“Iodine is the most misunderstood nutrient,” writes Dr. David Brownstein, author of this extremely important book exposing the facts and fallacies behind iodine. Maintaining an adequate iodine level is an important step in improving your health, but you must unfortunately go against the prevailing “wisdom” in order to do so.
“We are taught in medical school and from the media to fear iodine because its use will cause/exacerbate thyroid problems and worsen autoimmune thyroid problems,” Brownstein explains. “[Yet] iodine levels have been declining in the U.S. population for the last 30 years….If iodine deficiency was the cause of autoimmune thyroid disorders, the falling iodine levels should be associated with a decline in autoimmune thyroid disorders. But that is not what has happened. Over the last 30 years, all autoimmune thyroid disorders, including Hashimoto’s and Graves’s disease, have been increasing markedly.”
Iodine supplementation is not the cause of this problem, Brownstein explains. “These illnesses become prevalent only in an iodine-deficient population that is exposed to goitrogens….My research continues to show that a large segment of the population has toxic levels of bromine, a known goitrogen, in their bodies. This toxic exposure to bromine, coupled with iodine deficiency, is surely fueling this epidemic of autoimmune thyroid illnesses.”
Brownstein adds that the treatment for goitrogen exposure is relatively simple: iodine supplementation as part of a holistic treatment regimen that includes detoxification of the poisonous halogens fluorine, bromine, chlorine, and astatine. In taking these critical steps, you’ll make great strides toward achieving and maintaining optimal health.
From Amazon Customer Reviews:
“One of those things you wished your physician took more seriously and all of the ammunition to determine where you stand and to speak intelligently to (or even over) your physician. Today, the addition of iodine to salt has decreased, the use of non-iodized designer salts increasing and even the use of salt has fallen.. The sources of iodine in your diet must now be monitored. Many of the effects of low iodine and the interrelated hypothyroidism can be seen in many people but this easily adjusted deficiency is ignored. Take a look and see if you may need to focus on iodine enrichment in your diet.”
“Why is mineral deficiency in cellular regeneration not taken seriously? As a health care professional I am aware that an increase in mineral supplementation provides better synergistic reactions to biochemical enhancement for patients well being. Iodine deficiency has predisposed many patients to disease development and supplementation has made many improvements to symptoms and eventual return to health.”
“I wholeheartedly recommend this book for everyone. He makes a convincing case for the need for supplementation based on testing levels. I had every symptom of low thyroid but tested low/normal for thyroid hormone. The supplementation worked for my energy level, my basal body temperature which was 96.4 F every morning, now 98.4, hair loss, dry skin and more all improving since using iodine/iodide supplement. The book also talks about the connection between Iodine and breast cancer so I have now passed it on to friends in recovery from breast and ovarian cancer. Very informative, you can’t affford not to know these things in my opinion. Also related to many other diseases.”
“This book is amazing. It opened my eyes to what is happening with iodine in our diets. There are so many hidden secrets that the FDA and government just let keep happening with our food and we have no idea that it’s even happening. We all need to become more knowledgeable so we can make informed decisions that keep us healthy. In addition, we all need to know that we have power in the source of what we buy. I have changed by eating habits, been tested for iodine, and was amazed to see I am among the many people who was iodine deficient. This is a must read for those of you who care about your body, your health, and want to live healthy and great lives. Thanks for the research and uncovering another secret within our food system.”
“I’ve studied health and nutrition topics for over thirty years and had never run across information on iodine. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my doctor insisted I read this book. Sure glad I did as it opened my eyes to effects on both general health and on how not enough can contribute to developing cancer. Awesome book!!!”