Posts Tagged ‘iodine’

Iodized Salt and Iodine: Are You Deficient

Iodized Salt and Iodine: Are You Deficient

Iodized salt and iodine are critical to maintaining good thyroid health, not to mention overall good health. But is iodized salt the only way to get adequate amounts of iodine in our diet? Our thyroids depend on iodine to function properly, to ensure proper development of our babies brains during pregnancy and lack of iodine…

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Why Dairy Milk Is So Important for Women

Why Dairy Milk Is So Important for Women

Dairy milk is a beverage that many of us avoid due to the fact we have trouble digesting the sugar that is found in dairy products. Many experience so much discomfort from dairy that they opt for other types of milk. However, many women who do drink other forms of milk need to be aware…

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Supplementing Iodine: Too Much Can Be Dangerous

Supplementing Iodine: Too Much Can Be Dangerous

Supplementing iodine in your diet: How many times have you heard you need more iodine your diet to help improve your thyroid function? Iodine is a micronutrient and a chemical element that the body cannot make. It has to come from your diet or supplements. Many of us who have thyroid disease have heard the…

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Thyroid Cancer: The Invisible Epidemic

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is on the rise with somecalling itan invisible epidemic. Andthyroid cancer has a higher occurrence in women. Great! But whyis this cancer on the rise faster than other types of cancer? While some experts claim better detection,Mayo Clinic is linking the thyroid cancer increaseto the increased exposure to radiation. The nuclear power reactors…

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How Seaweed Farming Helps Your Thyroid

The problem of iodine deficiency has made a comeback, but Maines emerging seaweed aquaculture could be a solution. Iodine is a key element needed to produce thyroid hormones that control important physiological functions like metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature. Its estimated that about 40 percent of the worlds population is at risk of developing…

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Is Iodine Good for Your Thyroid?

Most people know very little about iodine and if you have heard about it, most likely you have thyroid problems. However, the importance of iodine goes way beyond your thyroid. Iodine is needed for the brain to grow, to prevent mental retardation and studies have shown a connection between breast cancer and thyroid disorders. It…

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Hypothyroidism and the Flu Shot

It’s fall and that means flu shot season, but if you havehypothyroidism, is getting a flu shot your smartest choice? Yes, I know; everyone tells you to get a flu shot:your insurance company sends youreminders, your employer encourages you to a flu shot and your health care provider also advises you to get your flu…

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Avoid Iodophobic Health Care Providers

Issue #191 March 31, 2014 Welcome to KnowYourThyroid. I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather. Today, Dr. Brownstein is going to contradict was most professionalssay about the amount of iodine our bodies need to function. As most of you know, I have Graves’ Disease and for a long time, I listened to the “don’t…

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Water Fluoridation: A U.S. Public Health Disaster

Issue #187 March 17, 2014 Welcome to KnowYourThyroid. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone. Today, Dr. Brownstein will explain the dangers to our health that having fluoride added to our water can create. This includesreduced thyroid function which can cause major health problems. Enjoy! Corri Water Fluoridation: A U.S. Public Health Disaster By Dr. Brownstein…

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