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    Iodized Salt and Thyroid Disease

    In almost all the developed countries, the common table salt is mixed with the iodized salt so that every person gets sufficient iodine in their diets.

    Almost all the iodine that we consume is used by the thyroid gland to produce the thyroid hormones.

    Hypothyroidism can result from either lack of sufficient iodine, or even from excessive iodine in diets. If the iodine level in the diet is low then the thyroid produces very little thyroid hormones, and when the iodine in the diet is excessive then it affects the thyroid gland resulting in production of scanty amounts of hormones by the thyroid gland and produces the condition of hypothyroidism.

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    Re: Iodized Salt and Thyroid Disease

    Iodized salt should always be used in smaller quantities wherever possible, and more natural sources of iodine should be used instead to replenish the diminished iodine stores in the body.

    Among the natural sources come:
    > Seafood
    >Dairy products
    >Spinach

    Raw vegetables in cabbage family should be limited in patients with under active thyroid gland/hypothyroidism however, because there are certain compounds found in them that hinder with iodine uptake by the thyroid gland.

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    Re: Iodized Salt and Thyroid Disease

    Are you sure about the cabbage part? I would hate to stop eating cabbage as it is one of my favorite vegetables besides carrots. So I will be in trouble if my thyroid gets in trouble

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    Iodized salt should always be used in smaller quantities wherever possible, and more natural sources of iodine should be used instead to replenish the diminished iodine stores in the body.

    Among the natural sources come:
    > Seafood
    >Dairy products
    >Spinach

    Raw vegetables in cabbage family should be limited in patients with under active thyroid gland/hypothyroidism however, because there are certain compounds found in them that hinder with iodine uptake by the thyroid gland.

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    Re: Iodized Salt and Thyroid Disease

    I believe Alice is saying that while cabbage has nutritional benefits, it should not be a primary source of vitamins if you are also trying to increase iodine absorbtion. Don't worry some cabbage, in moderation, as my nutritionist/chiropractor said, should be OK. Focus on more iodine rich veggies though.
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    Re: Iodized Salt and Thyroid Disease

    The cabbage scenario is interesting, but I would rather some sources to back up that claim before adjusting my or anyone's diet.
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