iodine

Surprise! Doctors suddenly urge iodine supplementation for pregnant women to protect developing brains


Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement

Delicious
(NaturalNews) The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health has just announced something that seems totally out of character for conventional doctors: they've said that pregnant women are deficient in iodine and have urged widespread iodine supplementation to protect the development of their babies' brains.

Iodine is, of course, an essential mineral for supporting fetal development, breast health and prostate health*. It's crucial for healthy thyroid function, too, and Natural News has been teaching readers about the health benefits of iodine supplementation for over a decade.

Now it seems this information is finally being embraced by western medicine. Even Reuters, an anti-nutrition news service that often distorts medical news in favor of pharmaceuticals, is now reporting: (1)

Pregnant women should take an iodide-containing supplement to protect the brain development of their babies, according to the leading U.S. group of pediatricians. Iodine, which the body can get from iodide, is needed to make the thyroid hormones that are required for children's brain development before and after birth.

The journal Pediatrics even published the iodine recommendations, breaking new ground for a science journal that rarely recommends mineral supplementation.

Get up to 1100 micrograms per day

The new recommendations say that pregnant or lactating women should get from 290 to 1100 micrograms of iodide each day, and they recommend the compound form of potassium iodide.

Yes, this is the exact same form of iodine used to protect the thyroid from radiation following a nuclear catastrophe or nuclear war. Iodine has many uses in the body, and iodine deficiency causes widespread symptoms and organ function problems.

Most woman not getting enough iodine

Mainstream medicine is finally coming around to the fact that most people in western society are chronically deficient in key lifesaving nutrients like iodine and vitamin D.

The percentage of the population that's deficient is often far larger than you might suspect, too. Recommended daily intake levels of nutrients are kept artificially low by outmoded government standards, so even though this Council says one-third of U.S. women are iodine deficient, the real number is most likely over two-thirds. Iodine experts like Dr. David Brownstein might say it's even higher.

Processed foods are almost universally deficient in iodine. In fact, my testing at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab has found processed foods to be surprisingly low in all metals and minerals, including toxic heavy metals like lead and cadmium. When foods are heavily refined and processed, it seems that all the elements are stripped out, both good and bad.

As a result, most Americans are eating "empty" foods devoid of any real nutrition. Over time, chronic deficiencies in iodine, selenium, zinc, vitamin D, magnesium and other nutrients become symptomatic. Eventually they get diagnosed as "cancer" or "heart disease" or "diabetes." But instead of treating patients with nutrition, doctors usually just prescribe drugs or toxic treatments like chemotherapy.

If nutritional deficiencies were eliminated across the U.S. population, the health care system would all but collapse from the sudden lack of sickness. That's why this information from the American Academy of Pediatrics Council is so refreshing -- it's finally a confirmation that iodine supplementation is crucial for the health of pregnant women and their babies.

"Obviously iodine is critical to the fetal and child brain," said Dr. Loralei Thornburg, a pregnancy expert at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. "Therefore having a diet that's rich in iodine is critical."

Sources of iodine and iodide

Potassium iodide is a rather expensive source of dietary iodine. Liquid iodine supplements such as "nascent iodine" offer a far more affordable form of iodine supplementation.

Laboratory tests conducted by Natural News show that every major brand of liquid iodine we tested was free from toxic heavy metals, without exception. Click here to read the lab test results.

The Natural News Store offers a nascent iodine tincture delivering 485,000 micrograms of iodine per bottle, making it one of the best values in iodine supplementation for your dollar. Click here for details on Original Nascent Iodine.

Sources for this article include:
(1) http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/us...

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.


About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

In late 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.