Iodine consumption has decreased by 50% since 1970.
Iodine deficiency is very common worldwide and is partly due to the overload of toxins in our environment. Iodine was further repelled by the use of bromine in food and environment (think of flour and blood to which bromine has been added, fire retardants in clothing and furniture). The use of pesticides and chemicals in our food further negates iodine levels. Fluorides in toothpastes also suppress the absorption of iodine, from which we get much too little anyway.
Did you know that the low number of breast cancers in Japan is linked to the high iodine intake of the Japanese?
Consequences of iodine deficiency:
- More (breast and prostate) cancers
- Fertility problems
- Iodine deficiency also has harmful effects on other tissues that consume the mineral in abundance: pancreas, stomach, brain, thymus, adrenal glands, etc.
Using iodized salt is often dismissed as a solution but not because of it:
- Research shows that the iodine added to table salt is 100% lost due to exposure to air, moisture and light.
- In addition, iodized salt is added as an anti-caking agent, which does not benefit our health.
How can you increase your iodine intake?
- Take unrefined salt to which kelp has been added
- Take more sea food such as seaweed, glasswort, saltwater fish
- Take a daily sea minerals solution as a supplement
- Through the skin you can absorb iodine well with Lugo iodine solution
How do you know if you suffer from iodine deficiency?
- Rub the wrist with Lugol iodine and see how long it takes for the red spot to fade.
- Let urine check for iodine
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