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Why Are We Deficient in Iodine?

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Diet poor on Iodine   by Plato   16 year 20 of 20 (100%)

Fear of using salt on medical advice, especially those with hypertension.
Less than 50% of households in United States use iodized salt.
Radioactive Iodine used in diagnostic testing exacerbated an iodine-deficient state.
Exposures to chemicals and toxins. Goitrogen is a substance that decreases Iodine uptake as well as inhibits Iodine from
binding where it is needed. They include:
• Chlorine in pools, cleaning products, water supply, steam from dishwasher, sucrolose (Splenda).
• Fluoride in water supply, toothpaste, dental treatments, mouthwash.
• Bromide in some soft drinks (Mountain Dew & some Gatorades), baked goods (they used to contain iodine but it was
replaced with bromide in the 1970’s), pesticides, hot tubs, fumigant of produce, and some medications
• Declining mineral levels due to soil erosion and poor farming techniques.
• Failure to eat sufficient iodine-containing foods.
• A combination of any or all of these.
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Iodine Deficiency   by #181549   9 year 2 of 2 (100%)

Back in our grand parents days, fields were left fallow, that meant that a field would be left to remineralise so that crops wouldn't exhaust the ground by drawing up too many nutrients. This was called crop rotation. To day crops are grown on the same soil year in year out. The common potato is an easy addition to most meals and is one of the richest sources of Iodine in the vegetable kingdom. Leave the skin on and one medium-sized baked potato holds 60/mcg of iodine. But most potatoes are massed produced and contain hardly any iodine. Because of the low fat scare a lot of people have cut back on milk and yogurt, While strawberries, cranberries and seafood are very expensive and full of contaminants. The eggs which are a good source, have been promoted as cholesterol raisers, and only good sources would be of benefit. Brown bread at one time also contained Iodine but now it has been removed. So it looks like deliberate negligence on behalf of the food industry & medical industry to produce sickly nations who in turn boost the bank accounts of Glaxo Smith Klein.
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Iodine   by siorapwil   11 year 1 of 1 (100%)

Why Are We Deficient in Iodine?

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Why Are We Deficient in Iodine?   by grizz   11 year 2 of 2 (100%)

Every cell in our body requires Iodine to be healthy, especially the thyroid, breasts, ovaries, uterus brain & prostate. We live in a sea of Halide Chemicals that displace Iodine in the cells of our body. Halide chemicals include Bromide found in foods, Fluoride in water and Chlorine in crop insecticides.
See Iodine & the Halogen Robbers:

We need a LOT of iodine on a daily basis to offset the halide toxins that are bombarding us each day. Dr. Brownstein suggests 50mg Lugols or Iodoral iodine with required supplements.

Required Supplements:
- - ½ tsp Natural Celtic Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Redmonds Salt or Hawaiin black salt
- - - If the Sea Salt is pure white, it is unacceptable (minerals have been stripped out )
- - 200 mcg selenium (L-selenomethionine preferred)
- - 400 mg Magnesium - Glycinate preferred
- - 2,000mg Vitamin C - Sodium Ascorbate (easier on stomach) or Ascorbic Acid
- - ATP Cofactors caplet contains both 100mg B2 & 500mg B3 non-flushing in the correct ratio. Take 1 caplet with iodine up to 50mg, then another caplet for each 50 mg iodine,

See Iodine References for more:

Master Index to Iodine Resources

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Acidic Blood   by parrotgreen   15 year 7 of 9 (77%)

from :

"MINERAL ASSIMILATION is affected by pH. Minerals have
different pH levels at which they can be assimilated
into the body. Minerals on the lower end of the atomic
scale can be assimilated in a wider pH range, and
minerals higher up on the scale require a narrower and
narrower pH range in order to be assimilated by the
body. For example….

Sodium and magnesium have wide pH assimilation ranges.

It narrows somewhat for calcium and potassium.
Narrows more for manganese and iron.
More for zinc and copper.
More for iodine.
Iodine, which is high up on the atomic scale, requires
near perfect pH for its assimilation into the body.

Iodine you may know, is one of the most important
minerals for proper functioning of the THYROID. But,
the thyroid doesn't get access to Iodine unless the
body pH is near perfect. "
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It's not just Poor farming practices....   by Rejuvem   8 year 7 of 9 (77%)

100 years ago, before Hydrelectric Power, most farms were built near rivers that were known to overflow from time to time. Why? Because farmers knew that this created a natural renewal process in which Mineral Rich Mud from the mountains would be deposited upon the lands when these floods would happen from time to time.
Once they started building dams on all these rivers, this natural renewal process came to an abrupt halt and so now, ALL the minerals we USED to get, like Lithium Orotate, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Selenium, Iodine and many more are absent from most foods.
Certain minerals though, like Lithium Orotate and Iodine began to have a negative connotation. Lithium was thought to be only for crazy people (because of Lithium Carbonate prescriptions) and Iodine was incorrectly categorized as something that could cause thyroid issues.
Up until the 70's Milk farmers routinely cleaned the Teets of the cows with Iodine to prevent the spread of disease, thus Iodine was injected into Milk and Cheese. Additionally, Iodine was used to make bread rise and to make it last longer on the shelves, but the resulting phobia of Iodine from bad studies caused them to replace the Iodine in bread with Bromine.
According to the Wolff-Chaikoff Effect, the study used to remove Iodine from the Food Supply, anything over 2mg a day of Iodine supposedly caused all sorts of issues. This was never really proven, but widely accepted by the Medical community.
Problem is, today we know that the people with the longest lifespan, Okinawa Japan, actually have MUCH higher levels of iodine. Averaging 13.5mg a day. Those people not only live longer than we do in the U.S. (and mainland Japan for that matter) But additionally, they have less chronic disease than we do. In other words, there's absolutely no proof that large amounts of Iodine has any harmful effects.
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