Pregnant Vegans at Risk for Iodine Deficiency November 7, 2019 1 By Bertrand Dibbert Related posts: Iron During Pregnancy Flaxseed vs. Diabetes Curing Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Wakame Seaweed Salad May Lower Blood Pressure CategoryArticles BlogTagsbreast milk breastfeeding cretinism dairy infants iodine mastitis milk nutrition myths plant-based diets pregnancy prenatal vitamins pus staph infection supplements thyroid disease thyroid health women's health World Health Organization 1 Comment Scott Cousland says: May 13, 2019 at 3:45 pm Everybody has bind spots. Dr. Greger is no exception. The healthiest, longest lived people in the world (Okinawans who eat their traditional diet) eat seaweed at EVERY MEAL and are estimated to get 200 mg of iodine every day of their adult lives. "In 1964, the Nutrition Section of Japan’s Bureau of Public Health found that people in Japanconsumed a daily average of 4.5 g of seaweed with measured iodine content of 3.1 mg/g, or13.8 mg of iodine." Life expectancy in Japan is 81.25 years, compared to 77.85 years in the U.S. Infant mortality rate in Japan is the lowest in the world, 3.5 deaths under age 1 per 1,000 live births, half the infant mortality rate in the United States. http://www.jpands.org/vol11no4/millerd.pdf Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.