A simple way to boost your thyroid function and protect against cancer? Add kelp or other sea vegetables to your eggs, soups, salads or anything you can sprinkle seasoning on. I am not a fan of iodine supplementation in pill form (unless supervised by a Dr. for extremely low levels that have been tested). But organic toxic-free sea vegetables are a safe way to boost your levels. Many of us are low in iodine because:
- We don’t eat enough eggs, fish and sea vegetables
- We have reduced our consumption of iodized salt
- Bromine exposure; this is found in baked goods, plastics, soda, medications and pesticides.
- Fluoridated drinking water
- soil depletion
Other things low iodine can effect are dry mouth, dry skin, fibromyalgia, depression, weight gain and reduced alertness.
I love the Sea Seasonings Sea Salt with Sea Veges and use in place of regular sea salt at least once per day. 1/4 tsp = 370 mcg of iodine. There are some brown pieces in the salt but does not alter the taste of your food. As with any food or supplement too much of a good thing can apply. The RDA for iodine is 150-290 micrograms per day (very low in my opinion, set only for the prevention of goiters). 1000 mcg’s = 1 mg. The average daily Japanese consumption of iodine is 5-13,000 micrograms or 5-13 mg per day! I can’t recommend the right level for you, I would work with your naturopathic Dr. and get tested if you suffer from low thyroid or have any of the symptoms above.