• Study: U.S. Women of Reproductive Age Iodine Deficient

    Researchers from Texas Women’s University just released a 2019 article titled, “A Review of Iodine Status of Women of Reproductive Age in the USA.” The authors summarized the studies that assessed iodine status of women of reproductive age in the USA. The authors state: “Despite the USA being considered iodine sufficient for the general population, the US dietary iodine intakes have decreased drastically since the 1970s, with iodine deficiency reemerging in vulnerable groups such as women of reproductive age. …a majority of the articles reviewed demonstrate emergent iodine deficiency in this population of women of reproductive age, indicating alarm for a public health concern needing immediate attention.” Iodine is an essential element that we cannot live without. Every cell in the body needs and requires iodine to function optimally. The most vulnerable population for iodine deficiency are women of child-bearing age. Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can cause permanently lowered IQ in children along with a host of neurologic and endocrine problems including mental retardation, autism, ADHD and thyroid problems.

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  • Study: U.S. Women of Reproductive Age Iodine Deficient

    Unfortunately, for those of us who suffer from a Celiac skin disorder called Dermatitis Herpetiformis, iodine intake can be disastrous. We have to be very careful how we manage iodine intake as it can exacerbate our condition greatly.