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Old 08-16-2009, 01:23 PM   #10
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Re: I need info on iodine

goiter is caused by iodine deficiency . if you take salt - most salts supply some iodine - thyroid disease is almost non existent in japan -which takes a liberal diet in iodine from its shellfish, seaweed and sea diet.

i can understand what your doctor is thinking.. but i think the association is incorrect. but i do agree that i wouldnt supplement with - other than what is in the normal diet through salt and fish etc....

there is a iodine skin patch test - that can be done to show if you are deficient. not sure how to do -but i think you can find instructions online. you will need some liquid iodine.

Last edited by pitcherred; 08-16-2009 at 01:25 PM.