Toxins can trigger autoimmunity. Cosmetics are major sources of toxins. Anything applied on the skin gets absorbed by the body; this explains why doctors use medicinal patches. Many of the ingredients in cosmetics are endocrine disruptors, which may have an adverse impact on the thyroid gland.
Fluoride is a thyroid suppressor. In doses of only 0.9 mg to 4.2 mg daily, it can cause hyperthyroidism. People in fluoridated regions can consume up to 6.6 mg daily. Fluoride causes inflammation of the thyroid gland, gradually killing it.
The primary sources of fluoride are tap water and toothpaste. Other sources include:
- Bottled beverages
- Chewing tobacco
- Rock salt
- Food supplements
Thyroiditis patients report improvement after cutting fluoride consumption.
Gluten is not only found in food but also personal care products such as shampoo. Patients with gluten sensitivity should avoid using products with gluten as they may trigger autoimmunity. Not only should thyroiditis patients use gluten-free personal care products, but also products with natural ingredients. Natural ingredients are less toxic than artificial and synthetic chemicals. Acure products are an excellent choice as they are free of gluten, parabens, and other harsh chemicals. One should never compromise their health for beauty.
Parabens are endocrine disruptors, meaning they can cause a hormonal imbalance. Some endocrine disruptors prevent normal hormone activity while others mimic hormones. When the endocrine disruptor such as paraben imbalances the thyroid hormone, or TSH, the thyroid malfunctions resulting in thyroid disorders.
Endocrine disruptors are found in plastics and personal care products. They cause early menopause in women, according to a recent study. Triclosan, which is found in most anti-bacterial soaps, is known to cause thyroiditis, weight gain, and fertility problems in women.
Many women wear makeup and lipstick without knowing they are major sources of toxins. Lipstick contains heavy metals and arsenic. Arsenic, aside from causing cancer, can cause thyroid hormone imbalance. To be on the safe side, women should always ensure that the products they are using do not contain toxic substances.