I think that iodine sufficiency is declining and this is not known or addressed by doctors and patients. However, what this means for my family beyond simply adding back iodized salt (which I have done even though most natural health people advocate for not using it), I’m still in the process of researching. Join me and learn along! Iodine is NOT just for the thyroid! Iodine is NOT just for the thyroid. (Repeated for emphasis.)
Many doctors lag behind in this knowledge. I encourage you to print off copies of the articles I cite and take them to your doctor if you need evidence to support your health concerns.
Explores how iodine sufficiency is decreasing and why it is. Will provide an overview of where a person would normally get iodine and how they could become iodine deficient (or at least insufficient). Offers a brief overview of why we need iodine.
Hammers home, again, where we get iodine from in our diets. Also hammers home again that people are increasingly lacking in iodine. A few case examples of people who could be iodine deficient, for example, if they have food intolerances of egg and milk, etc.
Iodine as it relates to both male and female fertility.
Discusses that women of childbearing age are not statistically meeting their iodine intake requirements and that the mom is the only source of iodine for a fetus. Iodine is important early on in a pregnancy, and many women are not on a prenatal vitamin before pregnancy so the fetus can be iodine deprived. Discusses the important role of iodine on the fetus and pregnancies. Encourages iodine sufficiency to be obtained BEFORE pregnancy!
Iodine benefits the prostate. Briefly discusses cancer and BPH.