Do you suffer from weight gain? Fatigue? Depression, mental impairment?… even fibrocystic breast disease or cancer?
Iodine is a key component of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Selenium helps convert T4 to the more active form of T3. It is not only important to test your blood for TSH, FT4, FT3, and TPO but also your urine iodine plus.
Minerals Tested in your URINE:
This urine test your iodine, selenium, bromine and cadmium levels:
Iodine: Too little iodine may contribute to the symptoms listed above and an excess of iodine can shut down thyroid hormone production and cause hypothyroidism.
Selenium: Helps the body use iodine more efficiently thus potentially improving thyroid function. Used to track supplementation.
Bromine and Cadmium: Bromine competes with iodine for transport into the thyroid, so it interfere with the beneficial effects of iodine. Cadmium can interfere with the beneficial effects of selenium
Identifying these levels gives way to the best naturopathic treatment plan to make sure you get the right does of iodine and selenium but also trying to detox your bromine and cadmium levels so that you begin to feel better and begin your journey to wellness!
Dr. Maria Papasodaro, ND