A crisis in iodine deficiency has been noted by health professionals in this country, as well as countries such as the UK and France. I am placing this on my blog as information that is of utmost importance to everyones health and especially to woman’s health issues.
Iodine is the primary nutrient for the thyroid gland. The receptors of the thyroid gland can be clogged with goitrogenic substances that actually block the entrance of iodine. Soy is the most well known of these substances but there are many others that are nutritious but must be taken in moderation or the thyroid may suffer severe consequences. Broccoli and spinach are also considered goitrogenic. Additionally the presence of fluoride, chlorine or bromides which are used to make dough elastic are noted culprits of iodine blockers as well.
Since many people have switched to consuming sea salt and not ensuring it is supplemented with iodine rich foods, people are not consuming enough of this mineral. Iodine is found in seafood and seaweed as well as some other foods. Kelp is one of the highest sources of iodine available.
Moderation is the key to robust health. Eat with mindfulness and enjoy cruciferous vegetables, just make sure that they are cooked and not overly consumed. Soy is best eaten sparingly but make sure it is organic and made without wheat. It is also more nutritious and more easily absorbed when it has been fermented.
There are compatibilities in synergy to be taken into consideration when supplementing with iodine. Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin C need to be supplemented for several weeks before adding the supplement of iodine to your diet. Use a pinch of Celtic sea salt or Himalayan Pink salt in your spring water when you take the iodine. This is important to do so that it is metabolized.
There is a huge increase in thyroid disease in this country. There is also much controversy on iodine and thyroid health. I recommend reading Dr. David Brownstein’s book, Iodine and Why You Need It and Can’t Live Without it. Dr Brownstein notes that table salt does not have enough iodine nor is table salt a healthy choice as it is overly processed. Also read other authors and try it slowly.