Located between your voice box and collar bone, and wrapped above the windpipe is a butterfly shaped gland that is very important to our metabolic system. The gland is the Thyroid, yes it is shaped like a butterfly and is vital to our body system because it provides and produces thyroid hormone. A very powerful chemical that regulates metabolism and body temperature. It is a small gland but a very powerful one because it basically rules everything from the nervous system, waistline, energy level, and mood. If your think your thyroid is off, look for symptoms of dry skin, hair loss, nervousness, forgetfulness, fatigue, and even cold hands. These are all warning signs your thyroid may not be working properly. Check with your doctor to follow through.