Everything You Need to Know About Iodine

well hi everybody I'm dr. group with global Healing Center and tonight appreciate you guys coming on and listening to this webinar we are going to talk about one of my favorite minerals which is iodine you know all the stuff that I talk about as far as detoxifying your body keeping your body clean which is great addressing the root cause of disease reactivating your body's own self-healing mechanism you know normally when you look at the amount of toxins that we are exposed to on a regular basis on a daily basis through the air the water the food the list goes on and on the chemicals the heavy metals the pesticides the plastics you know all of those are endocrine disruptors I mean your thyroid gland is an endocrine gland and your thyroid produces hormones than it needs iodine and when you look at the amount of chemicals and heavy metals and all this stuff that's coming into the body what happens is that the we are severely deficient in iodine and all these other chemicals especially the halides which are your bromine and your fluoride and your chlorine which were put in the water supply on purpose to dumb people down in the in the early 1940s in Germany and the chlorine in the water and the bromide in the water that has a major effect on the thyroid gland and many other systems in the body so tonight I want to just share with everybody my notes that I've been taking some of the research give everybody a history of iodine talk about what it can do I don't like to use the word problem at all because I believe everything is for every situation that's out there there's always a solution and maybe answer some questions if you have any questions just type them in and hopefully I can get to it but we will be republishing this webinar there's gonna be a lot of good information on here so hopefully you'll be able to learn a lot and be able to share a lot as well and in its natural form really iodine is just a gas and it's an element and you know like I said it's in the periodic table with the halogens which are bromine fluorine and chlorine and it's a very important trace element that's required by many many parts of our body people just associate iodine with the thyroid gland but really it's iodine as utilized by every single cell in the body and it's important to get the right type and the proper type of iodine into your cells so how was iodine developed or how was it discovered it was actually discovered in 1811 and it was developed by discovered by scientists who is experimenting with seaweed and he was burning the ash and he actually developed iodine so it hasn't even been around that long and then in 1829 there was a French physician dr. lugal who created lugol's solution and anybody that knows about iodine out there knows and is familiar with lugol's solution and when he discovered iodine he discovered that bonding it to a potassium molecule made it water-soluble and it actually unlocked it's any sceptic qualities and kind of stabilized it and that's why but legal solution is potassium iodide around 1860 there was a Swiss physician that found that iodine could be used to treat Gruyter I mean what was happening back in the 1800s you know a goiter is nothing more than a cyst that grows on your thyroid gland and that was a very big discovery back in the 1960s because later I'm going to tell you about our own research in the United States with the goiter belt that was up around Ohio and Michigan and stuff like that where people were deficient in iodine and everybody was coming down with goiters so innate like I said in 1860 he was the one that discovered that it could be used which led to multiple discoveries or links that iodine is a very important trace mineral and it can cause major problems in the body if you're deficient in 1924 which really is not that long ago iodized salt became available in the US as a means to treat goiter because they they found that there was so many goiters along that Western belt Ohio Michigan and everything like that and they actually did a study and they took a group of girls and gave them potassium iodide they took another group of girls and didn't give him anything and the ones they gave the iodine to the goiters went away so at that time the u.s. decided that we needed to add iodine into salt and make it iodized so that was a great you know discovery although it was refined salt which I which I highly disagree with I believe in using like a Celtic salt or my favorite which is Himalayan crystal salt which contains all of the minerals and the nutrients and everything that you need on a daily basis and it even contains trace amounts of iodine so what happened though later on is they took the I because of heart disease which is is also initiated with all the chemicals and fluorides and everything else in the body and the toxic livers and the the toxins from coming in from all over the place they everybody started thinking that you know salt was the main cause of heart disease so at that point they recommend people don't eat salt and to this day when you have heart disease and you go to the doctor they're still gonna recommend you don't eat salt so so that that caused again an iodine deficiency at that time and so they actually took the iodine into this day you know a lot of salt doesn't even have iodine added in it anymore and then kind of another discovery which happened in 1997 was when dr. Ghent reported that he saw benefits of iodine with fibrocystic breast disease now that's a if you noticed its fibrocystic breast disease because any iodine deficiency