The thyroid gland is located in the neck, just below the larynx (voice box). It is made up of two lobes connected in the middle by a mass of tissue, known as an isthmus. The thyroid could be considered the thermostat of the body. It produces hormones which help to stabilize the metabolic rate and balance energy processes in the body.
Thyroid hormones regulate the body's oxygen use, cellular metabolism, as well as growth and development. In regulating metabolism, the hormones stimulate protein synthesis, enhance cholesterol excretion in bile (which aids in fat digestion), and increases the use of glucose in the production of ATP, the main energy-producing chemical in cells.
MANGANESE is a mineral that is involved in the production of thyroxine. Thyroxine is one of the thyroid hormones that must be present for the regulation of basal metabolism.
CHROMIUM is a mineral involved in carbohydrate, lipid (fats), and nucleic acid metabolism. Some trace minerals, like chromium, are essential for the proper function of enzymatic transactions.
TYROSINE is an amino acid that is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones, as well as to the adrenal glands and the pituitary.
IRISH MOSS, like Kelp, is high in Iodine.
-Consume a fresh food diet with plenty of leafy greens.
-Iodine-rich foods like sea vegetables and sea food is beneficial.
-Eat foods high in Vitamin A like eggs, carrots and dairy.
-Drink plenty of steam-distilled water, avoid fluoridated water.
-Avoid refined foods.
-Get regular exercise, like brisk walking.
-Avoid environmental pollutants.
-Avoid diet pills and drugs