Goitrogenic Foods and Thyroid Conditions

The goitrogenic foods include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, mustard greens, radishes, spinach, strawberries, peaches, soy-based foods, peanuts. These are foods that interfere with iodine uptake and suppress thyroid function. There were animal studies that found that the breakdown products of cruciferous vegetables called [...]

Goitrogenic Foods and Thyroid Conditions 2019-03-17T23:57:53+00:00

Will Iodine Worsen My Thyroid Condition?

We cannot effectively treat thyroid conditions, unless there is adequate levels of iodine, as iodine is needed in order for the thyroid to function.

Will Iodine Worsen My Thyroid Condition? 2019-03-11T03:39:02+00:00

Iodine and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Should iodine be avoided in autoimmune thyroid conditions? The controversy is around thyroperoxidase (TPO) which is an enzyme that is necessary for the production of both T3 and T4.  There is some evidence that consuming iodine will increase the TPO antibodies, which are the [...]

Iodine and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease 2019-03-04T03:56:25+00:00

Do we get enough iodine from iodized salt?

Iodized salt contains 77g of iodine per gram of salt. The average American consumes 4-10grams of salt per day. The bioavailability of iodized salt is about 10%, therefore iodized salt provides between 30-77g/d and the RDA is 150g/d. Our tissues actually require about 6-50mg [...]

Do we get enough iodine from iodized salt? 2019-01-02T07:21:36+00:00

FIVE Reasons for the Increase in Low Iodine Levels

Low iodine can lead to thyroid disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, cancer (including breast and prostate). FIVE Reasons for the Increase in Low Iodine Levels Our soils are mineral deficient. Crops grown in iodine-deficient soil will be deficient in iodine. People on low-sodium diets. Even [...]

FIVE Reasons for the Increase in Low Iodine Levels 2018-12-10T04:10:07+00:00

Does Iodine Deficiency Only Happen in Third World Countries?

No, iodine deficiency does not only occur in third world countries. We are seeing an increase in iodine deficiency in developed countries. The largest sources of iodine is in sea vegetables and ocean fish, therefore diets lacking in seafood can lead to iodine deficiency. [...]

Does Iodine Deficiency Only Happen in Third World Countries? 2018-11-19T04:24:19+00:00

NINE Symptoms Associated With Low Thyroid Function

NINE symptoms associated with low thyroid function: Cold hands and feet Dry Skin, brittle nails Constipation weight gain, difficulty losing weight excessive hair loss, outer 1/3 of eyebrow without hair growth PMS, Fertility issue Depression Fatigue poor concentration

NINE Symptoms Associated With Low Thyroid Function 2018-11-13T02:19:24+00:00

FOUR Benefits of Iodine

Improves thyroid and all endocrine gland function. Tissues that utilize iodine: thyroid, adrenal glands, breast, prostate gland, thymus, ovaries, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, GI tract, bones, connective tissue. Thyroid hormones are T3 and T4 which refers to the number of iodine atoms the hormone contains. [...]

FOUR Benefits of Iodine 2018-10-15T02:44:08+00:00

Liver-Hormone Connection

The liver is where the hormones are metabolized. Liver makes cholesterol and cholesterol is the building block of all your hormones including: Hormones for your ovaries including estrogen and progesterone Hormones for your adrenal glands including cortisone and adrenaline Hormones for your thyroid Therefore [...]

Liver-Hormone Connection 2018-04-23T03:22:06+00:00
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