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Chemicals Linked to Thyroid Disease: 10 Tips to Protect Your Health

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By Lorri Ballance Laird, LuxEco Advocate

You may be at risk to thyroid dysfunction due to chemicals in the environment.

Three summers ago, I suddenly found myself exhausted and depressed. I slept for four to five hours a day after seeing my son off on the summer camp bus, and I couldn't
manage to take care of my household. A visit to my doctor revealed my problem -- my thyroid had essentially stopped working, and I was told that I had actually been in danger of going into a coma. My doctor immediately prescribed Synthroid, a synthetic hormone, and a few months later, I was on the road to recovery. But it took a good six months before I was feeling truly well. And somehow, I can't feel really well taking a synthetic hormone for the rest of my life.

Cross-posted from LuxEcoLiving.