is going to cause a cystic disease somewhere I mean the iodine is up to uptaken in the body in every cell but usually you see the reproductive organs you know over polycystic ovarian disease fibrocystic breast disease the breasts take up a tremendous amount of iodine the uterus all the gland glandular systems and not only that iodine is is needed by the immune system because the white blood cells need iodine to fight infection so it's not only associating iodine with a thyroid but more or less associating with every single cell in the body and we're all familiar with you know metabolism and how you know if your metabolism is slow then you're going to have a really hard time losing weight and burning fat or if your metabolism is fast you're going to burn fat a lot faster well when you have when you look at that you want to understand a little bit more about the thyroid so a lot of people always say what is the thyroid you know the thyroid if you if you look up here in your neck you know right at the base of your neck is a small gland and that produces metabolic hormones these hormones are what controls your energy levels the thyroid is controlled by your pituitary gland you know your pituitary gland also regulates hormone and testosterone growth hormone DHEA I mean your test your pituitary gland is a major gland just like your pineal gland is and also those glands are affected with specific antagonists or chlorine fluoride you know fluoride especially which which calcifies the pineal gland and and and also prevents iodine from being absorbed into the actual thyroid gland but the pituitary gland actually releases thyroid stimulating hormone which is TSH and that lets or tells the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine which is t4 or t3 and that's just hormone with four iodine molecules or thyroid hormone with three iodine molecules so iodine is the base molecule of thyroid hormone and the thigh and the thyroid needs iodine to produce it but what happens is you know nowadays with so much hypothyroidism going around and people are diagnosed with hypothyroidism thyroid t4 is inactive you know when it's released its inactive actually 80 percent of the t4 is activated by the liver the gallbladder the bile ducts and actually the kidney itself that's why it's necessary for the liver and gallbladder to be functioning properly because if you're on synthroid and you can't convert that t3 or you can't mean that t4 and you can't activate that t4 because your livers congested its fatty or your gallbladder is gone or your gallbladder is congested or you have gall stones the bile ducts are messed up then it's going to be hard for you to activate that t4 and you might think you're doing good you might think that you're you know you're taking this synthroid and everything else and you're still not getting results like I said 80% is going to be converted in the liver and the gallbladder and the bile ducts and then you have 20% of your t4 that's going to be converted in the kidneys now you know a lot of times people are deficient in salt too because I mean really the body is made of 80% 90% water I mean all living substances are composed of 80 to 90 percent water and really the inside of our body is nothing more than salt water so if your kidneys aren't working properly and you you have a real acidic pH and you're having problems and you might also have a problem converting or that t4 or utilizing that t4 and get that conversion in the kidneys another mineral that's really important to look at while I'm thinking about it as selenium because selenium is also necessary to convert t4 to t3 so it's important that you supplement or get enough selenium in your food or if not if you are taking an iodine supplement to supplement with selenium and you know iodine is great to take with minerals you really need a good array of minerals and and pure clean water when you take iodine just like seaweed you know kelp is is supplies iodine and what does kelp grow in it grows in seawater so you know it's a perfect example of how nature simulates what's really going on inside your body so just to talk about some health benefits of iodine mental retardation you know low IQ levels is one of the main things and children that you look at and you know mothers need two to three times the amount of iodine during pregnancy and this is a huge problem so if you know somebody that's pregnant or even trying to get pregnant highly recommend that you put them on a good form of iodine because it affects the fetal brain development and it affects emotional health and in many other things one of the things I like using iodine for is the fact that it helps detoxify heavy metals and it makes water more soluble it helps eliminate toxic metals like mercury lead and then of course it also helps decalcify the pineal of fluoride and it also helps detoxify other metals and detoxify the build-up fluoride and bromide from the thyroid gland so usually what's been reported is about 12.5 to 50 milligrams of iodine will excretion of lead and Mercury and usually that happens even within 24 hours but you know when you're pulling metals out of the body you want to make sure that you're very hydrated even when you do take iodine initially you might even go through a healing crisis and a healing crisis is just headache and fatigue and everything just will your body starts to to slowly eliminate all those toxins another benefit of iodine is it's a cofactor for insulin so you know we're not talking about curing diabetes or anything like that by giving some somebody insulin but it is