Know The Autoimmune Triggers

Good Morning,

One of the most common questions I get is…”How did I develope this autoimmune condition?”  Well…it’s pretty much geneteics and the environment.  it is a matter of what came first, the chicken or the egg?  We all know that genetically, you may be at risk for developing certain problems and/or conditions.

If your mom had a thyroid condition, if your grandmother had a thyroid condition, you probably have a thyroid ondition too, so it’s genetic.

Then there are the environmental factors, one of them eing chemicals such as cigarette smoke.  There are over 519 chemicals in cigarettes.  Here are just a few of them…

TSNAs: Tobacco-specific N-nitorsamines (TSNAs) are know to be some of the most potent carcinogens present in smokeless tobacco, snuff and tobacco smoke.

Benzene:  Benzene can be found in pesticides and gasoline.  It is present in high levels in cigarette smoke and accounts for half of all human exposure to this hazardous chemical.

Pesticides:  Pesticides are used on our lawns and gardens, and inhaled into our lungs via cigarette smoke.

Formaldehyde:  Formaldehyde is a chemical used to preserve dead bodies and is respobsible for soe of the nose, throat and eye irritation smokers experience when breathing in cigarette smoke.

So chemicals in general can trigger an autoimmune response, like the latest chemical that’s hit the news…BPA.  This is a very nasty chemical called bisphenol A.  its used in a lot of plastics, and BPA is extremely bad for thyroid health; it can trigger Hashimotos’s thyroditis or autoimmune thyroid.

Rocket fuel is another!  You heard that correctly, I said rocket fuel!  ou may ask….”How am I exposed to rocket fuel?”  Studies have shown that 30-40 percent of women in America have rmenants of rocket fuel in their body.  It gets into the ground water.  It stays there for a very long time.

One of the biggest triggers for an autoimune thyroid is iodine.  When it comes to Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroid, iodine is probably the BIGGEST TRIGGER!

More on that in the next article…..

Don’t suffer a minute longer….call the office at 850-862-2224 to get your complete workup….to find relief.

Have a great day!

Dr. Price


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