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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…

Julian Alcarez Declines His 2017 CrossFit Games Qualification


Julian Alcarez had his rookie year at the 2015 CrossFit Games and barely missed qualifying for the 2016 CrossFit Games. He’s spent time training and putting in the work to qualify and finished in fourth overall at the 2017 California Regionals, earning his second trip to the Games.But life happens and priorities change and Julian Alcarez has a baby on the way to Miranda Oldroyd and Julian Alcarez has declined his qualifying berth in order to be there for the birth of his first child.
As a result, his spot goes to sixth place finisher Wesley “Holden” Rethwill. Here’s the emotional video of the moment it was announced:

Good on Julian for not only having the capacity to make it to the Games but also the maturity to set his priorities and put his family first.

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