something that every diabetic person should take a look at and when ever good whenever diabetics make good lifestyle changes and get an F iodine well most of the time their insulin functions better another thing that people really don't know about the benefits of iodine is the fact that it is a powerful antimicrobial and anti septic I personally take it I barely ever get sick you know with my kids sometimes go to school they're around a bunch of vaccinated children and they you know they're always coming down with something the conditions over there the air quality is bad you know all that stuff so you know one of the one of the good things and about iodine is a great anti septic and it was used in the early 1800s and early 1900s for people that had any type of bacterial infection that was basically their antibiotic is just dosing up high on iodine and to this day there's no bacterial virus any type of microorganism that can survive or adapt to being in an iodine rich environment so it does help to protect yourself your immune system from invading microorganisms and this is another trick that my wife loves to do is iodine is incredibly good for anti-aging and the skin if you just take some good iodine and an ace and iodine and a glycerin base because glycerin is I wouldn't do this with alcohol because alcohol is very dehydrating to the skin but glycerin in itself vegetable glycerin I'm not talking about animal products but a good USP certified vegetable glycerin with the iodine in it like the detox Adan that we that we do and you take a small amount and you rub it under your eyes you know we're here by your crow's feet you rub it on your face any part of your skin and it takes a while because your skin is seven layers deep and you're gonna have to slowly start repairing it but if you do it for a long period of time we've seen dramatic results even better than the 500 dollar facial toxic chemical based you know facial anti-aging creams that are out there which are you know nothing more than plasticizers and everything else that just fill in the wrinkles and make you think that you're looking younger but it's actually causing cancer because of the toxic chemicals and that and and sunscreens as well so it's great for skincare I would highly recommend it you know cuts burn stuff like that it's it's a great antiseptic so you just can't go wrong with that another benefit of iodine is the fact that it helps to elevate the pH in the body you know not only myself but you know if you're watching this you know something about natural medicine and you've probably searched all over the web you've educated yourself you know about the acid alkaline balance in the body you know that when the body becomes acid that's when disease starts to form you know that you when you eat live raw good foods that your body becomes alkaline and that in an alkaline environment you're able to resist disease more iodine actually helps raise the pH of the body which is another great benefit to it iodine we touched on it for women's health but I mean it's extremely important because you know when I was seeing patients and you know we have people that call all the time mostly women because women are paying way more attention to their health most of the time than men do and it's a humongous problem out there with the fact that women are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS fibrocystic breast disease fibromyalgia uterine fibroids any type of these cysts and these fibroids the ovaries actually have the second highest concentration of iodine in a woman's body you know when they're deficient the cysts form so basically if there's no iodine in the thyroid if it's saturated with fluoride you're not taking iodine in through the body then the cysts form in the in the ovaries and especially around your menstrual cycles if for the ladies that are listening if your breasts become tender you definitely that's a sign that you have iodine deficiency cold hands cold feet low body temperature you know if you're always cold that's another sign puffiness around the eyes is another sign a tongue you know when your tongue feels like it's too big for your mouth and you have a problem talking that's another sign of iodine deficiency brain fog low energy in the afternoon all of these things will go into some more symptoms about that you can look for to see if you have an iodine deficiency soon but breast tissue is also a huge sponge fry at 9:00 and iodine is concentrated in the breast as well it's there was an article here that I wanted to read to everybody from 1993 it was recommended that women take 3,000 to 4,000 micrograms a day to promote healthy breasts now that's a huge difference considering the fact that the RDA our trusted FDA and US government who gets everything right actually says that we need a hundred and fifty micrograms per day of iodine not as extremely extremely low levels of iodine what they came up with that number was they looked at when they added iodine to eye they made iodized salt and they looked at the minimum amount of iodine that would prevent a goiter from forming and that was a hundred and fifty micrograms a day personally now especially with Fukushima especially with the chemtrails especially with all the stuff that's that's coming down on top of us you know the radiation you iodine the radiation from Fukushima the iodine radioactive iodine-131 I mean we need to protect and saturate our thyroid even more I usually take you know 40 milligrams which would be 40 thousand micrograms which sounds like an incredibly high number a couple times a