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Essential Oils For Thyroid: Natures Pharmacy

Let’s take a look at thyroid problems and how they are affecting many Americans:

If you are experiencing some of the following nagging symptoms, you may be one of about 80% of Americans unaware that their thyroid is not working correctly: issues with an inability to lose weight, mood, inflammation, hair loss, bad nails, digestion problems, brain fog and low energy. You may have one or more of these symptoms even though you have not been diagnosed with a thyroid problem.

Using essential oils for healthy thyroid function is a natural way to support your thyroid and help eliminate the cause of these symptoms. Almost half of the people with thyroid issues are not clinically diagnosed, learn more here. Women over 35 are the most commonly affected group. If you are struggling with unwanted symptoms of thyroid problems there are answers.

Using derivatives of nature’s seeds, plants and wood for healing is a great alternative to medication and chemicals. Some of these derivatives are essential oils that are particularly therapeutic:

Hippocrates the father of modern medicine, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

Frankincense, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Lemon and Geranium oils…these are the most important essential oils for thyroid. As you will learn further on, there are specific qualities each of these essential oils possess to provide support for the thyroid and relief of the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.

Your thyroid is critical to your body function. It helps regulate your metabolism and acts as an agent to prompt many necessary body functions. The thyroid helps keep you emotionally, physically and mentally grounded. Taking essential oils for thyroid helps prevent the disruption of the thyroid’s ability to work. A dysfunctional thyroid can cause very serious health issues. It can be the result of immune system problems, pregnancy, iodine deficiency, a medication or in some cases a congenital disease. Learn more about symptoms of thyroid problems here.



hypothyroidism (where the thyroid is under-active and you do not have enough thyroid hormones) and

hyperthyroidism (where the thyroid is over-active and you have too many thyroid hormones).

thyroid glandThese diagnoses are totally opposite but they both have to due with autoimmunity. Unfortunately for many people they will suffer with symptoms for 15-20 years before they will get answers. Today’s treatments are outdated and focus on covering symptoms which is NOT addressing the underlying cause, learn more here. The good news is both of these conditions, can be addressed by using essential oils.

With an under-active thyroid, your metabolism runs slower and you can experience weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, digestive issues (such as leaky gut), mal-absorption of nutrients and inflammation. Also, not absorbing nutrients properly can prompt your autoimmune system to negatively affect the thyroid’s function. The oxygen supply to your body’s cells can be impaired. As healing occurs at the cellular level, this can prevent your organs from healing and functioning properly.

With an over-active thyroid, your metabolism runs at a faster pace and you can have a difficult time keeping weight on. You heartbeat may be quicker and your body in general is running at a faster and unhealthy rate. You may experience sleeping difficulty, feeling anxious and thinning hair. Using essential oils for thyroid problems can help address many of these symptoms while addressing the cause.

Neither of these above conditions is healthy. Most medications introduce synthetic drugs into your system; however, using essential oils provides a natural approach without the side effect of synthetic drugs.



“The First Commandment Of a Doctor: Do No Harm” - Hippocrates

It is important to recognize that plant-derived essential oils can be more effective than their derivative plant as they contain concentrated amounts of nutrients that can absorb into the body quickly. Please note that you should always use only organic therapeutic grade essential oils.

The essential oils can be inhaled for relaxation, stress relief and meditation.



Frankincense: great for inflammation and healing. It boosts immunity and blood flow (R). This helps with digestion and oxygen supply to cells. Studies have also found it effective for inhibiting tumor growth (R). When combining frankincense, pine needle and geranium essential oil research has show it’s ability to induce tumor cell death (R).

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Peppermint: the gut always plays a role in the thyroid gland’s function. Peppermint is good for upset stomachs, calms the digestive system and helps with leaky gut syndrome. This balance in your gut aids in nutrient absorption and supports your immune system. Studies have also show it to protect the kidney and liver against oxidative stress (R)

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Lemongrass: it relieves stress and supports the thyroid. Stress is one of the top reasons for an underactive thyroid. Stress can weaken the immune system and impair the adrenal function of your body. Lemongrass essential oil has also been show effect to reduce skin inflammation (R)

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Lemon: it can fight off viruses and infections by increasing your white blood cell count. It is great to add a few drops to tea. This is important to fighting off illness and disease. Essential oils have also been found effective at helping lower the antibiotics needed to fight infections such as pneumonia. Not only are essential oils less toxic that these drugs it could also help reduce the chance of antibiotic resistance to certain life saving drugs.

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Geranium Oil: it is great for your skin. A common problem associated with thyroid dysfunction is dry skin. Add geranium oil to your facial skin care regiment as it helps give skin its glow. This oil supports the health of your body’s largest organ: your skin!

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Essential oils can have a powerful effect on inflammation, immunity, tissue-remodeling and wound healing to name a few. Bergamot, Cilantro, Geranium, Helichrysum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Spikenard and Ylang ylang have all been shown through research to support these processes (R).

So when you consider the amazing benefits of essential oils and the effects they can have on your thyroid, it is an easy decision to choose to use them. No chemicals or surgery with their nasty little side effects: just pure, therapeutic essential oils supporting our body’s natural process of health and healing.

For more resources on an autoimmune diet to compliment essential oils for thyroid, visit drbradgorski.com for more information.


Dr. Brad Gorski

Dr. Brad Gorski is the founder of Gorski Health Solutions and Elite Family Chiropractic. Dr. Gorski has a passion to help others eliminate autoimmunity to discover Turned On Living. Everybody wants a disease free life full or energy and vitality. Unfortunately for many people with autoimmunity they will suffer with symptoms for 15-20 years before they will get answers. Dr. Gorski understands, his “near fatal” autoimmune disease lead him to a system of natural solutions that is impacting those across the country.

Dr. Gorski has also been a physician for many professional athletes and worked with the United States Wrestling and Judo teams. Dr. Gorski has written his own nutrition programs, taught hundreds of one-on-one workshops throughout the Charleston area on health and nutrition, and won South Carolina Top Ten Chiropractor award in 2016 & 2017. He has been a radio host for the past 8 years, and has been featured on ABC, Fox, and CBS.

Dr. Gorski completed his undergraduate studies at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI he received his Doctorate from Palmer College in Davenport, IA and has a doctorate of pastoral science. His clinic serves people locally in Charleston, SC and those across the country with his Turned On Living program. For more information, please visit drbradgorski.com.