Avoid these Chemicals and Save Your Thyroid

The main symptoms of low thyroid include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, depression, trouble losing weight, cold intolerance or low body temperature, brittle and thinning hair, slow-growing nails and dry skin. If you have “normal” thyroid blood tests yet suffer from many symptoms of low thyroid consider whether some common chemical toxins may be disrupting your thyroid function. Toxic Chemical Exposures According to the 2004 Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals we are all literally “awash” in harmful chemicals. To obtain data for this Fourth Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Environmental Health Laboratory at the National Center for Environmental Health measured chemicals or their metabolites in blood and urine from a random sample of participants from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The Fourth Report examined 212 chemicals including results for 75 chemicals measured for the first time in the U.S. population. These chemicals are in the following groups: acrylamides, heavy metals including arsenic, bisphenol A, triclosan, perchlorate, perfluorinates, polybrominated phenyls, and volatile organic compounds. The results showed that nearly 100 chemicals were present in everyone. Some chemicals, such as the thyroid disrupting perchlorate, were present in every single participant, while bisphenol A … Continue reading Avoid these Chemicals and Save Your Thyroid