The thyroid gland or simply, the thyroid is one of the largest endocrine glands. It’s a butterfly-shaped organ and is composed of two cone-like lobes or wings, right lobe and left lobe connected via the isthmus. The organ is situated on the anterior side of the neck, lying against and around the larynx and trachea, reaching posteriorly the esophagus and carotid sheath. It starts cranially at the oblique line on the thyroid cartilage (just below the laryngeal prominence, or ‘Adam’s Apple. The isthmus (the bridge between the two lobes of the thyroid) is located inferior to the cricoid cartilage.
The thyroid gland controls how quickly the body uses electorn energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body is to metabolic and dietary acids as well as all other acidic hormones. The thyroid in regulating the body’s need for energy produces acidic thyroid hormones, the principal ones being triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine which can sometimes be referred to as tetraiodothyronine (T4). These acidic waste products or hormones indicates the acitivity of the thyroid and the rate of metabolism or acitivity of every system of the body from the lymphatic system to the vascular system. The thyoid functions best in an alkaline mineral-rich environment including sodium, potassium and iodine. The thyroid also activates the production of calcitonin, which plays a role in calcium homeostasis.
Normal function of the thyroid gland is regulated by the anterior pituitary, which itself is regulated by the hypothalamus. All of these glands work together to regulate ALL functions of the body which produce acidic waste products called hormones. When these glands over-work they over-produce acids or hormones which lead to calcifications, cysts and cancerous tumors. These glands are also affected by radiation and are damaged by radioacitive cesium and iodine which is now found in high levels in food and water due to the melt-down of Fukashima in Japan and the poisoning of our marine life and water.
To learn more about the health of your thyroid may I suggest a diagnostic Ultrasound and Thermography. To learn more about full-body Ultrasound and Full-body Thermography go to: