I was introduced to Raw Flax Seeds several years ago and have been taking it
religeously for over 5 years now.
I am 58 years now and in great health.
I am concerned about Iodine as I read about how Raw Flax Seeds slows down
the uptake of Iodine to the Thyroid gland.
I recently increased my Iodized salt intake to counter it.
What do you know about this matter?
By the way I believe in Raw Whole Foods eaten the way God made it and do
not agree with the Man-Made substances, or extracts such as Flax Seed Oil
intended to improve on what God did in order to make $$$$.
I believe we are still discovering hidden, elements beneficial to the body
in whole foods and will probably continue to do so.
Who are we to think we are smarter than God.
Some Items to read:
In areas where there is little iodine in the diet—typically remote inland areas and semi-arid equatorial climates where no marine foods are eaten—iodine deficiency gives rise to hypothyroidism, symptoms of which are extreme fatigue, goitre, mental slowing, depression, weight gain, and low basal body temperatures.
Iodine deficiency is also the leading cause of preventable mental retardation, an effect which happens primarily when babies and small children are made hypothyroid by lack of the element. The addition of iodine to table salt has largely eliminated this problem in the wealthier nations, but iodine deficiency remains a serious public health problem in the developing world.
Toxicity of iodine
Excess iodine has symptoms similar to those of iodine deficiency. Commonly encountered symptoms are abnormal growth of the thyroid gland and disorders in functioning and growth of the organism as a whole. Elemental iodine, I2, is deadly poison if taken in larger amounts; if 2-3 grams of it is consumed, it is fatal to humans. Iodides are similar in toxicity to bromides.