Re: kelp for thyroid problems
I will also caution you. My experience with Kelp wsa not good, either.
I knew I was hypo (though not officially diagnosed, then), and wanted to take a natural approach. It made me crash HARD, and I was even more exhausted all the time. Here's what you need to know concerning Kelp and thyroid disorders:
If you are Iodine deficient, but not Selenium deficient, then Kelp may help you, but Iodine deficiency is rare in most developed countries.
If you are Iodine deficient and selenium deficient, then Kelp may make you crash. This is what I think happened to me.
If you are Selenium deficient, and not iodine deficient, Kelp could make you go hyper, or hypo, but would probably have little effect.
If you are neither Iodine, nor selenium deficient, then Kelp will likely make you go hyper.
My advice is that if you intend to try Kelp, then supplement with 100mcg of Selenium a day to make sure you aren't deficient, and monitor your symptoms closely. Be prepared to stop if you notice adverse changes.
I am not a doctor, nor have I ever played one on TV...
Last edited by Meep; 08-16-2005 at 06:08 PM.