Bromine and Thyroid: Things to Know to Keep Your Thyroid Healthy

September 21, 2020
Bromine and Thyroid health

Bromine and Your Thyroid

Bromines are one of the common endocrine disruptors. Increasing rates of bromine exposure can lead to iodine deficiency. This is because both bromine and iodine compete for the same receptors in our body.

Halides are chemical components of halogens. Iodine is part of the halogen family that also includes bromine. Since halides are similar to iodine, our thyroid often absorbs them where they accumulate, displacing iodine. So despite your adequate iodine intake, you cannot use it.

September 15, 2020

environmental causes of thyroid problems

Thyroid disease numbers have spiked within the past few decades. Here are some environmental causes of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

How Environmental Toxins Harm the Thyroid?

The thyroid gland is vulnerable to damage from external factors like environmental toxins because many environmental toxins have a structure similar to thyroid hormones. Also, the thyroid gland has a high affinity for halogens and metals. It can be affected by toxins containing halogens, or heavy metals.

August 14, 2020

hypothyroidism-vs-hyperthyroidism

Thyroid hormone is critical for the proper functioning of almost every tissue in the body. Thyroid hormone affects heart rate, body temperature, body weight, and cholesterol metabolism. It influences oxygen utilization, transit time through the GI tract is critical for growth and development, and even our emotional state.

July 20, 2020

Food Allergies

Food allergies are the immune system’s reaction to certain foods, triggering symptoms that can affect different parts of the body. These allergic reactions are the immune system’s protective response against certain foods they identify as harmful and can range from mild to serious. In some cases, the symptoms can trigger anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction.

June 11, 2020

scalloped tongue thyroid

Hypothyroidism and the Scalloped Tongue: Quick Overview

People with hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland) usually develop enlarged tongues with scalloped edges. In other words, when there is a decrease in the thyroid function, your tongue becomes slightly larger, which then presses onto the teeth, causing indentations.

May 27, 2020

What-Makes-FunctionalMedicine-Different

Functional medicine is a patient-centered, individualized, and science-based approach that allows practitioners and patients to work together and promote optimal wellness by addressing the underlying causes. The functional medicine approach is different from traditional medicine in many ways. Read on to learn what makes functional medicine unique.

May 7, 2020

How Can You Reduce and Prevent Mold Allergy?
Mold is a type of multicellular organism found throughout nature and in our own homes. People are said to have a mold allergy when their immune system overreacts to breathing in mold spores.

May 1, 2020

Why Do I Keep Getting Yeast Infections?

A vaginal yeast infection, also known as candidiasis, is a fungal infection. When the balance of bacteria and yeast cells in the vagina changes, the yeast cells can multiply and cause an infection. 3 out of 4 women can get a yeast infection at some point in their life. The yeast infection is not considered to be transmitted by sexual intercourse, but the risk of developing an infection is higher because bacteria can be introduced during sexual activity. Earlier diagnosis and treatment can cure yeast infections.

March 9, 2020

Aspergillosis: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and TreatmentImg src: wikimedia

Aspergillosis is an allergic reaction or infection caused due to exposure to different kinds of mold. The type of mold which most likely causes this infection when inhaled is known as Aspergillosis Fumigates. People with weak immune systems or chronic lung problems are usually at higher risk of developing this infection.

February 18, 2020

fatty-liver-disease

What is Fatty Liver Disease?

Fatty liver disease, otherwise known as hepatic steatosis, is the condition in which fat accumulates in the liver. Having fat in your liver is normal, however, having too much fat in your liver can cause liver inflammation and scarring.