Tag: iodine deficiency

Q&A: Seafood; Soy; Pill Timing; Supplements

Q. You frequently emphasize the importance of fish in one’s diet. I eat little fish but do eat significant amounts of shrimp and crabmeat. Does this qualify?
A. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans made this distinction: “Seafood is a large category of marine animals that live in the sea and in freshwater

A Small Thyroid Gland Can Have a Big Impact on Your Health

Thyroid disorders don’t top most women’s lists of health concerns, but about 20 million Americans have some kind of thyroid condition, according to the American Thyroid Association. Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid conditions, and one in eight women will develop a thyroid

Ask the Experts: Sea Salt; Water Apples

Q. Is sea salt better than regular salt?
A. Sea salt and table salt have the same basic nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often promoted as being healthier. Sea salt may contain various minerals, however the levels are nutritionally insignificant and influence only the taste and color

Ask the Doctor: Iodine Deficiency

Q. Because I have reduced the amount of salt in my diet, might I have an iodine deficiency?

A. Most people get enough iodine in their diets to prevent deficiency, since iodine is present in many foods, as well as in iodized salt.

Iodine is needed for proper thyroid function, and iodine

Iodine Supplements: Are They Safe or Even Needed?

High-dose iodine supplements have become popular among some natural medicine proponents. But are these incredibly high doses of iodine safe, and do they actually help? Is it ever a good idea to take high-dose iodine supplements?

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