Pairing Iodine and Selenium

Let’s talk about iodine and selenium. I often talk about the importance of iodine, but what you need to understand is that iodine should always be paired with selenium. We need adequate amounts of selenium in order for the oxidation of iodide to iodine [...]

Pairing Iodine and Selenium2022-04-25T00:52:38+00:00

Normal TSH Does Not Mean Normal Thyroid Function

A normal TSH reading in your blood work, does not mean that your thyroid is functioning properly. There can be a number of reasons for this, but I want to go through one of the scenarios that I see frequently in my practice. This [...]

Normal TSH Does Not Mean Normal Thyroid Function2022-04-09T15:09:27+00:00

Am I Allergic to Iodine?

A concern that I will come up when I start patients on iodine is, I think I’m allergic to iodine. Patients will start taking iodine and they will have an allergic reaction like a rash. Iodine is a halogen. Now there are other chemicals [...]

Am I Allergic to Iodine?2022-01-24T04:00:22+00:00

Thyroid Function and Synthetic Estrogens

What is the connection between thyroid function and synthetic estrogens? The thyroid plays an important role in terms of regulating the temperature of every cell in our body. Therefore it sets up the metabolism of every cell in the body. Every cell in our [...]

Thyroid Function and Synthetic Estrogens2021-09-03T15:25:08+00:00

Iodine – TSH Connection

It’s important to understand the connection between TSH and iodine supplementation so that you are not surprised if your blood levels change when you start supplementing with iodine. TSH may increase in the start of iodine supplementation because TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to [...]

Iodine – TSH Connection2020-01-07T03:36:05+00:00

FIVE Connections Between Bile Flow and Thyroid Function

FIVE Connections between Bile Flow and Thyroid Function If not absorbing fats, you can’t make thyroid hormones Finland study: hypothyroidism 7x more likely in people with decreased bile flow Bile triggers release of the enzyme that converts T4 to T3 Gut bacteria plays a [...]

FIVE Connections Between Bile Flow and Thyroid Function2019-07-08T01:18:58+00:00

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 Conditions2019-03-17T23:57:53+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 Disease2019-03-04T03:56:25+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
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