Thyroid Health & Iodine

By: Roy Williams

In this article, you can learn how iodine can help with enhanced energy, weight loss, hair loss, and fatigue, plus decrease the risk of several types of cancer. Iodine may also help improve breast and prostate health and protect brain cells.

If you are over fifty, you may remember your mother dabbing the yellow-brown liquid on a scratch or scrape. If you do remember, then you also remember the vicious sting that followed.

Before the widespread use of synthetic drugs and antibiotics, iodine was recommended for everything from healing wounds and disease, destroying bacteria and viruses, to possibly even preventing cancer. Of course, you never hear them talking about iodine anymore.

The Nobel laureate Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1863-1986), the physician that discovered vitamin C, wrote:

“When I was a medical student, iodine in the form of K1 [potassium iodide] was the universal medicine. Nobody knew what it did, but it did something and did something good. We students used to sum up the situation in this little rhyme: “If ye don’t know where, what, and why, Prescribe ye then K and I.”

What doctors fail to tell you about iodine is that:
1) Iodine is found in every single cell of your body.
2) Your hormones need iodine to perform.
3) Iodine is essential for thyroid function.
4) Your immune system needs iodine to function.
5) Iodine is a powerful antimicrobial.
6) Iodine is necessary for healthy breast tissue.
7) Iodine is crucial for brain development in babies.

Iodine is essential to life. Without adequate stores of iodine, eventually, you may die. In the meantime, you can develop several diseases including:
1) Thyroid disease and goiter
2) Breast, prostate, ovarian, thyroid, pancreatic, and other cancers
3) Infertility, menstrual problems, and miscarriages
4) Fibrocystic breast disease; ovarian, pancreatic and thyroid cysts
5) Obesity
6) Allergies and asthma
7) And Parkinson’s disease.

Approximately 2 billion people worldwide live in areas defined as iodine deficient by the World Health Organization, and our modern-day medical profession practically ignores the fact that iodine deficiency exist. Could the fact that iodine is a naturally occurring mineral that can’t be patented be part of the problem?

Robert Thompson, M.D., a specialist in iodine and thyroid health, says, “It’s heartbreaking to think how many children are growing up right now, mentally and physically crippled, never to reach their intellectual potential, just because their mothers didn’t get enough iodine during conception and pregnancy to allow their babies’ brains to develop properly.”

So, where do we get iodine? Iodine is available from foods in fairly small amounts. For most Americans our food intake of iodine is not enough. The Standard American Diet is so deficient that years ago our own medical profession suggested that it be added to our salt. Even though it has been added, most Americans are severely deficient.

That may explain why so many Americans are suffering from obesity and breast, ovarian, thyroid, and pancreatic cancer. There are many symptoms of iodine deficiency.

Do You Need Iodine?

1) My hands and feet are always cold.
2) My face is puffy, and eyelids are swollen in the morning.
3) I put weight on easily.
4) I have dry skin.
5) I’m tired in the morning.
6) I’m constipated.
7) My joints are stiff in the morning.
8) I stay in slow motion.
9) I have brain fog.
10) The outer 1/3 of my eyebrows are missing.
11) My lips are swollen.
12) I have ringing in the ears.
13) My hair is dull and lacks luster.
14) I have frequency of urination.
15) My calves are big.
16) My legs and ankles are swollen in the morning.
17) I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
18) My heart is weak, and I have a weak heartbeat.
19) My body temperature is below 97.8.

If six or more of those symptoms apply to you, you may very well have an iodine deficiency. Of course, you can go to your doctor and have them check your thyroid levels; or with the understanding that iodine has been proven safe and that almost all Americans are deficient, you may simply do what I did. You can safely start talking an iodine supplement.

Dr. Robert Thompson and I agree that one of the best on the market that has all three types of iodine recommended is the Terry Naturally supplement called Thyroid Care. It contains all three forms of essential iodine: potassium iodide, sodium iodide, and molecular iodine. We have found that the triple iodine compound is most effective in raising iodine to optimal levels.

Of course, Herbs & More in Athens and NHC Herb Shop in Killen keeps a good supply of the Terry Naturally Thyroid Care. If you are iodine deficient, you will be able to tell a nice difference in just 4 to 6 weeks using the supplement.

Your friend in health,

Roy P. Williams