Sea Salt and Thyroid Function
Preventing Thyroid Cancer
“You have cancer” are words nobody wants to hear from their doctor, no matter where the cancer is located in your body. Sadly, cancer kills more of us in the West than anything except heart disease.
Thyroid cancer includes four different types of malignant tumors within this tiny gland responsible for regulating your metabolism. Since thyroid cancer often demonstrates no pain or symptoms in its early stages, it can spread to other organs in your body before it is detected. Most people don’t realize it, but thyroid cancer strikes all ages — from young children to the elderly.
The thyroid is a tiny, master gland in your neck. I like to think of it as in the shape of eagles wings, so if you conquer your thyroid problems, you will feel like you are soaring on eagles' wings! It has great hormonal influence on your body - from regulating your heartbeat to regulating your sexual organs, to effecting every cell in the body including your energy levels, moods, fatigue levels. Thyroid hormones regulate your metabolic rate and therefore low levels of thyroid hormone can cause weight gain.
In addition to these symptoms, low thyroid function can cause:
Heart disease, cancer, depression, artritis, bad circulation, decreased hearing, ezcema, migranes, brain fog, hypertension, diabetes, and infertitily issues; all due to low thyroid function.
You can diagnose low thyroid activity in various ways. Look at your tongue - is it swollen and does it feel too big for the mouth? Do you have a puffy face? Are you anemic? Do you have dry skin and slow reflexes? Test your morning body temperature - with a thermometre under your arm or mouth first thing in the morning. A colder than average body temperature could signify a thyroid illness, as does difficulties swallowing or feeling a lump in the neck. If you are concerned, visit your GP if you & carry out appropriate blood tests with him/her.
Two, natural, holisitic ways to treat low thyroid function are the following:
1) You need to avoid soy and soy products. Soy is commonly know as a health food, but it is not. It inhibits the absorption of basic minerals and nutrients including iodine into the blood stream and our bodies.
2) Iodine is very important to up the function of your thyroid. This is readily available in unrefined natural sea salt - not normal table salt.
With 600 Brits dying every single day from cancer, there’s no time to waste; switch from using normal table salt to unrefined sea salt, and check out my recipes which are low fat and contain sea salt by clicking here.
One of my favourites is Chicken and Coconut Curry Recipe including Sea Salt:-
- Chicken Breasts x 5
- 2 red onions
- 1 pepper
- 1 clove of garlic
- 5 tablespoons of dessicated coconut
- 4 tablespoons of tomato paste/puree
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons garam massala
- 2 tablespoons mild curry powder
- one teaspoon of sea salt
- one teaspoon of chili flakes
- Optional cornflour to thicken the sauce