Iodine

Definition of Iodine:

A essential mineral that is an integral part of the thyroid hormones, thyroxin and triiodothyronine which have important metabolic roles and govern basal metabolism.  The best known iodine deficiency symptom is goiter.  Other iodine deficiency problems are reduced vitality, hypothyroidism, inability to think clearly, low resistance to infection, loss of control of the muscles of the mouth resulting in mouth contortion and drooling, defective teeth, tendency to obesity and cretinism which is a congenital abnormal condition marked by physical stunting and mental deficiency.

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5-HIAA Urine test

...as a treatment
“...These are bananas, pineapple and its juice, red plums, avocado, walnuts, kiwi fruit, tomatoes, various cough medicines, muscle relaxing medicines, acetaminophen (Tylenol), caffeine, fluorouracil, iodine solutions, phenacetin, MOA inhibitors (certain antidepressant drugs), isoniazid and phenothiazine drugs (Compazine, Thorazine)...”

Adolescent Acne

...recommendation against Iodine
Iodine in any form can cause or aggravate acne in some people...”
...recommendation against Bladderwrack
Iodine in any form – including from bladderwrack and other seaweeds – can cause or aggravate acne in some people...”
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Adult Acne

...recommendation against Iodine
“...one milligram of iodine a day could be a problem...”
...recommendation against Bladderwrack
Iodine in any form – including from bladderwrack and other seaweeds – can cause or aggravate acne in some people...”
...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“...Milk may also contain excessive amounts of iodine, which can irritate pores, bringing on acne flare-ups...”

Beetroot

...as a treatment
“...It is very useful in fighting anemia as it contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, iodine, copper, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamin B1, B2, B6, niacin and vitamin P...”

Bladderwrack

...as a treatment
“...Some sources of bladderwrack may be significant sources of iodine...”

Bruxism (Clenching/Grinding Teeth)

...relationship to Calcium Requirement
“...Of these, 16 took calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), iodine, and vitamin E...”

Chronic Thyroiditis

...the condition
“...The gland affected by thyroiditis tends to lose its ability to store iodine and is inefficient in making thyroid hormone...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...lymphoma; leukemia; Fungal sporotrichosis; Antigenic smallpox vaccination; typhoid vaccine; measles, mumps, rubella vaccine (rare); allergic reaction possibly caused by sulfa drugs, iodine, or penicillin; Other lipomas (harmless fatty growths); benign cyst; normal breast tissue (breast tissue extends into the armpit area); Cysts and superficial infections in the skin of the...”

Fibrocystic Breast Disease

...the condition
“...Some doctors of natural medicine use iodine for fibrocystic symptoms, either orally or intravaginally...”
...recommendation Iodine
Iodine has been found to reverse cystic breast disease and restore cystic spaces to their normal size...”

Goiter

...related topic
“...of the thyroid gland (visible between the Adam's apple and the collarbone at the front of the neck) produced by the body in an attempt to increase hormone production from limited amount of iodine...”

Hemorrhoids

...the condition
“...Some doctors are using different forms of iodine (SSKI or Lugol's) to help shrink and relieve the pain of hemorrhoids...”

Honey

...as a treatment
“...Copper, iodine, and zinc also exist in it in small quantities, as well as several types of hormones...”

Hyperthyroidism

...the condition
“...The production process involves uptake of iodine from the bloodstream and attachment of this mineral to a protein produced within the gland...”
...our question about Iodine-containing food consumption
“Excessive iodine has a complex disruptive effect on the thyroid and may cause either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism in susceptible individuals...”
...relationship to Iodine Requirement
“Hyperthyroidism may occur, particularly in elderly people, due to long term slight iodine deficiency as this may result in additional nodules on the thyroid...”
...recommendation Iodine
“Very high doses of Iodine for short periods (about thirty drops daily of SSKI for three weeks) have sometimes produced favorable results in Graves' disease...”
...recommendation Selenium
“...It appears that taking selenium without iodine will result in a decrease in production of Thyroxine (T4), although there may be an initial transient increase in T4 to T3 conversion and hence higher T3 and seemingly worse hyperthyroidism...”

