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There are a few doctors out there who believe that most of Western society is chronically low on iodine and that this deficiency is part of the reason for epidemic rise of autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis). The long-held prevailing medical view is that too much iodine can cause Hashimoto’s. The doctors mentioned below dispute this, claiming to have high cure rates for Hashimoto’s with iodine and cofactor supplementation. They report doing testing for iodine, bromide, and fluoride to see how deficient someone is, then supplementing in a way that they claim often heals the thyroid.
They relate the increasing rates of thyroid disease with the increase of toxins in our environment and decrease of iodine fortification in foods. Part of their argument is that if iodine really causes thyroiditis, then why are rates going up as iodine consumption falls.
It is very important to note that the vast majority of medical professionals do not agree with what is presented below.