The Thyroid And Your Health

The thyroid gland is situated in your neck below your voice box. It is one of the most important glands in your body because it secretes the hormones that govern metabolism and influences every cell, tissue and organ in the body. Disturbances in thyroid function can lead to serious complications if left untreated. The thyroid gland can become under active, known as hypothyroidism, or overactive, known as hyperthyroidism. It is estimated that 15%- 20% of women may have some degree of thyroid dysfunction. Hypothyroidism: When the thyroid gland is under-active it is not secreting enough of the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones are very important in sustaining hea

B12: What is it and why is it so important?

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world. It is required for over 100 process in the body including energy production, production of genetic material, formation of blood cells and nerve cells. There are 3 ways ways to become deficient in this vitamin: 1. You dont consume enough B12 B12 is found in the diet in red meat, dairy, fish and some vegtables. If you eat primarily a vegetarian and vegan diet which supplies a very low amount of B12 you are at risk for a deficiency. 2. You aren't absorbing B12 properly Absorption of B12 requires a two step process. First, the acid in the stomach breaks the B12 off of the food source it was delive

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