By Geary Andrew
Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of the neck. It is the body’s master controller. It how the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body is to other hormones.
There is no doubt that we live in a toxic environment. Impaired detoxification can lead to the development and progression of autoimmunity. The thyroid is especially susceptible to the detrimental effects of environmental toxins.
7 Dangerous Toxins That Harming Your Thyroid
Dangers of Thyroid Toxins
Toxins are present in our environment, and its very tough to eliminate all of them. By limit exposure to toxic compounds, we can reduce many thyroid problem. Iodine supplementing is way to protecting your thyroid from toxic compounds.
Phthalates is dangerous chemical can trigger testicular cell death and reduce sperm count. Studies also indicate more exposure to phthalates possible links with diabetes, thyroid issues and obesity.
Triclosan is an example of an antibacterial addition found in many lotions, soaps and toothpastes. Study suggests that it is a hormone disruptor that suppress proper function of the thyroid gland and its hormones.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in plastics and the liners of food cans, including baby formula – it alter main function of thyroid hormone in the brain, potentially leading to ADHD.
Studies warn that 60 percent of pesticides negatively affect the thyroid. It’s also related to the inability to lose weight.
A GMO food found to inhibit the body’s use of iodine which the thyroid uses. It can also alter thyroid function by interfering with the body’s ability to use iodine. Iodine would then be less able to help create thyroid hormones.
Both PCBs and dioxins are known to have disruptive effects on the endocrine system, and a dioxin is the primary toxic component of Agent Orange. I have seen many patients who served in Vietnam, and they have linked their current thyroid problems to Agent Orange.
Aluminum, lead and mercury can initiate changes that cause Grave’s disease and Hashimoto’s disease and other autoimmune conditions affecting the thyroid.
Drink That Heal Thyroid naturally
– 1 cup unsweetened 100% cranberry juice
– 7 cups purified water
– 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/4 tsp ground ginger
– 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
– 3/4 Cup fresh squeezed orange juice (approx. 3 oranges)
– 1/4 Cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (approx. 1-2 lemons)
Bring water to a boil; add cranberry juice, reduce heat to low
Add cinnamon, ginger, & nutmeg, stir and let simmer for 20 minutes; let it cool down to room temperature
Stir in orange & lemon juices…Add ice and enjoy!