The thyroid (gland) is an endocrine gland that is located just below the larynx, in the front of the neck on both sides of the trachea. It surrounds the trachea from the front and consists of two lobes forming two wings joined to each other by intermediate part-isthmus. This gland resembles a factory that uses iodine to produce thyroid hormones, which regulate the metabolism, promote growth and have an impact on other important functions in the body.
However, the work of the thyroid can be influenced by numerous factors, which can cause various problematic issues. Namely, the instance of thyroid diseases is running close to epidemic in our country, and women are most affected.
Fortunately, we can reduce the risk of developing complications by minimizing our exposure to toxic compounds. However, seven of these compounds are common in our homes and we use them regularly:
According to one study, about 60 % of pesticides used daily may possibly affect the thyroid’s production of hormones. It showed that pesticides and weed killers have been proven to reduce thyroid function and increase resistance to weight loss.
Plastic is generally harmful for our entire health and body, including the thyroid gland. Plastic bottles release a chemical, antimony, which is just one problem. Research conducted by the University of Copenhagen found that levels of antimony found in juices in plastic bottles were 2.5% higher than the level considered as safe. Furthermore, BPA and phthalates significantly reduce the function of the thyroid as well.
Bromine is found in almost everything from pool cleaners to some types of food, and the truth is that it is extremely toxic to the thyroid. Even healthy patients can often have increased levels of this substance in their bodies.
This one is a waste product produced by jets and rockets fuel. According to CDC, it is found in the water used for our fruits and vegetables, and even in our drinking water, so almost all of us are seriously exposed to its harmful influence.
Soy protein was found to neutralize thyroid peroxide. They contain phytoestrogens, which disrupt the function of this gland as they block the secretion of thyroid hormone, and the ability of the body to use iodine.
Halogens include fluoride and chloride, which prevent the normal thyroid function. Over- exposure to halogens leads to interruption of Iodine transportation, and they are absorbed through food, water, and even the environment.
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. Moreover, 70 % of the water supply in U.S. contains fluoride, which helps prevent dental cavities.
We will offer you the recipe of an amazing natural drink which will fight off thyroid conditions and improve your entire health.
- 1/4 tablespoon of ground ginger
- 1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
- 3/4 glass of freshly squeezed orange juice (about 3 oranges)
- 1/4 glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1-2 lemons)
- 1 glass of 100% cranberry juice (unsweetened)
- 1/4 tablespoon of ground nutmeg
- 7 glasses of purified water
Method of preparation:
Boil the water, lower the heat and add the cranberry juice, the ginger, the cinnamon and the nutmeg while stirring. Stir well and let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes more.
Then, let the mixture cool down at room temperature. When cool, add the orange juice, the lemon juice and some ice cubes. Now you can enjoy your incredibly healthy drink and prevent all thyroid issues!