This post will mainly focus on the gravity of iodine deficiency as seen on women, especially pregnant women, following a modern Western diet, particularly plant-based. We will start with a quick introduction to iodine and its functions and we will navigate through the meaning of a iodine deficiency while pregnant or not, leaving you with some very disturbing findings coming from Iceland.
Our bodies are made to naturally function and produce the necessary substances that allow us to thrive in perfect balance, but, same as in nature, when we come in contact with certain substances or chemicals that were not produced naturally by our bodies, our system reacts by provoking a domino effect of multiple negative responses. Let’s look into what provokes these negative changes that end up in hormonal imbalance.
You want to create better habits for yourself but you don’t know where to get started and most importantly you do not know anymore what is bluff and what is healthy. Trends come and go, you see new buzzed diets out every single year and all the social media influencers giving it a try, makes you almost fall for it. No. Take a break and find yourself, your wishes, goals and ultimate focus you have with your eating.
We often complicate matters more than needed: weight loss is achieved via a nourishment plan that is very specific to an individual as it aims at creating a negative energy balance. So yes, it might be that for you, as a particular individual, a ready-made weight loss plan will not work because the variables will simply not add up to maintain a caloric deficit in your specific case.
You’ve probably heard the concept being used very often in the past year and closely related to diet-opposers and groups such as HAES (Health At Every Size) that’s a trademark of an hypothesis started within the Fat Acceptance movement and promoted by the Association for Size Diversity and Health.