Thursday, March 27, 2008

HOW IS YOUR THYROID?

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*******************HOW IS YOUR THYROID?************
(1)The thyroid gland is small and located in the region of the Adam's apple of the front of the neck. Thyroid hormones are important in regulating body energy, the body's use of other hormones and vitamins, and the growth and maturation of body tissues.

Two things that can go wrong are Hyperthyroidism, or having a too active thyroid or Hypothyroidism which is having too little hormone production.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism are:
*Nervousness and irritability *Palpitations and tachycardia
*Heat intolerance or increased sweating *Tremor *Weight loss or gain
*Increase in appetite *Frequent bowel movements or diarrhea
*Lower leg swelling *Sudden paralysis *Shortness of breath with exertion
*Decreased menstrual flow *Impaired fertility *Sleep disturbances (including insomnia) *Changes in vision *Photophobia, or light sensitivity
*Eye irritation with excess tears *Diplopia, or double vision
*Exophthalmos, or forward protrusion of the eyeball

Therapy for hyperthyroidism is often radioactive iodine ablation or thyroidectomy.

Symptoms for Hypothyroidism include:
*Fatigue *Weakness *Intolerance to cold *Muscle aching and cramps
*Constipation *Weight gain or difficulty losing weight *Poor appetite
*Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland) *Dry, rough skin *Coarse hair or hair loss
*Eye and face swelling *Deeper and/or hoarse voice *Irregular or heavy menstrual periods *Depression *Memory loss *Slowed thinking and mental activity
*Increased blood cholesterol levels

Therapies for hypothyroidism include: Levothyroxine drugs or for alternative treatments: an adjustment in the diet to add iodine as in seafood. But too much Iodine can make a poorly functioning thyroid worse as well as some thyroid-blocking action from cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower which can exacerbate thyroid function if these otherwise highly nutritious foods are eaten in very high doses.

Of course all of these symptoms are pretty universal for may other conditions and a blood test for thyroid function is a good idea, many doctors contend themselves with a cursory palpating examination or the neck which just isn't enough at all. Many women, in particular find that correct diagnosis and therapy for either hypo- or hyper thyroidism is really a life-saver for them.

One outstanding Medical revolutionary by the name of Nan Fuchs M.D. says this:
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One in 10 women in this country have been diagnosed with thyroid problems. Some endocrinologists believe that one in four women have an under active or overactive thyroid. One reason may be because our thyroid glands are twice as large as those in men, creating a greater need for iodine. When we're under stress, our thyroids become even larger and more active, causing us to need even more.
This recent epidemic of thyroid problems appears to be due to a decline in dietary iodine. In 1940, our typical American diet contained 500-800 micrograms of iodine. By 1995, that amount had dropped down to 135 micrograms. But insufficient iodine intake isn't the only reason for low iodine. Thyroid problems are also caused by two other factors: exposure to substances that interfere with iodine levels, and an increased exposure to harmful radioactive iodine.

But don't think that all iodine is the same. It's not. There are two forms: iodine 127 (safe, natural dietary iodine) and iodine 131 (a harmful radioactive by-product of nuclear energy). Your body absorbs and retains any kind of iodine, depositing most of it in your thyroid gland or breasts. If you're deficient in the safe form of iodine, you'll absorb more radioactive iodine 131. But if you have enough dietary iodine, you won't absorb as much of the radioactive kind. The good iodine blocks the harmful type. Seaweed provides the dietary iodine you need for better thyroid function, and protects you from the harmful effects of radioactive iodine.

All of us have been exposed to radioactive iodine. Since 1945, radioactive material has been released into the air from nuclear testing and nuclear power plants all over the world. The ordinary day-to-day operations of these nuclear plants put harmful radioactive iodine into our atmosphere. Since we can't avoid it, we need to block its absorption. This exposure to iodine 131 is very possibly the origin of the increased amount of thyroid disorders we're seeing today. The regular consumption of seaweed may restore your thyroid function. Interfering with Iodine
Anything that contains chlorine, fluoride, and bromine, like water, whether it's used internally or externally, interferes with iodine molecules and causes your body to excrete the iodine it needs so badly. Chlorine is present in most city water supplies. Unless you de-chlorinate your water, you are being exposed to thyroid-lowering gases whenever you bathe, shower, or have a drink of water. You can quickly and easily remove chlorine in your shower with a number of products


Since Chlorine is an enemy of our Thyroid I drink filtered water on-the-go with pure-go filtering water bottles
It lasts for approximately 1 year. If a person drinks 3 bottles of water per day the cost of the bottle is equals less than 3 cents per fill up.

