Iodine Affects A Woman's Body Hormonally In Four Ways, Thyroid, Ovaries, Brain, And Breasts.

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Thyroid: Iodine is important for the functioning of the thyroid. It is needed for the production of thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Iodine is needed by the main thyroid hormone, Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), to release T3 and T4 and prevent the development of a goiter (an enlarged thyroid).

Ovaries: The ovaries have the highest concentration of iodine, because the ovaries need iodine for their production of the hormone estrogen. Insufficient iodine may lead to high levels of estrone and estradiol and relatively low estriol levels. Ultimately, this raises a woman’s risk for estrogenic cancers including ER+ breast, uterine and ovarian cancers.

Brain: Poor thyroid function is associated with brain fog, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, unexplained anxiety or irritability, depression, poor self esteem, reduced reaction time, and more. Low iodine levels have a negative effect on IQ.

Breasts: Iodine is important for the body to maintain healthy breasts. An iodine deficiency can lead to a build up of “dirty estrogens” and a state of estrogen dominance, as mentioned earlier. This can ultimately result in diagnoses of fibrosis, hyperplasia, and even breast cancer.

Iodine Therapy Benefits:

  • Cognitive Support: Better coordination, spatial abilities, visual perception, learning, and memory performance.
  • Detoxing Estrogen: Iodine also helps the body get rid of what are called “dirty estrogens.” “Dirty estrogens” are the harmful metabolites of estrogen that are responsible for estrogen dominance-related conditions such as fibrocystic breasts, breast lumps, estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancers, thyroid nodules, endometriosis, fibroids, infertility, mood swings, and PMS.
  • Thyroid Function: There is a high rate of breast disease in women who have thyroid problems, suggesting that the two are likely related. Iodine supplementation has been shown to be helpful in both. Many people think of iodine for the thyroid just for its role in the prevention of goiter. But beyond preventing goiters, iodine is also important for thyroid function in general since it’s used in the production of thyroid hormones thyroxine T4 and T3. It also reduces the thyroid’s response to the thyroid-produced hormone, thyrotropin (TSH), so that it doesn’t break itself down through oxidation.

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