An iodine deficiency will result in an enlarged thyroid gland or loiter. This happens in order to try to trap as many iodine molecules as possible.
Excess iodine, on the other hand, not being absorbed by the body can also cause a goiter on the thyroid.
The RDA for iodine is 150 mcg/day. Are you getting enough?
Veggie Quinoa Nori Rolls below are a good source of iodine.
7 grams of dried seaweed will give you 4500 mcg.
I use nori sheets as you would a flat bread like Mountain Bread. Wrap leftovers, salad, marinated tofu, avocado, roast pumpkin, tahini dressing etc up in a sheet of nori and voila – your iodine (calcium, fibre, iron and more) quota is covered.
An iodine deficiency will result in dry, flaky skin – and a lack of sweating. We sweat to eliminate toxins, and to maintain our body temperature. An Iodine deficiency will also result in a dry mouth and lack of saliva.
The iodine content of food varies greatly depending on the soil where the food has been grown.
The RDA for iodine is 150 mcg/day2.
Cod (fish): 1/2 cup/85g/3 oz = 99 mcg (66% Daily Value)
Use the recipe below to make a chowder using salted or smoked cod. Perfect for Autumn. And finish off with a sprinkling of pulse (seaweed) flakes to massively increase the amount of iodine you’ll get. http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/15737/smoked-haddock-chowder