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GIVE YOUR THYROID SOME TLC

Is your thyroid gland making you fat, sad, and tired? It’s possible. An estimated 10–25 million people suffer from underactive thyroid—a condition called hypothyroidism. And some studies show even mild thyroid impairment can result in cognitive impairment.

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck; its job is to make hormones that regulate energy, metabolism, mood, heart rate, and other important functions. But when it’s out of whack, symptoms can include weight gain, fatigue, dry skin, sluggish thinking, and even depression.

If you suspect your thyroid’s not functioning properly, check with your health care provider. And support your thyroid—and overall health—with these seven foods.

is a great natural source of iodine. The thyroid requires iodine, a trace mineral, to synthesize sufficient amounts

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