metabolism Tag

The term “underactive metabolism” is thrown around a lot, and is often blamed for difficulty losing weight. So, what does it actually mean? A slow or underactive metabolism is simply the result of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce the necessary amount of the hormone thyroxine. This can be due to an iodine deficiency, autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto’s, or many other reasons. The thyroid gland is found in your throat, and is made up of a left and a right half. The thyroid may be small, but it can have a big impact when it misfunctions! How...