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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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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