Iodine & Hashimoto’s
How iodine can worsen your thyroid condition
Supplementing with iodine stimulates the production and activity of TPO, an enzyme used to make thyroid hormones. For most people with Hashimoto’s, the immune system attacks TPO, destroying thyroid tissue in the process.
Iodine stimulates the TPO enzyme
So every time iodine stimulates TPO production, the immune system, which perceives TPO as a foreign invader, responds with an autoimmune attack against TPO and thyroid tissue.
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Dr. Labbe addresses the immune imbalance that causes Hashimoto’s and does not risk worsening your thyroid condition with the use of iodine.