Do Goitrogenic Foods Negatively Affect Thyroid Health?

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Goitrogens are compounds found naturally in certain plants. Animal studies suggest these foods may interfere with uptake of iodine, essential to thyroid function. Without sufficient iodine, the pituitary releases thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and promotes the growth of thyroid tissue, which eventually leads to enlargement of the gland, or goiter. If the goiter grows large, it can interfere with the trachea…

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Iodine and Thyroid Health

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Using iodine to treat Hashimoto’s and Graves’ disease is a highly debatable topic. This article explores differing opinions and clears up many of the misconceptions associated with this treatment. What Is Iodine? Iodine is a trace mineral found naturally in some foods and added to others. It is essential for metabolism and normal thyroid function. The idea iodine treatment is…

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How Vitamin D Affects Thyroid Conditions

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Vitamin D is well-known for its importance in managing calcium in the gut, bones, and blood and disease resistance. However, many studies now show vitamin D levels affect may be a contributing factor in many other health issues too. Researchers now believe it plays a crucial role in how cells communicate. Clinical studies link abnormal vitamin D levels to colon,…

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How Reverse T3 Affects Thyroid Under Conversion

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Over forty thyroid dysfunctions exist. The medical community divides these dysfunctions into 6 major patterns: 1) Primary hypothyroidism, 2) hypothyroid due to hypo pituitary, 3) thyroid under conversion, 4) thyroid over conversion, 5) thyroid binding globulin elevation, and 6) thyroid hormone resistance. This article focuses on the third – thyroid under conversion. Thyroid Under Conversion Normally, the thyroid gland converts…

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How Gut Health Affects Thyroid Autoimmune Disorders

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How Gut Health Affects Thyroid Autoimmune Disorders Hippocrates once said, “All disease starts in the gut,” and as clinical evidence pours in it confirms this is often very true. Many people are not aware of the connection between the health of the gut and their immune system. A 2009 article published Seminars in Immunology estimates “around 80% of all IgA-antibody-secreting…

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Can You Treat Thyroid Disorders naturally?

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Can You Treat Thyroid Disorders Naturally? Thyroid disorders often negatively impact a patient’s quality of life. They can affect a patient’s energy level, mood, weight, digestive system, libido, sleep cycle, and more. Besides that, conventional treatment protocols often include prolonged use of synthetic medications or even surgery, in certain cases. It’s not surprising many patients with thyroid disorders look for…

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