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You Probably Need More Iodine

There was a time when iodine was considered a “cure all,” but we’ve forgotten all about it and as a result, rates of cancer are skyrocketing, obesity is epidemic and our energy levels have plunged. Before the widespread use of synthetic drugs, iodine was recommended for everything from healing wounds and disease, destroying bacteria and … Read more

Low Thyroid

Low Thyroid: WHY? What to do?

Hypothyroidism seems to be running rampant these days. It’s particularly common in women over 50 who have entered perimenopause or are even fully menopausal when changing hormones can also trigger thyroid problems. But hypothyroidism is almost always connected with low iodine intake, regardless of age or sex. Here’s a brief overview of the problem: Low … Read more

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Iodine and Breast Health

Right now, I have five friends with breast cancer in varying stages. One, happily, is emerging from her second round and two have rapidly growing invasive breast cancers. There are many reasons behind the breast cancer epidemic, and I’m going to throw out a major one that few of us know: Iodine shortfalls. Iodine is … Read more

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Iodine and Children

From What Doctors Fail to Tell you About Iodine and Your Thyroid by Robert Thompson, M.D. Iodine deficiency is the leading cause of preventable mental retardation worldwide. What if a pregnant woman consumed a handful of pills that costs a few cents and protected her baby against mental deficiency and a crippling disease called cretinism? That’s … Read more

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Iodine, Thyroid Disorders, Obesity and More

The thyroid is the body’s major thermostat and keeping it operating well keeps your metabolism running at the perfect pace. Every single cell in your body depends on the thyroid gland for hormones that instruct it how to function. This tiny butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your throat weighs less than an ounce and … Read more

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Are You Iodine Deficient?

The majority of Americans have shortfalls in iodine levels, which can lead to a host of problems, including thyroid disease, fibrocystic breast disease, breast cancer, mental retardation and more. Are YOU iodine deficient? CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE QUIZ to determine if you might need more iodine. What can you do about it if you need more … Read more

iodine and your thyroid

Iodine: What Happens If You Don’t Get Enough

Excerpt from What Doctors Fail to Tell You about Iodine and Your Thyroid by Dr. Robert Thompson. Americans are experiencing a dramatic drop in iodine levels and a corresponding deterioration in our collective health. Between the early 1970s and the early 1990s, we experienced an average drop in iodine levels of 50%. In just 20 years! … Read more

iodine and your thyroid

IODINE: We All Need It and Most of Us Don’t Get Enough

Most of us have heard of iodine, but we’d be hard-pressed to recite what it does. If you’re of a certain age, you probably remember your mother dabbing the yellow-brown liquid on a scraped knee and the vicious sting that followed! Maybe you remember that iodine is added to salt. Maybe you can identify iodine … Read more