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Is it safe to use rock salt instead of iodized salt for daily consumption? If so what are the advantages?
Get your iodine: There's no shortage of iodine in the usa, because the salt is iodized. Much of europe is still iodine-deficient thanks to crank opposition to this public-health measure, which is one of the most valuable and effective in history, especially in preventing lifelong brain damage. If for some reason somebody has told you to "avoid iodized salt", you're being deceived. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't get conned: Remember your high school chemistry. Oh, you didn't? Well, table salt is sodium chloride. Salt crystals are exactly equal numbers of sodium & chloride ions. Every single sodium & chlorine atom on Earth has been here for >4 billion yr, since the planet formed. It's a fundamental principle: Every atom of every element is chemically identical. From seawater or made in a lab, salt is salt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to be allergic to iodized salt? If you were, would it be the iodine or some other ingredient that you'd react to?
Is it safe for me to eat iodized salt or should I just avoid it completely like I do with shellfish?
Organic iodine: Hi. You couldn't avoid iodine in salt if you tried your hardest! Fortunately, allergies to shellfish are to organic iodine, not ionic iodine (salt). You'll do fine. Besides, your thyroid still needs ionic iodine to make thyroid hormones. The iodine in thyroid is organic, but also will not trigger shellfish allergies. ...Read more
Is iodized salt better to use than non-iodized salt for a healthy thyroid gland? Is it harmful to use iodized salt daily?
It's a good thing: This is more than just "health chatter' -- around 5 million people per year have been doomed to lifelong mental deficiency because of insufficient iodine in the community diet. Adding iodine to salt is one of the most effective and valuable public-health measures of all time, and mass illness followed in one famous instance when a nation abandoned it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm prone to hyponetremia and need around 10,000+ mg of salt a day. I'm also prone to hypothyroidism that comes and goes. Should I skip iodized salt?
Ask your doctor ...: Glad, at least, you have come to light about your personal unique labile features of physiological automation, which is commanded by hypothalamus to pituitary gland to adrenal glands, thyroid gland, etc. Behind such still hides something unknown leading to unstable fluctuation. Now, you need a fine tuning on the dose and schedule of supplying what you need, and your existing doctors can do more... ...Read more
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