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Thyroid Problems? Is iodine the answer?

Thyroid Problems? Is iodine the answer?

  Sally’s Story Sally came to see me because she had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and was taking thyroid medication but she just wasn’t feeling any better. She had downloaded a list of hypothyroid symptons and ticked off 29/50 but her main complaints were fatigue, anxiety and just not coping with her 2 young children and not losing her pregnancy weight. Her Oligoscan showed deficiencies in zinc, selenium and iodine and I asked her to get an iodine loading test done which also confirmed this very low iodine level. Her treatment included a nutrient regime to start addressing these deficiencies with high dose iodine and 6 months later she is feeling like a different woman even though she hasn’t increased her thyroid drug.All her symptoms have improved and she has lost 6kg.   Janet’s Thinning Hair Janet was very distressed when she first came to see me. Her hair was noticeable thinning and she described how her shower drain was choked with falling hair. Janet hadn’t been diagnosed with hypothyroidism,her TSH was normal but she certainly had a lot of the signs; fatigue, cold hands and feet, and she had very lumpy fibrocystic breasts. The oligoscan showed low iodine so that’s was pretty much what we addressed. After 3 months she couldn’t believe the difference “I have so much more energy, I am going to gym every with a girlfriend and my hairdresser says keep going with what I am doing…she can see regrowth!” All those lumps that she had had for years are also gone and now 6 months later her hair is growing back thickly, especially around the...