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 alkalyzing, 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 alkalyzing 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.