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Iodine Rich Foods
Limited diet: You can get a list of things that you can eat or shouldn't eat as well as some recipe ideas at www.Thyca.Org. ...Read more
Depends on…: …what type of scan you will be having. Those involving the thyroid gland may be affected by dietary iodine, but the majority of other scans use a different radiopharmaceutical. Contact the nuclear medicine department where your scan will be done for further information. They usually provide preparation info prior to a scan if any special prep is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Himalayan salt safe for fibromyalgia has 84 elements in it including iodine from health food store?
Yes: Himalayan salt is knows a "white gold" and contains many anecdotal health benefits from it's 84 elements that are formed under tectonic pressure. This salt has been purported to help with aging, rheumatoid arthralgia, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases. This salt reportedly helps with blood vessel, respiratory, blood pressure and many other preventive health issues. All anectdotal but safe ...Read more
Think I am allergic because i had a bad reaction to iodine. What foods have iodine and does the mango have iodine?
Unlikely, in fact...: It's important to determine the cause of your overactive thyroid. If you have Grave's disease there's evidence that supplementing with iodine may actually help! See http://www.uptodate.com/contents/iodine-in-the-treatment-of-hyperthyroidism & http://theiodineproject.webs.com/hyperthyroidandiodine.htm Some with thyroiditis shouldn't take iodine but the amount in your diet makes little difference. ...Read more
Is a cup of plain yogurt everyday good for you? I heard plain yogurt is rich in iodine which is good to treat hypothyroidism naturally.
Yes, ideally organic: Yogurt is one of the best dietary sources of iodine- see http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=69. Plain yogurt is a good choice as sweetened yogurt tends to be high in sugar (though you can add fruit). I advise choosing organic yogurt if possible. Iodine is not only essential for thyroid function but has other important health benefits- see http://www.mbschachter.com/Iodine.htm ...Read more
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