Vitamin D deficiency and autoimmune diseases

                            Epidemiological data underline a strong correlation between poor vitamin D status and higher risk for chronic inflammatory illnesses of various etiologies, including autoimmune diseases. Vitamin D exerts an endocrine action on the cells of the immune system, generating anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory effects. There is increasing evidence for the significant role of vitamin D in reducing the incidence of autoimmune diseases. Several[…]

Q & A: Iodine supplementation when having Hashimoto’s

  Thank you for your question, Pamela. Indeed there is some mixed opinions on this topic. Some research findings ¬†provide evidence that iodine can cause health issues as thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions. Others show that iodine supplementation can lead to improvement in these conditions. My opinion is that both conclusions are correct in certain circumstances. What is the relationship between thyroid and iodine? Thyroid gland takes iodine, found in many foods, and convert it[…]

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