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BarbinNC

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Iodine
« on: September 22, 2014, 08:07:32 PM »
There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding Iodine in the World of medicine.  Not sure why, but you hear so often from doctors that it is not important to add, sometimes that it's toxic etc.


I found this website earlier today and been perusing, finding good info.   Would love to know if everyone here is supplement and if so, how much and what kind.


http://rebeldietitian.us/nutrition-101/micronutrients/iodine-deficiency/




Bob Niland (Boundless)

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Re: Iodine
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 08:25:36 AM »
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Iodized salt is the chief source of iodine in the Western diet;
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And was added to it in the 1920s specifically to address hypothyroid. However, when low salt mania came in with all the other upside-side-down dietary advice several decades ago, our utterly incompetent food authorities neglected to tell us to be sure to obtain the iodine from some other source.

Iodized salt isn't that reliable a source of iodine, as it doesn't last forever in the box (and is gone even sooner from your Alton Brown salt cellar).

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Re: Iodine
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 10:42:39 AM »
Exactly!  It's very important to detox from bromide etc. so that body can absorb the iodine, the receptors can easily be clogged with the toxins and blood test can show high levels, because not being absorbed by thyroid etc.


Out gut also needs it - fascinating that the thyroid splits up into the part in our neck, and another part in our gut.  Some good info!


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Re: Iodine
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