Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from the Thyroid Pharmacist and thought that we would share it. Dr. Izabella Wentz titles it Mercury Mercury Exposure and Hashimoto’s.
It offers us some fascinating ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:
Mercury can deplete the body of selenium, a vital nutrient required in the synthesis of thyroid hormone. We know that most people with Hashimoto’s will be found to have selenium deficiency, and that this is a widely recognized trigger of autoimmune thyroid conditions.
Give the rest of this remarkable piece of writing a read for more information and context.