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Environmental Factors Behind Thyroid Disease | Wellness Clinic

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of the neck. It's in charge of releasing essential thyroid hormones which control the body's metabolism, the way the body uses energy. The thyroid gland's hormones regulate vital body functions, such as breathing, heart rate, central and peripheral nervous systems, body temperature and more.

What causes autoimmune thyroid disease?
As essential as the thyroid gland is, however, the body's own immune system can sometimes malfunction and attack this important endocrine organ, ultimately affecting its function. Autoimmune thyroid diseases, like Hashimoto's thyroid disease and Graves' disease, have been on the rise in the United States. While the diagnosis of thyroid disease has increased, many doctors still don't know the cause of the issue, but these have been linked to several factors.

Environmental Factors for AITD
A number of environmental factors have been associated with the development an…

Top Sperm Quality: Mediterranean Diet

The researchers analyzed data from studies that have investigated the Association with male fertility diet. Researchers found an inverse relationship between low sperm quality and a healthy diet.

Under a healthy diet meant a diet with high levels of nutrients (fatty acids omega-3, vitamins E, C, D, folic acid, beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, cryptoxantine, lycopene) and low levels of saturated fatty acids and TRANS fats.


 


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The experts found that fish, seafood, poultry, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy products with low fat content has a positive impact on the quality of sperm. And processed meat, soy products, potatoes, fatty dairy products, cheese, coffee, alcohol, sugary drinks and sweets reduced sperm quality.


Scientists came to the conclusion that the transition to a healthy diet, e.g. Mediterranean diet can significantly increase the chances of men for paternity.



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I am actually going to talk about what is metabolic health, why is it important for your overall health, and how you can improve it with olive oil. I started using Leonardo olive oil a few months back and am experiencing the benefits. Over the last decade or so, there has been a sharp rise in non-communicable diseases or NCDs, globally, and statistics clearly indicate that this will only get worse. In the Indian context, there are four NCDs that…


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