Your thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that is located right below the larynx, right around the trachea.The gland surrounds the windpipe at its front part and consists of two lobes connected via isthmus.
Thyroid gland is like a tiny factory that uses iodine to produce thyroid hormones. Iodine is mostly contained in sea food and iodine-added salt. Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism and affect growth. They have many other vital functions in the body.
Various factors affect the function of your thyroid gland. Surprisingly, there are seven common substances in your household that may affect your thyroid. Fortunately, you can reduce the risk of developing complications by minimizing your exposure to these toxins.
Plastic is dangerous to the environment, not to mention your body, including your thyroid gland. Antimony released by plastic bottles is just one of the problems.
Copenhagen University conducted a study which revealed that antimony levels juices packed in plastic bottles is 2.5% higher than safe levels. BPA and phthalates reduce the function of your thyroid additionally.
Soy proteins neutralize thyroid peroxidase. Phytoestrogens, or proteins contained in soy, act as agents that affect the function of this gland, as they block the production of thyroid hormones and block your body’s ability to use iodine.
About 70% f the water American drink contains fluoride. If by any chance you did not know it, in the first half of the 20th century, tiny doses of fluoride (2-5mg a day) had been prescribed for a month, in the purpose of treating hyperthyroidism. However, taking into consideration the amount of fluoride-enriched water you drink, this sure is an issue.
It is actually fluorine and chlorine. The body absorbs these halogens through the skin, water, and even the environment. Fluorides and chlorides affect normal thyroid function. Excessive exposure to these halogens leads to issues associated with iodine delivery.
Bromine is toxic to your thyroid and it is contained in almost everything -- products that purify pool water, and even some foods. Even healthy people may have higher bromine levels in their bodies.
A research has shown that about 60% of the pesticides that we consume through food have a negative effect on proper thyroid function. Researchers have found that antifungal pesticides and chemicals used to eliminate weed can decrease the function of this gland and cause difficulties regarding the weight loss process.
These are waste products caused by fuel burning. CDC claims that almost everyone has perchlorates in their bodies, because this substance is found in the water used in cultivation of fruits and veggies, even in drinking water.
In this article we give you a natural drink that will help you strengthen your health and solve ay thyroid problems.
- 3/4 cup fresh orange juice (about 3 oranges)
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1-2 lemons)
- 1/4 tbsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup organic cranberry juice, no sugar added
- 7 cups purified water
- 1/4 tbsp ground nutmeg
Boil the water. Reduce the temperature, and slowly add cranberry juice, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir well and let the mixture simmer on a low heat for another 20 minutes.
Take the pot off the heat and let it cool at room temperature. Once it is completely cool, add in the juices. Add in a few ice cubes and your healthy juice is ready to go!