The 5 Most Common Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders affect upwards of 20 million Americans and 80% of incidences affect women. In fact, 1 in 8 women will experience some type of thyroid disorder in their lives. [1]Regardless, thyroid health is an issue of importance for both men and women. Your thyroid is part of your endocrine system and if it’s out of … Continue reading The 5 Most Common Thyroid Disorders

10 Symptoms of Thyroid Problems Your Doctor May Miss

The thyroid gland is one of the body’s most important components. The thyroid regulates hormone balance and contributes to weight, mood, and mental stability—and that barely scratches the surface. Because of the thyroid’s influence on so many of the body’s important, and even “secondary” functions, an unhealthy thyroid can have far-reaching, unexpected, and odd effects … Continue reading 10 Symptoms of Thyroid Problems Your Doctor May Miss

Threats to Your Thyroid Function

Located just below the voice box, the thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system and has a significant influence on many of the body’s most essential processes. Regulation of growth, body temperature, metabolism, and physical development are all driven by the thyroid gland.[1] Normal thyroid function is dependent on a number of factors, including nutrition … Continue reading Threats to Your Thyroid Function

How to Increase Your Metabolism

Your metabolism is your body’s biochemical activity that regulates the conversion of calories into energy. A slow metabolism is slow to convert calories into energy and can cause the body to store fat. A fast metabolism operates in converse fashion, quickly using energy and not storing it. Your body’s metabolism is controlled by your thyroid … Continue reading How to Increase Your Metabolism

What Is Hashimoto’s Disease?

The prevalence of thyroid disorders in America has reached epidemic proportions and it’s only getting worse. Hashimoto’s disease, also known as lymphocytic thyroiditis or autoimmune thyroiditis, is the most common thyroid disease. It’s characterized by chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland, reducing the gland’s normal function. Reduced thyroid function is called hypothyroidism and is often … Continue reading What Is Hashimoto’s Disease?

How Gluten Destroys Thyroid Health

I have already discussed my disdain for gluten in previous articles, citing numerous research studies reporting its negative effects on the brain and digestive health. Gluten is a very hard protein found in wheat, barley, and rye products, and most individuals today are sensitive — if not downright intolerant — to its structure. One topic … Continue reading How Gluten Destroys Thyroid Health

5 Ways Soy Upsets Hormone Balance

Soy has been incorrectly passed off as a healthy food for a long time. Soybean oil, soy milk, and even tofu are a staple in the lives of many people, especially vegetarians. However, most soy products are not real food — most are highly processed and genetically modified. In my opinion, the marketing of soy … Continue reading 5 Ways Soy Upsets Hormone Balance

What Is Selenium? Understanding an Essential Mineral

Selenium is an essential mineral that functions as an amino acid and also provides antioxidant activity in the body.[1][2] Selenium toxicity is a rare condition that results from ingesting great quantities of the element.[3]Selenium deficiency is a more common malady. Selenium is necessary for human health because certain enzymes, called selenoproteins, require selenium to function … Continue reading What Is Selenium? Understanding an Essential Mineral

The Benefits of Potassium Iodide

There are many forms of potassium, but the potassium salt form of iodine is called potassium iodide (KI). This vital mineral is an excellent source of iodine. Iodine is needed for the healthy function of the thyroid gland. If you are lacking in this mineral, or if you have too much potassium iodide in the … Continue reading The Benefits of Potassium Iodide

Iodine in Salt: Why Is It Added?

Most kitchen cupboards in the United States probably contain a box of iodized salt. Most salts sold in supermarkets display on the label, “This salt supplies iodine, a necessary nutrient.” But do you know why the iodine in salt is added? Tiny amounts of several different iodine-containing salts are added to table salt since the … Continue reading Iodine in Salt: Why Is It Added?