Iodine – Why You Need It

Iodine: Why You Need It,

Why You Can’t Live Without It

Iodine is an integral nutrient for promoting thyroid function. Presently iodine deficiency is occurring at epidemic  levels in the United States and around the world. This article will attempt to introduce the concept of using therapeutic doses of iodine to promote and maintain optimal thyroid function.

This article was written  for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used as medical advice.

We now have many hyperactive children on Ritalin whose actual problem is low thyroid. We now have depressed adults taking a pharmacopoeia of psychotropic drugs, many with serious side effects, treating symptoms and not he cause. Today, infertility clinics are filled with women who can’t conceive, yet no one has ever properly evaluated their endocrine systems.

The literature clearly shows that prior to the reliance on blood tests for diagnosing hypothyroidism , nearly all infertile women and those who suffered repeated miscarriages, were given natural thyroid hormone, and in most cases the infertility was resolved.

Dr. David Brownstein M.D. impresses upon us not only the importance of hormones and their balance, but also how the endocrine system interacts with nutrients, lifestyle and the environment.

One of Dr. Barnes basic tenets was that if the thyroid gland was not properly balanced a wide variety of medical problems could develop. Oftentimes the thyroid is not suspected as the culprit for many of these conditions, because the blood  tests  results are ‘within normal limits.” The table lists potential symptoms and diagnoses associated with thyroid and other hormonal imbalances.
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List of Symptoms and diagnoses of Thyroid and other Endocrine Imbalances

This extensive list of symptoms and diagnoses has been shown to have a common foundational challenge. That challenge is low thyroid function. Why do we get low  thyroid function? Low thyroid function usually is caused by low iodine. It is conceivable that number one cause of death today is heart disease and the foundational challenge of this epidemic is caused by low thyroid function or low iodine uptake.

The information  contained in  the books written by Dr. David Brownstein, M.D. is vital to the the health and well being of our civilization.

We also have to ask the question as to why the food supply is so antagonistic toward iodine within our bodies. We use fluoride in the water, and this is a halogen that displaces iodine. We use Bromide as an ingredient in the bake goods and different brands of Soda. Bromide is also a halogen that is antagonistic toward iodine. We have chlorine in our water supply. Chlorine is a halogen that is antagonistic toward iodine.

Science Daily  (July 5, 2009) — A new study by researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have found a substantial link between increased levels of nitrates in our environment and food with increased deaths from diseases, including Alzheimer’s,  diabetes  mellitus and Parkinson’s. The study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. So it seems the epidemic of Alzheimer is caused by nutritional and hormonal deficiencies. This is why iodine is so vital to our health and well being. Hence the title of this article Iodine: Why you need it and why you can’t live without it.

I highly recommend you get Dr. David Browstien’s book Overcoming Thyroid disorders and start supplementing with a good quality iodine.

Fluoride is a halogen that displaces iodine in the body. To remove fluoride in your tap water the following water filtration systems are recommended.



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