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-
Most people are deficient in iodine, and there is a simple test that can be used to determine if you are deficient: 1.Apply standard 2% topical iodine in a circular area that is about the size of a silver dollar on the abdomen, and allow it to completely dry before redressing. 2.Check to see if it almost completely disappears in 12 hours. If the iodine disappears within 12 hours, then you are iodine deficient. If deficient, take red marine algae supplements, NOT iodine orally.