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Why Trans Fats are Harmful for Your Thyroid?

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Trans fats are considered the most harmful type of dietary fat for you and your family. Small amounts of trans fats are naturally found in meat and dairy products. However the main dietary source is processed foods.

 

Trans fats can be synthetically produced and are routinely used in a wide variety of foods found in your local supermarket.

 

They are highly favoured by food manufacturers as they add texture to a food product and extend shelf life.

 

Trans fats are found in processed foods such as deep fried foods, margarine, commercial baked goods (doughnuts, biscuits, cakes, chips and crackers) and microwave popcorn.

 

Trans fats can be listed on a food label with vague names such as ‘hydrogenated oils’ or ‘partially hydrogenated vegetable oils’.

 

What are trans fats?

 

Trans fats are formed by turning liquid vegetable oils into solid fats. This industrial process is termed ‘hydrogenation’. Ongoing scientific evidence confirms a diet high in trans fats will increase a persons’ risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

 

Increasing consumer awareness is driving the demand to ban the use of this deadly food ingredient. Prohibiting its use would definitely be a step in the right direction.

 

The USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently acknowledged that reducing trans fat intake could prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths.

 

Truth in labelling trans fats

 

Trans fats are produced on an industrial scale to fuel demand by large food manufactures. They are found in an extensive range of popular food products.

 

Due to lax labelling laws food manufacturers do not always declare that a food product contains trans fats. This means you could be unknowingly consuming these dangerous fats as part of your daily diet. Until food companies provide more truth in labelling this risky food ingredient can easily find its way into your shopping trolley.

 

You are what you eat {literally!} Trans fats and your thyroid

 

Our bodies are constantly regenerated from the food we consume. This means we are what we eat, literally. Any type of dietary fat, good or bad has the potential to be used by the body. Your body needs dietary fat to store energy, to provide structure to cell membranes, and to make important vitamins and hormones.

 

The body does not require trans fats. In fact these fats are very harmful to the body at a basic cell level. Each cell of your body is surrounded by a fatty membrane. When a cell is healthy the outer membrane is flexible. This allows nutrients to pass in and unwanted substances to pass out.

 

When a cell membrane is constructed using hardened and unhealthy fats it becomes rigid. The function of the entire cell is then compromised. This can easily occur in the specialized thyroid cells.

 

Trans fats are very damaging to the thyroid cell membranes. When the cells are compromised it can undermine healthy day-to-day thyroid function.

 

A natural thyroid diet that emphasizes plenty of fresh unprocessed foods is an important step to eliminate trans fats intake. Good quality butter, coconut oil, macadamia nut oil and extra virgin oil are all sources of beneficial dietary fat that will not harm your thyroid.

 

Watch the following videos

 

What Are Trans Fats & Why Are They Bad?

 

Trans-fats in foods you might not expect – BBC News

 

7 Trans Fat Traps You Must Avoid

 

Thyroid Gland Problems : Top 5 Foods To Avoid

 

7 foods that cure hypothyroidism naturally

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5 Important Steps for Hypothyroidism Treatment Success

 

Hormone Problem? Here’s Your Hormone Imbalance Checklist

 

Are Iodine Supplements For Thyroid Health Really Safe?

 

What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

 

Skin Deep. Do Cosmetics Harm the Thyroid?

 

What is the Best Way to Diagnose Hypothyroidism?

 

Can Basal Temperature Testing Help Diagnosis A Thyroid Problem?

 

Should You Get a T3 Test If You Find It Hard to Lose Weight?

 

Why Knowing How to Calculate Your Reverse T3 Ratio Helps to Assess Overall Thyroid Health?

 

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Top 6 Detox Tips to Safeguard Thyroid Health

 

6 Possible Green Tea Side Effects on Thyroid

 

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Why Cruciferous Vegetables Should Be Strictly avoided if you have Thyroid Problems?

 

Author Bio:

 

Louise O’ Connor, the author of The Natural Thyroid Diet –The 4-Week Plan to Living Well, Living Vibrantly, who is a specialist in Thyroid Health. She is a highly regarded Australian Naturopath and founder of Wellnesswork.

 

The Natural Thyroid Diet goes beyond diet advice and offers practical and effective ways to achieve healthy thyroid levels within just a short period of time. For more details, Click on The-Natural-Thyroid-Diet.com

 

6 Possible Green Tea Side Effects on Thyroid

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Green tea blends are a popular and stylish drink of choice for health conscious individuals. But is green tea beneficial when you have a thyroid disorder?

 

An article published in 2010 in the Human and Experimental Toxicology journal was the first to raise questions about the possible anti-thyroid effects of green tea.

