Caring for Your Thyroid

neck-thyroidWe might not give it much thought, but caring for your thyroid is crucial to optimal health, as it directly impacts basal metabolic rate, cardiovascular system, hormone production, brain function and a host of other important bodily interactions. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of our neck and produces the thyroid hormone, which can be found in the DNA of every single cell in the body. In order to care for the thyroid, it’s vital to keep away from foods sprayed with pesticides; keep vitamins A, B and D a regular part of your diet; and, if you are on medication, discuss any potential thyroid side effects with your doctor. To read more, visit MindBodyGreen.

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