The Thyroid Gland

Hey guys, Doctor Christopher Hood, we are in nutritional month. We already went over the general overview, we talked about brain body connection, and we also talked about the gallbladder. Today we’re going to talk about the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is overlooked in both men and women, most people are concerned about it only because it affects the gaining of weight, but the thyroid gland, the pituitary gland and the brain together actually control a lot of metabolic function which is important for health. The reason I bring it up because what happens is the thyroid gland in the neck, if you’re a person that deals with thyroid issuers, what we usually see is that your diet isn’t rich in something called Iodine. Now, Iodine is necessary for the production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4. So, what we’ll see in the production, is if you lack Iodine in your diet, your body doesn’t have what it needs to healthy thyroid hormones. Now people think “well I’m eating Iodized salt” Also known as table salt. You can’t extract it there. Its more used as a preservative. You actually need to take an iodine supplement or you should be eating it in food. If you’re a sushi fan, seaweed paper as a lot of Iodine in it, kelp has iodine in it, beats of Iodine in it, cabbage has Iodine in it. So, there’s different thing you can eat that have Iodine in there. We want that in your diet almost everyday. If you’re just not a fan of any of those things, you can take a supplement called Prolamine Iodine. Prolamine Iodine is a protein Iodine so even with an Iodine allergy you should be fine, but always check with your doctor first. But I just wanted to give you some tad bits on what you can do. If you don’t have it in your body constantly, your body can’t make the hormones. Another tip, if you’re getting choline from the shower through your skin, or in the tap water that you’re drinking it will out compete for Iodine. So, even if you’re taking Iodine and you’re experiencing high levels of choline you want be able to utilize it. Lastly as a chiropractor one big problem is where everyone is developing rounded shoulders and a forward head poster, from everyone being on their phones or working on the computer all day. Understand the thyroid gland in right in your neck, so when your neck started to travel forward, it will actually put compressive force against the nerves that are sending the signal from the brain to the thyroid so the thyroid works properly. So, what we do as chiropractors is that we make sure we get your spine to a normal alignment in your neck. So, the brain and thyroid can communicate properly. If you haven’t been to the  chiropractor and you’re having thyroid issues, please, seek out a chiropractor, go take a look, so your body works the way it’s supposed to work.

I hope you enjoyed, I’m doctor Christopher hood. You have an amazing month, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

What to expect during Nutrition Month

Hey guys, it’s Doctor Christopher Hood, and you made it through Valentine’s day. You hammered down all the chocolate you can this month, so let’s get started. It is Nutrition Month. In the month of March here, we want to get some really good topics so that you can really get granule with nutrition. Now, when you see us talk about nutrition, we’re talking about eating plenty of green leafy vegetables, talking about eating plenty of omega fats, drinking plenty of water. But we don’t always get pacific. So, this month we’re going to cover a couple of key things. We’re going to cover brain health, we’ll talk about brain body connection. Your brain and your spinal cord control the function of everything in your body, which is why every man woman and child needs to go to the chiropractor. It’s the missing ingredient of so many people’s health regiment and protocols that they just don’t know. I didn’t know when I worked as a pharmacist, I learned it now I live it, I love it and now I’m teaching it. SO we’re going to talk about brain health and how that supports health metabolism health body.

We’re going to talk about the thyroid gland, we’re going to get into the fact that your metabolic changes, your glandular system, what you need to do so that stays health. A lot of people have issues with the thyroid glans

We’re going to talk about the gall bladder, digestion. A lot of people don’t realize that the second largest part of your nervous system, after the brain and spinal cord is the digestion system. So, you have a whole second part of a nervous system in your stomach, your digestive system.

So aside from the general things, vegetables the omega fats, drinking plenty of water, eating lean proteins. All the things you hear that we have covered in the past, this month we’re going to get very very pacific. With thyroid function, gall bladder function, healthy brain and nervous system functions. So, that nutrition month is like on steroids. We’re going to teach you things that you can apply right away.

We’re going to give really great content that you can apply for not just yourself but for your family. Again, I’m Doctor Christopher Hood, it’s all good in the hood. We’ll chat again soon. God bless

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