How Important is Your Thyroid?

Have you ever heard of Cushings Syndrome, Hypo or hyperthyroidism? The thyroid gland plays a huge role in our body, influencing the  of many of the body's most important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin.  It is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck, makes thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones travel from the thyroid gland through the blood to all parts of the body, where they do their work.  if you don’t have enough thyroid hormone, you might feel tired and cold. Or, if you have too much thyroid hormone, you might feel nervous, jumpy, and warm.

Your thyroid gland is controlled by the pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland located at the base of your brain. The pituitary gland keeps checking the amount of thyroid hormone in your blood. Then it tells your thyroid to make more or less hormone.

Your thyroid uses iodine to make thyroid hormone. Iodine comes, mainly seafood and dairy products. It is also added to salt. Our thyroid produces calcitonin. Calcitonin regulates the body's calcium by promoting absorption of calcium into the bones.  It also supports brain function. Calcium delivers signals from the outside of the cell to the inside of the cell.  

Prevent thyroid disease by

  •  Stop smoking

  • Monitor intake of soy

  • Eliminate fluoride in your toothpaste

  • Consume de-chlorate water. Know where you water source comes from 

  • Monitor the amount of bread you consume

  • Know risk factors