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Re: Notification! Good link about hypothyroid info, especially for women!
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Re: Notification! Good link about hypothyroid info, especially for women!

I've had that link in my bookmarks, it stirs the kettle but doesn't quite give so much contrary to how much text it chorns out.
Certainly the article writes of fish and kelp as seafood but noone should mistaken it for shellfish or big fish like tuna, shark and king mackarel since those contain minor amounts of heavy metals like mercury, lead and insoluble toxins.

EFA (Omega-3) is good for promoting oxygenation of the blood which is very important in the metabolic reactions but at the same time in overenthusiastic usage blocks for other similar acts so a moderated dosage should be maintained.

However, the use of sea vegetables in many countries has shown to inflict an excess of iodine in people which means that iodine through sea vegetables are difficult to monitor..
This is how Ray Peat answered to one question about it:

"Mary Shomon: Do you think the majority of people with hypothyroidism get too much or too little iodine? Should people with hypothyroidism add more iodine, like kelp, seaweeds, etc.?

Dr. Ray Peat: 30 years ago, it was found that people in the US were getting about ten times more iodine than they needed. In the mountains of Mexico and in the Andes, and in a few other remote places, iodine deficiency still exists. Kelp and other sources of excess iodine can suppress the thyroid, so they definitely shouldn't be used to treat hypothyroidism."

Embracing iodine as the most important solution to cure hypothyroid would be like staring into the sun when you just need to reach that light at the end of the tunnel.
The wisest thing to cure hypothyroid is just to take firm steps and keep the supplement levels sufficient while supporting the surrounding aspects equally.

If the major thyroid suppressants are removed and helpful measures enacted the body should regain its temperature within a week, maybe two, just taking hormones would be like pounding the thyroid to the roof while the diet nails it down to the floor.

I am directing this post to all who are in search of hypothyroid information, not meant as negatively to anyone in any way mackenzie.

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