Thyroid Problems & Teflon

It seems more and more women come in the clinic with thyroid problems as one of their primary health issues.

So many are still tired, can’t lose weight, have brittle hair and nails, constipation — the list goes on.

We have a checklist in our office that lists with 27 symptoms for thyroid issues. And at least one-half of the women who continue to suffer with these symptoms are on thyroid medications, too!

I was reading an article this week about the Teflon pans we have been using for years; about how ingredients in those pans may be one of the culprits. A similar article was posted on Dr. Mercola’s website, too.

As a family, we stopped using Teflon five years ago. Sure, it was easy cleanup the Teflon pots and pans, but chemicals in our food? Instead of those, we use more pure butter, coconut, olive and other oils to coat the pan. Oils are needed for our brain, joints, skin and hair anyway.

If you love your Teflon, consider using ceramic-coated pans instead. Use more oils in your cooking (like those I list above), and experience fewer health issues over the years. We have. Isn’t it worth a try?

— Dr. Rusty