So i read TC’s article a few weeks ago abut iodine deficiency causing thyroid problems etc and it got me wondering.
The KSman posted a thread about thyroid issues and their link to morning body temp and and again, iodine deficiency being a possible cause.
I was curious about this, im a pretty big guy quite heavily muscled currently sitting at around 245lb @ 5’10. Also been overweight and always struggled to lose weight but if i really tried then it would happen
Anyway 3 years ago i came to live in Egypt, KSMAN sent me a link about iodine deficiency in egypt being pretty high - maybe due to the agriculture etc and the bad water.
For my size i should be able to lose weight on 3000 cals a day, if i take 3000 cals a day i pretty much gain weight.
So this got me thinking and yesterday i bought a digital thermometer and i tested my morning body temp this morning.
I tested it 3 times alternating the sides of my tongue to try to be as accurate as possible.
This is what i found:
Averaging at 96.6 - now when anything below 97.3 is hypothyroidism, have i found a possible cause for my trouble?
Should i start to supplement with iodine to see if this has any effect?