week but in the case of a nuclear or exposure to radioactive iodine-131 it's recommended that people take 120 milligrams a day for six or seven days to protect your thyroid if they're in direct you know proportion or direct area where they're going to be affected by that radio trophic a radioactive 131 so if a woman's thyroid or if a man's thyroid is iodine deficient so her breasts her ovaries everything's going to be deficient and it's no surprise that the medical literature has found correlation between thyroid disease and breast disease and subpar thyroid function and and even the leading cause of breast cancer you know what really you know upsets me is the fact that everybody's you know you know going all these walks for breast cancer and all this stuff and donating all this money when they're not addressing the root cause of these problems all they're doing is putting a bandaid on the symptoms and you know hopefully you've taken the time and effort to to read my book the green body cleanse because that's going to tell you about the root cause of all disease instead of just the symptoms of disease so another thing iodine deficiency can affect is the structure and the function of the breast tissue you know if you're breastfeeding or you're trying to get milk in there it can also alter that and the fact that the cystic breasts end up being very painful and actually you know there's even been correlation that cystic breasts may even lead to breast cancer there was a study in 1967 by the Journal of American met Association to found breast cancer and mice was linked iodine deficiency the National Health and Nutrition survey from 1971 to 2000 showed iodine levels had dropped 50% from 1971 to the year 2000 so that is during that time by the way thyroid disorders think about this how much how many thyroid disorders how much breast cancer how much prostate cancer ovarian cancer all of that has increased since iodine has been taken out of everything and bromine has been replaced into it the fact is there's no more iodine in the soil you know I have this argument with people they're like why get iodine through the food I know you do not you are deficient in iodine after the whole world is pretty much deficient in iodine unless you live right next to the ocean and you eat seafood all day long so there was a research that took place between 1975 and 1989 and 1,300 patients were examined with breath breast pathology and found that iodine improved 40 to 70 percent of pain and fibrosis cyst symptoms that was a survey there was another 1995 where histological changes in breast tissue can be reversed by iodine and 1996 there was a study rat studies demonstrated that iodine suppresses the formation of rest tumors I mean you know 1996 breasts have a relatively large capacity for iodine uptake iodine absorption in 1997 and incorporation into tissues occurs in the same ductal epithelium as the majority of breast cancers over 60% of women may experience fibrocystic changes these changes may respond to 3 to 4 milligrams a day of iodine taken for 3 to 4 months how expensive is iodine not nearly expensive as having breast cancer that's for sure so you're telling me that the world's best scientists you know all this money that's going into the cure for breast cancer and all these women need to do is take 3 to 4 milligrams iodine a day and their breast cancer is gone I mean it just makes no sense so how can we ignore how vital this and how important iodine is for pregnant and nursing women to if you're if you're a woman which we talked about earlier in your breast fit even if you're pregnant you need two to three or four times the amount of iodine then you don't need then you need when you're not pregnant iodine deficiency has been directly associated with miscarriages stillbirth preterm delivery cognitive problems I can impair the fetal brain development even mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy can be detrimental so I mean iodine deficiency just as affecting everyone I mean in 1990 here's another one in 1990 the World Health Organization estimated a third of the world population is iodine deficient and that situation has it hasn't even improved that was in 1990 I think that right now we're looking at seventy five percent at least of the world's population as iodine deficient National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey massive survey that examines current health trends first study in the early 70s found that 2.5 percent of citizens were iodine deficient now up to 75 percent Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and metabolism warned that these numbers indicate extreme iodine deficiency and doesn't include mild deficiencies and the reason why I'm giving I'm actually looking and giving you these real studies and so you don't think I'm just making this up because you know a lot of people will look at video sometimes and they'll be like oh yeah he's just saying a bunch of stuff he's just making it up but I wanted to actually have these studies on there and I will post all these studies to to the follow up to this webinar so everybody can actually see and read and they can go track it back themselves because it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out you know how easy it is to heal the body just by cleansing cleansing it and giving the body what it needs you know it's just like the medical profession that tells you you know it's just like high cholesterol heart disease all that stuff you know every single thing that you look at it doesn't matter what degenerative disease that you have