We all have stress we deal with everyday. It seems never ending! The problem is that chronic stress can lead to thyroid and liver problems. Your liver plays an important role in converting T4, a hormone produced in the thyroid gland that increases the rate at which our cells use energy, or metabolism. But stress will sometimes make that conversion difficult leading to additional health issues, so managing your stress is vital to maintaining good thyroid health.
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Since toxins combined with stress can lead to a Perfect Storm as described by Dr. Ernst, here are the main chemical exposures we are exposed to everyday that can have a significant effect on your metabolism.