The most affected of thyroid diseases are women and is running close to epidemic in our country.
The thyroid is an endocrine gland which is located in the front of the neck on both sides of the trachea, just below the larinx.
The gland consists of two lobes forming two wings joined to each other by intermediate part-isthmus which surrounds the trachea from the front. The gland in order to produce thyroid hormones uses iodine(today we can find it in kitchen salt and in sea food)and it looks like a little factory.
These hormones regulate the metabolism, promote growth and have an impact on other important functions in the body.
There are many factors that can influence thyroid work. There are even seven ingredients in our household that we use on daily baisis which can harm the thyroid gland. Fortunately, by minimizing our exposure to these toxic compounds we can reduce the risk of developing complications
The use of plastics in everyday life It isn’t only harmful to the environment but also for our body, and therefore for the entire thyroid health. The chemical released from plastic bottles, antimony, is just one problem.
In fact, a study that was conducted by the University of Copenhagen found that levels of antimony found in juices that are stuffed in plastic bottles was 2.5% higher than the level considered as safe. In addition, BPA and phthalates significantly reduce the function of the thyroid as well.
It was found that soy protein neutralizes thyroid peroxide. Phytoestrogens, which are proteins found in soy block the secretion of thyroid hormone, and the body’s ability to use iodine because they act as agents that disrupt the function of this gland.
70 % of the water supply in U.S. contains fluoride, which helps prevent dental cavities. Another unknown fact is that during the first half of the 20th century, fluoride was actually prescribed in small proportions of 2-5 mg on a daily basis over a period of a month, in order to treathyperthyroidism.
Fluoride and chloride are in fact halogens. Fluoride and chlorides prevent the normal thyroid functioning. These halogens are absorbed through food, water, even the environment. Over- exposure to halogens leads to interruption of Iodine transportation.
Bromine is found in almost everything from pool cleaners to some types of food and is toxic to the thyroid. Even healthy patients can often have increased levels of this substance in their bodies.
A study discovered that about 60 % of pesticides used on a daily basis are likely to affect the thyroid’s production of hormones. The research showed that pesticides and weed killers have been proven to reduce thyroid function and increase resistance to weight loss.
Perchlorate is a waste product that is produced by fuels for jets and rockets. It is found in the water used to water our fruits and vegetables, and even in our drinking water so he CDC claims that almost everyone have perchlorates in their bodies.
This article offers you an amazing natural drink which will help you improve your health and fight off thyroid conditions.
All you need are the following ingredients:
– 3/4 glass of freshly squeezed orange juice (about 3 oranges)
– 1/4 glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1-2 lemons)
– 1/4 tablespoon of ground ginger
– 1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
– 1 glass of 100% cranberry juice (unsweetened)
– 7 glasses of purified water
– 1/4 tablespoon of ground nutmeg
Boil the water. Then lower the heat and while stirring add the cranberry juice, the ginger, the cinnamon and the nutmeg. Stir well and let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes more.
Afterwards, at room temperature let the mixture cool down. When cooled down, add the orange juice and the lemon juice. Add ice cubes and enjoy your incredibly healthy drink!