Before I begin, I will give an update on my health in my next post. Thank you to so many for asking.

This post continues our discussion about supplementation. See my previous posts, in order, here, here, here, and finally here. Remember, we’re taking the executive summary approach, just the essentials.

The thyroid gland is one of the most important hormone glands in the body. If I had to single out one essential hormone for health and healing, it would be the thyroid hormone, T3. It is essential in RNA transcription. It plays an essential role in glucose production and uptake, bodily energy consumption, fat uptake and use, and it even is involved in heart rate and blood pressure. It is also essential for nervous system development in infants and embryos.

This post is about micronutrients, so I won’t go deeply into thyroid function here, but suffice to say, you cannot heal properly without adequate T3 levels. There are two micronutrients your body must have to produce T3—Selenium and Iodine.

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