11 Everyday Toxins That Are Harming Your Thyroid

Millions of people struggle with low thyroid symptoms, and millions more experience the symptoms of a low thyroid only to have their labs come back negative. They’re told they are “normal,” and are left with no answers. Symptoms like anxiety, irritability, depression, brain fog, weight gain and fatigue can debilitate lives for decades. One major underlying factor that isn’t being addressed in the standard model of care is toxins.

Whether they’re synthetic or natural in nature, toxins are a piece of the complex thyroid puzzle. Here are 11 offenders that may be affecting your thyroid function:

1. Perchlorates (more…)

Pesticides are one of top three ‘worst toxic pollution problems’ on planet, say non-profit groups

The Blacksmith Institute (BI), an international non-profit environmental health organization devoted to solving pollution problems around the world, in conjunction with Green Cross Switzerland (GCS), a group that helps clean up pollution, recently co-released a comprehensive report entitled The World’s Worst Toxic Pollution Problems. In it, researchers explain how agricultural pesticides represent the number three worst pollution problem on the planet. (more…)

Staying Clean In A Toxic World

 

In order to quiet your reaction to inflammatory xenobiotics and xenoestrogens, you may need to trade in your cosmetics, deodorant, shampoo and soap for organic ones.

Life in a toxic world has grown complex: Our cosmetics, food, water and air are all filled with contaminants that inflame our immune systems and cause serious health issues. Limiting your exposure to these chemicals and cleansing them from your body is essential for better health.Scientists have come up with various, complicated names for the distasteful pollutants that threaten our health. Xenobiotics are what they call one class of unnatural chemicals that enter the body through the skin, lungs and digestion and set off troublesome immune reactions. These substances include prescription medications, dioxins, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and many other synthetic molecules and unnatural substances that you encounter daily. Consequently, when these poisons cause your immune cells to bring on allergy symptoms or autoimmune reactions, you can end up with chronic illnesses that just won’t go away. (more…)