How to Restore Your Thyroid to Full Function and Reverse the Damage Cause
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Restore Your Thyroid to Full Function and Reverse the Damage Cause by
Hypothyroidism - To Prevent Hypothyroidism, Consume More of this Mineral
One common cause of hypothyroidism is an iodine deficiency, as iodine is
essential for your body’s ability to produce the thyroid hormone.
But because of rapid fetal development and the increased energy requirements for
pregnant women, they are more vulnerable to iodine deficiency than the rest of the
A new study in the journal Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism is a useful
guide for pregnant women to help them through this potential problem.
Brazilian researchers conducted a literature review of previously published studies
on the relationship between iodine deficiency, hypothyroidism, and the health of
both the expectant mother and the fetus.
The reason why this is important is because pregnant women are vulnerable to an
iodine deficiency precisely because so much of their iodine is transferred to their
fetuses and because much of it is excreted in their urine.
Our bodies do not make iodine, so to avoid hypothyroidism they must consume
enough iodine in their diet.
Moreover, a third of the world population is at risk of iodine deficiency because of low
iodine in the soil (including most of Asia and Europe), and because of an excess of
highly processed nutritionally poor foods in our diets.
Researchers have known for some time that expectant mothers with an iodine
deficiency and hypothyroidism are at risk of miscarriage and that their babies have
an increased likelihood of stunted growth or slow neurological development.
From the literature review, the scientists found that iodine-deficient women in their
first trimester were at risk of diabetes, placental abruption (when the placenta that
feeds the baby partly or c