Thyroid gland (or just thyroid) is an endocrine gland found in the front of the neck, below the larynx, on both sides of the trachea.
The trachea is surrounded by the gland from the front and it has two lobes joined together like wings by intermediate part-isthmus. The gland is similar to a factory which produces thyroid hormones with the help of iodine (seafood and kitchen salt is iodized).
These hormones play an important role in our body as they balance the metabolism, induce growth and influence other functions of the body.
The work of the thyroid can be affected by many factors. There are seven ingredients you can find in your house that can harm the thyroid. Luckily, we can minimize our exposure to these toxic substances thus lowering the risk of complications.
It is harmful for the environment and for the body and the thyroid as well. Antimony, a chemical found in plastic bottles is not the only issue.
A study carried out by the University of Copenhagen showed that the amount of antimony is juices contained in plastic bottles is 2.5% higher than the safe amount. Furthermore, BPA and phthalates affect the thyroid work as well.
Phytoestrogens, proteins found in soy disturb the function of the thyroid as they stop the secretion of thyroid hormone and make the body unable to use iodine.
Fluoride is contained in the US water with 70% which protects from dental cavities. Another thing we were ignorant of is that fluoride was prescribed in small amounts of 2-5 mg to use every day for a month, for the purpose of treating hyperthyroidism in the first half of the 20th century.
Halogens are a combination of fluoride and chloride which are taken through food, water and the environment. They disturb the work of the thyroid. Too much exposure to them can bring about disruption of the iodine transportation.
Bromine is very harmful for the thyroid. It is everywhere, pool cleaners, some kinds of foods, etc. Healthy patients too can experience high amounts of this compound in their bodies.
A research showed that around 60% of the pesticides used in the everyday life interrupt the thyroid’s production of hormones. It has also been shown that pesticides and weed killers lower the work of the thyroid and make the weight loss more difficult.
This is a waste substance released by fuels, jets and rockets. The CDC insists that nearly everyone has perchlorates in their bodies as it is contained in the water used for watering fruits and vegetables, and in our drinking water as well.
In this article we present you with a natural drink that will benefit your health and cure thyroid conditions.
Freshly squeezed orange juice – ¾ glass (3 oranges, more or less)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice ¼ glass (2 lemons)
Ground ginger – ¼ tablespoon
Ground cinnamon – ½ tablespoon
100% cranberry juice – 1 glass
Purified water – 7 glasses
Ground nutmeg – ¼ tablespoon
First boil the water, then lower the heat, start stirring and add the cranberry juice, the ginger, the cinnamon and the nutmeg. Stir some more and then leave it simmer for 20 more minutes.
Then leave the mixture at a room temperature. When it cools down, add the orange juice and the lemon juice. Add some ice cubes and enjoy your refreshing and beneficial drink.