Is YOUR body getting enough Iodine?
Do you know what happens when your body runs out of iodine or gets low on iodine?
Iodine does amazing things for YOUR body.
Iodine deficiency is a global health issue. The World Health Organization estimate over 2 billion people may be iodine deficient, with up to 50 million suffering from serious symptoms of iodine deficiency, such as brain damage.
When the thyroid gland does not receive enough iodine YOUR body will have problems.
I am hypothyroid — it came about in my 40s — sometimes -they were not testing for thyroid problems at that time and took me, several doctors, to find out – when my OB/GYN called me at 9 pm one night because when he did test for thyroid it was so low he called as soon as he got the test. It has affected my whole body for the past 35 years.
And then I am type O positive blood type – which after all my research and find Dr. D’Amato’s research on blood types. Which his research states that this blood type is more susceptible to hypothyroidism, among other characteristics.
There are of symptoms of being iodine deficient:
- Slowed brain function
- Slowed metabolism
- Lowered immunity
- Emotional upset and anxiety
- Compromised organ function
- Weight gain
There are several different types of iodine. I take what they call nascent iodine, for my body it works best. I also make sure I buy it from Dr. Group products. There are all kinds – I try to buy the best product I can so that if I do take any one particular product I know what is going into my body.
I also have two different water purification products at home: I have a ph. water purifier and a water distiller. I never drink water out of the faucet.
When you go in to have your next annual checkup at the doctor – have him check for your iodine levels. But if you are tired all the time, have gained weight, have a foggy brain, have anxiety you will probably want a thyroid test done immediately so you can keep on track with your health.
I take Armour thyroid-it is from a pig thyroid and I appreciate that I can get it instead of the 20 years I was on man-made thyroid.
I believe everyone should have their iodine levels checked every year to stay ahead of any issues.
Our food, our water, our air is all causing different issues in each of us. The more YOU know about YOU the better you will age Healthy and Happy.
Factors that may contribute to low iodine levels are:
- Diets low in fish
- Vegan and vegetarian diets
- Decreased use of iodized sale
- Use of radioactive iodine in many medical procedures
Bromine chemicals are in our foods and products in the US – these have been linked to behavioral changes and neurodevelopmental disorders. And they have an effect on your endocrine system which is YOUR thyroid.
I use GOOD salt – Dr. Marshall’s Pink Salt, Celtic salt, your body needs GOOD salt. Good salt helps in being healthy also. Of course, commercial salt is not a GOOD salt. Good salt helps in a good thyroid function also.