Thyroid

Is Taking Multivitamins Safe?

…carotenoids and retinyl palmitate, instead of beta carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. The reason is that some people, especially those with low thyroid or alcoholism, can’t convert beta carotene into vitamin A. In smokers, beta carotene is converted into a carcinogen. If you take beta carotene, you…

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Benefits of Yoga: A Powerful Exercise for Your Heart

…in terms of the physical posturing involved, and the bodily organs that those positions stimulate. For example, the headstand pose stimulates the thyroid gland. But, for a cardiologist like me the benefits of yoga for heart health are about the breath work involved with yoga. The Secret to Yoga for Heart…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…radiation exposure. Some good choices are kale, carrots, spinach, apricots, and melons. * Potassium, calcium, and mineral rich foods help support thyroid function—the gland that is most easily impacted by radiation exposure of any type. Choose from fruit, nuts and seeds, fish, and poultry. * A sea…

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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…form toxins called trihalomethanes. These have been linked with asthma, cancer, and heart disease. Chlorine has also been shown to interfere with thyroid function. Limit your time in chlorinated pools or spas, as chlorine is absorbed through the skin, and shower immediately after exposure. If your tap…

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