I have been practicing holistic medicine for over 20 years. I have yet to see any single nutrient help as many patients as iodine. Every cell in your body needs iodine. You can not make a single hormone without it, yet people do not get enough of it.
The main complaint I hear from my patients is that they feel fatigued. Although there are many causes, an imbalance in the thyroid gland is the chief underlying factor in most cases of fatigue. Furthermore, iodine deficiency is the main cause of the thyroid problems we are facing today.
The thyroid gland contains the highest concentration of iodine, more than any other organ in the body. You can not make thyroid hormone without sufficient amounts of iodine.
Over the last 40 years, iodine levels have fallen by 50% in the United States. During the same time, we have seen an epidemic rise of thyroid disorders including:
- Graves’ Disease
- Hashimoto’s Disease
- Thyroid Cancer
My research has clearly shown that these illnesses are tied to iodine deficiency. Among the thousands of patients that come to my office, more than 95% are iodine deficient. No wonder there is a thyroid disease epidemic!
However, the thyroid is not the only part of the human body affected by iodine. I believe that the same deficiency is, in large part, also fueling the rise in breast cancer and prostate cancer. How can this be correct? My experience has shown that 6 to 50 mg of iodine per day are effective for restoring healthy levels among the majority of my patients. But as you can see, that is quite a broad range. To correct an iodine deficiency, it is best to work with a practitioner who is knowledgeable about iodine therapy.
There is no more falsity of conclusion about any single nutrient than IODINE. This quote says it best:
“I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it……would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues…..” -LEO TOLSTOY
To Your Good Health!
– Dr. David Brownstein
To learn more about iodine deficiency click on the link: Dr Brownstein’s Iodine Book & Supplement Set
To learn more about thyroid health click on the link: Dr Brownstein’s Thyroid Health Books Set