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Iodine deficiency wide spread.

One of the most misunderstood nutrients in the world is iodine. Currently in the world the amount of people who are iodine deficient is approximately 90%.

The thyroid gland is situated in the lower half of your neck and weighs approximately 1.5 ounces. It regulates the metabolic rate of every cell in the body. On cold days you feel warm. If you are iodine deficient from not making sufficient thyroid hormone you feel cold when others are not.

Some of the things that inhibit the T4 to T3 conversion of inactive thyroid hormone to active thyroid hormone are: aging, alcohol, alpha-lipolc acid, smoking, chemotherapy, cruciferous vegetables, diabetes, fluoride, fasting, haemochromatosis, growth hormone deficiency, lead, low adrenal state, mercury, pesticides, soy, radiation from surgery and stress.

Some of the therapeutic actions of iodine are: It is analyzing, anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-parasitic, anti-viral and mucolytic agent. Improves mental capacity, prevents ADD, Goiter and infertility. If you give a child with ADD iodine, there should be no reason for them to take ADD medication. There symptoms of ADD should fade away.

The world health organization claims that iodine deficiency is the world’s greatest single cause for mental retardation.

There is a clinical study that had 2550 subjects. Hypothyroidism was associated with a 260% increase in the prevalence of atherosclerosis (heart disease). In 1918 it was demonstrated by giving rabbits iodine you could prevent cholesterol build up in the arteries of those rabbits that were given cholesterol in their diet. These studies were reproduced and similar results were reported four times.

Medical Iodophobia, defined: Medical Iodophobia as the unwarranted fear of using and recommending inorganic, non-radioactive iodine/iodide within the range known from the collective experience of three generations of clinicians to be the safest and the most effective amounts for treating signs and symptoms of iodide/iodine deficiency (12.5mg-50mg/day).

It was shown in another study that malignant thyroid nodules contain about 3% of iodine compared to normal thyroid tissue. Benign nodules contain 56% of iodine compared to normal thyroid tissue. It has been shown that most cancers can be avoided with the right amount of iodine in your diet.

If you know anything about the periodic table, the group 17 shows, bromide, fluoride, chloride and iodine. They share very similar characteristics that they will compete with each other in the body. If you have enough of, say bromide that is used in bread making and pool sterilization. It will compete with your iodine and deplete you of iodine. On the other hand if you stop taking products with bromide and fluoride and chloride and you supplement with enough iodine/iodide you can push these toxic substances out of your body.

To check to see if you are iodine deficient, you can put a drop of iodine on your skin and spread it into a large circle. If that circle fades in 24 hours, you are iodine deficient. If it remains, you are not deficient.

Why iodine. It is perfect for the body, being an analyzing agent and it raises the PH of your body. Being anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and an mucolytic agent. you should lead a much healthier life. Vitamin D3 and iodide/iodine work synergistically together. They both fight disease and all the other things I just mentioned.

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Scurvy and heart disease

Can scurvy and heart disease be a thing of the past?

In this day and age scurvy is rare, because a lot of the food we eat contains vitamin C. The people who generally get scurvy are those that have dietary problems like anorexia, or don’t eat foods for long periods of time that contain vitamin C. scurvy is known a vitamin c deficiency, that can be completely reversed.
scurvy2People with scurvy can develop some of the following. Oral problems: spongy, soft, bleeding gums, even loss of teeth. Eye problems: dryness, irritation, blurriness and bleeding beneath the conjunctiva. Muscular-skeletal problems: Patients can experience bleeding in the joints along with extreme discomfort and pain. In severe cases the patient will be unable to walk. Anemia with associated heart and lung problems: Anemia happens due to blood loss into the tissues. This will lead to low blood pressure, shortness of breath, sock and eventually death.
heart diseaseNow what does scurvy and heart disease have to do with each other? Scurvy and heart disease start with a tear or inflammation in the artery. A plaque patch will develop to try to repair this. With scurvy you will slowly bleed to death. With heart disease, if the plaque continues to develop, the patient will eventually end up with a stroke or heart attack.

There is good news. Scurvy and heart disease is completely preventable. These two diseases can be prevented with a change in your diet.

Vitamin C and sugar both share the same pathway to repair your arteries veins and capillaries. To allow the vitamin C to do it job you will need reduce your dietary sugar load. Sugar comes in many forms and there are a lot of foods that converts into sugar in the blood. Your arteries can’t repair till your sugar levels go down far enough so the vitamin C can do its job. Vitamin C repairs your arteries. If your arteries are healthy you don’t get plaque build up.
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Where can I get the right form of vitamin C? Vitamin C is made up of several components including  copper, not just ascorbic acid. Natural vitamin C contains ascorbic acid, rutin, bioflavonoids, plus J and K factors. So just consuming ascorbic acid isn’t sufficient, because ascorbic acid on its own doesn’t have all the other components. You can buy a supplement that is complete, but you may need to shop around a bit and check the labels.

About 300 years ago vitamin C was found to cure scurvy. Back then sailors didn’t take oranges and lemons, because they didn’t last. The only citrus they took on board was limes, because they had a good shelf life. That’s how sailors got the name limeys. ;-)

How do you reverse heart disease and scurvy: 1/ NO Sugar, Eliminate foods that act like sugar:(virtually any thing that is white. Sugar, pasta, rice or any white flour products.) 2/ Take real vitamin C. Some pharmacies and health food outlets should stock them. 3/ Eat nutritious, fibrous fruit and vegetables. 4/ Animals make their own vitamin c, so land and sea animal meats and organs are also a good source of vitamin c.

Cheers,

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