Iodine

iodine IODINE

We are a very fragile eco-system….more fragile that we know.  Our body chemistry is a delicate balance and imbalance causing dis-ease.

During a routine physical exam, my cholesterol level was checked and reported back very high.  Never in my life has that been an issue for me….let’s see….5’3″ 108lbs…. active, non-smoker, even watch what I eat.

However, about a year ago I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure and eliminated all salts from my diet and went on medication.  Over-reaction by eliminating all salt!  Iodized salt in moderation is what our body needs.

So what is the possible outcomes of an iodine deficiency?  Well, it raises cholesterol for one… may be a factor in breast cancer for two…. can cause dry eyes, and in an extreme, goiters (hypothyroidism).

Without having numbers to work with and any testing, I’ve changed my diet over the past 5 weeks to add more water-soluable foods and sea vegetables to my diet.  I will get retested for cholesterol in about a week…. maybe it won’t help, but maybe it will.  At a minimum, I’ve done my eco-system some good by giving it what it needed anyway.

We are walking the tightrope as we age, western medicine is hardly a safety net.  As always, be your own advocate.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Leni Jeanette
    May 22, 2013 @ 16:43:26

    Didn’t know that iodine deficiency raises cholesterol. So I googled it. I’m amazed.

    Not only that, but deficiency causes
    fibrocystic breast disease (cysts in the breast) (Women with larger breasts need more iodine than women with smaller breasts.)
    ovarian cysts.
    uterine fibroids
    goiters
    Graves’ Disease
    Hashimoto’s Disease
    fatigue and impaired immune system function.
    Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can lead to miscarriages and reduced IQ in surviving offspring. (which is why salt is idodinized today)
    The World Health Organization says that iodine deficiency is the largest single cause of mental retardation.
    Arthritiis

    Iodine also detoxifies the body by removing mercury, fluorides, chlorides, and bromides.

    Foods containing iodine:
    Cheese
    Cows milk
    Eggs
    Frozen Yogurt
    Ice Cream
    Iodine-containing multivitamins
    Iodized table salt
    Saltwater fish
    * Seaweed (including kelp, dulce, nori) BEST SOURCE
    Shellfish
    Soy milk
    Soy sauce
    Yogurt

    Be careful, there is such a thing as OD of iodine. If iodine/iodide are so crucial in the body, why hasn’t there been more research studies published? Because iodine cannot be patented there is no incentive for the drug companies to perform the research.
    I
    Of course.

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