Every cell in the body needs dietary iodine to function optimally, yet nutritionists agree that iodine insufficiency is increasing, especially among those watching their (iodized) salt intake. In these videos, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO - a well known women's health expert with a special interest in breast health - explains the vital role of iodine in thyroid, breast, eye, and gastrointestinal health and weight control. As to how much iodine is needed, she emphasizes the importance of testing and consultation with one's physician, and cites some studies offering a good guideline as to how much iodine is normally enough.
Note: This information had not been evaluated by the FDA. It is for general information purposes only and is not meant to prevent, diagnose treat or cure any illness, condition, or disease. As Dr. Tenpenny emphasizes, iodine deserves serious respect, so as with any issue involving your healthcare plan or health support regimen, it is very important to make no change without first researching and discussing questions about your iodine status and dietary implications in collaboration with your professional healthcare team.