 

The researchers reported a significant decrease in T3 and T4 thyroid hormone concentrations when rats where given high doses of green tea. They also reported a significant rise in TSH in response to a drop in thyroid hormone levels.

 

There have been further studies into the possible harmful effects of high dose green tea on the thyroid. But to date these have all been conducted on animals.

 

It will be good to see human studies released in the future to reveal if green tea is truly harmful to the thyroid. Feeding laboratory rats high amounts of green tea extract does not reflect what is happening in the real world.

 

This brings to light an important issue when investigating published research. No matter what health topic you are researching, human studies are superior to those carried out with animals. The best studies are done using a large cross section of the general population.

 

Despite the limitations with the current research into how green tea affects the thyroid you may want to read more before you brew up your next cup. If you have a problem with your thyroid this popular beverage may be less than ideal.

 

Why green tea may not be all that healthy when you have hypothyroidism…

 

Green Tea Side Effects on Thyroid #1 The quality varies according to where the tea is grown and how it is harvested. If you drink green tea select a certified organic product that clearly displays the organic certification logo on the label. Choosing an organic product will minimise your exposure to pesticides which are known to harm the thyroid. Also check the country of origin if possible.

 

Most of the world’s green tea is from China. Green tea is known to accumulate an array of toxins from the soil and water. It is well worth seeking out a product that is grown and harvested in an area free of industrial pollution.

 

Green Tea Side Effects on Thyroid 2# Green tea can contain unacceptable levels of fluoride. The tea bush readily absorbs fluoride thorough its root system. If you brew green tea using unfiltered water you will further increase your intake of fluoride as most urban water supplies contain this toxic chemical.

 

As you probably already know, fluoride blocks iodine absorption. The thyroid uses iodine to produce the thyroid hormones making this an essential nutrient for ongoing thyroid activity. Fluoride also has potent negative effects on the structure and strength of your bones.

 

Green Tea Side Effects on Thyroid #3 Green tea may be too ‘cooling’ when you have hypothyroidism. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) all foods and drinks have certain qualities that govern how they affect the body. Green tea is considered ‘cooling’ and is indicated to clear heat from the body.

 

As hypothyroidism is a ‘cold’ condition a beverage that further cools the body may be less than ideal. To counter the cooling effects of the green tea you could try adding freshly grated ginger to your tea infusion. Ginger is a warming remedy that aids circulation.

 

Green Tea Side Effects on Thyroid #4 Tannins released naturally during steeping may reduce iron absorption. If you have low iron levels, or are prone to low iron stores the general advice is to drink green tea at least two hours away from meals. Over-steeping green tea will release greater amounts of tannins. Tannins make the tea taste bitter and will cause a drying effect in the mouth.

 

Green Tea Side Effects on Thyroid #5 Green tea naturally contains caffeine. Although green tea contains less caffeine than coffee, drinking green tea at night, or even later in the day may disturb restful sleep. For this reason it is best consumed in the morning. If you ever feel ‘jittery’ chances are you are drinking too much.

 

Green Tea Side Effects on Thyroid #6 Caffeine acts as a diuretic and may also affect the normal rhythm of the heart. Individuals with serious heart conditions are therefore advised to avoid any type of beverage that contains caffeine. This includes nutritional products featuring green tea extracts containing caffeine.

 

Watch these videos below:

 

 

Green Tea Side Effects – Must Watch This Before Taking Green Tea

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10 Hypothyroidism Diet Tips to Help Heal Your Thyroid

 

Warnings: 4 Types of Toxic Cookware to Avoid & Why

 

What is really The Best Cooking Oil for Thyroid Health?

 

5 Important Steps for Hypothyroidism Treatment Success

 

Hormone Problem? Here’s Your Hormone Imbalance Checklist

 

Are Iodine Supplements For Thyroid Health Really Safe?

 

What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

 

Skin Deep. Do Cosmetics Harm the Thyroid?

 

What is the Best Way to Diagnose Hypothyroidism?

 

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Should You Get a T3 Test If You Find It Hard to Lose Weight?

 

Why Knowing How to Calculate Your Reverse T3 Ratio Helps to Assess Overall Thyroid Health?

 

How to Lose Weight with an Underactive Thyroid?

 

Top 6 Detox Tips to Safeguard Thyroid Health

 

Author Bio:

 

Louise O’ Connor, the author of The Natural Thyroid Diet –The 4-Week Plan to Living Well, Living Vibrantly, who is a specialist in Thyroid Health. She is a highly regarded Australian Naturopath and founder of Wellnesswork.

