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
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. Also, a rodent study that found that iodine deficiency may harm hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function - 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 estrogendominance(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. A transporter protein has been identified to carry T4 across the blood brain barrier, and another transports T3 across brain cell membranes.|
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