15. IODINE CONTROVERSY - SOLVED
Iodine is a critical nutrient for energy production - through the T4 and T3 hormones from the thyroid. But iodine plays a role in detoxification and as an anti-infective agent. Iodine plays a role at reducing breast cancer, for example, probably due to both actions.
The RDA for iodine intake is quite low. Many functional doctors also recommend low intake of iodine. The reason is a concern about Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
Basing iodine intake on Hashimoto's that impacts between 1-2% of the population is the tail wagging the dog. That is why we have developed a protocol to help people optimize iodine intake at levels often much higher than dictated by Hashimoto's.