Save My Thyroid

The Iodine Controversy and Thyroid Health

April 25, 2023 Dr. Eric Osansky Episode 90
Save My Thyroid
The Iodine Controversy and Thyroid Health
Show Notes

If you've researched thyroid health, you've heard a lot about iodine. But while some people swear by it, others warn against it, and ultimately there’s a lot of confusion about whether those with thyroid conditions should supplement with iodine or avoid it altogether.

Iodine is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in thyroid hormone production, metabolism, and more. At the same time, too much iodine can be detrimental and potentially contribute to autoimmune thyroid conditions.

Back in 2008, when I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease, iodine supplementation was a part of my natural treatment protocol that eventually led to remission. Since then, my perspective on iodine has shifted significantly due to new research and insights into the risks and benefits of iodine supplementation.

To help to clear up some of the controversies around iodine, today I’m discussing the key elements you need to be aware of when it comes to iodine and how it impacts thyroid health, including the benefits and potential adverse effects of iodine intake and why it’s essential to work with a qualified practitioner. Enjoy the episode!

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