thyroid disease

To avoid getting a goiter, getting enough iodine is essential. An excellent source of iodine is seaweed. It is important as a vegan to get enough iodine, especially when pregnant. However, thyroid containing sausages may contain too much iodine and can cause iodine toxicity.

The flame retardant chemicals found in fish may disrupt our thyroid. Processed meat consumption has been associated with thyroid cancer. And poultry workers have been found to exhibit an excess of a wide range of diseases, including thyroid conditions.

Topic summary contributed by Denise.
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