Located below the larynx and around the trachea, the thyroid gland is behaving just like a small factory that has as fuel the iodine, in order to produce the thyroid hormones. What are these little soldiers doing for the body? They actually have many jobs, but the most important ones are the regulation of the metabolism and the process of growth.
However, the environment we live in brings a great number of threats to this gland and most of them are located right in your household. Here are 7 substances that affect your life on a daily basis:
It affects not only your body but the environment as well. Antimony, a substance released by the plastic bottles, is a major concern. The amount of this substance in juices packed in plastic bottles is 2.5% higher than the normal levels.
The proteins contained in soy will affect the function of the gland by blocking the production of thyroid hormones, thus impeding the body to make use of iodine.
Even though in the past, fluoride used to be prescribed in treating hyperthyroidism, now it is contained in the waters of America at a rate of over 70%.
The body will take in these substances, which are basically chlorine and fluoride, through the skin and environment. An excessive exposure to these substances will lead to health problems related to the delivery of iodine.
This is really toxic for the body and, unfortunately, it is everywhere, from the water in the pools to the food we eat.
We consume them through the food we eat at a rate of 60%. They have the ability to cause problems related to the thyroid gland and the process of losing weight.
These substances are to be found everywhere, from the water used to irrigate the fruits and vegetables we eat to the water we drink.
Now that you are aware of what is hurting your thyroid gland, here is one way to strengthen it.
- ¼ tbsp. of ground nutmeg
- ¼ tbsp. of ground ginger
- ½ tbsp. of ground cinnamon
- 1 cup of organic cranberry juice without any sugar added
- 7 cups of pure water
- ¾ cups of orange juice
- ¼ cup of lemon juice
- First, boil the water and then let it cool for a bit.
- Add the cranberry juice, the ginger, the cinnamon and the nutmeg.
- Stir and allow the mixture to simmer at a low temperature for 20 minutes.
- Take the pot away from the heat and let it cool at the room’s temperature.
- When it is cooled completely, add the rest of the juices.
- You may add some ice cubes and then you can drink it.