After Clinical practice for the last 15 years and countless sessions with Thyroid patients, the single most important natural food change I can recommend people to help with thyroid function is the sea vegetable Dulse.
Dulse is a Superfood Loaded with Intense Nutrition - Including Vitamins, minerals, omega 3's, potassium, iron and B12, and it does have some iodine but not nearly as much as kelp, This is important because Dulse can be utilized where kelp can be problematic for some patients with an autoimmune reaction to iodine.
I have many case studies including patient cases where parts of the thyroid have been removed. These patients were placed on thyroid medications and contrary to my own training and Western medicine protocols, these patients were able to get off of thyroid medication and subsisted wholly on Dulse the sea vegetable as their main form of nutrition for healthy thyroid function. After the switch to Dulse, thyroid blood panels for these patients would return normal, consistently up to 10 years and more after removal of the medication from their care plan. At first, I found this very hard to believe, even being a Holistic Doctor, this possibility went beyond my original expectations!
For many years I recommended patients get their dulse from leaf, flakes or powder directly from the providers on the upper Maine coast fo the United States because they could get organic and be sure of product quality. This included the Dulse being checked by 3rd Party for Metals and other contaminants. The emerging problem was that many patients didn’t like the taste of Dulse or (or any other sea vegetable because of the salty flavor). In addition to that, capsuled and/or bottle versions in supplement form were not reliably available, if they existed at all. Additionally, product quality was a serious concern.
Because of this, finding a supplement form became imperative for me to continue being able to recommend it to my patients and their families. Needless to say, it came to the point where I had to produce it myself. This process took approximately two years of finding sourcing (dulse is only harvested at certain times and not in endless quantities), having testing done for purity, making sure it was organic and could be sold that way.
Finally, we have accomplished getting the Dulse in its whole plant form into capsules with no fillers or anything else besides the Dulse and a vegetable cellulose/water capsule.
I am incredibly excited and happy that we finally got here! Dulse is an incredible addition to the diet and I feel confident recommending it to anyone for general health and Vitamin-mineral supplementation. I have found Dulse to be exceptionally useful in my practice as a natural way to aid healthy thyroid function. Please take a look at our capsuled Dulse, in all my years of clinical practice I have found only a handful of super beneficial products to people's health, this is truly one of them!
I hope you take the opportunity to find out how Dulse can help you improve your health and well being. Here is the link to the Dulse in our store…
Wishing You and Your Family the best in Health!
Dr. Lorn Allison, DN
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