Selenium or Not?

Selenium is an important part of the iodine supplementing protocol.  It is needed by the thyroid gland to convert iodine to iodide and create thyroid hormones.  It is instrumental in assisting in the detox process of the body.  Just to name a few things as there are much more! Should I start “loading up” on selenium before I start taking iodine?  Probably not a good idea.   The iodine doctors I have watched through my own […]

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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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