The thyroid gland is a member of the glandular or endocrine system. The English medical term derives from the Greek words: thyreos meaning shield, and eidos meaning form. It’s located at the front of the neck. It is slightly heavier in women than in men and enlarges in pregnancy.
The thyroid gland secretes the hormone thyroxin directly into the bloodstream. Thyroxin is also known as thyroid hormone. Thyroxin is an iodine-containing compound. In fact, the thyroid gland itself is chiefly comprised of the mineral iodine and therefore is vital and necessary for optimal thyroid health and functioning.
The function of the thyroid gland includes: regulation of normal body growth in infancy and childhood, regulation of metabolism, regulation of body temperature, maintenance of skeletal maturation; and regulation of protein, fat and carbohydrates. These functions supra are dependent upon thyroxin or thyroid hormone.
The thyroid gland in most Americans is sluggish if not outright inactive. Inactive or underactive thyroid gland plays a major role in obesity, because the thyroid gland helps regulate metabolism, which is dependent upon the burning of fat converted from sugar.
Pathologies of the thyroid gland include:
- thyroid cancer
Lack of iodine plays a major role in the development of these diseases or pathologies.
Healing Thyroid Naturally
The thyroid gland responds to blue and violet colors.
Blue colored stones include: blue lace agate, angelite, chrysocola, celestite, azurite, and lapis lazuli. These stones can be placed directly on the thyroid gland for a few minutes to help correct any imbalance at this chakra.
It’s interesting that the thyroid gland responds to violet, since the chief mineral for the thyroid gland is iodine, which term is derived from the Greek word ioeides meaning violet. Iodine is a bluish-black solid that becomes a violet vapor when heated. Hence, the thyroid gland responds to blue and violet.
Goiter is simply the result of a severe iodine deficiency and can be reversed with adequate amounts of iodine in the daily diet.
Great and natural sources of iodine include:
- White Oak bark
- Black Walnut hulls
- Seaweeds, especially sea weeds, which include Nori, Dulse, Kelp, Irish Moss, Iceland Moss, Bladderwrack, Spirulina, Chlorella, Hiziki, Arame, Wakame, Red Marine algae, and Blue Green algae to name a few.
Seaweed is the greatest and best food for humans as it supplies us with every nutrient we need for optimal health-including iodine. Iodine is essential for anyone attempting to lose weight (fat), naturally.
Iodized salt is not an acceptable source of iodine. While iodized salt may have curbed the incidence of cretinism in the United States, it greatly played a role in the development of high blood pressure in this country.
Instead of using iodized salt under the banner of sodium chloride (white table salt), it’s much better (and safer) to use sea salt (available at health food stores).
Magnets can greatly help in thyroid problems by stimulating the thyroid gland. Simply put a magnet on the thyroid gland for a few hours and the thyroid will revive. This technique alone will reverse thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland).
If you are pregnant, it is vitally essential that you obtain adequate amounts of iodine.
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