The problem of iodine deficiency has made a comeback, but Maine’s 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. It’s estimated that about 40 percent of the world’s population is at risk of developing…

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

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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 professionals say 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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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 includes reduced 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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Issue #175 February 3, 2014 Welcome to KnowYourThyroid. I hope everyone is well. Today, Dr. Brownstein is going to explain the importance of iodine in our diets and how lack of iodine can cause several health issues for ourselves and our children Dr. Brownstein is know for his holistic health practices and has just upgraded his book…

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