Can you Improve Iodine Deficiency by eating more Salt?
Iodine deficiency has reached epidemic proportions worldwide over the last 10 to 20 years. A deficiency in iodine can affect your health and wellness.
Iodine deficiency has reached epidemic proportions worldwide over the last 10 to 20 years.
The most common consequence of low iodine levels is hypothyroidism. However, low levels of this essential mineral can set the stage for a host of other health conditions.
Let’s take a look at Salt and Iodine
Since 1924, iodine has been included in the commercial salt supply. To this day, table salt is the main source of iodine for most of world. Since the 70’s there has been a decline in the use of salt WHY?
• Consumers began responding to health warnings about sodium’s connection to high blood pressure by significantly cutting their salt intake.
• Health-conscious individuals began avoiding commercial sources of salt because of the toxins used to produce it.
Today’s table salt is bleached with sodium chloride and has other harmful halides such as fluoride and sodium bicarbonate added to it. Most holistic health experts recommend skipping commercial salt and reaching for sea salt or Himalayan pink salt. It also doesn’t help that most conventional doctors don’t give iodine deficiency a second thought.
Iodine Deficiency Is a Major Health Issue!
For details on studies done and reasons why this is a major health issue refer to this complete article written by Ty Bollinger
Common iodine deficiency symptoms:
• Unexplained weight gain
• Fatigue, Muscle Soreness
• “Brain fog”, Memory Los
• Mood disorders, such as anxiety or depression
• Fluctuations in heart rate
• Gastric issues, such as colitis
• Autoimmune conditions
Some of these symptoms may seem familiar to you, since they are also indicative of low thyroid function, otherwise known as hypothyroidism. This is because iodine is literally the “food” for the thyroid. Iodine plays a part in every function in the body, and when you are deficient it affects every organ.
4 Ways to Increase Your Iodine Levels
- Test Your Iodine Levels on your own through a skin test or through an iodine loading test.
- Flush Out Toxins. Get rid of bromide, fluoride, and chlorine in the body.Reduce Exposure to Harmful Halides. Choose filtered water free from fluoride. Limit exposure to chlorine in swimming pools. Choose organic sources for bread.
- Reduce Exposure to Harmful Halides. Choose filtered water free from fluoride. Limit exposure to chlorine in swimming pools. Choose organic sources for bread.Increase Intake of Quality Iodine. Some foods high in iodine include quality fish and seafood, seaweed and kelp, organic cranberries, strawberries, leafy vegetables, yogurt, raw cheese, potatoes
- Increase Intake of Quality Iodine. Some foods high in iodine include quality fish and seafood, seaweed and kelp, organic cranberries, strawberries, leafy vegetables, yogurt, raw cheese, potatoes
Every cell in your body relies on thyroid hormones for proper metabolism. And your thyroid relies on one essential element to produce these hormones… iodine. The challenge is most people aren’t consuming enough of the right kinds of food that are rich in iodine.
Obtaining your iodine strictly from what you eat is often not enough. In this case, a high-quality, super-absorbable supplement is the way to go.
Gammadyn I - Ionized form of iodine for easy uptake
Bio Thy – desiccated Thyroid
Thryoidinum 4 Ch to 200K – Homeopathic Form
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