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Is HEAVY METAL POISONING Causing My Thyroid Symptoms?

Sep 21, 2022 | Blog

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HEAVY METALS are widespread in our environment, and research proves their disastrous effects on human health.  If you suspect or already have a THYROID condition and STILL have persistent symptoms like extreme fatigue, brain fog, constipation, anxiety, depression and/or stubborn weight loss resistance then you may be asking: Is HEAVY METAL POISONING Causing My Thyroid Symptoms?

HEAVY METALS are rarely connected to poor thyroid health in conventional medicine. However, HEAVY METALS (HEAVY METAL TOXICITY) are a REAL problem that many doctors either ignore or miss altogether. Heavy metals accumulate in the thyroid interfering with its proper function, causing unresolved symptoms.

 The good news is that the problem of HEAVY METAL TOXICITY can be solved and your THYROID symptoms can be addressed.

HEAVY METALS MUST BE REMOVED, yet pharmaceuticals cannot do this effectively.

So, let’s take a look at which HEAVY METALS are the most damaging to your thyroid – and how detecting and correcting them can restore your THYROID health.

How Do Heavy Metals Affect Thyroid Function?

To understand how HEAVY METALS negatively affect the important HORMONES your thyroid produces, let’s first examine the critical role your thyroid plays in your body.




The thyroid gland is part of your HORMONAL or ENDOCRINE SYSTEM. It produces two main hormones, T4 and T3.  T4 is called INACTIVE hormone because it must first be converted to the ACTIVE form, which is called T3.

An enzyme converts T4 to T3 by taking off one of the IODINE atoms from the T4, turning it into Free T3 (FT3). Your body also uses some T4 to create another form of the hormone called Reverse T3 (RT3). Free T3 acts as a gas pedal for the mitochondria, the ‘energy packs’ of your cells, while Reverse T3 acts as a brake pedal.

Thyroid hormones are responsible for MANY critical functions in the body.

Together, these hormones work to control important metabolic factors such as energy, heart rate, fatigue, weight regulation, brain function, and more.

There are numerous conditions in the body that result from too little thyroid hormone (HYPOTHYROIDISM) or too much thyroid hormone (HYPERTHYROIDISM).

TWO MAJOR ones are AUTOIMMUNE related (HASHIMOTO’S and GRAVES). In AUTOIMMUNITY, your immune system is confused and attacks your thyroid gland.

Heavy Metals And Your Thyroid –  Could This Be What My Doctor Is Missing?

So, HEAVY METALS interfere with your thyroid hormones, yet your doctor could be missing it. That’s because the symptoms vary greatly from person to person.

So, how do you know if these HIDDEN POISONS are a culprit of your THYROID SYMPTOMS?

Which Metal is Responsible for Thyroid Disease?




Heavy Metals like to combine with the thyroid gland and interfere with some important MINERALS that the thyroid gland requires.

IODINE, a mineral in salt, is needed to make thyroid hormone. Without enough, a person can become hypothyroid.

Another important mineral is SELENIUM. Selenium helps convert inactive thyroid (T4) into the active form (T3). These two minerals are found in foods that we eat, so we get the amounts we need in our diet.

But sometimes, HEAVY METALS in the body can cause issues with the amount of iodine and selenium that are available to make healthy thyroid function.

The most common metals we see that accumulate in the body that affect thyroid function are ARSENIC, CADMIUM and MERCURY.


Arsenic is an environmental toxin most commonly found in polluted groundwater and in fish, shellfish and rice. In TOXIC doses, it can promote conditions such as diabetes, cancer and liver, kidney and heart damage.

Arsenic will interfere with the attachment of selenium, which can cause damage to the thyroid.


Cadmium is released into the environment by a manufacturing process known as smelting. IT can also get released through burning fossil fuels, where it can get into the air, water and soil.

Smokers have about DOUBLE the toxic burden of cadmium in their bodies, because on of the highest plant sources of cadmium are TOBACCO leaves.

Most importantly, cadmium can accumulate in the thyroid gland and due damage to the thyroid. It can cause GOITER and may even stimulate abnormally high thyroid cell growth, leading to THYROID


Mercury exposure occurs from burning coal and other fossil fuels.  When burned, mercury contaminates water, poisoning wildlife like fish and shellfish.  Mercury is also contained in dental fillings, which release tiny amounts of mercury vapor into the bloodstream every time you chew.

See a biological dentist to discuss having them replaced.

How does mercury affect your thyroid?

Like arsenic, Mercury binds to SELENIUM and reduces IODINE uptake, INHIBITING THYROID HORMONE production.

MERCUTY can also cause nervous system damage, kidney failure, respiratory failure and even death.


Can Heavy Metals cause Hashimoto’s?



Mercury may be one of the ROOT CAUSES of HASHIMOTO’S, an autoimmune disease where your IMMUNE SYSTEM attacks your thyroid.


Why does this happen?

Mercury damages the cells of your thyroid gland so much that your immune system can no longer recognize these thyroid cells as your own body, and starts to attack them.

Another theory is that your immune system goes on hyperalert to get rid of the mercury, and this CHRONIC INFLAMMATION stresses your immune system so much that it starts attacking your whole thyroid.


How Can I Test for Heavy Metal Poisoning

There are many ways to test heavy metals like Cadmium, mercury and arsenic in the body

If you would like to KNOW if you have HEAVY METAL TOXICITY, an advanced yet simple test is a Urine Test. Excreting an elevated level of these HEAVY METALS is a sure sign of toxicity.

The best, most advanced lab that offers HEAVY METAL testing is Vibrant America.


How Do You Get Rid of Heavy Metals from Your Body?


The answer is…

You make food, advanced supplementation and lifestyle choices that both MINIMIZE your exposure to them AND help your body remove them safely.



 Failure of your body’s natural ability to detoxify itself from HEAVY METALS results in health issues.

Supporting the body’s ability to bind to and eliminate toxins is a key part of healing your thyroid from HEAVY METAL exposure.

So, you MUST support your body’s natural detoxification and drainage systems.

Special agents that BIND toxins so they can be more easily excreted are required for this.


An excellent, natural REMEDY for BINDING environmental toxins is called Carbon Technology.

Made of specially-selected and precisely-formulated extracts of fulvic and humic acids, Carbon Technology uses these natural substances to tightly BIND HEAVY METALS to help remove them from your body via stools.


Hope For Your Thyroid

In conclusion, HEAVY METAL POISONING is difficult to avoid completely and may be impacting your THYROID and beyond, including heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disorders and even brain or neurological problems.

So, if you’ve ever asked “What is my doctor missing?” and suspect that HEAVY METAL POISONING may be a part of YOUR persistent, unresolved THYROID challenges, do NOT give up.

 It’s important to work with an experienced practitioner to DETECT AND CORRECT HEAVY METAL TOXICITY.

Addressing these HEAVY METALS will take your THYROID from TOXICITY to PURITY, and allow you to get back to looking, feeling and functioning at your best.