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Iodine Deficiency Symptoms

Iodine is a disinfectant. Remember how our parents used to put iodine on our cuts and scrapes as kids. They used iodine because it kills bad bacteria and prevents infection. Our body is designed to disinfect internally, too. It will detoxify candida, parasites, virsuses and bad bacteria given that it has enough iodine.

The mechanism for this detoxification in our bodies occurs via the thyroid gland. The blood carries toxins around the body and all of the blood in the body goes through the thyroid glands every 17 minutes.
If you have an adequate amount of iodine in your thyroid, the blood will be disinfected or detoxified as it travels through the thyroid and comes into contact with the iodine molecules.
Part of the reason that people have a difficult time keeping candida, parasites, etc. out of their systems may be because they are very lacking in iodine and do not have the advantage of this detoxification pathway.

We all know that iodine is extremely important for the thyroid, but did you know that it is found in all of the trillions of cells in our body. Iodine is vital for life itself to be possible.
Studies have found that more than 90% of the population may not have enough iodine in their systems.
Here are some of the symptoms that an iodine deficiency can cause:
    Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency
  • hormonal imbalances (iodine is important in the production of all hormones in the body)
  • concentration/focus problems
  • brain fog
  • dry/flaky skin
  • dry mouth/eyes
  • immune system disfunction
  • short term memory
  • acid reflux
  • chronic constipation
  • chronic parasite/candida/viral problems
  • fibrocystic breasts
  • ovarian cysts (PCOS- polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • excess phlegm
  • hypertension
  • fatigue
  • chronic headaches/migraines
  • vaginal infections
  • hypothyroidism

    Signs of Hypothyroidism
    (which may indicate iodine deficiency)
  • brittle nails
  • cold hands/feet
  • cold intolerance
  • constipation
  • depression
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dry skin
  • elevated cholesterol
  • essential hypertension
  • eyelid swelling
  • fatigue
  • hair loss
  • hoarseness hypotension
  • inability to concentrate
  • infertility
  • irritability
  • menstrual irregularities
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle weakness
  • nervousness
  • poor memory
  • puffy eye
  • slower heartbeat
  • throat pain
  • weight gain

The Importance of Iodine

It has been written that the “fundamental building blocks to health are WATER, SALT, SODA and IODINE”. Of these, iodine seems to be the least understood and the most neglected.

In the 1920’s there was a widespread problem with goiter or enlarged thyroid glands. It was found that iodine deficiency caused goiter and the solution was simple; introduce iodine into the food supply. This is why iodized salt was first produced and it worked. Goiter rates reduced dramatically!

However, over time, the knowledge of the importance of iodine was lost. Most people don't realize how important iodine actually is. Today, iodine deficiency is very common for a number of reasons. The food that we eat is produced on lands largely deficient in iodine so the levels of iodine in normally iodine-rich foods are much lower than they were 20 years ago.

Kelp and sea food are very rich in iodine, but most of us do not consume it in large enough quantities to get the iodine that our body needs. We have been told to lessen our salt intake because of high blood pressure (so we consumed less iodized salt) and because we want to be healthy, we have done so. Even if your salt is iodized, it may not be up to par.

Some studies have been performed that show that the level of iodine in various samples of salt products is not what is advertised and is below the RDA which is already probably low. Iodine was removed from milk sources as dairy farmers converted to using chemicals instead of iodine to disinfect cow udders. It was also removed from bread and replaced by bromide because bromide gave a more pleasing consistency to bread; unfortunately, bromide acts to push already scarce iodine out of the body.

Our city water supplies were loaded with chlorine and fluoride (which also push iodine out of the system). All of these lifestyle changes and government mandates have reduced our sources of iodine and now symptoms of iodine deficiency are on the rise again.

