By: Roy Williams
It’s now been close to 30 years since I dedicated a great deal of my life to the studies of natural health. Learning everything, I can about the human body and how health and healing are so important has been a pleasure. Getting to share many of the things I have learned with you is one of the highlights of my life.
Every so often I will learn about a product that has some real life-changing capabilities and this newsletter is about one of those discoveries. For years, many of us have known that iodine is one of those special minerals that has many positive effects on our quality of life. One good example is the discovery that just 150 micrograms daily will stop someone from developing goiter, and help reverse it in those who have already developed it.
Unfortunately, that minimum daily requirement is still set far too low to truly experience the health benefits by simply increasing the dose. And the good news is that there is nothing scary about taking even more. Japan is a good example because they consume more than 12,000 micrograms – 12 milligrams of iodine each day. That’s 50 times more than the average American.
As a result, the life expectancy in Japan is over 83 years compared to the United States which is 78. The infant mortality in Japan is half that of the United States, and America faces almost three times the number of deaths from breast cancer than Japan. Many studies have noted a connection between thyroid abnormalities and breast cancer.
Today, one in eight American women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Compare that to just thirty years ago, when iodine consumption was much higher and one in 20 women developed breast cancer. And lowering the risk of cancer is just one of many ways iodine in larger doses can help us live longer and have higher-quality lives. Here are some other ways iodine may help improve life:
- Fights fatigue
- Can help prevent dry, brittle hair and hair loss
- Helps stop constipation
- Supports mental health and may clear mental fogginess
- Helps with metabolism and weight loss
- May improve circulation
- Relieves aching joints
- Can stop feeling of being cold
- May decrease risk of breast cancer
There is a fear surrounding iodine supplementation that is completely unfounded. Many people were scared out of taking iodine when a couple of doctors told a fictitious story about taking iodine and developing hyperthyroidism. The profits of the drug industry helped exploit this fear, which had a bearing on their desire to discredit the use of iodine for hypothyroidism.
Our water supply was once purified with iodine instead of chlorine. Even though iodine is just as effective as chlorine and has none of the negative side effects of chlorine, they decided to use it anyway. Unfortunately, chlorine and fluoride are toxic to your thyroid. They block the ability of the thyroid gland to use iodine, which can cause depression, headaches, weight gain, and even hallucinations.
Supplementing with iodine was routinely used by physicians until the late 1930s. Aside from thyroid, recent research has proven that all cells have receptor sites for iodine, in particular the breast, prostate, ovaries, and uterus, which require iodine in order to function properly. It’s no wonder, we are having so many health issues that are now associated with iodine deficiencies.
Supplemental iodine is available in different forms, each of which affects specific tissues in the body. Potassium and sodium iodine are best absorbed by the thyroid. Breast tissue uses iodine most efficiently in the form of molecular iodine. For those reasons, we have been suggesting a special blend of iodine that utilizes all three forms with some very amazing results, called Thyroid Care by Terry Naturally.
Dr. David Brownstein, M.D., is an author and iodine expert who has treated thousands of patients in his clinic. He reports; “I began to see positive results in my patients. Goiters and nodules of the thyroid shrank, cysts on the ovaries became smaller and began to disappear, patients reported increased energy, and metabolism was increased 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 who were having a difficult time improving began to notice many of their symptoms resolving.
If this article rings a bell in one or more of the areas I have written about, maybe it’s time you try Thyroid Care by Terry Naturally. You can pick up a bottle at Herbs & More in Athens or NHC Herb Shop in Killen or call 256-757-0660.
Your friend in health,
Roy P. Williams