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

~ American College of Endocrinology

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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.

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Thyroid Health: The Importance of Iodine in Your Diet for Thyroid Health

Your thyroid is a very complicated gland. There are so many ways it can be damaged, iodine being one of them.
Iodine is an essential element that enables the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones. But, the relationship between iodine and the thyroid is complicated. Some practitioners simplistically declare that all thyroid patients should take iodine — or an iodine-containing herb like kelp.
But, too much iodine – and supplements that contain large amounts of iodine such as seaweed – can make thyroid hormone levels go very high if you have nodular goiter, or very low if you have a history of an autoimmune thyroid condition such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Grave’s disease. 
What to do?
To find out more, read this article by Mary Shomon, Thyroid Patient Advocate.

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