What Damages The Thyroid Gland And How To Prevent It?

Thyroid or pituitary gland has the shape of a butterfly, it weight 15 to 30 grams, and is placed over the lower front of the neck. This gland produces the hormone thyroxine, which is responsible for regulation of metabolism in the body in almost all cells. Simply said, thyroxine regulates the production of energy and the internal consumption of oxygen.

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The gland is like a little factory that uses iodine (mostly obtained from seafood and kitchen salt which today is iodized) to produce thyroid hormones.

These hormones regulate metabolism in the body and have an impact on growth and other important functions in the body.

There are many factors that affect the operation of the thyroid gland. There are 7 ingredients in our everyday appliances that can harm the thyroid gland which are:


Besides being harmful to the environment, plastic is also harmful for our body, particularly for the thyroid gland because of the chemical that is being released from the plastic bottles, antimony being only one of the problems.

A recent study conducted by the University of Copenhagen found that levels of antimony found in juices that are filled in plastic bottles were 2.5% higher than the level considered safe. In addition, BPA and phthalates can also significantly reduce thyroid gland function.

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Phytoestrogens, which are proteins found in soy, act as agents that disrupt the function of this gland because they are blocking the secretion of thyroid hormone and block the body’s ability to use iodine.


Approximately 60% of pesticides are imported daily through diet. They have harmful effect on the proper function of the thyroid gland.


Chlorine and fluorine are halogen elements. These elements are absorbed through food and water. They prevent the normal functioning of the thyroid gland.


Bromine is in almost all, from means for cleaning swimming pools to some kinds of food and it is very toxic.


70% of water supplies in America contain fluoride.


The process of burning fuel creates a waste product called perchlorate. Almost everyone has perchlorates in the body, because this substance is found in water used for irrigation of fruits and vegetables and even in drinking water.

In addition we present a recipe for a natural beverage that will help you strengthen your health and fight with the problems of the thyroid gland.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 cup of 100% cranberry juice
  • ½ a tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ of a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (you will obtain this amount from 1-2 lemons)
  • ¼ of a tablespoon of ground ginger
  • ¼ of a powdered nutmeg
  • ¾ of a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice (you will obtain this amount from 3 oranges)
  • 7 cups of filtrated water

Method of preparation:

First, put water on the fire in order to boil. Then reduce the heat and slowly add the cranberry juice, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix the ingredients well and allow the mixture to simmer quietly for 20 minutes.

Once the beverage completely cools, add the orange and lemon juice and the drink is ready for consumption.

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