By: Roy Williams
Why are so many people suffering from weight gain, fatigue, dry hair, constipation, mental fogginess, aching joints, and poor circulation? Of course, all of those afflictions will not fall into one specific category, but a very large number will fall into one and that is iodine deficiency.
Iodine is one of those minerals that we need every day and most of us never get it into our diet at all. There was a time when it was considered a “cure all”, but is now being ignored in favor of prescription drugs. As a result, rates of cancer are skyrocketing, obesity is epidemic, and our energy levels have plunged.
Iodine is one of nature’s most amazing minerals that has been largely forgotten in today’s society. Before the widespread use of synthetic drugs, iodine was recommended for almost everything including, wound healing, bacterial infections, viruses, and cancer prevention.
The problem is that dietary iodine intake in many parts of the country is very low. Most of us have always thought that we got enough iodine from our table salt. That may have been true until the medical establishment all but insisted that we stop salting our food. Even if we were to continue to salt our food to taste, the amount of iodine ingested would only be enough to keep you from developing a goiter (enlarged thyroid gland).
An even greater reduction of iodine came when a paper written by two researchers completely changed the way we use iodine. The poorly documented paper gave the impression that iodine use was not only archaic and unnecessary, but could even be dangerous, citing hyperthyroidism as a side effect. Almost overnight, the use of iodine in medicine was stopped.
With the advent of modern medicine in the 1940s and 50s, the drug companies realized that iodine was so effective for many disorders that it was reducing their patients need for prescription drugs. In other words, it was eating into their profits.
As a result, they stopped recommending it altogether. Most food manufacturers have stopped using iodine in their food processing as well. We now have ever increasing numbers of people suffering from obesity; food cravings; skin disorders; prostate, ovarian and thyroid cancers; chronic fatigue; migraine headaches; low libido; brain fog; dry skin; and brittle hair.
Fortunately, not everyone has forgotten what this amazing mineral can do for overall health. Researchers suggest that boosting iodine consumption could improve thyroid health, lower incidence of breast and prostate cancer and fibrocystic disease of the breast, and promote overall well-being.
Now let’s talk about minimum daily requirements, which are set far too low at only 150 micrograms (mcg) per day. That is enough to prevent goiter, but not near enough for truly beneficial health effects. You do not have to worry about getting more iodine than you need. Japan is a perfect example. Their average consumption is 12 milligrams a day, which is 12,000 micrograms or 50 times more than the average American is recommended.
Let me remind you about the RDA (recommended daily allowance) established by the FDA. On almost every vitamin and mineral it is so low that I often refer to it as the recommended death allowance. Because, if that is all you consume, you will die way before you reach your genetic potential.
Dr. David Brownstein, M.D., is an author and iodine expert who has treated thousands of patients in his clinic. He states, “As I started to use larger amounts of iodine (12.5-50 mg/day) to achieve whole body sufficiency, I began to see positive results in my patients. Goiters and nodules of the thyroid shrank. Cysts of the ovaries became smaller and began to disappear, patients reported increased energy and metabolism was increase as evidenced by my patients having new success in losing weight. Libido improved in both men and women. People suffering from brain fog reported a clearing of the fogginess. Patients reported having vivid dreams and sleeping better. Most importantly, those with chronic illnesses that were having a difficult time improving began to notice many of their symptoms resolving.”
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Your Friend in Health,
Roy P Williams