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Thyroids & Heavy Metals

If you have any thyroid disorder, you need to detox.

Despite the powerful role the thyroid plays in the body, it is quite susceptible to damage from exogenous influences such as environmental toxins. This is due in part to the fact that several categories of environmental toxins bear a structural similarity to thyroid hormones. In addition, the thyroid gland has a naturally high affinity for halogens and metals. While this affinity is intended to draw iodine (a halogen) and selenium (a metalloid) into the thyroid to produce and metabolize thyroid hormones, it can also lead to the accumulation of harmful halogens and metals within the gland. The types of toxins that affect the thyroid are thus primarily substances that mimic thyroid hormone structure, contain halogens, or are heavy metals.

Mercury affects thyroid health by storing itself there and impacting many of the other systems in the body. One of the main reasons is that it can bind to any molecule in the body containing sulfur and other sites in the cell. This can prevent certain enzymes from doing their job. So mercury can bind to the thyroid gland cells, which can result in a thyroid condition. Mercury interferes with many of the minerals necessary for thyroid hormone production and the conversion of T4 to T3. Some of the minerals this toxic metal effects include zinc, magnesium, and selenium, and iron.

Among all heavy metal toxins, chronic toxicity with aluminum, lead, and mercury can further damage the thyroid by recruiting antibodies to attack the thyroid. This process contributes to the development of autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD), such as Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Chronic cadmium exposure has been found to precipitate multinodular goiter, reduce the secretion of thyroglobulin, and initiate thyroid cell hyperplasia, leading to thyroid cancer. Cadmium is sprayed in the atmosphere as part of the chemtrail/geo­engineering process. Pesticides and herbicides are another group of highly prevalent environmental toxins that adversely affect thyroid function. Exposure to organochlorine pesticides, the herbicide paraquat, and the fungicides benomyl and maneb/mancozeb has been associated with increased Hypothyroidism in women. Pesticides and herbicides disrupt thyroid function by interfering with the thyroid hormone gene expression, inhibiting the thyroid's uptake of iodine, binding to thyroid hormone transport proteins, reducing cellular uptake of thyroid hormone, and increasing thyroid hormone clearance from the body.

Natural Ways to Heal your Thyroid Along with Heavy Metal Detoxing

One of the symptoms of Hypothyroidism that people hardly ever complain about is a lack of sweating or reduced sweating.

Unfortunately, when we don't sweat enough, we lose the benefit of getting rid of toxins through our sweat. You should try to sweat on a daily basis. Detox baths (add one cup of Epson Salts to your tub) and sauna therapy will be very helpful.

Go grain-free! All grains can irritate the thyroid when you're struggling with thyroid disease, so it's best to avoid them altogether. When grains enter the body, they cause insulin levels in the blood to rise. When they're eaten in excess over time, the body becomes overtaxed, and eventually, the excessive grains cause inflammation in the body.

Add selenium! Selenium protects the thyroid gland. Once the metals are detoxed and selenium levels are acceptable, then add in the iodine.

Hypothyroid Self Test: Upon awakening, without rising, place a thermometer under your armpit and hold for 15 minutes. A temperature of 97.6 degrees or lower may indicate Hypothyroidism.

Eat egg yolks unless high cholesterol, molasses, parsley, apricots, dates, prunes, fish, and chicken. Limit red meat.

Amazing Testimony!

I'll admit, I was a skeptic at first, but I decided to try TRS about four months ago after my friend talked me into trying it. I thank God she did. I was diagnosed 12 years ago with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. About 8 years ago, I had such debilitating adrenal fatigue and a childhood virus, which I had caught from my daughter that I was out of work for over ten months. I was also extra toxic from unknowingly working next to a toxic dumping site for six years, which undoubtedly contributed to my struggle to heal. For about the past year, I have been battling systemic candida, parasites, SIBO, and h. pylori. It has been a real struggle. All my research kept pointing to heavy metal toxicity, but chelation seemed so daunting and miserable. With TRS, I noticed a difference almost immediately. I finally had energy again, but NOT the kind that comes from caffeine ... it was happy energy! Other people even noticed I was happier! I was actually finally able to get off the couch, and I started doing things around the house again. I found that I had to increase my sprays slower than most people due to still recovering from adrenal fatigue. Since I was so toxic, I also had to

deal with some die-off symptoms. After being on TRS for three weeks, my 11 month-long battle with candida was over ... it was finally under control. After being on TRS for 10 weeks, my liver numbers went down from 86 to 29. When I first began on TRS, I was on a huge amount of thyroid medication (44mcgs. of Levothroid AND 5.5 grains of Nature-Throid), not to mention other thyroid supplements. Since being on TRS, I have had to cut out all of my thyroid supplements. I have also had to decrease my thyroid medication due to being over-medicated continually. I am now down to ONLY 3 grains of Nature-Throid and am starting to feel overmedicated AGAIN. I think this is because my gut and liver, where much of the thyroid hormone conversion happens, are finally being detoxified. My brain fog and digestion have also improved greatly, my once daily headaches/migraines are few and far between, and this is my normal migraine season. My eyes are even brighter and clearer ... all with a few tasteless sprays in the mouth each day.


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