Nutrition with Judy

How to Test for Iodine and Why It’s Such an Important Nutrient - Charles Hakala

July 12, 2021 Judy Cho Episode 122
Nutrition with Judy
How to Test for Iodine and Why It’s Such an Important Nutrient - Charles Hakala
Show Notes

I had the pleasure of interviewing Charles Hakala, founder of Hakala Research. Their lab is considered the gold standard when it comes to testing iodine. 

We discuss the following:

  1. Charles Hakala’s Introduction.
  2. Why is Hakala Labs’ testing considered the gold standard for iodine testing and what does testing entail?
  3. From all the testing, do you think most people are iodine sufficient, deficient, or excess?
  4. Why is the mainstream narrative that iodine supplementation is bad?
  5. Thoughts on healing the thyroid with iodine supplementation.
  6. Have you seen people get off of thyroid medication with iodine supplementation and change in diet?
  7. Thoughts on bromide.
  8. Do you and your family supplement iodine?
  9. Thoughts on fluoride.
  10. When should I get tested if I were to start an iodine protocol?
  11. How long before the body detoxes bromide and fluoride?
  12. How did we end up here, where we should be supplementing iodine?
  13. Healing stories from supplementing iodine.
  14. Can you overdo iodine?
  15. Thoughts on kids and supplementing iodine.
  16. Do we need other companion nutrients If we supplement iodine long-term?
  17. Where to find Hakala Labs.
  18. How often should someone test if they’re in a maintenance state?

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