(NaturalNews) Oprah's body weight challenges have brought thyroid function into the minds of many, but few people still understand the importance of iodine for supporting the thyroid and enhancing proper metabolism. Based on the information I've been learning from people like Dr. David Brownstein (www.DrBrownstein.com
), I believe that most people are dangerously deficient in iodine
and that conventional medicine's recommendation of iodine intake may be off by a factor of ten!
Fortunately, a couple of innovative companies are offering liquid iodine supplementation that allows consumers to boost their own iodine levels naturally, safely and inexpensively. One of those companies is the Tempe, Arizona-based TriMedica (www.TriMedica.com
), which offers a remarkably potent iodine supplement called Thyadine
Thyadine delivers 150 micrograms of colloidal iodine in each drop. It also combines homeopathic elements such as Fucus Vesiculosus 3x, Thyroid 3x, Spongia Tosta 12x and Thyroid 30c to deliver a synergistic thyroid-supporting formula based both on nutrition and energetics. (If you don't believe the energetics, don't worry. The colloidal iodine still works for you just the same.)
What iodine companies can't tell you is that iodine also helps prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer
. That simple, scientifically-supported fact has been censored by the FDA and FTC, who hope to abolish nutritional knowledge in America in order to protect the for-profit cancer industry (dominated by Big Pharma). But since I have no financial ties to any iodine
companies, I'm able to exercise my free speech rights and share this simple truth with you. If you want to learn more, get the book by Dr. David Brownstein, which you can find here: http://www.drbrownstein.com/singleproduct.as...
In terms of iodine products
, my other highly-recommended iodine product is called Nascent Iodine
, made by the Magnetic Clay company (www.MagneticClay.com
). It's available through Integrated Health
Iodine protects you from infectious disease, too
By the way, I never travel without my liquid iodine!
Why? Because it's a fantastic way to boost immune function and defend yourself against infectious disease (especially on airplanes). You can even use these liquid drops to sterilize water, and then you can drink the water!
Safety notes: These iodine products are NOT the same as the common medical iodine or betadine antiseptic products you may be familiar with in first aid kits. Do NOT drink those products! Nascent Iodine and TriMedica's Thyadine are molecular very different.
Please also keep in mind there is a safety threshold for iodine consumption, and there is such a thing as too much iodine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iodine#Toxicity
). Don't be an idiot and chug this stuff and end up killing yourself while the FDA bans all iodine for everybody. You only need a few drops a day. Check with your naturopath for proper dosage, because only a qualified naturopathic physician can both determine your level of iodine deficiency and recommend proper iodine intake levels.
Also, read the book by Dr. David Brownstein to inform yourself. You might even take a copy to your doctor or naturopath! Here's his book on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Iodine-Need-Cant-Live-...
Remember, too, that if you eat a LOT of seaweed (nori, dulse, etc.), you are likely taking in sufficient levels of iodine already. But most Americans don't eat much seaweed at all, and they remain chronically iodine deficient.
Disclaimer: I have no financial relationships whatsoever with ANY companies
mentioned in this article, and I earn nothing from your purchase of these products or books. I'm a huge supporter of Dr. David Brownstein, who is, in my opinion, the foremost expert on iodine, thyroid
Both the Thyadine product (www.TriMedica.com
) and Nascent Iodine earn my Editor's Choice Award
for nutritional products.