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Dogs Need Iodine?

I am a ‘dog mom’.  I have 2 dogs that are raw fed and holistically cared for.  I have a PooChin (poodle / Japanese chin mix) and a ShiChi (Shih Tuz / Chihuahua mix).  They are both 14 lbs.  Their lifestyle has kept them both healthy and neither have required frequent visits to the vet.  We visit every 3 years for the rabies vaccine.  About 2 years ago my PooChin – Snickerdoodles (aka Snickers) started […]

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Pregnancy, Children & Iodine

Before I begin this post I want to stress that the information I will share with you is based on the experience I had with my own children who are under the care of a very qualified iodine and thyroid literate doctor.  Please do not take this information and apply it to your children.  We have done lab tests to evaluate their specific nutritional needs as they have grown.  What we did will not represent […]

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Bromide Blocks Iodine

Today’s blog will address the issues we are facing with bromide toxicity.  If you haven’t read the previous blogs on Iodine please go back and read through them so that you have a clear understanding of the big picture. Bromide is a toxic halide that competes with the absorption of iodine in the body.  When the body is in an iodine deficient state it attempts to substitute other halides such as bromide and fluoride to […]

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Hypothyroidism, Hashimotos & Iodine

It has been known for many years that a lack of iodine can create a goiter.  What is a goiter you ask?  A goiter is the swelling of the thyroid gland in an attempt to capture more iodine from the blood stream in a deficient state.  Goiter is more common in 3rd world countries where overall nutrition  is lacking.  We saw it in the United States prior to the addition of iodized salt into the American […]

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