Hypothyroidism

...the condition
“...Is there a way to prevent hypothyroidism? Iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism but this is very unlikely in North America where the iodine supply is abundant...”
...our question about Iodine-containing food consumption
“Amongst adults, low iodine intake or very high intakes can cause hypothyroidism...”
...relationship to Iodine Requirement
“Low iodine intake can cause hypothyroidism in adults...”
...recommendation Selenium
“Selenium and iodine are two minerals which are important in the proper functioning of the thyroid...”
...recommendation Bladderwrack
“...Either hypothyroidism or goiter due to insufficient intake of iodine may possibly improve with bladderwrack supplementation, though human studies have not confirmed this at the time of writing...”
...recommendation Iodine
“Sometimes a low functioning thyroid gland will improve with the addition of iodine in some form...”
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Intravenous Pyelogram

...related topic
“An intravenous pyelogram (IVP) involves injecting a dye containing iodine through a vein in the arm into the bloodstream...”

Iodine

...as a treatment
“It is important not to over-consume iodine as it has a relatively narrow range of intakes that reliably support good thyroid function...”

Iodine Patch Test

...related topic
“The iodine patch test is used by some medical practitioners to assess iodine levels in the body...”

Iodine Requirement

...the condition
Iodine is vital for good thyroid function, which in turn is essential for good health...”
...our question about Breast cysts
Iodine treatment has been shown to reduce breast pain and cyst size...”
...relationship to Zinc Requirement
“Low zinc intakes exacerbate the effect of low iodine intake...”
...recommendation Bladderwrack
“The amount of iodine in bladderwrack is highly variable, probably as a result of different amounts of iodine in the water where it grows...”

Kelp

...as a treatment
“...Rich in iodine, iron, copper, magnesium and calcium, kelp is also an excellent source of many trace minerals...”

Manganese

...as a treatment
“...Manganese has been reported to reduce heavy menstrual flows and improve thyroid function (thyroid function is dependent on a balance of manganese and iodine, and a shortage of either could cause hypothyroidism)...”

Multiple Mineral Supplementation

...as a treatment
“...Trace minerals include boron, chromium, copper, germanium, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum selenium, silicon, sulfur, vanadium and zinc...”

Ovarian Cancer

...relationship to Iodine Requirement
“Geographic differences in the rates of breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer appear to be linked to iodine intake, suggesting that low intake may produce increased gonadotrophin stimulation leading to a hyperestrogenic state characterized by a relatively low estriol : (estrone + estradiol) ratio...”

Overmedication

...the condition
“...Natural Allopathic medicines like magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, iodine, selenium and many other such substances are easily combined and incorporated by the body because human physiology has been doing that for millions of years, combining nutritional substances we...”

Phosphorus

...as a treatment
“...Phosphorus helps filter out waste in the kidneys balance and use other vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, iodine, magnesium, and zinc...”

Pituitary Tumor

...the condition
“...Before having the injection or drink, it is important to tell the person doing this test if you are allergic to iodine or have asthma...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation Iodine
Iodine deficiency during pregnancy and early infancy can result in cretinism (irreversible mental retardation and severe motor impairments)...”

Radiation Poisoning

...recommendation Sodium Alginate
“Sodium alginate is a good chelator for pulling radioactive toxins from the body which have taken that place of their non-radioactive counterparts, for example Iodine 131 and Strontium 90...”

Raw Food/Fruitarian Diet Consequences

...recommendation Iodine
“Raw food vegans who don't eat sea vegetables or use iodized salt should consider supplementing their diet with iodine...”

Thyroid

...related topic
“...Essential to normal body growth in infancy and childhood, it absorbs iodine from the diet and releases thyroid hormones – iodine-containing compounds that help govern the rate of the body's metabolism (its total life processes), affecting body temperature, and...”

Thyroid Cancer

...our question about Iodine-containing food consumption
“Excessive iodine has a complex disruptive effect on the thyroid and may cause an increased risk of thyroid cancer...”
...recommendation against Iodine
“Excessive iodine has a complex disruptive effect on the thyroid and may, in susceptible individuals, cause an increased risk of getting thyroid cancer...”

Vegan Diet Consequences

...the condition
“...Iodine...”
...relationship to Hypothyroidism
“...Most vegans have low iodine intakes but a significant minority consume excessive amounts of iodine from seaweed, particularly kelp...”
...recommendation Iodine
“Vegans who don't eat sea vegetables or use iodized salt should consider supplementing their diet with iodine...”

Vegetarian Diet Consequences

...recommendation Iodine
“Vegetarians who don't eat sea vegetables or use iodized salt should consider supplementing their diet with iodine...”
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