Thyroid Gland: What you need to know to protect it’s function!

The Thyroid gland is a vital hormonal gland which plays a role in metabolism, growth, and maturation of the human body.  The thyroid gland is absolutely essential for every cell in your entire body. Every cell has a unique receptor for the thyroid hormone, and no cell can function without it. Deficiency and overactive thyroid hormones play a critical role in sickness and disrupting physical and mental capacities.

 

Significant Deficiencies (Hypothyroidism) in thyroid function can drastically slow down metabolism. Other side effects include depression, constipation, fatigue, and brain fog, aches, and dry skin. Overactive thyroid (Hyperthyroidism) can cause restlessness, anxiety, diarrhea, followed by muscle weakness and tremors.  Detoxification and diet are crucial in helping rid of the issues that are plaguing your thyroid. Adequate levels of hormone D(vitamin D), will aid in good health and prevent multiple sclerosis, hypertension, cancer diabetes, depression. Hormone D will assure a functional endocrine system and will prevent toxins and pollutants from affecting the thyroid gland.

 

The Thyroid produces three important hormones through the TSH which are T3, T4, and calcitonin. The thyroid along with T3 and T4 works with many nutrients to help it function and perform its many ubiquitous functions.

 

All of these nutrient factors can be supplemented if are absolutely necessary.

Selenium- is an essential component in assisting TSH in making T4 convert to T3. Selenium removes cellular debris that may be detrimental to thyroid health by combating free radicals and oxidation.

Iodine- is one of the building blocks for the thyroid hormone and it is found in seaweed, saltwater fish, high-quality multivitamin or supplements. It is considered one of the most important nutrients to fix hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism.

Iron- is needed to convert iodide to iodine as well as the conversion of T4 to T3. It is found in animal foods, dark green vegetables, and could be used as a multivitamin supplement

Omega 3 fats- needed for cellular development, immune system health, maintaining cell integrity so T3 can enter the cells. Pull harmful oxidized trans-fat molecules out of adipose tissue and helps reduce high blood pressure, hypertension

Zinc- is responsible for aiding many critical systems of health nervous, skeletal, gastrointestinal health. Aid’s in hypothalamus receptors and assures it’s optimal functioning.

Vitamin D3- absolutely necessary for human life, essential for heart, health, relieves depression, promotes regular blood sugar levels. D3 is achieved mainly from the sun and found in small concentrations in mushrooms, cheese, seafood, and supplements.

B vitamins- aids in helping the immune system function, regulates hormones, prevent defects and aids in bone and nervous system health.

Vitamin A- Needed for healthy immune function and general well-being. 

Tyrosine- an amino acid made from iodine, and it acts as a building block for the thyroid hormones.

 

There are many solutions to fixing thyroid issues. People must consume nutrients needed for optimal health. First you should consume whole fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, along with full-spectrum healthy diet.

Reduce your exposure to toxins and test some heavy metals in the water supply. Fluoride is a component in water, antibiotics; toothpaste causes a myriad of health problems. Fluoride can calcify arteries and cause heart disease. It can increase the risk of developing tumors in the mouth and thyroid. Fluoride is overall detrimental to human health however impairing thyroid function can lead to In addition to producing side effects like the ones mentioned above and much more…  This is only one out of many endocrine disrupters that disrupt thyroid function.

Chlorine, a disinfectant in water supply has an oxidizing effect of killing organic molecules in our body. It is commonly found in plastics, insecticides, and other manufactured cleaning products. Oxidation is particularly a disease-causing process that looks to destroy our immune system and our overall health by causing disease. Bromine is a flame-retardant commonly found in furniture, upholstery, and even in gluten free products. Bromine can cause the breakdown of iodine, thus causing iodine deficiency.

Be aware that the environment and lifestyle choices will affect your general health and your ability to function. It seems like all of these toxins are right next to us wherever we go. We need to detoxify our bodies at least every day if possible and find ways to prevent toxins from impacting our physiological health and you can begin with by removing the toxins in something you use daily, your water supply.

 

After doing your own research, we recommend you to have a look here.

 

Dr. Lampros Gerakoulias M.D. {E.H.}

 

References:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0072572/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21248165

 

 

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