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Updated: Apr 9, 2021

Support your thyroid

Note: Please note that before taking any additional supplements, seek professional advice from those who know how chemical interactions work in the body. You must honestly tell your adviser the foods you consume along with any other supplements and big pharma drugs. Those who come to me, I will advise you on things you can and cannot take along with any interactions that could potentially harm you immediately or in the long term.

Remember, sickness does not come overnight and in modern age, our sickness is due to over consumption. The advice below is generic for what you could be doing to support you and your family for the build up to what is to come with regards to radiation levels and in TICM size never fits all as no two people are the same. Those who still use microwave ovens at home, by following this advice, you will be defeating the object.

Those who know me will know that there are so many man made things that I do not agree with which includes vitamins and supplements. However, each one of us must do what is best for them and their family. However, also remember, even within the same family, what is suitable for one, it may not be suitable for another. Everyone is an individual and us TICM doctors make recommendations to our patients based on their own individual constitution. Ideally, I believe in getting all necessary minerals and vitamins through our food. If we eat everything in moderation, our body should not fall below adequate levels.

What is iodine and why is it essential

I am not going to give a science lecture, please do your own research but the thyroid is the engine of your body. If it is faulty, you will be in some trouble. Just ask the people why have thyroid dysfunction.

Iodine is important for normal healthy function of the thyroid gland. Adequate iodine is required in a pregnant women for a normal healthy pregnancy, healthy maturation of the baby’s brain, eyesight, hearing and central nervous system. Our central nervous system is a target for radiation, hence this post.

Iodine is required for normal healthy thyroid gland function and the synthesis of thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).

Getting high levels of iodine can cause some of the same symptoms as iodine deficiency, including goitre, which is an enlarged thyroid gland. High iodine intakes can also cause thyroid gland inflammation and thyroid cancer. Getting a very large dose of iodine, several grams, for example can cause burning of the mouth, throat, and stomach fever, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, weak pulse and even coma.

Foods that contain iodine:

Sea vegetables such as sea moss, kelp, wakame, nori, bladderwick.

Sardines are low in calorie and rich in iodine and are also loaded with good fats PUFAs and MUFAs.

Shrimps are iodine enriched. Their bodies soak up the mineral from seawater that gets accumulated in their bodies.Shrimps also contain a good level of B12 selenium and phosphorus.

Cod, sardines, sea bass, perch and haddock are great for iodine too. Scallops are one of the best sources of iodine. Every 100 grams of it can meet close to 90% of our daily iodine requirement. It is also an excellent source of Vitamin B12, protein and phosphorous.

Egg yolks are one of the safest and simplest ways to get iodine through diet. However, if you are obese, digestive organ Spleen is not functioning well or you have water retention, please limit egg consumption to one or two a week. Iodine is extremely important for cognitive and mental development in infants and affects IQ level as well.

Yogurt as a single cup of yoghurt can meet half of your daily iodine requirement giving close to 70 micrograms of iodine. It is also good for stomach and rich in calcium and protein. But please make your own. I have previously put up a recipe on how to make yourself. Or you may have your own recipe.

Himalayan crystal salt and iodised salts are a good source.

Other sources which fall under the 'excellent' or 'good' sources of iodine would include fruits like bananas, strawberries, veggies like green leafy vegetables, onions, sweet potatoes, prunes, lima beans, grains, nuts and legumes like peanuts and barley. For banana’s, please follow the rule for eggs.

Diary is something I am suspicious about since practicing TICM as the diary on the market today is not what our ancestors used to have. Diary today causes so many digestive issues as well as major contributor of phlegm in the Lungs and body in general.

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