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Iodine - Universal Medicine Iodine deficiency - common and affects more than thyroid

Iodine - "The Universal Medicine"

Iodine deficiency - common and affects more than just thyroid

A decreased dietary intake of iodine coupled with an increased intake of competing substances (called goitrogens) has created an epidemic iodine deficiency in America - iodine intake in the U.S. has fallen > 50% over the last 30 years while the presence of iodine antagonists, such as chlorine, fluoride and bromide from environmental pollution, and the considerable increase of soy products in our diet has increased considerably.

Hollowell J.G. et al, Iodine Nutrition in the United States. Trends and Public Health Implications: Iodine Excretion Data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys I and III (1971-1974 ; 1988-1994) J of Clin. Endocr. & Metab.,1998

Why Are We Deficient in Iodine?

 Goitrogens vs. Iodine

Concurrently, there has been an increase in thyroid disorders, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and breast and thyroid cancer.

Some Illnesses associated with Iodine Deficiency

Fatigue

An underactive thyroid typically causes fatigue. Iodine supplementation can quickly activate the thyroid and relieve fatigue. Dr Guy Abraham reports iodine deficiency may harm pituitary-adrenal function in rodents. Your adrenal is essential for energy and stamina.

Thyroid disease

Thyroid Disorders

Poor digestion

Many organs need iodine, but can't absorb it until the blood measurements reach very high levels. The stomach and salivary glands are two such organs, but they can't uptake iodine in any significant amounts until the blood level reaches 100 times what the thyroid needs. Most people do not produce enough stomach acid as they grow older and low gastric acidity can be caused by iodine deficiency. In contrast, iodine promotes stomach acidity.

Breast, ovarian, and skin cysts

In addition to fixing almost all cases of breast cysts, iodine also heals ovarian and skin cysts (rub iodine in right over the cyst)

Cancer

Iodine especially protects against and also fights reproductive organ cancers. Iodine against cancer

Other Female problems

Infertility, miscarriage, endometriosis, PMS, menopausal symptoms are usually caused or aggravated by hypothyroidism / insufficient iodine coupled with estrogen dominance(Estrogen unopposed by PROGESTERONE).

Dementia and glaucoma

Iodine is found in large amounts in the brain (including the parts of the brain associated with Parkinson's disease) and the ciliary body of the eye, a possible factor in glaucoma. Atransporter protein has been identified to carry T4 across the blood brain barrier, and another transports T3 across brain cell membranes.

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