Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can lead to an under active thyroid (hypothyroidism). In this video Dr. Marcantel discusses the importance of recognizing and controlling stressful thoughts to help manage symptoms. Dr. Tina Marcantel is a naturopathic physician in Gold Canyon, Arizona, who also serves the East Valley cities of Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Gilbert, and the greater Phoenix area.
There are different kinds of stress, as we spoke about earlier. There can be physical stress, mental stress, emotional stress, and like I said, different stresses affect different people in different ways.
Examples of mental stress are, “I’m not doing things good enough” or “I should have done that” or, you know, just feelings of I’m not good enough or guilt feelings or resentment, anger that we may stuff. All of these things will contribute to our stress in our bodies and cause our antibodies to go up and cause the symptomology to worsen.
A lot of times – especially women-we have a tendency as we’re serving others and taking care of others we can stuff our emotions and that’s not good either. Emotions are meant to be expressed, not necessarily on somebody else, but we take care of our emotional health, as well.
One of the things I do is I tell people, one of the best places to release emotions is walking, while you’re walking out in nature. While you’re taking a shower, while you’re in the bathtub. These are different places to release emotions.
Don’t keep emotions pent up because they will cause physical problems, as well.
So just being aware–awareness of our thoughts and awareness of how we feel, our emotional status, are very important in bringing ourselves into a place of health and well-being.