Where do I start? How much do I take?

One of the most common questions I get are “Where do I start?” and “How much do I take?” I know it may feel overwhelming but its a difficult answer to give because everyone’s story is different.  Their health conditions and history are different and the reasons they are looking into taking iodine again….different.  There is no one size fits all as drug manufacturers would have you believe for their products.  I think we all […]

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Does Taking Iodine Lead to Hyperthyroidism?

Iodine and hyperthyroidism (or autoimmune conditions like Graves Disease) is not a topic that I deal with too often.  It is important to have a diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and not just a feeling.  Symptoms like heart palpitations and sweating can also be a result of adrenal fatigue due to low thyroid.  So testing is imporatnt.  In other cases hyperthyroidism diagnosis based on symptoms may be a temporary swing in thyroid hormones due to a Hashimotos […]

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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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Kelp Is Not a Good Way to Get Iodine

After constantly being asked about kelp and other sea vegetables in the context of iodine supplementation, I decided that it was time to address the elephant in the room.  The constant push to take Kelp and other Sea Vegetables to supply iodine in the diet has been concerning to me.  While sea vegetables may offer iodine and other nutrients, they also risk a high exposure to toxins. Natural News Labs published this article on the testing they performed that […]

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