Most of us do our best when it comes to eating healthy, but most do not realize that eating healthy is only as effective as your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. When your body intakes food it breaks down and absorbs each nutrient, having balanced DNA and RNA levels helps to ensure that your body is effectively absorbing all the nutrients it needs. On average, the body only absorbs a small portion of nutrients that it intakes, meaning that a lot of the foods we eat for a healthy lifestyle can sometimes be improperly absorbed.
The thyroid is the largest gland in the endocrine system, the system responsible for generating the hormones that regulate all your body’s functions. Most people have heard of the thyroid at least in passing, and assume it has something to do with the body’s regulation of weight and metabolism. That’s true, but the thyroid is more complex than that.
RNA (ribonucleic acid) and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) are chemical compounds that are made by the human body. Each of the nucleic acids are fundamental for several important functions of our bodies, but to simplify how each works, think of DNA as the instructions or guidelines for specific tasks that our body completes, and RNA as the component that helps to carry out and complete those instructions or guidelines.
Most people are familiar with the idea of DNA as a “blueprint” of an organism and its unique traits. Our DNA defines an endless list of things: it makes us human, it contains information about our hair color, eye color, skin tone, allergies, and more. But while DNA does contain all the information about our physical structure, it’s much more than simply a blueprint — DNA, along with RNA, are nucleic acids that serve many important functions in the body besides our genetic background.