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How can I increase my iodine levels?

By Blogger August 27, 2014 - 8:17am
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Hi Hayden!

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community!

The standard American diet lacks iodine, so with that said, millions of Americans might be suffering from  fatigue, cold intolerance and weight gain as a result. Gastrointestinal issues, abnormalities of the skin, and neurological problems may also be experienced due to a lack of iodine.

According to the National Institutes of Health, adults should get 150 mcg of iodine every day. If you need more iodine, eat more seafood such as lobster, sardines, shellfish and tuna, as well as more dairy products. Kelp is a particularly rich source of iodine, containing 2500 mcg of iodine in every gram.

Dr. Andrew Weil also suggests adding pistachios and an herbal licorice product called deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL). I'm a fan of both lobster and pistachios, so this is excellent advice! :-) There is a full length article I think you'd enjoy in the EmpowHER community that goes into more detail. 

Click on this link for more detailed information 


Hayden, please let me know if this helps!



August 27, 2014 - 12:23pm
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