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Iodine for health

Iodine: "The universal medicine"

Iodine for health - Goitrogens compete with Iodine

Halogen Invasion vs. iodine

Halogens compete for cellular receptors and iodine is the "loser

Fluorine, chlorine and bromine can all displace iodine.   Atomic weights of the 4 well-known halogens are: Fluorine (18.99), Chlorine (35.45), Bromine (79.99) and Iodine (125.70)

"The clinical activity of any one of the halogens is in inverse proportion to its atomic weight. This means that any one of the four can displace the element with a higher atomic weight, but cannot displace an element with a lower atomic weight.”

J.C. Jarvis, M.D.Folk Medicine, Henry Holt & Co., 1958, HB, p. 136)

The "winners" chlorine, flourine, and bromine are taking over!

Chlorine and its other forms (eg Chloride, chlorate)

We need chlorine in SMALL amounts.   In the stomach for secretion of hydrochloric acid, in the extracellular fluid, and to breathe. Chloride is also used to regulate the blood's important acid-base balance. However, in large amounts it is toxic, and together with its byproducts has been linked to: birth defects, cancer, reproductive disorders, stillbirth, and immune system breakdown. Excess table salt (sodium chloride) competes with iodine, and was shown to cause hypothyroidism in China.

Sources of Chlorine
Foods Other
Public Drinking water
Shower steam (using public water)
Sucralose (Splenda®)
Dish washer steam
Hot tubs
Propellants in spray cans
Swimming pools


Fluorine and its other forms (e.g. fluoride)

Sources of Fluorine
Foods Other
Many processed foods/beverages Children's fluoride dental treatments;
Added to public water systems;
Propellants in spray cans;
Additive in most toothpastes;

Water fluoridation is a farce and also harmful.   New Zealand study found no difference in tooth decay between fluoridated and non-fluoridated water areas. Many European countries have stopped fluoridating.

Fluoridation has been linked to tooth discoloration, hip fractures, bone cancer, lowered intelligence, and kidney toxicity, plus is a cause of goiter in dogs.   Fluoride is more toxic when there is an iodine deficiency. A 2002 study found that 67% of Americans live in communities with fluoridated water. In humans, effects on thyroid function were associated with fluoride exposures of 0.05-0.13 mg/kg/day (when iodine intake was adequate) and 0.01-0.03 mg/kg/day (when iodine intake was inadequate).”

Fluoride / Thyroid Connection: http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/thyroid/

More details on effects of fluoride: Fluoride -Health Fraud

Bromine and its other forms (e.g. bromide)

Sources of Bromine
Medications Foods / Other
Atrovent Inhaler
Atrovent Nasal Spray
Ipratropium Nasal Spray
Spiriva Handihaler
Pyridostigmine bromide
All bakery products (common in grains, bleached flour);
Soda, nuts, oils, several plant foods;
Mountain Dew/ Gatorade/AMP Energy Drink;
Citrus fruit (fumigated with methyl bromide);
Pools & Hot tubs -used as cleaner;
Used to kill pests (termites, rats, insects, fungus, etc.) that might be present in homes, foods, or soil.
Fire retardant chemical;

The U.S. is exposed to high amounts of the goitrogen bromide via our food and water supply.   In all its inorganic and organic forms:

-   Methyl bromide (bromomethane) is used as a soil fumigant for seed production.   Although, the Montreal Protocol has severely restricted its use internationally, the U.S. has successfully lobbied for critical-use exemptions. In 2004, over 7 million pounds of bromomethane were applied to California. Applications include tomato, strawberry, and ornamental shrub growers, and also fumigation of ham/pork products.

-   Methyl bromide for post-harvest fumigation of commodities.    E.g.  grains, spices, nuts, fruits and tobacco, but mainly strawberries, predominately in California;

-   Brominated vegetable oil is added to citrus drinks.   Helps suspend flavoring in the liquid.

-   Water supply.    9,090,000 kg/yr;

Sticht, G., Käferstein, H., Bromine. In Handbook on Toxicity of Inorganic Compounds -Seiler HG and Sigel, H Editors, Marcel Dekker Inc, 143-151, 1988.

-   Bromide replaced iodide as a dough conditioner in most baked goods in the 1980's

Bromine has goitrogenic, carcinogenic and narcoleptic properties.    Bromine has been found to have a “zombifying” potential. Bromide is thought to be a neurotoxin and it's use as a sedative provides support for this, since an overdose of sodium bromide can lead to neurological issues.

Sangster et al, The Influence of Sodium Bromide in Man: A Study in Human Volunteers with Special Emphasis on the Endocrine and the Central Nervous System 1983;

For body detoxification of bromide, the halides iodide and chloride are the most effective (Iodine pulls bromine from storage sites and chloride increases bromine excretion in urine).

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