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You Should be Watching Your Iodine Levels | Dr Alan Christianson

Episode 21, duration 59:44
Episode 21

You Should be Watching Your Iodine Levels | Dr Alan Christianson

Did you know Iodine is dangerous and beneficial?

Dr. Alan Christianson is a Board Certified Naturopathic Endocrinologist who focuses on Thyroid care. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose recent titles include The Thyroid Reset Diet and the Metabolism Reset Diet. Dr. Christianson has been featured in countless media appearances, including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Today Show. He is the founding president behind the Endocrine Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the American College of Thyroidology.

In this episode, we discuss:

• Why you should be concerned about thyroid disease

• The dangers of excess Iodine hidden in everyday products

• How lab tests are flawed and not always relevant

• The surprising connection between Iodine and breast cancer

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00:00 Coming up on the Dr. Gabrielle Lyon Show

01:04 Apollo Neuro

02:37 Introducing Dr. Alan Christianson

03:41 Why is thyroid disease more prevalent than ever?

04:41 What are the roles of the thyroid, and what is thyroid disease?

05:50 How do you know if you have a thyroid problem?

07:14 Iodine tolerance

09:53 What is the most common thyroid disease? How can you reverse thyroid disease?

12:26 How does reducing Iodine affect antibodies?

13:33 Paleovalley

15:04 How did Dr. Christianson make the connection between Thyroid disease and Iodine?

17:06 Common sources of Iodine

20:23 Foods and thyroid disease

26:39 How to test Iodine

31:11 Nutrient testing

32:40 InsideTracker

33:52 The reality of testing

35:15 Medications for thyroid disease and interventions

41:27 Studies on Iodine and breast cancer

44:05 Natural and synthetic medications

48:22 Thyroid antibodies

50:38 How can you optimize your medication?

54:14 1st Phorm

55:34 TSH and T3