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January is Thyroid Awareness Month and
January 5-11 is National Folic Awareness Week
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G
lutamic acid, the most common
amino acid in vegetables, and which
accounts for almost a quarter of the protein
in vegetables, also helps reduce blood
pressure. Eating a vegetable-based diet,
suggests a new study published in the
Journal of the American Heart Association,
could help counter the current massive
public health problem of high blood pres-
sure, for which diagnosis and drug treat-
ment is often inadequate.
Keeping
Our Thyroid
Healthy
T
he thyroid, one of the most im-
portant glands, influences many
body functions, including maintain-
ing energy levels, sleep and metabo-
lism. To function properly, it needs
the right nutrients, foremost among
which is iodine, a basic building
block of thyroid hormones.
According to the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention, iodine
deficiency is on the rise in the United
States, and choosing foods wisely is
crucial. Sea vegetables, such as kelp,
wakame and nori, the seaweed used
Now Enrolling! for making sushi, are good sources of
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iodine and many other key minerals
that support thyroid health.
Zinc, iron and copper are essen-
Specialized Training tial to producing thyroid hormones,
in Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage
and antioxidants like vitamins A, C
Prepares graduates to sit for National Certifi cation through NCBTMB.
and E are necessary for neutralizing
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physical oxidative stress, a condition
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that often occurs along with poor
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thyroid function. Selenium, a trace
Includes clinical conditions such as:
mineral needed only in tiny amounts,
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is readily supplied in foods like Brazil
Fibromyalgia Multiple Sclerosis And many other conditions
nuts, peanuts, fish, eggs, parsley, oats
and mushrooms, as well as the noted
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