Causes of Thyroid Dysfunction - Modern Epidemic

While most of the people tie thyroid dysfunction issues to genetics and/or genetic mutations due to different reasons - it's pretty obvious that this disease is mostly nutrition and lifestyle related.

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A constant overwhelming of body's system with insulin production and elevation and also constant physical overwhelming, very often made more severe due to choosing wrong additional activities in pursue for health and looks, are the most evident causes. Because of spread of false information it's very common - i.e. choosing an exercise such as long distance running (sprints and walks are different) and/or other long lasting, steady state exercises for losing weight (especially by women, men are less prone to damage their bodies that much).

Our bodies don't have any option other than down regulate thyroid (and others) hormones to a great extent. The damage caused by improper, long-lasting diet is usually irreversible. HOWEVER diet principles I recommend make managing the symptoms of various metabolic diseases possible and easy. Often they can also reverse a damage to a certain (quite considerable) extent. I can't promise a full recovery, that would be too much - but there has been testimonials of people achieving a totally repaired thyroid functioning while using cyclic ketogenic diets and various variations of them.

The Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland is a metabolism hormone-producing gland in the low part of the neck. The thyroid produces hormones required by the body that help regulate metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature. Thyroid hormones are also necessary for children to grow and develop.

Thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) are the two most important hormones made by the thyroid. The gland also makes calcitonin, a hormone involved in calcium metabolism. A hormone made by the pituitary gland called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) acts to stimulate hormone production by the thyroid gland.

The thyroid uses iodine to produce vital hormones. Thyroxine, also known as T4, is the primary hormone produced by the gland. After delivery via the bloodstream to the body's tissues, a small portion of the T4 released from the gland is converted to triiodothyronine (T3), which is the most active hormone.