Common Food Additives Could Have ‘Lifelong’ Health Consequences, Pediatrician Group Warns







The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning of the dangers of common additives found in foods and packaging. In a policy statement and accompanying report released Monday, the professional medical organization bluntly declared that many additives could have disastrous effects on health, especially for children. It also called for a dramatic overhaul in how the federal government regulates these ubiquitous chemicals.

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High Energy Boxing Can Be the Ideal Workout to Alleviate the Symptoms of Thyroid Conditions







Exercise programs are a good way to keep in shape and stay healthy. According to the American College of Sports Medicines, an adult should do cardiovascular workouts for 30 minutes a day, five days a week for major health benefits. While exercise is good for everyone, in this article we will focus on the importance of exercise for patients who have a thyroid disease.

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Is thyroid cancer linked to new sofas?

I got cancer from my SOFA: Woman reveals shocking diagnosis that could be linked to the flame-retardants in her furniture

  • Juliet Shand, from Kent, was often teased about having a husky, gravelly voice 
  • But, after trouble swallowing food, tests showed she’d developed thyroid cancer 
  • Her treatment was successful, but cases have risen 139 per cent since the 1990s
  • A recent study found a link between the disease and some flame-retardent sofas

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Thyroid Gland Nourishment


Thyroid glands need nourishment! Make sure your diet and your daily supplement provide you with iodine, selenium, and zinc which are three key nutrients needed by the thyroid gland for basic functioning. Sea vegetables such as 1 tablespoon of dulse flakes daily provides you with a nice dose of iodine, just 1-2 Brazil nuts each day provide you with ample selenium, and zinc is found in beef, oysters, dark meat chicken, cashews, pumpkin seeds, almonds, yogurt, and many other sources!

9 Medical Causes of a Slow Metabolism


Your metabolism is how your body turns calories into energy, so when you say you have a “slow metabolism,” you really mean your body is hanging onto calories, causing unwanted weight gain. But what causes this to happen? For some people, it could be too much cortisol, known as the “stress hormone.” Normal amounts of cortisol can help you burn fat if it’s working in tandem with other chemicals in your body. But if you have too much cortisol—like if you’re really stressed out for a long time—your body may think you’re under duress and could need extra energy. which is why it clings to calories. This also happens if you have a medical condition called Cushing’s Syndrome, a disorder of the adrenal glands that releases too much cortisol into the bloodstream. “The excess cortisol can promote a significant amount of weight gain,” Michael West, MD, an endocrinologist at the Washington Endocrine Clinic in Washington, DC, told These are other signs stress is making you sick.

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