Located below the larynx in the front of the neck on both sides of the trachea is an endocrine gland called the thyroid.
This gland can be seen surrounding the trachea from the front and consists of two lobes forming two butterfly like wings joined to each other by intermediate part-isthmus. This gland produces thyroid hormones by using iodine obtained from food such as seafood – fish and iodized kitchen salt.
The hormones produced by the thyroid gland promote growth, regulate metabolism and generally impact on other critical functions of the body.
Exposure to daily household items can significantly harm the thyroid gland. The toxins generated by these items can greatly affect the proper function of this gland. By reducing our exposure to these toxic compounds we can minimize their harm to our thyroid gland.
Some of these household items include;
This is a toxic compound that can be found in almost everything, it can even be found in some food. The chemical is extremely toxic to the thyroid gland.
It is estimated that about 70% of water supplied in the U.S. contain fluoride which helps to fight dental cavities. Fluoride was also prescribed during the first half of the 20th century, in small proportions of 2-5 mg daily treatment for hyperthyroidism. It has since been known that fluoride intake is detrimental to the proper functioning of the thyroid gland.
They are a combination of fluoride and chloride. They interrupt the normal thyroid activity and an over exposure to halogens can lead to a disruption of Iodine transference. The halogens are absorbed through food, water and the environment.
It has been discovered in a study conducted that about 60% of all pesticides when used daily can adversely affect the thyroid’s ability to produce hormones as well as significantly increasing the body’s resistance to weight loss. It was observed in the study that pesticides and weedicides can greatly hinder thyroid function.
The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) claims that almost everyone has perchlorates in their body system, because it is found in the water used to wet fruits and vegetables, and it is even present in our drinking water. Perchlorate is a waste product that is produced by fuels for jets and rockets; it is also very harmful to the thyroid gland’s ability to produce its hormones.
They are generally harmful to the environment and our bodies. Pet bottles and other plastics release the chemical known as antimony and this toxin is very harmful to the thyroid gland.
A recent study conducted at the University of Copenhagen discovered that the levels of antimony found in juices that are packaged in pet bottles were 2.5% higher than the internationally acceptable safe level. It is also a fact that other chemicals such as BPA and phthalates greatly suppress the function of the thyroid gland.
Phytoestrogens are proteins found in soy and they act as disruptive agents that hinder the function of the thyroid gland by neutralizing thyroid peroxide and thereby stopping the glands secretion of hormones as well as the body’s ability to effective utilize iodine.
There is a natural drink that can help to regenerate the thyroid gland and generally improve your health and wellbeing.
The following ingredients are all you need for this naturally refreshing drink:
– 3/4 glass of freshly squeezed orange juice (use about 3 oranges)
– 1/4 glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice (squeeze about 1-2 lemons)
– 1/4 tablespoon of ground ginger
– 1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
– 1 glass of 100% raw cranberry juice (unsweetened)
– 7 glasses of purified water
– 1/4 tablespoon of ground nutmeg
Method of preparation:
- Boil water in a pan.
- Lower the heat and while stirring add the cranberry juice, the ginger, the cinnamon and the nutmeg.
- Stir well and let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes or more.
- Let the mixture cool down at room temperature.
- Once cool, add the orange juice and the lemon juice and its ready for drinking.
You can add ice cubes if you prefer and you can now enjoy a truly refreshing healthy drink that will improve your thyroid gland functions as well as your overall wellbeing.