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Iodine: The Essential Nutrient For Every Cell

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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
  • Hypothyroidism
  • 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

Iodine Book & tabs

To learn more about thyroid health click on the link: Dr Brownstein’s Thyroid Health Books Set

Thyroid Health Book Sets

 

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David Brownstein, M.D.

Comments ( 4 )

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    Karen

    Please tell me where I can get tested. I am lacking something, but doctors don’t check for this.

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      David Brownstein, M.D.

      Hello Karen-

      Thank you for you message. For iodine testing and iodine-loading test please contact any of these reources:
      – FFP Lab (www.ffplab.org) / Phone: 877-900-5556
      – Hakala Labs (www.hakalalabs.com) / Phone: 303-763-6242
      – Doctors Data (www.doctorsdata.com) / Phone: 800-323-2784

      You may also want to consider contacting the International College of Intergrative Medicine (www.icim.com). This organization keeps a directory of holistic practitioners throughout the US. They may be able to help you locate someone in your area.

      I hope this information is helpful. Good luck and be well!

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    Liisi Hirva

    And still one question.How much iodin you can use,when
    you have medication.

    Regards Liisi Hirva

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      David Brownstein, M.D.

      Hello Liisi-

      Thank you for your message. Please consider contacting the International College of Intergrative Medicine (www.icim.com). This organization keeps a directory of holistic practitioners throughout the US. They may be able to help you locate someone in your area with whom you may consult in person. Be well!

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