Tag Archives: Thyroid

Large Human Study Links Phthalates, BPA and Thyroid Hormone Levels

Science Daily A link between chemicals called phthalates and thyroid hormone levels was confirmed by the University of Michigan in the first large-scale and nationally representative study of phthalates and BPA in relation to thyroid function in humans. The U-M … Continue reading

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Are Boys Turning in to Girls Because of Synthetic Chemicals?

Food Freedom Group Cases of accelerated puberty in young girls and the “transgender” phenomenon are occurring with increasing frequency. Recently we are seeing accelerated puberty in young girls, alarming increase in men with extremely low sperm counts and transgender phenomenon growing at alarming pace. Endocrinologists … Continue reading

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Researchers Show Mercury Exposure Doubles Risk of Autoimmune Disorders

Prevent Disease New research in Environment International Journal shows that women with higher levels of mercury exposure are more than twice as likely to have elevated levels of antibodies that are associated with autoimmune disorders such as arthritis and lupus. … Continue reading

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Modeled nitrate levels in well water supplies and prevalence of abnormal thyroid conditions among the Old Order Amish in Pennsylvania

Aschebrook-Kilfoy et al. Environmental Health   Background Nitrate is a widespread contaminant of drinking water supplies, especially in agricultural areas. Nitrate intake from drinking water and dietary sources can interfere with the uptake of iodide by the thyroid, thus potentially … Continue reading

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Iodine is Important but a New Study Shows Too Much Causes Problems

Mercola Iodine is a vitally important nutrient that is detected in every organ and tissue. Along with being essential for healthy thyroid function and efficient metabolism, there is increasing evidence that low iodine is related to numerous diseases, including cancer. … Continue reading

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement

Diamanti-Kandarakis et al. Endocrine Reviews There is growing interest in the possible health threat posed by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are substances in our environment, food, and consumer products that interfere with hormone biosynthesis, metabolism, or action resulting in a … Continue reading

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Thyroid cancer, fracking and nuclear power

Source: Activist Post Thyroid cancer cases have more than doubled since 1997 in the United States, while deadly industrial practices that contaminate groundwater with radiation and other carcinogens are also rising. New information released by the U.S. National Cancer Institute … Continue reading

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How much iodine is too much?

Source: Reuters Iodine deficiency is a major health problem worldwide, but a new study points to the potential downsides of too much iodine. Iodine is a mineral found in iodized salt, seafood, eggs, dairy and some breads. It is used … Continue reading

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Doctors unsure why thyroid cancer cases on the rise

Source: USA Today INDIANAPOLIS – Thyroid cancer, which affects about 11 people per 100,000 each year, seems to be on the rise. It’s a trend that baffles medical researchers. National Cancer Institute statistics suggest that in recent years the number … Continue reading

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Are Your Clothes Making You Sick?

Source: Natural Society With every form of industry slashing costs and utilizing potentially dangerous new manufacturing technologies in an attempt to monetize and reduce workload, many of these companies are putting your health at risk. Such is the case with … Continue reading

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