Iodine Deficiency in Pregnancy

One mineral that is important to our health is Iodine and one major area of the body it is used in is the thyroid.  The thyroid hormones are responsible for growth and development of the body to be balanced. Furthermore an adequate amount is required for the fetal brain's neuro-development, which starts during the second half of the first trimester, wherein its thyroid starts the production of the hormones. Sadly, majority of our population, young or old, male or female, are found to be deficien [...]

Looking After Your Immunity in Winter

Has winter become synonymous with sick days for you and your family? Stuck in bed, with the sniffles and some tissues piling up beside you. Cough and fever on their way to join your colds and set up camp in you and join you as you lay wrapped up in a blanket. These, instead of being able to do your daily tasks normally, or planning a trip with the family for some fun, maybe do a few winter sports. What if you could avoid getting sick in the first place? You don't have to wait until illness sets [...]

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Iodine Myths for Thyroid Health

Most of us are afraid of something causing harm to us like having too much salt or iodine. We may have been regarding it to be harmful, and consequently, should be avoided. Iodised salt, in particular. There are two myths on iodine that have been going around that is causing all these panic. Myth #1: You can get sufficient iodine from iodised salt This is a common notion among most endocrinologists and GPs. Salt that has been iodised has been regarded as the first health miracle. It is, however, [...]

Thyroid – The Master of Metabolism

The thyroid is the gland that is shaped like a butterfly in front of the neck. It secretes two hormones that are responsible for the metabolic processes for the whole body -- the thyroxine (T4) and the triiodothyronine (T3). The heart, lungs, digestion, and cells are all commanded by the thyroid to do their job well. A tiny gland for such a huge role could easily get thrown out of balance, affected by numerous factors, and consequently, causing chaos to overall health. Thyroid conditions: There [...]

Magnesium – A Core Essential for Everyone

The pressures of modern living may be inescapable, but it's not the end of the world. There are things that can be done to overcome these stressors and be able to cope. Common stressors could be pressures at work or in school, troubles with relationships, financial burdens. Add to those the constant exposure to toxins, processed and fast foods, and even digital gadgets. Magnesium's Role Be warned that when these stressors become a constant in daily living, the body's wellbeing drops significantl [...]

The Best Diet for Hashimoto’s

The Basics To Helping Hashimoto's Living with Hashimoto's can especially be challenging, most especially when it comes to food options. Anyone who has had to stick to a certain diet due to a health condition or just trying to be healthier, can say that it can get really expensive. Organic produce and grass-fed meat usually cost more than those that have been raised and packaged commercially, or those that have been processed. But, What is the best diet for Hashimotos? Well, here are the basics. [...]