The thyroid gland is one of the most important endocrine glands, and is situated just below the Adam's Apple. In the fetus it is formed in week 7, using iodine in week 12, and making thyroid hormone in week 19.
The blood circulates through the thyroid gland every 17 minutes.
Thyroid hormone is responsible for maintaining metabolism. Hence, low thyroid hormone production leads to slow metabolism, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, cold hands and feet, and many more.
Slow metabolism impacts your adrenal glands.
Historically, when a medical practitioner has given his patient a diagnosis of "Diabetes", his treatment preference was the prescription of thyroid hormone. Why would that be?
And from the 1930's it has been well-researched that diabetes has been positively impacted by the sufferer taking daily amounts of vitamin C in large doses, with insulin doses being reduced, and some diabetes sufferers being “cured” (as described in a 1972 book by a respected medical practitioner.
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Many distressing symptoms such as bloating, gastric reflux, GERD, etc. are usually treated by doctors as due to stomach acid being TOO HIGH, but the underlying cause is not because stomach acid is too high but because it is TOO LOW.
Although many prescription medications do relieve symptoms they never address the cause, and symptoms will simply return.
Asthma, Allergies, Auto-Immune Diseases
LOW stomach acid may also be the underlying cause for asthma, allergies, and auto-immune diseases.