A while back I wrote an article on the role of selenium in autoimmune thyroid disease. I summarized several studies which found that selenium supplementation reduced inflammation and damage to thyroid tissue, lowered thyroid antibody levels in the blood, and improved the conversion of T4 to T3. However, I also sounded a note of caution when it comes to selenium supplementation: “These preliminary studies show the positive effects of selenium supplementation on inflammatory activity in… Read More
In the first article of this series I talked about the French diet, and the Japanese diet is almost the polar opposite. Most of the foods that are staples in France – cheese, red meat, bread, butter – are consumed rarely in Japan, if at all. While France is known for their high-fat diet, Japan has one of the lowest-fat diets in the world, with meals built primarily on soy, fish, vegetables, and white rice.… Read More
In this episode we conclude the excellent 3-part series on cholesterol and heart disease with Chris Masterjohn. It’s been a pleasure to have Chris with us throughout the series, as he’s the most knowledgeable person I know about these topics. We’ll certainly have him back in the future! In case you missed them, here are links to Part 1 and Part 2. In this episode, we cover: 2:30 The role of cholesterol in heart disease… Read More
In this article we discuss 3 principles of supplementing wisely, when it’s appropriate to supplement and which supplements to take at what dose.
Iodine supplements are all the rage these days. But for most people with hypothyroidism, taking iodine is like throwing gasoline on a fire.