This is a gland at the base of your neck that produces a hormone that regulates body heat, controlled by the hypothalamus and pituatary glands. It’s like a thermostat that controls the rate at which fat is burned and controls the overall metabolic rate as well. You need the mineral Selenium to create the enzyme that will stimulate the thyroid hormone to help burn fat.
This an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the thyroid tissue and may be triggered by the following:
- adrenal insufficiency
- chronic stres
- celiac disease
- digestive issues
- exposure to toxins like dental amalgam fillings
- food sensitivities
- deficiencies in Vit. D & Selenium
- medications used to treat hyperthyroidism
- pituitary disorders
- thyroid surgery
- too much or too little iodine
If you can determine the trigger and deal with the issue at the root of the problem, you can possibly improve the symptoms of this disorder, along with your doctor’s advice.