December 10, 2015

Thyroid part 2 of 5

Articles by Dr. Erdman are for informational purposes, and are not to be taken as specific medical advice.

In the last article, we looked at what functions the thyroid plays in our health and general information on it. In this week’s edition we will take an in depth look at factors that disrupt thyroid function.

There are 7 factors we will discuss in this article. These are heavy metals, medications, gluten, soy, fluoride, bromines and adrenal function/stress.

Heavy metals collecting in our bodies interfere with production of thyroid hormones. Lead, cadmium, mercury and other heavy metals come from many sources. Lead comes from some old paint and industrial wastes. Mercury is found in many vaccinations and contaminated water.

Medications such as steroids, barbiturates, cholesterol-lowering drugs and beta blockers can disrupt thyroid function.