223 N. Bedford Road, Battle Creek, MI • 269-965-5145 • bachmanhebble.comFEELING TIRED, RUNBy: Susan BrownDo you feel tired? Sluggish? Exhausted? Do you have friends and family members asking if you slept okay or if you are upset about some- thing, which we all know is the polite way to say that someone looks tired? Do you feel older than you actually are?This condition causes the immune system to attack the thyroid and thus causes hypothyroidism and the vary- ing symptoms we just talked about. Hashimoto’s is much more prevalent in women than men, especially those mid- dle aged or older, and commonly pairs with other autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and type 1 diabetes.Do you want those probing eyes and nagging questions to finally stop? Do you want to take back your energy and feel amazing again?Thyroid Booster #1: Coconut OilYou can impact the body’s hidden energy stealers and can make simple changes to increase your energy level. There are even natural remedies that may help you.HIDDEN CAUSE #1: THYROIDThe thyroid is related to energy, growth, development, and the rate of metabolism. So normally, when the thyroid is functioning, you don’t even notice it. Life and energy levels are normal.Thyroid Booster #2: Gluten-FreeHowever, when the thyroid is not functioning normally, which is a fairly common occurrence in women over 50, you will certainly notice uncomfortable symptoms.Some quick facts about thyroid issues are:• Women are 5-8 times more likely to suffer from thyroid problems.• It is estimated that up to 60% of peo- ple with thyroid problems are undiag- nosed.• By age 50, 10% of women have signs of thyroid failure. By age 60, that number increases to 17% of women.SENIOR CITIZENSIs home maintenance becoming a burden for you?Call HomeStyle Realty Today!We’re your Senior Real Estate Specialist Team!RON MALLERNEEAssociate Broker / G.R.I. SRES269.209.8027Broker/Owners with over 55 years experience.“Changing lives one home at a time.”883 Capital Ave., SW in Battle CreekLAURIE PAULAssociate Broker / G.R.I. SRES269.317.2324NATURAL SOLUTIONS TO YOUR SLUGGISH THYROID ARE:50 percent of the fat content in coco- nut oil is a fat rarely found in nature called lauric acid. Lauric acid is a pow- erful virus and gram-negative bacteria destroyer, and coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any substance on earth! Coconut oil has a direct effect in suppressing inflammation and repairing tissue, and it may also contribute by inhibiting harmful intestinal micro- organisms that cause chronic inflam- mation. Try using coconut oil in your cooking as a way to bring it into your daily diet.The link between gluten and thy- roid aggravation has been proven by many research studies. The molecular structure of gliadin, the protein por- tion of gluten, closely resembles that of the thyroid gland. When gliadin breaches the protective barrier of the gut, and enters the bloodstream, the immune system tags it for destruction. Thus, if you have hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s, you should go gluten free since the immune system cannot tell the difference between your thyroid and gluten, and thus, it will continueto attack your thyroid cells. Going glu- ten free is easier than ever with many guides online; remember, you can still eat all of the healthy and delicious foods like fruit, vegetables, meat, poul- try, and eggs!Glutathione is a master antioxidant that helps increase your cells protec- tion. Ideally, glutathione can protect your thyroid from other cells or issues attacking it. Sulfur-rich vegetables like garlic, onions, parsley, cruciferous veg- etables, squash, avocado, and tomatoes are particularly helpful in the helping the body to produce Glutathione. Red meat, organ meats, curcumin (an Indian spice), and unpasteurized eggs are all also excellent sources of Glutathione- promoting foods.Our second hidden, energy-stealing culprit could be lying in your stomach. Your gut health is incredibly important to your energy levels. The gut has been referred to as the “second brain” in the body because of how important it is675 Wagner Dr, Battle Creek, MI (269) 969-6244 www.advantageliving.netShort Term Rehab | Spacious Private Rooms Specialized Alzheimer’s | Dementia UnitMost Insurances Accepted Including Medicare & MedicaidExcellent Care For An Independent LifeChiropracticCenter of Battle CreekBoard Certi ed Chiropractic Orthopedist Certi ed in Spinal Decompression and Precision Chiropractic BiomechanicsSpecializing In... Headache, Neck, Low Back Pain,Hip & Leg Pain, Disc Problems, Scoliosis,Sports Injuries, Auto Injuries, Nutritional Therapy, and Corrective Exercises.Most Insurance Accepted / New Patients Welcome269-968-2060 | 395 S. Shore Dr., Ste. 203 (In Oak Park, Building 395)Board Certi ed Physician. Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Fellowship in American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Member of the American Chiropractic Association, Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation.Dr. D.W. WootenThe symptoms of hypothyroidism develop slowly over time:• Fatigue• Increased sensitivity to cold• Constipation• Dry skin• Unexplained weight gain• Puffy face• Hoarseness• Muscle weakness• Elevated blood cholesterol level• Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness • Pain, stiffness or swelling in yourHIDDEN CAUSE #2: YOUR GUTThe symptoms of hypothyroid-ism are subtle and grow with time;the prefix “hypo” means slow. Hypothyroidism is where your thyroid isn’t secreting enough hormones and it is diagnosed in three million Americans each year with millions more going undiagnosed. Wondering what a slow thyroid feels like?Thyroid Booster #3: Master Antioxidant Glutathionejoints• Heavier than normal or irregularin our overall well-being. The intes- tines even produce serotonin, the same “feel-good” chemical that we have in our brains. When your gut isn’t happy, you aren’t happy either. One common culprit is gluten. Gluten can poke holes into the gut lining, causing an enor- mous amount of stress on the digestive system. Another culprit that contributes to problems in the digestive system is stress itself. Stress, with its high levels of stress hormones and inflammation, can contribute to leaky gut.menstrual periods • Thinning hair• Slowed heart rate • Depression• Impaired memoryDC, DABCOAside from hypothyroidism, there is another potential condition that should be mentioned, Hashimoto’s disease.

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