Did you know that there is more iodine stored in the female breast tissue than there is in the thyroid? Research suggests the reason may be that iodine, which is rare, is essential for brain development in infancy. Storing iodine in the breast may have been an evolutionary safeguard to […]
Articles in: Thyroid Health
The thyroid is the regulator of metabolism and energy. It is intimately intertwined with all the other hormone systems of the body. What is unique about the thyroid is its vulnerability to environmental toxins, pollutants and chemicals, all of which the thyroid quickly absorbs, disturbing its ability to regulate metabolism. In this section, you will find many referenced articles on the subject of thyroid health that merge western science with Ayurveda’s time tested approach to supporting optimal thyroid function.
A new report from the International Journal of Clinical Practice revealed that the Mayo Clinic’s 40-year-old “gold standard thyroid screening test” may be flawed. This could be compromising the adequacy of conventional thyroid treatment. (1) As a result, many thyroid concerns and related symptoms go undiagnosed or untreated. Many patients […]
Perhaps one of the most significant risk factors for optimal health is the potential for nutritional deficiencies. One of the most important and prevalent deficiencies today is the current lack of iodine in our diet. Here are some statistics: In the last 30 years, according to the National Health Nutritional […]
It would be quite a skill to avoid fluoride these days. Most water supplies have it, as do some toothpastes, non-stick pans, and many medications such as Prozac (flouxetine). It is estimated that the average American gets somewhere between 1.6 to 6.6 mg/day of fluoride each day. What most people […]