it's all caused by too many toxins coming in and not enough toxins coming out there are a couple things though that I do want to talk about that will kind of affect in block small amounts of iodine it's not something serious but if you are taking iodine you want to watch out for cruciferous vegetables or eating a lot of cruciferous vegetables with the iodine like cabbage and kale because those do have goitrogenic compounds and that can block small amounts of iodine it's probably not the biggest problem excuse me but you do want to look out for that and this isn't coffee by the way this is water I always drink and which is another great easy and inexpensive remedy just like iodine this is water distilled water with organic raw apple cider vinegar and raw apple cider vinegar I always put it in my water because it's a it contains the mother it contains living enzymes everything you need and it's great it you know you get used to the taste and and it's great for the body I mean it just enhances the water so talking about some other endocrine gland disruptors pesticides herbicides such a big problem because most of the food these days is heavily sprayed you know you have the genetically modified situation then you have roundup which is glyphosate which is an extremely toxic chemical and these these are all sprayed on the foods now what happens is your endocrine glands or your hormone producing glands are exposed to these pesticides in these chemicals and that also causes an iodine deficiency and it also causes the initiation of disease-causing compounds their endocrine disrupters you have soy which has high estrogen in it and so a lot of these disruptors cause a malfunction in your hormones you know that's what we're talking about really here is is with a lack of iodine we're talking about disruption of hormones now a couple other things that can affect iodine absorption and utilization antidepressants did you know that most antidepressants and antipsychotics out there are fluoride compounds I mean fluoride is coming at us from every single direction and there's a reason for that too because there's no money in healthy people there's only money in sick people so beta blockers birth control pills estrogen mimickers antidepressants are those you want to look at if you're on any of those things mostly for sure you're blocking your iodine uptake we talked about bromine toxic halides we talked about chlorine we talked about fluorine those have the similar structure to iodine and they compete for the for the receptor sites so if there's fluoride going around in the bloodstream by your thyroid whoop it's gonna take it in and it's gonna be stuck right there because it's almost exactly the same as iodine is how do you get that fluoride out you don't if there's iodine coming around after you take it then the iodine will actually draw some of that out it could take a month two months or whatever even longer to bring all that that bromide and that fluoride out of your system and start replacing your thyroid with healthy iodine as a lot of iodine supplements out there too that are in an alcohol-based but an alcohol-based iodine is a endocrine disrupter in a hormone disrupter too because alcohol itself is an endocrine disrupter and I'm going to talk to you about that a little bit later on as well but you're going to find bromine in all your breads you're gonna find bromine in the sodas Mountain Dew stuff like that you're gonna find it in a lot of processed packaged foods that are going to have bromine in there because it's a natural insecticide agent they put it in flour to keep the bugs out of it so you want to make sure that you switch to all the organic products organic flowers organic breads although I do recommend non grains and non GMO and try to learn more about or just read the labels and see if it has a bromine in it but chlorine for example – it's in the tap water it's in all of our systems you know pools you swim in pools they use bromine in pools they use chlorine in pools they don't need to use that I mean there's ways to keep the water clean without poisoning it so I mean we're just saturated with the with with these and chlorine and the bipod these are all these halogens these toxic halogens are directly linked to birth defects cancer reproductive problems sterility why do you think so many people are having problems getting pregnant these days I never had a problem with people coming into my office that had been to all the top specialists in the world saying oh you need IVF and you need all this stuff to get pregnant no you don't all you need to do is clean out your body I put them on an intestinal cleanse liver and gallbladder cleansing chemical and heavy metal cleansing parasite cleansing next thing you know their bodies clean get rid of all these chemicals that they're exposed to outside on the inside their home and they're pregnant and guess what they have a healthy baby too because they don't have all that contaminant in there but perchlorate is another thing that we're finding in breast milk right now which is an endocrine disruptor and that's an industrial chemical and it's used in rocket fuel air bags fireworks it's literally contaminated areas around military bases and it's now in the food supply and I you know I I was in the military and my heart goes out to the military personnel that are being contaminated especially overseas with all the uranium and all the chemicals and that the military gives to them and I try to help them as much as I can whenever they whenever they call me up one of the things that most people