For a healthy thyroid a diet rich in seaweed is much appreciated by your body.

Also I drink lots of pure filtered water and am taking CellPower™ because for one thing it does have lots of digestive enzymes in it, also it helps to balance the pH levels and is antibiotic, anti-viral-and anti-fungal AND IT PACKS THE CELLS WITH LIFE-GIVING OXYGEN, AND ENERGY. And:SELENIUMhelps immune system,fights infection and aids circulation
~MAGNESIUMhelps to relax you, aids stress and muscle relaxing
~CHROMIUMimproves insulin sensitivity, and helps lower blood sugar.
~ZINC especially to help you heal.
I also eat, one of the best fats for the Omega-3~6 balance and losing weight.
~coconut oil


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Trying to determine what is going on in the world
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time by watching the second hand of a clock.
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I'd think, no, actually I'm a giraffe.
-- Richard Gere,
~~~
A man was in his front yard mowing grass, when his neighbor storms out of the house straight to the mailbox, opens it, slams it shut and storms back in.
A little later the neighbor storms out and does the exact same thing again, before storming back in even more red-faced.
As the man was getting ready to edge the lawn, out the neighbor comes again, marches to the mail box, opens it before slamming it closed harder than ever.
Puzzled by the neighbor's actions the man asked, "Is something wrong?"
"There certainly is!" the neighbor replied. "My stupid computer keeps saying, YOU'VE GOT MAIL."

~~~
While proudly showing off his new apartment to friends late one night, the drunk led the way to his bedroom where there was a big brass gong.
"What's that big brass gong for?" one of the guests asked.
"Why, that's the talking clock" the man replied. "Watch", the man said, giving the gong an ear-shattering pound with a hammer.
Suddenly, someone on the other side of the wall yelled out,"For heaven's sake it's 2o'clock in the morning!"
~~~
Clean Breakfast
This morning my dad gave me soap flakes instead of corn flakes for breakfast.
I bet you were mad.
Mad? I was foaming at the mouth!
~~~
The Tearful Bride
A new young bride calls her mother in tears. She sobs, "Robert doesn't appreciate what I do for him."
"Now, now," her mother comforted, "I am sure it was all just a misunderstanding."
"No, mother, you don't understand. I bought a frozen turkey roll and he yelled and screamed at me about the price!"
"Well, the nerve of that lousy cheapskate!" says her mom. "Those turkey rolls are only a few dollars."
"No, mother it wasn't the price of the turkey, it was the airplane ticket."
"Airplane ticket.... What did you need an airplane ticket for?"
"Well mother, when I went to fix it, I looked at the directions on the package and it said - 'Prepare from a frozen state,' so I flew to Alaska!"
~~~
Stupid Computer Tricks
- Computer manufacturers are considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the "Any" key is.
- A technician received a call from a man complaining that the system wouldn't read word processing files from his old diskettes. After trouble-shooting for magnets and heat failed to diagnose the problem, it was found that the customer labeled the diskettes then rolled them into his typewriter to type the labels.
- A customer was asked to send a copy of her defective diskettes to the technician. A few days later a letter arrived from the customer along with Xeroxed copies of her diskettes.
- A technician advised his customer to put his troubled floppy back in the drive and close the door. The customer put the disk in, asked the tech to hold on, and was heard putting the phone down, getting up and closing the door to his room.
- A customer called to complain that his keyboard no longer worked. He had cleaned it by filling up his tub with soap and water and soaking the keyboard for a day, then he removed all the keys and washed them individually.
- An exasperated caller to Tech Support couldn't get her new computer to turn on. After ensuring the computer was plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing happens." The "foot pedal" turned out to be the computer's mouse.
- Another customer called Tech Support to say her brand-new computer wouldn't work. She said she unpacked the unit, plugged it in, and sat there for 20 minutes waiting for something to happen. When asked what happened when she pressed the power switch, she asked "What power switch?"
-new acronym for tech's... PICNIC= Problem In Chair Not In Computer.
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Door Signs
A person checks into a hotel for the first time in his life, and goes up to his room. Five minutes later he calls the desk and say, "You've given me a room with no exit. How do I leave?"
The desk clerk says, "Sir, that's absurd. Have you looked for the door?"
The person says, " Well, there's one door that leads to the bathroom. There's a second door that goes into the closet. And there's a door I haven't tried, but it has a 'do not disturb' sign on it."
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May you be blessed today with robust good health and the wisdom to stay that way

SOURCES
(1)http://www.emedicinehealth.com/thyroid_problems/article_em.htm
(2)http://www.healthy.net/scr/column.asp?ColumnId=33&ID=637

1 comment:

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