Your Free T4 should be at mid-range: 17.5, your FT3 should be at the top of the range. Can you get that tested?
Bromide is a halogen, just like iodine, but it has a lower atomic weight than Iodine
so if Iodine
is not available the body will grab it.
Bromide is found prevalently in our environment:
* On our produce as pesticide residue
* In our homes on clothes, furniture, carpet and electronics as fire retardant.
* In processed baked goods as a dough conditioner (bromated flour)
* In beverages like Gatorade and Mountain Dew (bromated vegetable oil)
Your TPO is 55, very close to the lower range of 60. It looks like your hashimotos is in the early stages. Getting Iodine
and selenium in you will help suppress the antibodies. Going gluten free is probably a good idea too.
Stephanie Buist, webowner of NaturalThyroidChoices.com is thyroidless due to thyroid cancer and her physician, prominent Iodine researcher Dr. David Brownstein, believes that she originally had hashimotos. She has gone gluten free and has noticed a difference in how she feels. She runs an iodine group on yahoo. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/iodine/
Stephanie Buist knows iodine too. She would tell you that a thyroid with nodules is deficient in iodine.
Janie runs the Natural Thyroid Hormone group on yahoo:
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