1. Iodine plays a major role in regulating thyroid function, in turn supporting a healthy metabolism and growth

    Iodine plays a major role in regulating thyroid function, in turn supporting a healthy metabolism and growth. Unfortunately, many adults don’t consume enough iodine-rich foods to begin with; but then move in “diets” in an attempt to lose weight and further restrict their intake of iodine rich foods.  An area of particular interest is the reduction in T3 during low carbohydrate and low calor…Read More

  2. Thyroid Fucntion: Hypothyroidism & Hyperlipidemia

      Last week I discussed the secondary effects of low carb/ketogenic diets and the role that insulin plays in maintaining a well stimulated thyroid. This week I wanted to discuss the impact of hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) on lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis.   What is your thyroid? Thyroid hormones act on almost every kind of cell in your body to increase cellular activity or met…Read More