The Iodine Crisis: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life: Thanks to environmental pollutants Iodine deficiency has become a worldwide epidemic. Everybody knows pollutants cause cancer. What they don't know is that these pollutants cause a deficiency that can make us sick, fat and stupid. Iodized salt--supposedly a solution to iodine deficiency-
How to Self-Test for an Iodine Deficiency 1. Dip a cotton ball into USP Tincture of Iodine. 2. Paint a 2 inch circle of iodine on your soft skin, like the inner part of your thigh or upper arm. 3. Wait. -- If the yellowish stain disappears in less than an hour; it means your body is lacking crucial iodine and has soaked it up. If the stain remains for more than four hours, you iodine levels are fine. Why are iodine levels so important? altmedangel.com/...
Sea salt is also a good natural source of iodine, a deficiency in which can lead to goiters, once relatively common. And, as American food writer Jeffrey Steingarten puts it: "after dinner, our bodies eliminate the salt we don't need. That is why God gave us kidneys". He quotes the Harvard Medical School on the 1988 Intersalt study, which says: "It seems unlikely that salt intake is a major influence on the development of hypertension in most of the world's populations".
Iodine or Bromine? Iodine is responsible for the production of almost every hormone in the body and is typically found in high levels in the thyroid, breasts, liver, lungs, heart, and adrenal glands. Iodine is essential during pregnancy. Iodine used to be added to baked goods in the USA, but was replaced with bromine back in the 1970’s. As a direct result, today most Americans (96%) are iodine deficient .