Keep Your Thyroid Safe With These 4 Essential Minerals

By Victoria Dolby Toews The thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland below your Adam’s apple, pretty much rules your body, says Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN, a clinical nutritionist and chiropractor in San Carlos, California. It regulates your metabolism, explains Husbands, and an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) slows everything down—from your pulse and temperature to your energy level … Read moreKeep Your Thyroid Safe With These 4 Essential Minerals

Test Yourself for Iodine Deficiency

If you’re extra-sensitive to cold, put on weight easily, have dry skin, or feel “foggy”, you may be deficient in iodine. Other signs include a thinning of the outer third of the eyebrows, stiff joints, and dull, lusterless hair. Sound like common symptoms? Of course they do – most people don’t get the iodine they … Read moreTest Yourself for Iodine Deficiency

How to Support Your Thyroid

Supplemental iodine is available in different forms, each of which affects specific tissues in the body. Potassium and sodium iodide are best absorbed by the thyroid. Breast tissue uses iodine most efficiently in the form of molecular iodine. Because of this, you need a supplement that includes more than one form of the mineral. The … Read moreHow to Support Your Thyroid