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Old 11-18-2008, 10:30 PM   #2
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Re: Iodine...bad for Graves but good for Hashi's??

hi gravesgirl , good question, I too am perplexed on the role iodine plays in thyroid health
I know its essential for a healthy functioning thyroid, and a deficiency will give you a goitre so will an excess , if you are hyper it will make symptoms worse and if you have a goitre you cant properly synthesise iodine

in my case I have a multi nodular goitre iodine deficient and yet when I was advised by doc to supplement with iodine.... it sent me hyper

so I too avoid iodine now, and thats going to get a lot harder as here in australia the medical authorities are bringing in mandatory iodine supplementation of bread ......mass medication again

I read somewhere that you should never supplement iodine without also supplementing selenium