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Doctor insights on: Iodine Rich Foods

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Which foods are high in iodine?

Which foods are high in iodine?

Foods: high in iodine include fish, shellfish, seaweed, yogurt, eggs, cows milk. table salt also has a high concentration of iodine. Iodine can also be toxic if consumed in large quantities. best bet is to consult with a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Which type of foods can I have on a low iodine diet?

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

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Can the salt in prepared foods contain iodine?

Look at the label: Not all salt contains iodine--if you have a list of ingredients it should tell you. ...Read more

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Is vegan food good for low iodine diet since it contains no dairy products?

Is vegan food good for low iodine diet since it contains no dairy products?

Get help: if you are sick enough that an evidence-based practitioner has urged a low iodine diet, then you need serious dietary guidance rather than "pop" advice. Get with someone with whom you can get sound advice or you can end up extremely sick. It's the truth. ...Read more

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If I eat a lot of iodine based foods before my nuclear scan, will it harm the results?

If I eat a lot of iodine based foods before my nuclear scan, will it harm the results?

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 more

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Is Himalayan salt safe for fibromyalgia has 84 elements in it including iodine from health food store?

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

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Think I am allergic because i had a bad reaction to iodine. What foods have iodine and does the mango have iodine?

Iodine: There is no iodine in food and no cross reaction between an iodine allergy and any food allergy, not even shellfish, so eat what you want and mango is good too. ...Read more

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With hyperactive thyroid would you think limiting iodine foods from my diet would help?

With hyperactive thyroid would you think limiting iodine foods from my diet would help?

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

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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.

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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What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Many foods: The us diet has adequate i levels both in the food and added as stabilizers in many foods and other products as toothpaste and shampoos. If you are hypothyroid you need thyroid hormone in this country. ...Read more