Iodine is anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, antiviral, anti fungal, anti-cancer, and it enhances immune function, important for hormone production, reverses fibrocystic breast disease, and shrinks ovarian and thyroid cysts.
Can removes toxic chemicals, flush out chemical toxins like fluoride, lead, mercury etc., apart from biological toxins. Consuming high iodine doses should, of course be coupled with a complete nutritional program that includes adequate amounts of selenium, Magnesium, and Omega-3 fatty acids. However all are abundantly present in seaweed.
A decrease in iodine intake coupled with an increased consumption of competing halogens, fluoride and bromide, has created an epidemic of iodine deficiency in America.
Dr. David Brownstein is one of the voices who has made a universal call for heavy iodine supplementation because the nutritive type of iodine protects the thyroid from the radioactive type of iodine and other halogen.
One has to be a fool not to be taking iodine because approximately 90% of us are deficient in iodine, thus making our thyroids sitting ducks (sponges) for the radioactive type of iodine and other heavy minerals. Talking about mineral holes, a
thyroid deficient in iodine becomes like an intense vacuum cleaner hungry for anything even looking like a halogen (fluoride, bromide, chlorine, or rocket fuel).
Because so much blood goes through the thyroid it has a fantastic capacity to concentrate radioactive iodine and these halogens no matter how low the concentration of them is in the blood.
There is a big difference in uptake of Iodine/Selenium in the countries who do use a lot of seaweed like Japan and other who do not. Different diets lead to different diseases and have effects on vitality and ageing. But like iodine there is a phobia against in the West.
Intake in Japan in average 50 times as much as Europe and the US. The understanding how dietary habits of different groups of people related to their degree of health important. Both clinical research and epidemiological studies, which compare the rates of diseases in populations with different dietary habits, point to Japan's low rate of hart failure, obesity, breast cancer and healthy ageing . Tradition has it that the products and food of the land should be combined with products of the sea like fish, shellfish and seaweed.
It is the story about iodine, terrestrial plants contain only trace amounts of iodine (0.001 mg/gm), marine plants however have high concentrations of this nutrient (0.5-8.0 mg/gm) and should be used to compensate according to the human history. There is growing evidence that Americans would have better health and a lower incidence of cancer and fibrocystic disease of the breast if they consumed more iodine. One reason for this low amount and subsequent advice is the fact that about 5% of the population is sensitive to a higher iodine dose. We all need iodine and when you remove it completely from the diet your metabolism will decrease with at least 40% and you get sick.
The decrease in iodine intake coupled with an increased consumption of competing halogens, fluoride and bromide, has created an epidemic of iodine deficiencies in the West.
Iodine is a relatively rare element in the Earth's crust, but is concentrate in the oceans.
It is the heaviest essential element known to be needed by all living organisms, but its rarity in many soils has led to many deficiency problems in the past with land animals and in human populations. For expert opinions one Iodine please go to Google or Yahoo and type;" iodine for health " in the search bar. In our seaweed page we only want to draw your attention to these discussions/research, because of the impact and consequences for humans in general.
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