iodine deficiency

What Is Hashimoto’s Disease?

Hashimoto’s disease is the most common thyroid disease in the United States, affecting 5 in every 100 people. An autoimmune disease that frequently leads to hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormones), it is eight times more common in women. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), “Hashimoto’s thyroiditis occurs when … Read More

How Much Iodine Do You Need? More When You’re Pregnant

Normally, you’re recommended to consume about 150 μg of iodine per day. But when you are pregnant, your body needs a lot more. Iodine is a vital part of making thyroid hormones, which are crucial for proper brain and neurological development during gestation. These iodine benefits are particularly important during … Read More

Iodine Supplements: Are They Safe or Even Needed?

The use of mega-dose iodine supplements (which provide anywhere from 6 to 50 milligrams iodine per day) is an extremely controversial practice in the natural health world. Under debate is the safety of high-dose iodine as well as the validity of proponents’ claims that it can help promote general wellness … Read More

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