The thyroid gland is vitally important as it regulates many body functions.
The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam’s apple, which surrounds the windpipe at its front part. It takes the iodine from the foods to produce thyroid hormones. These hormones regulate your heart rate and metabolism. Seafood and salt are high in iodine.
Taking care of your thyroid health is very important, so you should pay special attention to these common toxic households that damage your thyroid gland. Try to avoid them and reduce the exposure to them as much as possible.
As plastic is harmful to the environment and the ecosystem in general, so it is for your body. Plastic releases antimony which is a highly toxic material. According to a study conducted at the Copenhagen University, antimony is found in PET plastic bottles.
Soy contains phytoestrogens which inhibit the production of thyroid hormones. Also, phytoestrogens limit the ability of the thyroid gland to use iodine.
The statistics reveal that almost 70% of the American water contains fluoride. A number of studies have shown that fluoride has a negative effect on your thyroid health as it reduces its function.
Halogens can pass into the body through the skin, water, and environment. Halogens interrupt thyroid function and they act in a similar way as the fluoride. Excessive exposure to this chemical may lead to hypothyroidism.
Bromine is found almost everywhere in nature and foods. It is used as a food additive in flour and some soft drinks. Bromine is also found in swimming pools. This chemical interferes with the production of thyroid hormones as it is similar to iodine and it takes its place, which means less iodine for the thyroid gland.
A research has shown that over 60% of the food we consume contains pesticides. These pesticides enter our bloodstream and affect the function of the thyroid gland and slow down the process of losing weight.
This chemical is found in the water used for cultivation of fruits and veggies.
The following natural remedy will improve your thyroid health.
- 3 oranges
- 2 lemons
- 1/4 tablespoon of ground ginger
- 1/2 tablespoon of ground ginger
- 1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 cup cranberry juice (organic)
- 7 cups filtered water
- 1/4 tablespoon of ground nutmeg
First, boil the water. Then, reduce the temperature and start adding the cranberry juice, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Now, stir the ingredients. Leave the mixture simmer on a low temperature for 20 minutes. Remove the pot from heat. Let the mixture cool at room temperature. Now, squeeze the oranges and lemons. Add these juice when the previously prepared mixture is completely cool. Your drink is ready. You can add ice cubes if you like.
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