Thyroid health and iodine deficiency
I believe M.D.s literate in the use of iodine would list iodine deficiency as one of the major causes of thyroid nodules and subsequent cancer. They have been testing iodine levels in thousands of patients, and found most to be deficient. They have also found that the conventional wisdom regarding iodine is mostly wrong.
Ss a result of today’s toxic environment, particularly with respect to toxic halides that compete with iodine (fluoride, bromine, chlorine), daily doses as much as 100 times the RDA (150 ug) are necessary for most people to maintain health. Interestingly, the Japanese have been ingesting these higher levels for generations (average of about 13 mg). High dose iodine, properly used, has resolved hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’ s thyroiditis, thyroid nodules, fibrocystic breasts, and PCOS.
The conventional wisdom that iodine supplementation will protect only the thyroid from radiation is also likely wrong. It is now known that the breasts, ovaries, and prostate are large iodine consumers, and supplementation may also protect those areas of the body.
Regarding thyroid hormone supplementation, a combination of T4 and T3 works well for many users.