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Old 01-06-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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A woman started a thread about both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and her confusion regarding iodine and these 2 conditions.
This was a few months ago and i said that i would post a link to a very good article that my acupuncturist recommended that i read.
I totally forgot to do it but the thread below about hypothyroidism jogged my memory so here it is.
It's a long read but definitely worth the time!
The Great Iodine Debate (http://www.westonaprice.org/The-Great-Iodine-Debate.html - broken link)
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Why is there not more interest in this.

It seem that most folks perfer their synthetic thyroid meds.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:17 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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Interesting article, may answer your question. Availability, less hassle, and ones' doctor have alot to do with why someone chooses {?}, rather; has been prescribed, synthetic over natural:

Animal Thyroid Supplements for Hypothyroidism - Is it the safest option?

Last edited by cat1116; 01-14-2010 at 06:22 AM.. Reason: wording.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:02 AM
 
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Thanks for sharing all this. Very provacative. I noticed my calorie and nutrient tracking software does not track iodine. Need to take time after work to read thoroughly.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:02 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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While on the internet, can't recall whether I specifically Googled this or it was one of those ad inserts, but I read this article about being Iodine deficient by Dr. Andrew Jones, Senior Medical Advisor of the Women’s Health Institute of Texas - a research and investigative facility dealing with woman’s’ illnesses.
Sounds intriguing. Anyone try this product yet - Iodine-Plus 2?


Thyroid Treatment | Hypothyroidism | IodinePlus2 - Women's Health Institute
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:58 AM
 
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I didn't read the entire iodine article, but if you have hashimoto's thyroidism, then if you take iodine you need to take selenium along with it as well as other anti-oxidents or it will make it worse.

Keith Connects The Dots: Selenium for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis by Dr. Jeffrey Dach MD

I can't find the medical article that I got on it, but the above one is good. I just started taking selenium but i do in in the way of brazil nuts and then iodine drops. I take armour but at this time a very small dosage. Anyone with thyroid problems may wish to read, stop the thyroid madness.

Iodine and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Should I Be Supplementing with Iodine? you see this article says it is dangerous for those with hashimoto's to take iodine, but another article says it isn't if you are taking selenium along with it. I can't find that article, but it was on the internet and was a medical article.

syntheic vs natural: C:\Users\jessaka\Documents\HEALTH\The Desiccated Thyroid Controversy Why Endocrinologists Don't Like Armour Thyroid.mht
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Why is there not more interest in this.

It seem that most folks perfer their synthetic thyroid meds.
yes, that's what i was wondering as this post slipped away soon after i first posted it.
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:12 AM
 
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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Why is there not more interest in this.

It seem that most folks perfer their synthetic thyroid meds.

WEll, for some of us, such as myself, for example. I have no thyroid. I had it surgically removed this past year due to goiter & hypERthyroidism.
There are a lot of thyroid patients on this board who are post op and alot who also had cancer, so really the iodine thing just does not apply.

Now for the other folks, who assume, or have been diagnosed with hyPOthyroidism, let the extra confusion set in...
As my Endo. told me last year,
"You know, the truth is, the whole thyroid disease problem is very specific to each person. As an Endo. I am supposedly the expert, but information and research changes all the time and frankly we are all kind of winging it up as we go along, within that framework. What may work for you may not work for someone else I'm afraid. We just keep working with each person and see what helps them the most. It is not an exact science and the disease affects people differently."
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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Does anyone know how they treat the pigs they make that fake thyroid stuff out of? I was just curious if they had to come from a certain type of pig that was fed certain things etc.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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As one poster's doc says,....
"You know, the truth is, the whole thyroid disease problem is very specific to each person. As an Endo. I am supposedly the expert, but information and research changes all the time and frankly we are all kind of winging it up as we go along, within that framework. What may work for you may not work for someone else I'm afraid. We just keep working with each person and see what helps them the most. It is not an exact science and the disease affects people differently."
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And yet, they [doctors] keep prescribing and dosing based on a set of numbers, not so much at all on the way the patient feels

Sounds more like that particular endo is an exception to the rule.
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