Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

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How to Have a Healthy Thyroid

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Question: I’ve read somewhere that traumatic brain injury or overexposure to X-rays can cause or aggravate hypothyroidism. Is there a way for the associated glands to heal?
 
Dr. Brownstein’s Answer:
 
Brain injury can damage the pituitary/hypothalamus glands, which stimulate the thyroid
gland to produce thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is very sensitive to radiation. It is best to use a lead apron that covers the thyroid area when getting dental or chest X-rays to minimize radiation exposure to the thyroid.
 
If the thyroid has been damaged from either trauma or radiation, there are steps you can take to repair it. Supplying the thyroid with healthy nutrients will aid its recovery. Ensuring adequate iodine intake also can help optimize thyroid function.
 

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Question: I've read somewhere that traumatic brain injury or overexposure to X-rays can cause or aggravate hypothyroidism. Is there a way for the associated glands to heal? Dr. Brownstein's Answer: Brain injury can damage the pituitary/hypothalamus glands, which stimulate...
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