Too much, or too little?
According to the American Thyroid Association, 60% of women have an undetected thyroid problem at some point in their life.
Getting the correct diagnosis for certain thyroid problems takes many women an average of 5 years’ worth of doctor visits.
–Too little (underactive) thyroid activity = hypothyroid
–Too much (overactive) thyroid activity = hyperthyroid
–Underactive thyroid is up to 5 times more common than overactive thyroid
Classic signs of low thyroid
Also: constipation, slow heart rate, sensitivity to cold, and depression
Treat low thyroid function with Iodine and l-tyrosine
Iodine + l-tyrosine = thyroid hormones
These nutrients are the building blocks for thyroid hormones –without them, the thyroid gland cannot make thyroid hormones
For additional thyroid support, add selenium
–Selenium is required for the metabolism of thyroid hormones
–In a study of over 6,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 70, those eating diets with low selenium content had a 69% increased risk of thyroid disease over those with adequate selenium diet intake.
Iodine levels in American women of reproductive age have decreased 55% since the 1970s
Iodine status overall has fallen about 50%
Thyroid Cancer incidence has tripled in the last 30 years
Synthroid: Number #1 Most Prescribed Drug
Iodine – not just for underactive thyroid
•Thyroid cysts and nodules
What to know about Iodine
RDA for iodine is 150 micrograms (0.15 mg) daily
–Enough to prevent goiter but not sufficient to improve health
Iodine experts recommend 6.25 to 12.5 mg of iodine daily for most people
–Dosage can range from 3 mg to 25 mg, or even 50 mg daily
For thyroid conditions, take 15 to 30 mg of iodine with 200 – 400 mg of l-tyrosine daily, and 150 –300 mcg selenium
Look for three forms of iodine: potassium iodide, sodium iodide, molecular iodine
–Breast tissue prefers molecular iodine
–Thyroid prefers potassium iodide
–Sodium iodide enhances iodine absorption
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