DoesYour Thyroid Need Iodine Therapy?

Issue # 97 May 6, 2013
Welcome to KnowYourThyroid.
I hope everyone is well.
Lately I have been hearing and reading a lot about iodine in our diets. While most doctors have the opinion that we get enough iodine in our diets through iodized salt, evidence is mounting that is not the case. I was on the site NaturalNews.com and found an article by Jonathan Landsman that explains the problem with iodine.
In the Check It Out! section, I have a resource for a very effective and natural iodine source that is very good at balancing your thyroid.
Enjoy!
Corri
Iodine Therapy for Thyroid and Immune Support
By Jonathan Landsman
Did you know that doctors once considered iodine to be one of the most beneficial medicines on the planet? Naturally, this was before the pharmaceutical cartel seized control of conventional medicine.
A lack of iodine can make it difficult to properly detoxify the body; create thyroid dysfunction and promote cancer cell growth. In fact, Dr. David Brownstein, iodine expert suggests that most of the population is grossly deficient in this valuable mineral.
Is your modern lifestyle robbing you of iodine?
In the 1920s, goiter, or enlarged thyroid gland was a common health problem until we added iodine to salt. But, today, many people have reduced their iodized salt consumption and added chlorine, fluoride and bromide to their diets. The problem is – chlorine, fluoride and bromide lower natural iodine levels within the body by blocking iodine receptors.
Keep in mind, chlorine is commonly used to help “purify” the water in place of iodine. According to conventional dentists – who have been brainwashed by the biggest corporations in the world – fluoride will help “strengthen our teeth” – yeah right. And, bromines replaced iodides in most commercially sold baked goods – since the 1980s. All three of these elements are extremely toxic for the thyroid and dangerous for the rest of our body.
Did you know that bromide can cause depression, headaches, hallucinations or even schizophrenia? And, by the way, there are no long-term studies that show fluoride has any beneficial effect on human health.
The connection between Iodine and breast cancer rates
Observational studies suggest there is a strong connection between thyroid dysfunction and breast cancer. Currently, one in seven American women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Yet, thirty years ago, when iodine consumption was much higher than it is today – one in 20 women developed breast cancer. Need I say more?
It’s interesting to note that women in Japan, that consume high levels of dietary iodine, have much lower rates of breast cancer and thyroid problems. But, when those women move to the United States and adopt a Western diet, including much less iodine – their rates of breast cancer and thyroid diseases increase dramatically! Vitamin D; iodine supplementation and fresh, organic whole foods would turn a sick nation around – overnight! It’s time to wake up humanity to a better way of living.
                           Check It Out!
If you are suffering from underactive thyroid, you should take a look at Thyroid Assist, an all natural supplement to improve thyroid function. I set up a link for you below.