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Thursday, January 15, 2015

How Do You Know When You Need More Iodine?

Here is the short list:
  • cold feet and hands, especially in the evening
  • lackluster hair, thinning, and brittle or dry
  • thinning eyebrows, especially the outer third
  • dry skin, especially on heels (cracking and splitting)
  • weight gain, or inability to lose weight even on starvation diet
  • chronic fatigue, low energy
  • sweet cravings, bread or starch or dessert cravings
The main function of Iodine is to balance your endocrine (hormone regulating) system -especially your thyroid gland – resulting in a greater ability to manage your emotional states. This is more obvious in women because of different hormonal dynamics.

Iodine’s secondary function is to regulate reproductive organs:

ovaries and breasts in women… prostate in men.

It seems like so many of my middle-aged girlfriends have a sluggish thyroid and they feel so very tired and easily gain weight – more so than what’s “normal” for middle-age.

Most see their doctor and get their thyroid tested, and everything comes back “normal, within range”. The problem is with the test! It does not measure results …

Iodine Deficiency is Common and Can Be Terribly Harmful!

You Do Not Get Enough Iodine…

Iodine is a trace mineral that is essential for normal growth and development. Seventy to 80% of iodine is found in the thyroid gland – in your neck. The rest is distributed throughout your body, particularly in ovaries (women), muscles, and blood.

Your thyroid gland is the only organ that stores significant quantities of iodine.

Your body produces NO iodine, so you must supplement (unless you are eating a lot of sea weed, and use more sea weed as compost on your vegetable garden).

In America, you cannot get enough iodine from your diet. It used to be added to bread but not anymore.  It’s added to salt, but the amount has been lowered over the years.

We know from clinical studies that few people have anywhere near enough iodine in their body for their thyroid to function optimally.

Three disturbing trends initiated in the 20th century made this collective deficiency inevitable:

1. The introduction of chlorine use in drinking water, in pools, and as a ubiquitous cleaning agent (Clorox, Lysol). Iodine is displaced or deactivated by chlorine, bromine and fluoride.
2.  Alteration of the Western diet that reduces natural food sources of iodine (sea weed, dulse, etc.)
3. Farming practices designed to increase crop yield, leading to reduced iodine content in many foods.

Naturally occurring iodine is found in kelp, dulse, nori, hijiki, wakame, arame, kombu and seafood.

Iodine Supplementation for Thyroid Health is Easy


Non-toxic, Highly Absorbable and Effective

Help Balance Emotions

Regulate Reproductive Organs

This is nascent iodine, or detoxified atomic iodine, made to the specification introduced by Edgar Cayce.

Unlike the common Lugol’s solution of molecular iodine and potassium iodide, our atomic iodine is not toxic even at high dose.

Protects against damage from radiation, stress and aging.

Benefits of Iodine Supplementation with Thyrodine

Better energy management, endurance
Reduced joint and muscle pains
Improved elasticity of muscles and tendons
Faster healing and repair from injuries
More resilient immune system
Clearer thinking, less brain fog
More insulin sensitivity, better blood glucose management
Improved sweating mechanism for detoxification
Better elimination (no more constipation)
Decreased menstrual problems (PMS, mood swings)
Reduced body odors (vaginal, foot, underarm, etc.)
Lower chance of miscarriage, higher baby birth weights
Effective on ringworm and toenail fungus
Warmer hands and feet (thermo-regulation)

Adequate iodine intake will also result in much-improved muscular coordination, flexibility and strength, plus improved vision as the eye muscles lose their unwanted calcium that causes hardening and stiffness.

Iodine supplementation can also induce long term remission of auto-immune problems including Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue, Vitiligo, Myalgia, Migraine.

Protection from Radioactive Fallout
Created when a nuclear plant is damaged or a nuclear weapon detonates, radioactive dust and/or ash can be very damaging to your thyroid gland.

Taking iodine before – and even just after – a nuclear event, keeps you from absorbing the fallout into your thyroid.

If you’re Iodine Deficient, here’s what may happen…

That makes you feel very sluggish and gain weight easily.

Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Painful breasts with nodules and cysts that often hurt more prior to menstruating.
93% of American women have Fibrocystic Breast Disease, and the longer the deficiency persists, the higher the risk of breast cancer.

Polycystic Ovarian Disease
Iodine is needed in the ovaries, and Russian studies showed a relationship between iodine deficiency and the presence of cysts in the ovaries. The greater the iodine deficiency, the more ovarian cysts a woman produces.

Prostate Problems for Men
Long term iodine deficiency can manifest as prostate problems – either enlargement or cancer or both.

Dry Eyes, Mouth and Skin
Iodine is concentrated in the lacrymal glands of the eye, and submandibular glands of the mouth, and a lack of it can cause dryness. 20% of all your iodine is stored in your sweat glands, and a lack of iodine can manifest as dry skin, and a decreased ability to sweat.

Really low iodine levels in the thyroid end up as a Goiter – enlargement of the thyroid.

Extended iodine deficiency contributes heavily to our recent epidemic cancers of breasts, ovaries and prostates.  Areas of the world where iodine deficiency is high (Switzerland, parts of Asia and Africa) have high incidence of thyroid cancer.
Iodine can also be concentrated in stomach tissue, and a deficiency there manifests as achlorhydria (lack of digestive acid production).  Prolonged deficiency causes a much higher incidence of stomach cancer.

Impaired Physical and Mental Development
In infants and children, hypothyroidism can impair physical and mental development.

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