Hypothyroid concerns and even goiter are increasing in epidemic proportions through the country. Hormonal imbalances, breast cancer and even prostrate cancer are on the rise. Can the increase in these conditions be as simple as a simple deficiency? I think it should not be overlooked!
Why is iodine so important?
  • Iodine helps resist disease and kill germs, bad bacteria, viruses and candida as blood passes through the thyroid.

  • Iodine helps the body to detoxify from candida, parasites, bad bacteria and viruses.

  • Iodine is linked to increased energy and endurance.

  • Iodine calms the body and releases nervous tension helping you get a good nights sleep.

  • Iodine supplementation reduces brain fog and increases focus and concentration.

  • Iodine supplementation helps with all kinds of female issues (hormonal imbalance, fibrocystic breasts, ovarian cysts, breast pain during menstruation, menstrual cramps and more).

  • Iodine help you produce enough stomach acid.

  • Iodine is essential for the heart; not enough iodine can contribute to heart arrythmias.

  • Iodine deficiency may be related to Parkinson's disease.

  • Iodine is important in the growth of a baby and deficiency may be related to infertility.

  • Iodine may help to rebalance hormones and stop unexplained weight gain.

  • Iodine increases the ability of the body to sweat

  • Iodine deficiency may also be related to hoarseness, dry skin/mouth/eyes, cold intolerance, constipation, and more…

Iodine patch test for iodine:

There is an easy and inexpensive way to test for this deficiency – a simple patch test that can be performed at home will let you know if you are deficient and about how deficient you are:

  • Place 1 drop of iodine on the skin; let the iodine dry. It will stain the skin.
  • If the yellow stain from the iodine disappears in less than 7 hours, then you are severely deficient.
  • If it is gone in 12 hours you have a moderate deficiency.
  • If you are not deficient, the patch will stay on your arm for 14-24 hours and then begin to fade.
  • The less time it takes to fade the more deficient you are.

  • Our personal experiences with iodine:

    I (Leanne) was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) about 2 years ago following a hormone saliva test.

    This condition, for me, is characterized with large amounts of extra estrogen, high levels of testosterone and DHEA, and virtually no progesterone. I was put on a bio-identical progesterone cream and told there was nothing much else that could be done.

    However, I have never taken advice like this with good grace and set out to find the underlying problem.
    As I researched it appeared as if hormonal imbalances were largely caused by a lack of iodine and I resolved to see how deficient I was.
    I took the patch test above and the iodine patch was gone in about 5 hours; needless to say, I started on iodine right away. After 3 months of consistent use, I retook the hormone test and all hormones had returned to normal and were completely balanced out. It was incredible!

    I have a daughter deficient in iodine who is having trouble with her thyroid gland and weight control. She started on iodine and is losing weight slowly and steadily with no changes in diet.

    I have a son deficient in iodine who has dry patches of skin on his face and was having a lot of trouble with vertigo and dizziness especially after working out. Iodine has fixed both of these problems.

    From one of our customers: “Just wanted to let you know the Iodine is working. I've not felt this great in about 3 years. Everyday I get better. My headaches are gone. I can eat anything and feel good.” Another customer says: “I can't believe the improvement in my hair. It went from feeling like straw to silky and smooth almost overnight.”

    Recommended usage to eliminate iodine deficiency:

    • Place 1-2 drops of iodine on the skin each day.
    • Keep an eye on how long the iodine patch takes to disappear each day – the amount of time it takes to disappear should increase each day.
    • 1-2 drops may not be enough if you do not notice a significant improvement in the time it takes the iodine to fade then you may need to take more.
    • Just work up slowly to a maximum of 3-5 drops each day if necessary.
    • Do not increase by more than 1 drop per day.

    If you notice low energy, brain fog or headaches, cut back on your daily amount.
    Don't take iodine after 4 pm as it could raise your energy levels and keep you awake at night.

    Absorbable Iodine for the Thyroid gland

    Recommended Product:

    We now carry an iodine supplement called Topical Iodine.

    This iodine can be used safely to eliminate iodine deficiency and is very inexpensive; a 3 month supply for one person is $19.95.

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