don't know is 83% 83% of organically grown lettuce and conventional lettuce from the southwest United States contains significant perchlorate so that means you could be getting organic lettuce and you're going to be contaminated I mean the entire lower portion of the Colorado River is contaminated with perchlorate and the in that Colorado River the whole lower portion provides water for 20 percent of the nation's crops and over 10% of the nation's livestock ninety percent of the u.s. winter lettuce supply is grown in areas irrigated by this River and is grown in perchlorate rich soil which means you know you think you're eating organic but you're really not so for the water you know there's there's a couple solutions you can do I mean if you have the money you can get I recommend I don't have any ties to any of these companies by the way Pelican water system is pretty good to have for the whole house and you can put it in it's probably going to be somewhere around 10 grand but you don't even have to start with that you can look online for fluoride you know under sink units filtration units showerhead units that are gonna take the chlorine the fluoride and all this stuff out and those are just the solutions that you can do to reduce your exposure to it on a daily basis and do not drink tap water I mean you know when you go to restaurants it might cost you a little bit more money but just by the spring water and a glass bottle I'll do what I do get distilled water you can make your own distilled water you can make five gallons of distilled water a day with a Durasteel counter top distillation unit you get the glass five gallon things and you know I fill up I have that's what we have that's what all the employees here at the office drink distilled water we all put apple cider vinegar in it and we don't have any chlorine we don't have any fluoride in the water and we have all the healthy nutrients in there like I was saying earlier till the early 1970s the even bread contained iodine and then for like strange reasons which we don't know about all of a sudden bromide replaced iodine who knows I don't know why but bromine is a toxic substance and has zero nutritional value dr. Brownstein who is you know he's like be guru on iodine I recommend you read his books if you have have a chance he tested you know thousands and thousands of patients for iodine deficiency and he tested them for bromine to aroma bromide every single one of them tested for high low my levels bromine in itself can cause hypothyroidism whenever the bromine was introduced into the food supply and into the sodas and the soft drinks and all that stuff the increase in hypothyroidism shot up and you know one of the most toxic pesticides actually is methyl bromine and then you have you know polybrominated biphenyl ether compounds which are your fire retardants now isn't it strange how the European Union has banned most of this stuff but the the United States still keeps it in the water supplies I mean the EU has banned fluoride it's banned a lot of the bromine has banned a lot of these toxic chemicals you start seeing all the genetically modified foods being banned everywhere you know people here in the United States need to wake up and actually you know do something about I mean people are waking up actually it's really good but I mean the public water supplies in the toothpaste and they even have nursery water to give kids fluoride I mean people are mixing their baby waters and even there there's there's medical doctors and pediatricians that are recommending people mix nursery water which contains fluoride in with their soy baby formulas Florida fluoridated water never prevented cavities the largest fluoridated water study took place in the 1980s and involved in 39,000 children and it was determined that cities with Florida and water had no difference in tooth decay from the studies that did there are tonnes there's tons of research out there on the internet that proves fluoride is damaging and that it never did anything and the best way to avoid fluoride is just avoid all the dental products you know don't even have those in your house don't shower in the water but the good news is iodine can help you detoxify those halides and protect your cells from the damage of fluoride and all those other compounds so we knew that iodine deficiency really had the cause for gore's and we really tried in the 1920s to determine how much iodine was required and that's what I was talking about with the goiter belt right around Akron Ohio and with those girls that were given potassium iodide and the other girls that were given none and then the researchers concluded that 150 micrograms of iodine a day was necessary to prevent the goiter they also found that that was the bare minimum to prevent severe iodine deficiency you know with the research that we've been doing and with all the information that we have on there we know that like I said every cell in the body requires iodine it's necessary to address and there hasn't really been any studies out there that suggest what level of iodine is actually toxic to you but we do know this to talk about some of the the symptoms of iodine you here's some of the main symptoms of iodine deficiency number one he might start feeling little nodules on your thyroid that might be the beginning signs of a goiter forming mental imbalances you know you might start if you have brain fog if you're starting to you know feel depressed for no reason at all all of a sudden you go from being calm to having anxiety panic attacks you have hypothyroidism or