 

The Natural Thyroid Diet goes beyond diet advice and offers practical and effective ways to achieve healthy thyroid levels within just a short period of time. For more details, Click on The-Natural-Thyroid-Diet.com

Top 6 Detox Tips to Safeguard Thyroid Health

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Safeguard Thyroid Health #Tip 1 Clean up with a natural thyroid diet

 

When it comes to protecting your thyroid health research confirms choosing organic produce whenever feasible is the way to go. This is due to the fact that most conventionally grown fruits and vegetables harbour an array of pesticide residues.

 

Pesticides are toxic by design and are created specifically to eradicate living organisms such as insect pests, noxious plants and fungi. Pesticides also pose health dangers to humans, particularly the thyroid.

 

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) provides cutting edge research to help consumers make healthier food choices. The EWG recently released their Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

 

Dubbed the ‘dirty dozen’ the fruit and vegetables the EWG found to have the highest levels of pesticides included; apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, capsicums, nectarines, cucumbers, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and hot peppers.

 

When given a choice more and more people are opting for organic fruits and vegetables. Your decision to purchase good quality organic produce can significantly lower your pesticide intake. The EWG Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce is a great place to start your research.

 

Safeguard Thyroid Health #Tip 2 Get green cleaning

 

Household cleaning products can host an array of hazardous chemicals. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) think keeping your home clean shouldn’t be a health risk. Their Guide to Healthy Cleaning shines the spotlight on cleaning products. One of the key concerns raised by the EWG is the lack of disclosure regarding the numerous ingredients found in household cleaning products.

 

For example; a lemon fresh or pine scent isn’t necessarily healthy or natural. Fragrances are often synthetic aromas engineered by combining dozens of chemicals. The EWG Guide to Healthy Cleaning will help you sidestep harmful cleaning products and find environment friendly alternatives.

 

Safeguard Thyroid Health #Tip 3 Bathe in clean water

 

Shower filters reduce exposure to fluoride, chlorine and other water impurities that are readily absorbed via the skin. Chlorine is very drying so when you shower in chlorine free water you will notice your hair becomes softer and your skins becomes more radiant. In addition I suggest you stay out of pools and spas as they contain high levels of chlorine. Chlorine and fluoride both block thyroid activity.

 

Safeguard Thyroid Health #Tip 4 Choose natural beauty care products

 

Most companies gloss over the use of chemicals in their products. This is despite the fact that hidden toxins from perfumes, cosmetics and personal care products are inhaled or absorbed rapidly and entered into the blood stream directly. Remember…anything going on you, goes in you.

 

Once a chemical is in the bloodstream it eventually washes through the thyroid as this gland has a rich blood supply. Find out what is in your product and discover safer alternatives to dangerous cosmetics at the Safe Cosmetics website.

 

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Safeguard Thyroid Health #Tip 5 Make your home your health sanctuary

 

Your home is your health sanctuary. Encourage a ‘shoes off at the front door’ policy to reduce the amount of dirt and toxic particles that are tracked into your home.

 

Replace chemical air fresheners with freshly picked flowers or mix a few drops of essential oil with water in a spray bottle and use this as a natural room deodoriser. It goes without saying that visitors should not smoke in your home.

 

Safeguard Thyroid Health # Tip 6 Improve indoor air quality

 

Clean and vacuum regularly to remove dust and dirt that builds up indoors. Cleaning with clove oil is a simple step to ensure your home remains mould free.

 

You could also use the power of nature to help clean the air indoors by adding in some plants. However if air quality is a particular concern you may need to invest in a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to help purify the air.

 

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Thyroid Problems, Diet and Toxins: Do You Need a Thyroid Detox Part 1

 

Thyroid Problems, Diet and Toxins: Do You Need a Thyroid Detox Part 2

 

Thyroid Problems, Diet and Toxins: Do You Need a Thyroid Detox Part 3

 

Thyroid Health & Toxins Detox For Thyroid Boost

 

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Read the following related articles:

 

10 Hypothyroidism Diet Tips to Help Heal Your Thyroid

 

Warnings: 4 Types of Toxic Cookware to Avoid & Why

 

What is really The Best Cooking Oil for Thyroid Health?

 

5 Important Steps for Hypothyroidism Treatment Success

 

Hormone Problem? Here’s Your Hormone Imbalance Checklist

 

Are Iodine Supplements For Thyroid Health Really Safe?

 

What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

 

Skin Deep. Do Cosmetics Harm the Thyroid?

 

What is the Best Way to Diagnose Hypothyroidism?

 

Can Basal Temperature Testing Help Diagnosis A Thyroid Problem?

 

Should You Get a T3 Test If You Find It Hard to Lose Weight?

 

Why Knowing How to Calculate Your Reverse T3 Ratio Helps to Assess Overall Thyroid Health?

