– The instance of thyroid diseases is running close to epidemic in our country – women are most affected.
The thyroid gland or simply thyroid is an endocrine gland that is located just below the larynx, in the front of the neck on both sides of the trachea.
The gland surrounds the trachea from the front and consists of two lobes forming two wings joined to each other by intermediate part-isthmus. The gland looks like a little factory that uses iodine (mostly of seafood and kitchen salt is iodized today) to produce thyroid hormones.
These hormones regulate the metabolism, promote growth and have an impact on other important functions in the body.
Many factors may influence thyroid work. Incredibly, there are seven ingredients in our household that we use every day which can harm the thyroid gland. Fortunately, we can reduce the risk of developing complications by minimizing our exposure to these toxic compounds.
It is 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 act as agents that disrupt the function of this gland because they block the secretion of thyroid hormone, and the body’s ability to use iodine.
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 treat hyperthyroidism.
Halogens are in fact fluoride and chloride. These halogens are absorbed through food, water, even the environment. Fluoride and chlorides prevent the normal thyroid functioning. Over- exposure to halogens leads to interruption of Iodine transportation.
Bromine is toxic to the thyroid, and is found in almost everything from pool cleaners to some types of food. 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. The CDC claims that almost everyone have perchlorates in their bodies, for it is found in the water used to water our fruits and vegetables, and even in our drinking water.
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!