Iodine Therapeutic Actions

What’s the big deal about Iodine and why should I concern myself about it?  If I am getting the FDA Daily Requirement, why isn’t that sufficient?  It’s not like I have a goiter issue.

You may not know that there was a goiter epidemic in the early 1900’s observed around the Great Lakes.  The first large scale study was performed by David Marine in Akron, Ohio.  He found that 56% of school-aged girls had goiter in Akron. Marine used 9 mg of iodine to resolve the goiter issue or about 60 times the RDA levels of 0.15mg.

Goiter Issue

According to the American Thyroid Association, Goiter occurs when the body has inadequate iodine supplies.  The thyroid progressively enlarges to get as much Iodine from the body as possible to keep up with the demand for thyroid hormone production.  As a result, what develops is a goiter.

Within a goiter, nodules can develop. Patients with a large goiter may experience symptoms of choking, especially when lying down, and difficulty swallowing and breathing.

Therapeutic Actions

  • Antibacterial
  • Anticancer
  • Antiparasitic
  • Antiviral
  • Elevates pH
  • Mucolytic Agent

Conditions Treated with Iodine

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Breast Diseases
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Excess Mucous Production
  • Fatigue
  • Fib rocystic Breasts
  • Goiter
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Headaches and Migraine Headaches
  • Hypertension
  • Infections
  • Keloids
  • Liver Diseases
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Ovarian Disease
  • Parotid Duct Stones
  • Peyronie’s
  • Prostate Disorders
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Vaginal Infections

A simple iodine test would complement blood work for T3 and T4 plus TSH and guide you in the direction to bring your levels up to where they should be based upon your individual life journey.

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