 

How to Lose Weight with an Underactive Thyroid?

 

Author Bio:

 

Louise O’ Connor, the author of The Natural Thyroid Diet –The 4-Week Plan to Living Well, Living Vibrantly, who is a specialist in Thyroid Health. She is a highly regarded Australian Naturopath and founder of Wellnesswork.

 

The Natural Thyroid Diet goes beyond diet advice and offers practical and effective ways to achieve healthy thyroid levels within just a short period of time. For more details, Click on The-Natural-Thyroid-Diet.com

Hormone Problem? Here’s Your Hormone Imbalance Checklist

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One thing’s for sure, hormones have a powerful effect on your physical and emotional well-being. Consequently, when you have a hormone imbalance it leads to a wide range of symptoms.

 

Here you will find a hormone imbalance checklist which lists the most common symptoms, and most importantly this article discusses some important steps you can take if you suspect your hormones are out of whack.

 

Firstly, Here Are Some Endocrine System Facts

 

The endocrine system is a group of glands that produce a wide array of hormones to help your body function at its best. In essence, your hormones are powerful chemical messengers that continuously zip around your body to help ensure all organs and body systems are functioning properly.

 

The major glands of the endocrine system include the hypothalamus, pineal, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pancreas, and the reproductive organs such as the ovaries and testes.

 

These endocrine glands produce different quantities of hormones depending on your life stage, and individual needs. That said, ageing is usually associated with a decline in the production of most hormones.

 

When all is going well, your hormones are part of a finely tuned communication network.

 

Healthy hormone balance is necessary to maintain your overall health and vitality. For this reason the right balance of hormones is critical to help regulate your metabolism, sleep, sexual function, mood, reproduction, growth and development.

 

Your Hormone Imbalance Symptoms Checklist

 

My hormone imbalance checklist will help establish if you are struggling with a hormone problem.

 

Take a few moments to review this checklist, keep in mind the more of these common symptoms you mark off the more likely your hormones are out of balance.

 

Acne and skin breakouts

Anxiety, irritability and depression

Cravings, and blood sugar swings

❏ Fertility problems

❏ Frequent migraines

❏ Hair thinning, or pronounced hair loss

❏ Hot flushes

❏ Hypothyroidism

Insomnia, and disturbed sleep patterns

Low sex drive

❏ Lowered immunity

Ongoing fatigue

❏ Persistent weight gain

❏ Poor memory and concentration

 

Hormone Imbalance Checklist For women:

 

❏ Excessive facial hair

❏ Fluid retention

Irregular menstrual cycle

❏ Menopause symptoms

❏ Painful, or lumpy breasts

Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

 

Watch this Video – 5 BEST FOODS TO PREVENT HORMONAL IMBALANCE IN WOMEN AND 5 FOODS TO AVOID

 

Hormone Imbalance Checklist For men:

 

Erectile dysfunction

❏ Male pattern balding

❏ Muscle loss

❏ Prostate problems

❏ Weight gain, especially belly fat

 

The Next Step to Help You Restore Healthy Hormone Balance

 

Making sense of your hormone balance may finally help you take control of your health, and vitality.

 

Generally speaking, the first step in treatment is to get accurate testing. From there, your test results should be carefully considered along with your hormone imbalance symptoms, and health history.

 

+ If you suspect you have a thyroid problem I suggest you speak to your healthcare practitioner about comprehensive thyroid testing.
It’s a good idea to discuss the five basic thyroid tests with your healthcare practitioner. This will help provide clues as to how your thyroid is functioning.

 

Watch this Video – How to Fix the HORMONE Imbalance in Male & Female | Tips by Guru Mann

+ If you think your male or female hormones are out of balance I suggest you speak to your healthcare practitioner about a comprehensive saliva hormone profile.
Measuring your salivary hormones is the most accurate way to assess circulating levels of oestrogens, progesterone, testosterone, and the main hormones that regulate the stress response such as DHEA and cortisol.

 

+ If you experience difficulty going to sleep, and poor sleep quality I suggest you speak to your healthcare practitioner about a saliva sleep hormone profile.
This is an accurate way to assess circulating levels of melatonin, and cortisol. These hormones are especially relevant as they regulate your sleep patterns.

 

Author Bio:

 

Louise O’ Connor, the author of The Natural Thyroid Diet –The 4-Week Plan to Living Well, Living Vibrantly, who is a specialist in Thyroid Health. She is a highly regarded Australian Naturopath and founder of Wellnesswork.

 

The Natural Thyroid Diet goes beyond diet advice and offers practical and effective ways to achieve healthy thyroid levels within just a short period of time. For more details, Click on The-Natural-Thyroid-Diet.com