Tens of millions worldwide have some form of thyroid dysfunction, and 60% don’t know they have it or how it occurred. Are you one of them? Well, let’s look at some of the typical thyroid symptoms and causes of thyroid dysfunction, and the thyroid connection between them…
Typical Thyroid Symptoms:
- Heart palpitations
- Hair loss
- Dry skin
- Weight gain or loss without changes in exercise and diet
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Feeling hot or cold
- Energy fluctuations
Some Causes of Thyroid Dysfunction:
- Mineral deficiencies
- Metal body burden
- Gluten sensitivities
- MTHFR gene mutations
If you are ticking the boxes in a few of these, you can find out by listening to 30+ experts who are here to help you diagnose and overcome thyroid dysfunction, and then reclaim your health and vitality! Our naturopaths and nutritionists can help you on this journey.
Amy Myers, MD, created The Thyroid Connection Summit because conventional medicine failed her in her journey with thyroid dysfunction. If you have Graves’, Hashimoto’s, hypo- or hyperthyroidism, cancer, nodules, cysts, I-131 radiation or are post-thyroidectomy. Or, if your doctor says your labs are normal, yet you still have symptoms, you really need to listen to this.
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In the meantime, we’ll give some information on iodine and where to get it from.
The trace element iodine is essential for thyroid hormone production. If you don’t get enough iodine from your diet it may lead to hypothyroidism (under-functioning thyroid) and an enlarged thyroid gland (goitre). Some good sources of iodine include large brown seaweeds such as Fucus spp. (bladderwrack), Laminaria spp (kombu), Undaria spp (wakame), Sargassum spp. (sargasso weed), and Postelsia palmaeformis (sea palm)
The seaweed iodine content of various kelps are approximately:
- Icelandic kelp = 8000 ppm
- Norwegian kelp = 4000 ppm
- Atlantic kelp = 1500-2000 ppm
- Pacific kelp = 500-1200 ppm
- Fucus = 200-500 ppm
- Wakame = 50-150 ppm
- Sargassum = 35 ppm
- Porphyra spp (nori) = 15 ppm
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