"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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THYROID DISEASE IS KILLING US

More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

Are you one?

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Thyroid Health and Diet: Egg Yolks and Iodine

 

Eggs are good for us! Unless, we have autoimmune diseases, and in this case, thyroid problems.

IODINE and the THYROID

Iodine is an essential element for our health, it enables the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones.

Three iodine molecules are added to make T3 (triiodothyronine), and four for T4 (thyroxine) — the two key hormones produced by the thyroid gland — so iodine is essential to the production of these two hormones of the master gland of metabolism.

Too much or too little iodine is detrimental to someone with a thyroid condition. We need the proper amount of iodine for optimal thyroid function.

  • A severe iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism, and even developmental brain disorders and severe goiter.
  • Less severe iodine deficiency is linked to hypothyroidism, thyroid enlargement (goiter) and hyperthyroidism.
  • At the other end of the spectrum, excessive iodine intake — both severe and moderate — is also associated with hypothyroidism and goiter.

 So, as you can see, too much or too little, iodine is a big player in thyroid health.

EGG YOLKS and IODINE

In the United States, iodine has been voluntarily supplemented in table salt (70 mcg/g). Salt was selected as the medium for iodine supplementation because intake is uniform across all socioeconomic strata and across seasons of the year, supplementation is achieved using simple technology, and the program is inexpensive.

If iodine were not added to salt, the primary sources of dietary iodine

  • saltwater fish
  • seaweed
  • and trace amounts in grains

The upper limit of safe daily iodine intake is 1100 mcg/day for adults; it is lower for children.

EGG YOLKS: Other major sources of dietary iodine in the United States are

  • egg yolks
  • milk
  • and milk products

because of iodine supplementation in chicken feed, the treatment of milk cows and cattle with supplemental dietary iodine to prevent hoof rot and increase fertility, and the use of iodophor cleaners by the dairy industry.  

FIND A LIST OF FOODS TO AVOID THAT HAVE IODINE

Use this link to find out more: http://www.thyca.org/rai.htm

MORE: Find out about EGG YOLKS and INFLAMMATION too!

 

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