Is Iodine the Cure for Hashimoto’s?
Iodine deficiency is mainly considered the fact behind hypothyroidism and there are many who will suggest you to get iodine supplements or shots to overcome the disorder. However, that is not entirely the case especially in countries like the US, UK, Australia where iodine has become a part of daily diet since decades by adding iodine in their salts.
Moreover, people are not usually lacking of iodine, in fact either they have sufficient amount of iodine in their body or they have surplus and even too much iodine can cause Hashimoto’s. If there are some people who are deficient the reasons behind is their diet as most of them would be purely vegetarian.
Studies were done, and it was discovered that before iodine was added in the daily life people usually had iodine deficiency and that was the reason behind Hashimoto’s but it didn’t stop there, years after iodine was added now people had Hashimoto’s because of iodine.
These are the reasons that Iodine is named as Goldilocks nutrient as it has a very thin border line and keeping it on neutral level is extremely important.
Furthermore, there are people who can endure excessive amount of iodine however, those who are already sensitive since birth has to be conscious as a slight overtake might act as a trigger. They can only take from 350 microgram to 500 microgram.
As mentioned above, high amount of iodine can be cause of Hashimoto’s and as it’s a common concept that lack of iodine is the cause of the disorder so, when the trouble rises people usually start taking iodine and feel energized but what they don’t know is iodine is doing nothing but destroying them.
So, when a person who is suffering from Hashimoto’s take iodine they welcome their immune cell to attack their thyroid gland the reason that they feel energized is because the thyroid hormones which are attacked and released are in the blood stream and the energy which is felt by the patient is not constructive and hence, TSH can even reach 100!
As the body starts reacting to this there is also a drop in T4 which start affecting the mood of the patient and they will start having negative feeling. The first and foremost thing to do is to regulate food and diet taken by the affected person, avoid food sources like gluten and soy, they should control their iodine level, 150 microgram is enough for the day, they should start including other nutrients and mineral in their diet and lastly, look towards medications.
Iodine is a conflicted topic for the victims of thyroid disorders, they affected ones are divided into two groups one who feel better after taking iodine and one those who don’t. So it is important to have a complete check up of what your body is up to!
Iodine in this case is same as Gluten free food where many said that by acquiring the diet without Gluten made them feel good there were some who said otherwise. In the end, though we would like iodine to be the helper in the case but it is important to remember that it might be the problem as well!