Regulating Thyroid

Regulating Thyroid

Tired? It Might Be Your Thyroid

Millions of Americans who experience exhaustion, chronic fatigue and an inability to concentrate have an undetected condition called hypothyroidism (a fancy way of saying you've got an under-active thyroid).

Basically, what causes hypothyroidism is the lack of the mineral iodine in our diets. Iodine is essential for the thyroid gland's production of the hormone thyroxin, which regulates numerous functions, most importantly metabolism.

An inadequate intake of iodine can result in a wide variety of ailments, including fatigue, poor blood circulation, low sex drive, and irregular menstrual cycles--all classic symptoms of hypothyroidism. Doctors routinely overlook the thyroid as a contributing factor to health problems.

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