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Nutrients that Support the Thyroid

Important nutrients for Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism As the master of metabolism, the thyroid gland regulates digestion, energy production, mental sharpness, fat burning, and heart rate.[1] Even the suppleness and strength of the skin, hair, and fingernails are significantly affected by thyroid function. All of these metabolic processes require fuel, making the thyroid a particularly…

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Selenium and Thyroid Health

A trace mineral for major benefit Sitting at the front of the neck, like a butterfly spreading its wings over the throat, the thyroid is one of the most exposed glands of the endocrine system. Controlling growth, development, and metabolism, the thyroid requires proper nutrition to function and produce hormones appropriately. The changes in…

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The Case for High-Dose Iodine

Although the body doesn’t demand high doses of iodine for daily function, there is some evidence for its use For most individuals, dietary intake or supplemental iodine between the recommended dietary allowance and the upper daily limits is adequate. However, there are certain situations in which higher doses of iodine may be appropriate. Treatment…

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From Seaweed to Salt: A Brief History and the Importance of the Mineral Iodine for Thyroid Function

Increasing rates of deficiency shed light on the importance of routine daily iodine intake The importance of iodine as a trace mineral, and appropriate use as a supplement has been a topic of debate in medical circles since the discovery of this mineral in the 1800’s. The earliest use of iodine-containing substances was prior…

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