According to the most recent NHANES surveys, urinary iodine levels have dropped in the U.S. by half since the 1970s, and nearly 10% of the population has some degree of iodine deficiency. Iodine deficiency is resurfacing in developed countries like the U.S. and Western Europe as efforts are made to reduce the consumption of iodine-containing salt and foods (eggs and dairy) to lower blood pressure and blood lipids.
Your thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam's Apple. Though it might not seem so, your thyroid is one of the most important glands in your body. It has a part to play in nearly every system and function, and any imbalances can easily cause a chain reaction affecting your health and well-being, both mentally and physically.
An estimated 10 million Americans have a thyroid problem, but the majority are not yet aware of it.
We ask our doctor to run a test, and lo' and behold' the results often come back "normal".
How can this be we ask, especially when weight gain continues to be an issue and/or we suffer from other hypothyroid hallmarks - feeling cold, old, stressed and depressed?
Tired of Looking for Answers to Why You Feel Tired, Moody, Pudgy and Just Plain Crappy From Docs Who Say “Everything is Normal?” and you know it is not.
What if it wasn’t just an age thing, an all-in-your-head thing?