How much to cruciferous vegetables affect iodine absorption? I like eating raw kale at cafes and in smoothes when I'm out. If I was to consume seaweed like nori how much would this help if goitrogens interfere iodine absorbtion?
I dont eat any seaweed, nor does my sea salt contain it. Ive heard cranberries are a good source but I dont eat those either. How would one know if they need to supplement Iodine?
@scottyrunner If you want a supplement, the best is organic kelp from Napiers the Herbalists. This is tested and one a day provides a good source of iodine. www.napiers.net/hebridean-seagreens-kelp-capsules.html There is also a link in that to... (more)
My thyroid is not working properly due to hormonal imbalances. The values are still within reference values but I used to be towards the higher end and not like now. I'm not eating much salt and the salt I do eat is not iodinesed, but from the... (more)
After finding out that my worsening sebaceous cysts are probably caused by an Iodine deficiency I have began to supplement. I am currently putting kelp granules (Laminaria Digitata) onto all my food, as well as taking a 250mcg Potasium Iodine... (more)
Hi, My thyroid levels are a bit low, I want to get more iodine. I don't have access to iodine-rich foods and I don't intend using iodized salts: are there high-minerals salts that are known to be particularly rich in iodine? Thanks! (more)
I saw that someone had asked this question (I thought), and now I can't find it. I have c. diff., and I need large doses of probiotics and a healthy gut flora. Iodine kills c. diff., and Americans apparently don't get enough iodine. I know that... (more)
There is a lot of information about iodine and it is very confusion. I know you need about 100-150 micrograms a day but I can't seem to find any information on dried seaweed. I purchased some Wel-Pac - Fueru Wakame and figured one tablepoon of... (more)
Hi. I'm interested in learning what sort of experience you guys have with iodine (Lugol's/Iodoral) supplementation. There seems to be many people who report wondrous results after very high dosage (50+ mg daily) for long intervals (months,... (more)
I had some bloodwork done and it all looks good except for my thyroid panels. T3 came in low at 2.0 and TSH is 1.48. I believe this indicates an iodine/selenium deficiency. This is not surprising since I don't eat fish or use iodized salt. Add to... (more)
(Let me start by saying I have an appointment with my endocrinologist in a few days, and I have very good, thoughtful high-risk prenatal care.) I'm 18 weeks pregnant, positive for Hashimoto's antibodies, euthyroid with nodules. Any thyroid... (more)
Ive started supplementing with Iodoral (vit c, magnesium, selenium) to see if it will reverse my fibroids/cysts. Dr. Flechas says that low iodine is responsible for these. As well as all my other low thyroid symptoms dispute having normal thyroid... (more)
Hi everyone, I'm looking to treat my hypothyroidism and I came across this protocol on MDA. https://docs.google.com/document/d/139Xa8u8kgNVT-K17TxYvsM7qsSfusxyvloIXWbU92rg/edit?pli=1 Anyone follow this and have success? (more)
I started with much lower iodine supplementation than they recommend (lower than the RDA) and had a long series of problems. Spent several months swinging between hyper and hypothyroid, lost a lot of hair, terrible mouth sores, broke out in cherry... (more)
I rarely, if ever, feel physical hunger. It's been a big problem for me because I'd often eat out of habit rather than hunger, and I have thus never been able to lean out. (I'm 4'11" and 130lbs with a lot of muscle.) I do also have a history of... (more)
So we moved to Warsaw, Poland about a month ago from Rhode Island and so far, eating paleo has been pretty easy here. My only issue is I'm having a hard time locating any kelp affordably and that used to be my iodine source (kombu added to broth... (more)
Hello, I have been on strict paleo diet for 6 months, and on gluten free/dairy free diet for 1.5year however my acne on face is not really improved. I tried to find out what causes a breakout for me and so far this is what I found: - iodine... (more)
I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 1992, and was given RAI in 1996. What is the impact of being "post-graves" and naturally hypothyroid in the Paleo world? I supplement with Cytomel and Synthyroid as I have no functioning thyroid. I'm confused... (more)
I didn't get RAI, but got propylthiouracil, with the same effect: thyroid damaged beyond usefulness. Good job getting the cytomel--T3 is often low for us. But you might explore something like Armour Thyroid as well, which provides the T3 and T4... (more)
I always had warm hands. Started to eat a lot of vegetables for well over a year, cooked and raw. Lunch is three cups of chopped raw vegetables with olive oil (home made balsamic vinaigrette). Originally; carrot, red pepper, cucumber,... (more)
I have found that I have low stomach acidity and have been taking betaine hcl/super enzymes for about a month now however I never get that burning sensation or proper digestion. My digestion just seems to be less bad the more I take. This is even... (more)
Try drinking kombucha tea. I was taking betaine hcl to help with my stomach acid and once I started drinking the tea I don't need the stomach acid help anymore. I'm sure it's because the kombucha tea is fermented, so probably eating or drinking... (more)
If the only two choices are those listed above, which is better? Please don't suggest kelp / sea veggies or just eating more seafood, though I will be making an effort to eat wild salmon several times per week. Thanks, Mike (more)
It occurred to me that since I stopped taking my multi-vitamin, and since I've been using sea salt for years, I might not be getting enough iodine. Right now, I'm dairy free, but do eat salmon once/week. (no sea veggies). So, I decided to... (more)
What would a paleo substitute to this video look like?
Omega-6 and significance
cover-all-the-bases medical testing?