Defiant Health Radio with Dr. William Davis

A Short History of Iodine

October 27, 2022 William Davis, MD
Defiant Health Radio with Dr. William Davis
A Short History of Iodine
Show Notes

I’ve previously discussed this important micronutrient, iodine, but I fear the message has not gotten through to many people. So let’s tackle it again, highlighting just what a huge public health problem iodine deficiency was for most of human history until recently. Now, due to misguided modern dietary advice, deficiency of this important micronutrient is making a comeback and, with it, thyroid problems and all the associated challenges that accompany a failing thyroid gland.

To view some images of goiters throughout human history, as depicted in numerous pieces of artwork, see my recent blog post.


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