20 Ways to Reboot Your Thyroid

20 Ways to Reboot Your Thyroid

As the metabolism-controlling gland, your thyroid is pretty important for weight regulation, body temperature, energy levels, and overall health.

Maybe you’ve noticed the scale is creeping up for seemingly no reason, and you can’t pinpoint why you keep gaining weight. Or maybe you’re more tired than normal or need to wear three layers at all times because you’re constantly freezing. Sound familiar? These are all signs of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), the butterfly-shaped gland located in your throat that’s responsible for your metabolism, important hormones, body temperature, and how you use energy. It also influences the function of vital organs, such as your heart, brain, liver, and kidneys.

On the flip side, an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) is marked by increased nervousness, anxiety, irregular heartbeat, and sudden weight loss. People who have hyperthyroidism are also at risk of developing anemia, which is an iron deficiency that leads to a lack of healthy red blood cells.

If you’re noticing negative symptoms such as the ones listed above, your thyroid might not be functioning as optimally as it could be. Although these lifestyle and dietary changes aren’t a guaranteed cure-all, they can help regulate this important gland. If you believe you are having serious issues with your thyroid, make sure you see a doctor who can administer the proper tests and diagnosis.

 

Source: 20 Ways to Reboot Your Thyroid

Advertisements

What Happens to Your Body When You Smoke

Don’t stick your head in the sand! It’s your life you are gambling with!

Smoking makes you feel good in the short term, but can immensely damage your health in the long run. Read on to learn about the harmful side effects of smoking.

Source: What Happens to Your Body When You Smoke

Top Four Household Factors That Can Influence Your Cancer Risk

The fact that toxic exposures will influence your risk for disease and early death should come as no surprise. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), toxic environments are responsible for at least 1 of every 4 deaths reported worldwide.1 Recent research2 also reveals the greater your total pollution exposure, the higher your risk for cancer. As reported by Reuters:

Source: Top Four Household Factors That Can Influence Your Cancer Risk

Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Nearly 100 Shampoos and Soaps

You shouldn’t ignore this article. With as many brands as are guilty of containing this Cancer causing chemical, chances are very high that you are already using one of them and have at least one of these shampoos in your house right now!

In addition to many brand name shampoos and personal care products (see the full list, below), the CEH testing found cocamide DEA in store-brand products purchased at Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Pharmaca and Kohl’s. A store brand children’s bubble bath from Kmart and a children’s shampoo/conditioner from Babies R Us were also found with cocamide DEA. Falsely labeled organic products from Organic by Africa’s Best also tested for high levels of the cancer-causing chemical (CEH previously won a legal settlement with this company requiring it to end its use of phony organic labels).

Source: Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Nearly 100 Shampoos and Soaps

Milk, Cheese & Dairy

Myths About Raw Milk

Milk, cheels, and dairy products (included ice cream)Pasteurization is a process that kills harmful bacteria by heating milk to a specific temperature for a set period of time. Some people continue to believe that pasteurization harms milk and that raw milk is a safe healthier alternative.

Raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms, such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, that can pose serious health risks to you and your family.

Here are some common myths and proven facts about milk and pasteurization:

  • Raw milk DOES NOT kill dangerous pathogens by itself.
  • Pasteurizing milk DOES NOT cause lactose intolerance and allergic reactions. Both raw milk and pasteurized milk can cause allergic reactions in people sensitive to milk proteins.
  • Pasteurization DOES NOT reduce milk’s nutritional value.
  • Pasteurization DOES NOT mean that it is safe to leave milk out of the refrigerator for extended time,particularly after it has been opened.
  • Pasteurization DOES kill harmful bacteria.
  • Pasteurization DOES save lives.

Food Safety and Raw Milk (CDC)
Comprehensive information on the dangers of raw milk, including:

The Dangers of Raw Milk (FDA)
Raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms that can pose serious health risks.

Questions & Answers: Raw Milk (FDA)
Raw milk is not safe to drink. Find out more about the risks.

Raw Milk May Pose Health Risk (FDA)
Consumer update on raw milk

Raw Milk Misconceptions and the Danger of Raw Milk Consumption (FDA)
Point and counterpoint on popular myths about raw milk

The Dangers of Raw Milk (FDA)
Unpasteurized milk can pose a serious health risk

Food Safety and Raw Milk (FDA)
Understanding health risks associated with raw milk.

Raw Milk Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers about the risks of drinking raw milk.

Cheese

Preventing Listeriosis In Pregnant Hispanic Women in the U.S. (FDA)
When pregnant women eat Mexican-style soft cheeses, they are putting their unborn babies at risk!

Ice Cream

Enjoying Homemade Ice Cream without the Risk of Salmonella Infection (FDA)
To avoid the risk of salmonella infection, use a pasteurized egg product instead of raw eggs.