Reduce the chances of developing hypothyroidism by taking the right amount of iodine (1 mg/week).
One way of getting the right amount of iodine, is to eat one seaweed salad a week – which is packed with natural iodine.
According to the American Thyroid association, 12 percent of Americans will develop a thyroid condition. Some estimates suggest that up to 40 percent of the population suffers from at least some level of underactive thyroid, known medically as hypothyroidism.
90 to 95 percent of all hypothyroidism is related to an autoimmune disorder, called Hashimoto’s disease, where the body’s immune defense mistakes thyroid tissue as an enemy and attacks it. This attack causes the thyroid to become inflamed, which can result in permanent loss of thyroid function.
Did you know that the thyroid can contribute to hair loss?
Both hyperthyroidism & hypothyroidism disrupt hormone production – which can cause hair to thin.
The good news is, hair loss can be temporary when treated correctly.
27% of all adult women in the US have chronic thyroid disease symptoms.
When diagnosed, they’re told they’ll be on medication the rest of their lives – but there are solutions.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid imbalance, we can help!
Scientists at Harvard found that nonstick pans contain chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances, which disrupt hormones in the thyroid and may to contribute to weight gain.
We recommend cooking with ceramic or cast-iron pots and pans.