According to the American Thyroid Association, 20 million Americans have thyroid dysfunction. With women dominating the majority of this statistic, dysfunction hits home with the vanity symptoms like weight gain, thinning hair, fluid retention, tough skin/eczema and brittle, breaking fingernails. (But really, it effects plenty of me too.) Low energy, low libido, constipation, inability to regulate body temperature, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, poor sleep patterns and fertility issues regularly lead patients to doctors looking for a magic pill to fix it all. (Infomercial time…) What if I told you that you could clear up many or all of these symptoms by making basic nutritional and lifestyle changes that would also improve your overall health?
Need one more reason to regularly exercise?
Research1 shows that for some people, exercise can be just as effective as prescription drugs in preventing early death.