New research has determined that chemical used to make non-stick pans and cooking appliances may increase the risk of hypothyroidism and certain thyroid cancers, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

PFOA is a perfluorinated chemical (PFC) that is used in the production of Teflon and similar products that claim to resist stains, water, oil, grease, fire, or heat. Even waterproof coats and gloves contain PFOA. The major problem with PFOA is that it does not break down in the environment and is toxic to animals and humans. In fact, numerous studies have linked PFOA exposure to thyroid disease.

Altered thyroid function will affect the whole body. Your thyroid is important for regulating energy, body temperature, metabolism rate, heart rate, reproduction, digestion, skin health, and more. Signs that your thyroid might be struggling include always feeling tired, cold hands and feet, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, poor mood, foggy head, and more.

HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF AND HEAL YOUR THYROID

Undoubtedly, you have been exposed to PFOA already. You can greatly reduce your exposure by eliminating the use of non-stick, Teflon coated frying pans and anything that claims to resist stains, water, oil, grease, fire, or heat.

TAKE WHEATGRASS

Have you heard of wheatgrass? Some people joke that it is the magical juice for all to use. It’s a great way to add nutrients to your body but it’s also a way to heal certain medical issues in your body.

A thyroid is something that everyone has but sometimes it decides to go a little wacky. When you thyroid is not acting right, then your whole body is out of whack. A lot of times, having a messed up thyroid can cause you to gain weight and face bigger health issues. Wheatgrass can help you get control of your thyroid in more ways than one.

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