MISSION STATEMENT: Welcome to my Blog! My goal with this blog is to inform and to inspire my sixty plus readers! You are never to old to exercise! Keep moving! All opinions, thoughts and statements are mine based on 70 years of living! Injuries and surgeries past and present will be discussed! If I recommend a product or a lifestyle change it is something that I myself have used or have experienced! All nutrients and supplements I recommend may appear to be harmless but please check with your MD! Some may interfere with your current medications! This blog will be ongoing! Posts will be made when I feel I have worthwhile opinions, thoughts and statements! I may go back and review past posts to make changes if I feel necessary! Before undertaking any exercise routine please check with your health care provider!






Friday, May 23, 2014

IODINE INTAKE AT 60 PLUS!

Iodine is a chemical element which the body does not produce. The body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones which controls metabolism. It is found in tuna, shrimp, grains, dairy products and obviously iodized salt. Most people in the US get enough iodine. Iodine is contained in my vitamin-mineral supplement. The recommended dosage is 150 mcg/per day. Seventeen percent of women and nine percent of men over sixty do not produce enough of thyroid hormone. Some symptoms of  low production are: fatigue, forgetfulness, depression, mood swings, joint pain and slowed thinking. There has also been a correlation between breast cancer and breast cysts with low iodine intake. Please do not run to the nearest vitamin store and purchase iodine supplements. Please talk with your physician! A blood test may be recommended.