Thyroid health

 

Your thyroid gland regulates the body's metabolic rate as well as cardiovascular risk, digestive function, muscle control, brain development, mood, bone turnover, and longevity. What an important organ!

 

Unfortunately, your thyroid...

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Sodium

Sources:

  • Natural sea salt, e.g., Celtic sea salt is a superfood. It contains 43 trace minerals including sodium in the correct ratio. Table salt or iodised salt are not good options as they have been processed and the other nutrients have been...
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Silica

Sources

  • Banana
  • Spinach and green beans
  • Seafood
  • Root vegetables
  • Nuts

 

Deficiency

  • Deficiency is likely if you have had your stomach removed (gastrectomy)

 

Uses

  • To strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis
  • For healthy hair, skin and...
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Selenium

Sources:

  • Brazil nuts, cashews
  • Seafood, meats, poultry
  • Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Eggs

 

Deficiency:

The selenium content of food depends on whether the crop was grown in selenium-rich or poor soil and whether the animal meats were fed rich or poor...

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Manganese

Sources

  • Brown Rice
  • Nuts: Pecans, Almonds
  • Legumes: pinto, beans, navy beans, peanuts
  • Fruit: Pineapples, grapes, berries, kiwi

Deficiency

  • Iron and manganese fight for absorption. If you have high iron stores, you will probably have low...
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Iron

Anemia or low iron is common in menstruating women whereas iron overload is common in postmenopausal women. Please test before starting an iron supplement and retest again later.

 

 

Sources:

  • Meat - beef, lamb
  • Seafood - oysters, clams,...
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Iodine

Sources:

  • Seaweed- kelp, nori, kombu, and wakame
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Salt - Iodised salt is not recommended. Natural salt contains 43 trace minerals and is a super food, iodised salt is highly-processed and has had 40 of the minerals removed imbalancing...
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Vitamin E

Sources:

  • Seeds: sunflower
  • Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts,
  • Green vegetables: spinach, broccoli
  • Fruit: kiwi, mango, tomato,

 

Deficiency:

Found in women on low-fat diets or those with digestion issues.

 

Uses:

  • Specific nutrient for hormonal...
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Vitamin D

Sources:

  • Safe sunshine exposure. Note sunscreen blocks vitamin D absorption
  • Fatty fish especially cod liver oil
  • Egg yolk
  • Mushrooms, especially those grown under ultraviolet light

 

Deficiency:

This is extremely common these days, people...

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Vitamin B

B vitamins play important roles within the body individually but also collectively. It's best to always start with the entire B family, called a B complex and then add individual B’s if required afterward. B vitamins are water-soluble which...

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