|The first myth is that Thyroid Disease is rare, many people just do not have it; if you did have it, your doctor would have already known. Unfortunately, this myth is the reason behind the fact that the vast majority of those with thyroid disease are undiagnosed, and that most do not know they have it even though they are suffering from the symptoms. I would also like to point out that most who are on treatment, do not realize that they’re not being treated ideally; they’re still carrying some of the original issues that caused them to get diagnosed but they’ve not been resolved, so the top myth would be just a lack of understanding who it’s applying to.
The second myth is the misconception that you can “fix” it with enough iodine; needing some, it’s totally logical after all. If you have too little iodine, your gland just doesn’t have the building blocks it needs to make the parts that it gives your body. The issue is that if you have too much, it “blows a fuse” and shuts off the gland; it’s really a double-edged sword. I’ve called this the Goldilocks mineral. The magic amount seems to be about one to three hundred micrograms per day. If you’re on thyroid treatment already, you may be getting the bulk of that and may be in danger of getting over the above mentioned range. If you’re not on thyroid treatment, incorporating a variety of foods in your diet like seafood, some sea vegetables on occasion, with the exception of kelp, lots of organic fruits and vegetables, will provide iodine within the acceptable range.
Those are the two top myths about thyroid disease.
In Good Health,