It could be time to throw away those crappy old fry pans that have the Teflon coating flaking off and adding an unwanted seasoning to each meal. We all suspected a chemical substance that magically made our food not stick but seemed to like finding its way into our meals might not be so good for us. This article looks at the link that has been established between thyroid disease and Teflon exposure http://www.smh.com.au//breaking-news-national/thyroid-disease-linked-to-use-of-teflon-20100122-mojm.html
These clinical findings and the article itself are not new but it’s a good reminder that replacing your ageing fry pans with stainless steel or non Teflon based non stick surfaces instead of another Teflon coated pan is probably a wise choice. Your thyroid might just thank you.
The thyroid is in fact a very important endocrine gland located in your neck and if it begins to suffer under the weight of a hundred and one modern afflictions you may have trouble with everything from your blood pressure through to your weight, body temperature, energy levels, sleep, digestion and more.
I commonly encounter thyroid disease in the clinic and am very interested in treating it through the use of acupuncture and very detailed attention to all the causal factors. Functional medicine (addressing the underlying cause of disease) is so important, especially when it comes to the thyroid.