Clinical Nutritionist Josh Gitalis of Joshgitalis.com discusses chemicals that can compromise Thyroid function. 3 chemicals that can inhibit the thyroid gland include:
Fluoride – found in toothpaste and drinking water
Chlorine – found in pools, drinking water and showers
Bromine – Found in bakery products and fire retardants in carpeting, computers and furniture
These three chemicals compete with iodine, which is required for optimal thyroid health, within the body. A supervised urine test with a qualified health practitioner can assess levels of iodine in the body and help determine whether you need to consume more iodine to counter the effects of these 3 chemicals.