Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pesticides and Your Thyroid Gland

It looks as though they found another way pesticides can harm your body.  Researchers from Nebraska Medical Center found that women exposed to certain pesticides had a 40% increased chance of developing a condition called hyperthyroidism.  One way of treating hyperthyroidism is to remove part of the thyroid, which in turn would make the individual rely on a lifetime of medications to control hormone levels in the body.

Just another GREAT reason to eat organic!  As a reminder, click here for a list of the top 12 foods your should most definitely eat organic and a list of produce that are safe conventionally.

Happy organic eating!

Mommy Bridget

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