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Iodine Deficiency -

An article in the June 2011 edition of The Lancet described a study among British schoolgirls, finding that 51% had mild iodine deficiency. The US figures are approximately the same. The problem is normally associated with people who live in countries like Nepal and Bhutan i.e. mountainous regions and areas with iodine poor soil. Salt used to be iodised by law but is no longer routinely enriched.

A good way of supplementing is to use Kelp Tablets. Check the the Iodine content. When supplementing with iodine it is also a good idea to also take a little extra Selenium; a friend was recommended to try the combination for her hormone problem caused hair loss and it worked well with her.

Here in Australia the government has introdiuced a law that all bread must be made with iodised salt - A C Ardash

Iodine deficiency#2 - Vegetarians and people on a Low Salt Diet should take measures to ensure that they get sufficient iodine; vegetarians should perhaps take Kelp capsules or ensure that the salt they use is properly iodised. Those on a low salt diet could eat fish regularly. Iodine deficiency is a serious problem in many parts of the world and is responsible for impaired intelligence and low birth weight in those affected. Children and mothers-to-be should ensure that they get sufficient.

Brussels sprouts and other members of the family of plants Brassicae can deplete the body's stores so if your's or your family's intake of broccoli, cabbage or cauliflower is high then make sure that you get your two portions of weekly fish. - A C Ardash


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