Iodine

Adequate thyroid function is essential for optimal growth and development, and hypothyroidism due to iodine deficiency is seen in many developing countries and some areas of Eastern Europe. The breast milk of mothers who are iodine deficient does not provide an adequate intake for infants, and WHO has described childhood iodine deficiency as the most common cause of preventable brain damage in the world. Infants and children consuming vegetarian and vegan diets have a lower intake than children who consume dairy products. There is little recent data on iodine requirements in infants and children, and most data are extrapolated from adult requirements. Recommendations worldwide for desirable iodine intakes are similar with little variation.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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