There's a funny thing that happens when you start eating healthy that can actually make you deficient in a mineral that is vital for metabolic function. As the organic broccoli, grass-fed steak, and avocados pile up in the grocery cart there's a good chance you'll opt for sea salt or (my favorite) Himalayan pink salt to season those wonderful foods. I'm with ya. Unfortunately, this bypasses the means whereby most of us get a key mineral - iodine. Most brands of table salt are fortified with iodine, but sea salt often is not.
We don't need a lot of iodine, but a certain amount is absolutely crucial for proper thyroid function. The thyroid gland is responsible for hormonal modulation of metabolic rate and protein synthesis (muscle building). Iodine is abundant in seaweed and coastal vegetation, but it is not so prevalent inland. Fortunately for us Himalayan pink salt lovers there is a simple solution. I take a sea kelp supplement. They're cheap, easy to swallow, and contain just a tad more than the recommended daily allowance of iodine. Problem solved.