Signs Of Low Iodine

Signs of Low Iodine.

Are you low on iodine?  Is you body silently starving for this necessary ingredient?  How would you know?

If you happened to miss my first two blogs on Iodine:

With approximately 74% of US adults not getting enough iodine, you may be in the group.   The number of people in America who are Iodine deficient have reached epidemic levels.  It has increased  fourfold in the past 40 years.

Some Signs of Low Iodine:

  • fatigue
  • dry skin
  • breast pain
  • fibrocystic breast disease
  • have trouble staying lean
  • weight gain
  • trouble sleeping
  •  mysterious fatigue
  • unexplained autoimmune diseases
  • constipation
  • depression
  • might also play a role in heart disease,
  • psychiatric disorders, and
  • various forms of cancer, including breast cancer. (Japanese women who’s iodine intake is 25 times higher than ours, have 65% fewer cases of breast cancer)
  • it could be that you’re functioning reasonably well, at least for the time being, while still being deficient.

Here is a statement by Dr. David Brownstein, author of Iodine – Why You Need It And Why You Can’t Live Without It:

“Iodine is the most misunderstood nutrient. After 12 years of practicing medicine, I can say that it is impossible to achieve your optimal health if you do not have adequate iodine levels. I have yet to see any item that is more important for promoting health than iodine.”

Brownstein  lists these important functions of iodine:

1)      Iodine helps synthesize thyroid hormones and prevents both hypo- and hyperthyroidism.
2)      Iodine sufficiency reverses hypo- and hyperthyroidism.
3)      Iodine supports apoptosis.
4)      Iodine activates hormone receptors and helps prevent certain forms of cancer.
5)      Iodine protects ATP function and enhances ATP production.
6)      Iodine prevents fibrocystic breast disease.
7)      Iodine decreases insulin needs in diabetics.
8)      Iodine helps support protein synthesis.
9)      Iodine deficiency is a global health threat.
10)    Iodine destroys pathogens, molds, fungi, parasites, and malaria.
11)    Iodine supports immune function.
12)    Iodine eliminates toxic halogens from the body (including radioactive I-131).
13)    Iodine regulates estrogen production in the ovaries.
14)    Iodine is anti-mucolytic (meaning it reduces mucus catarrh).
15)    Iodine neutralizes hydroxyl ions and hydrates the cells.
16)    Iodine makes us smarter.
17)    Iodine prevents heart disease.
18)    Iodine is needed with the use of cordless phones, cell phones and now smart meters to prevent hypothyroidism.
19)    Iodine supports pregnancy (as the fetus undergoes more apoptosis than any other developmental stage).
20)    High doses of iodine may be used to reverse certain diseases.
21)    High doses of iodine may be used for wounds, bedsores, inflammatory and traumatic pain, and restoration of hair growth when applied topically.
22)    Iodine helps in the diminishing of tissue scarring, cheloid formations, and Dupuytren’s and Peyronie’s contractures, which are hyper-scarring conditions.

Considering the many benefits of Iodine, it is something worth researching.   I use Lugol’s Solution, it is very affordable.   2 drops will provide the daily requirement of 12.5mg. per day*.  A bottle will last and last and last.  You will save money, never have to buy the stuff, but of course, your cabinet will be orange.

Put a couple of drops into your glass.

Add some Berkey Filtered water.

Bottoms up… and drink.

If you don’t want to drink your Iodine, there is a pill.  Iodoral is the element Iodine in a pill form.  One 12.5 mg. tablet of Iodoral also provides the daily requirement of Iodine. It is convenient, but pricier than Lugol’s.   It is helping many people, who want to get more iodine, but don’t want orange cabinets.

I’ll stop talking about Iodine now ….. at least for a while.

Stay Healthy!

-Candi

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References:

  • http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/iodineindex.html
  • http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=5559634
  • http://www.lef.org/magazine/2011/10/the-silent-epidemic-of-iodine-deficiency/Page-01
  • http://drsircus.com/medicine/iodine/iodine-rescue
  • Iodine Crisis – What You Don’t Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Live – Lynne Farrow  
  • Iodine Why You Need it And Why You Can’t Life Without It.  – David Brownstein

*This website is intended as information only. The editors of this site are not medically-trained.
Please consult your licensed health care practitioner before implementing any health strategy.

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