Monitor Your Thyroid With This Simple Tool

Approximately 59 million Americans suffer from thyroid disorders. This small, butterfly-shaped gland controls the body’s metabolism, and how it consumes oxygen and produces heat. Problems occur when the thyroid releases too much or too little hormone. An thyroid that is either overactive or underactive can lead to a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, goiter, and Graves disease. Thyroid disorders are difficult to diagnose, and often require a series of specific blood tests. However, fifty years ago, Dr. Broda Barnes developed a test that helps begin the process…

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