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January is Thyroid Awareness Month and according to Thyroid.org, an estimated 20 million Americans have a form of thyroid disease. Becoming educated and understanding what role your thyroid has in your body is vital to everyday life. The thyroid produces hormones that help your body regulate your metabolism. When it is not functioning properly, you could experience Hyperthyroidism (it speeds up) or Hypothyroidism (it slows down).
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism are:
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism are:
Even though the cause of thyroid problems is unknown, there are some daily habits you can implement into your life. By eating foods that are rich in iodine, which iodine is the fuel that produces the thyroid hormone, you are less likely to develop thyroid problems in life.
10 Food Rich in Iodine: