Discover how this underrated trace mineral can
restore your flagging energy, help trim your tummy,
revitalize your hair…
And, give you a whole new lease on life!
Article by Carol Parks
Do you suffer this silent scourge in quiet desperation?
You get a lot of sleep but wake up exhausted… you’ve cut the junk from your diet and taken up a new exercise program but still can’t lose that “baby weight”… and more of your hair seems to pile up on the floor or clog your shower drain than ever…Maybe you also complain of brittle nails, cold hands and feet, dry skin, poor memory, pain, headaches, and muscle cramps. And then there’s that melancholy mood or even crying fits that make you feel like a stranger in your own body…It’s enough to make you feel old far beyond your years.
When you talk to your doctor, he humors you with a thyroid test. When it comes back, he says your thyroid is normal… and informs you, “it’s all in your head”!
It’s NOT in Your Head… But It MAY Be in Your Thyroid
Unfortunately, your thyroid could be barely functioning but a thyroid test still says it’s fine. So when your doctor says it’s all in your head, or to try a different diet, consider this instead…
You’re probably short on the very last thing you want to be short on – a trace mineral called iodine. Today’s doctors rarely talk about it, and hardly anyone gives it a second thought. But they should…Because there’s now compelling evidence that iodine deficiency is linked to a host of vexing health problems.
It’s a Primary Nutrient, Yet an Almost Universal Deficiency…
Iodine is a powerful primary nutrient with broad impact on your well-being. It is essential to your tiny thyroid gland – your master gland of metabolism – for production of thyroid hormones.
One hundred years ago, nearly every doctor treated with iodine. From 1900 to the 1960s, U.S. physicians used iodine supplements for all types of thyroid issues and many other conditions… Iodine was pretty much considered a cure-all for every human illness.
But that was before the Wolff-Chaikoff assertion – which claimed that at a certain point your thyroid could become overwhelmed with too much iodine and shut down. That began the iodine phobia that had doctors shunning it like the plague (even though it isn’t true). So it’s no wonder you could be missing out on the very thing that could help you thrive again. Iodine is found in every one of your body’s trillions of cells – at higher levels in your thyroid gland, adrenal glands, lung, liver, and heart… and your fat and muscle tissue.
Your thyroid is an endocrine gland intricately involved in hormonal system integrity. Like the rest of your body, it needs adequate amounts of all macro and micronutrients to function optimally.
Iodine: Gatekeeper of Mammary Gland Integrity
Iodine isn’t needed just for your thyroid hormone – it’s linked to the production of every hormone in your body. Without it, your immune system may fail to function, as iodine supports your immune health with its antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antiviral, and anticancer benefits.
Iodine has a remarkable healing effect on mammary glands, including ovaries and breasts. Iodine starvation in your breasts can lead to fibrocystic breast disease, and in your ovaries can cause cysts, swelling, and erratic hormones leading to additional problems.
Russian researchers discovered way back in 1966 that iodine could relieve fibrocystic breast disease – 71 percent effectively in their study. A 1993 Canadian study agreed, finding success 70 percent of the time.
Dr. Brownstein’s research found that high doses of iodine made ovarian cysts smaller and begin to disappear.
Iodine also plays a critical role in apoptosis – programmed cell death… the process that destroys the very cells that pose a severe threat to your wellness, like cancer cells, and cells infected with viruses. So it may be protective against various cancers.
Fans the Flames of Chemical Detox…
Nearly everyone today suffers from chronic poisoning to one degree or other. Toxic chemicals may accumulate in every cell of your body and add new collateral damage every day.
Evidence shows that increasing your iodine consumption can replace and therefore help detox other halogens – specifically fluoride, chlorine, and bromide.
Fluoride and bromide actually compete with your iodine levels. And that’s a bad thing…
Approximately half of all Americans cities fluoridate their water. While parts per million varies by community, every glass of water now competes with your available iodine, and can rapidly deplete your supplies.
Bromine is also entrenched in many parts of your daily life:
- Pesticides (mainly used on strawberries)
- Potassium bromate found in most bakery goods and some flour
- Soft drinks (Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Sun Drop, and other citrus flavored sodas
- Plastics (yes, even your computer)
- Fire retardants in fabrics, upholstery, mattresses, and the like
- Pool and hot tub treatments.
Bromine (bromide) is actually the “bully” of the halide group. It bulldozes in, displaces iodine and binds tightly to your iodine receptors, claiming all those important receptor spots… and leaves you with ever-greater iodine deficiencies.
During the early 1960s, iodine was used as an anti-caking agent during manufacture of bakery products including bread. One slice of bread contained up to 150 micrograms of iodine. But with the bashing of iodine and erroneous concerns about iodine excesses, iodine was replaced with bromine in the 1980s – with huge health consequences.
So hopefully you agree your body needs iodine…
But There’s One More Hot Debate…
How much? Not even iodine advocates seem able to agree. And need can be very individualized. One thing most advocates DO agree on… Start slow and listen to your body. If you’re detoxing bromide and fluoride, you may experience detox symptoms. Don’t try to do it all in a day.
The Japanese consume a daily average of 13.8 mg. of elemental iodine – and they’re one of the world’s healthiest societies. So that could be a number to strive towards.
Good Food Sources of Iodine
The Japanese, not surprisingly, get most of their iodine through ocean grown fish, kelp and other seaweed, and sea salt. (Note: it would take 10 to 20 pounds of fish to provide their 13.8 mg.)
Anything grown near or in the sea may contain iodine. Rich sources include asparagus, garlic, mushrooms, pineapple, and leafy greens. Coconut products are good, as is blackstrap molasses. Butter from near the ocean sourced from cows also fed sea salt is an excellent choice, being also high in selenium and vitamin A. Eggs are good too.
Want to be sure you’re getting enough iodine – and don’t want to focus so much on dietary sources?
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Isn’t it worth a try, for your incredible new lease on life… the one that iodine helps provide?
A life with renewed vitality, a trimmer tummy, thick lush hair – and all the other possibilities a bit of iodine can hold in store for you? Claim the healthy life you’re entitled to today!
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This communication is intended for informational purposes only. Nothing in it is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice