Has your thyroid and adrenal disease been missed or mistreated? There are an estimated 60,000,000+ people today with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Discover which toxic things may be affecting your thyroid and adrenal health. This is part 2 of 3 articles. This article continues with more possibilities as to what may be affecting your health in a negative manner. It is not always easy to discern whether your thyroid and adrenals are an issue for you, but it is helpful to know that adequate thyroid hormone is being produced and available in the blood. First of all, why should you care about thyroid hormone levels in the blood? Because thyroid hormone must be present in adequate amounts to feel good. Toxins interfere with production of thyroid hormone, and because thyroid hormone affects virtually every cell in the body, having too little of this hormone in the blood can slow the body down. This is called hypothyroidism, and symptoms are numerous with major hypothyroid symptoms showing as weight gain, fatigue, depression and hair loss, as well as many other problems. To continue, let’s give you just a bit more information in case your doctor or someone else speaks to you about hypothyroidism. The purpose of the thyroid gland is to make, store, and release thyroid hormone into your blood. This hormone affects nearly all your cells and if too little exists in the blood you are hypothyroid. Too much thyroid hormone is called hyperthyroidism. We will reveal more facts on thyroid in the next article. So for today, here it is – list number two with 7 more things that have or may have a negative effect on our thyroid and adrenal glands. Also, please remember to examine your life for other toxins not on this list that can be reduced or eliminated. Thyroid and Adrenal Health – 7 More Toxic Things to Avoid
  1. Fish. Basically limit your intake to Wild Pacific Salmon; all other fish are going to have mercury in them and not worth the risk. If you do eat other seafood, at least try to keep it too occasionally.
  2. Cabbage. Try to limit foods that use any plants in the cabbage family. These contain chemicals called pro-goitrins which may affect thyroid function.
  3. Processed Foods. As you know, eat as close to nature as possible, and avoid refined, manmade foods. Most food additives that extend shelf life are not good for you.
  4. Deodorants. Most of these contain toxic elements such as aluminum, so check the ingredient list, and choose one that is natural. There are coconut based products available.
  5. Hair Dye. Again, find a natural one if you can.
  6. Sugar and sugar substitutes. Aspartame and other sweeteners can be toxic. Perhaps try stevia, which is a natural sweetener.
  7. Negative emotions and stress. It has been proven that our minds affect our bodies, so work on staying stress free. Eliminate clutter from your life if you can.
And that’s it – 7 more things that may be serving as toxins to your thyroid and adrenal glands. Please stay with us for the last article which presents another 7 toxins that affect the functioning of your thyroid and adrenals. Thank-you for reading, Diane Culik, MD ABC Wellness   Diane A. Culik, MD, reveals secrets you really should know and promotes simple steps to greater health using natural, alternative methods. With Dr. Culik, you get the credibility and safety of a trained medical doctor, and the cutting edge alternative treatments of a Holistic Practitioner. For a free video on “Top 10 Things to Know about Thyroid and Adrenals before You Visit Your Doctor,” please visit http://thyroid-adrenal-solutions.com. © Diane A. Culik, all rights reserved worldwide.

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