Most people will go straight to their medicine cabinets when illness strikes.
Your thyroid gland may be just a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck, but it is vital to the function of many of your body’s most important organs, which includes the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin.
A lot has been done to curb iodine deficiency in many areas worldwide, but a recent study showed that cases of low maternal iodine levels have been identified in areas that were previously known to be iodine-sufficient.
Although the ketogenic diet has been effective for losing weight in some people, it may not be good for people with thyroid problems.
Weight gain is a common symptom of thyroid disease. Like many people with Hashimoto’s, I struggled with both weight gain and weight loss throughout my thyroid journey.
- The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland found inside your neck, right under your larynx or voice box.
- Your thyroid is responsible for producing the master metabolism hormones that control every function in your body.
- Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid produces too little thyroid hormone, a condition that is often linked to iodine deficiency.
If you are a woman in your forties or fifties and you are exhausted, having trouble losing weight, worried about hair loss, or struggling with brain fog, you may assume that your symptoms are related to your hormones. And you would be right. But do you know which hormones are at the root of your symptoms? Let’s look at the changes in progesterone and estrogen that accompany your perimenopause and menopause, and changes in thyroid hormone levels, and the confusing challenges that these hormonal shifts can cause.
Who will benefit from taking iodine? Actually, the answer is just about everyone will benefit from more iodine. Did you know that over 30% of the US has thyroid problems and that is probably a huge underestimate considering how iodine deficient the population is in the United States and around the world.
Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is a water-soluble essential vitamin that is required for glucose production. While its role in glucose metabolism is largely understood, there isn’t a lot of research on the relationship between thiamine and thyroid health. But this doesn’t mean that a thiamine deficiency can’t be a factor in some people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions, which of course I’ll discuss in this article.
Thyroid issues can range from small, goiter (enlarged gland) to life-threatening cancer. The most common thyroid disorders are centered around the abnormal production of thyroid hormones. The lack in hormone production leads to a condition called hypothyroidism.
Too much thyroid hormone creates a condition known as hyperthyroidism. These condition develop from eating too many toxic or acidic foods that leads to inflammation issues or an autoimmune diseases in the body, which ultimately destroys the thyroid.