you've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism fatigue I mean fatigue is one of the biggest things of iodine deficiency usually around 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon weakness you know you might be starting to become weak I was talking about the tongue earlier the cold hands and feet the dry skin insomnia you can't you're having problems sleeping at night hair loss you know if you're starting to see hair loss that's that could be a sign of iodine deficiency fibrocystic breasts ovary cysts we talked about depression immune system problems if you feel like you're getting sick a lot and you're not getting better slow metabolism everybody has a hard time losing weight if you're trying different things and you can't seem to lose weight most likely you might have an iodine deficiency especially it affects your mind and just you know like you might think of something and then you forget and then you're still trying to to think about it and you just you know you just having a hard time you know you have this forgetful moments I get the question you know can you take too much iodine and what happens when you see it just really depends I mean you know there's certain tests out there that you could do one of them is the iodine loading test and that's where you don't take any vitamins for four days you know your endocrinologist can do that for you your natural healthcare practitioner can do that for you if they don't know who to send you to or don't know how to do the testing then there's plenty of people online or you you know you can find or call some different ones and basically the you you urinate in a cup you take no vitamins for four days you urinate in a cup then you take 50 milligrams of iodine you capture the urine for the next 24 hours to see how much iodine is excreted and how much your body is absorbing you know if you put it 50 in and 40 comes out you're probably saturated you know you have a good idea if you put 50 in and five comes out your that's usually what happens with most people you're severely deficient right now like I said I just believe that everybody can use iodine I haven't had any situation where someone's taken actually had a mother called me the other day with a four-year-old she walked into the kitchen and she saw the whole bottle one ounce of detox again which is the product that we manufacture sitting next to her four-year-old son empty on the floor now I have kids and I'm sure a lot of you guys have kids out there too that would be pretty shocking for me if I didn't know you know if I was taking an iodine supplement or something else and I walked into the kitchen and I saw my son sitting on the floor with a whole empty bottle next to him and but the good news is nothing happened to the son he probably just saturated as thyroid with iodine it's probably iodine deficient anyway but it just goes to show you that anything else if that would have been anything else you can take anything from a drugstore and if you take half a bottle of aspirin you take half a bottle of any over-the-counter thing and you will die you know so iodine is extremely safe and usually your body will excrete any of the leftovers that you might have you know there's natural foods that are also really rich in iodine and right now with the Pacific Ocean being contaminated the Atlantic is the best if you can find seaweed from the Atlantic Ocean that's going to be a good source of iodine kelp or aimer kombu will calm a seaweed 1/4 ounce of dried seaweed is about 4,500 micrograms you know there's really not that many sources of iodine although I do also recommend Himalayan crystal salt you know we talked about a little bit and you know when you take in Himalayan crystal salt you do get a little bit of iodine and it's good for you you know like I said it's got 84 different minerals in it there there are a lot of different types of iodine supplements on the market you know we get that question all the time what's the best type of iodine to take you know there's so many of them out there there's colloidal iodide there's high colloidal iodine there's lugol's there's super saturated potassium iodide there's the NACE and iodide iodine because of that it led me to do in research into what is the best form of iodine and I'm gonna go over some of those things in a little while with you and the benefits and why I recommend taking an iodine in a glycerin base but it's also important to take a look at your body in your diet in general you know we talked about avoiding soy avoiding gluten avoiding trans fats junk foods refined sugars you know just switch over to an organic diet I mean even you know yes we're finding high levels of toxins and chemicals and stuff in organic food because we know the air is polluted and the waters polluted and under the National Organic Program by the way you can water this is crazy you can water your crops with tap water or water from rivers like they do the Colorado River on our farm we have pure clean spring water that we use to water our herbs and everything with but it just goes to show you that it can be organic and it can be watered with tap water and still be organic so what I wanted to go over now with you is just some of the differences because you know there's different companies out there that are saying you know different things about iodine and theirs is the best and you know are the tenant alcohol-based and it's better than glycerin and alcohol holds more iodine and you know basically what it boils down to and actually wrote an article about vegetable glycerin iodine versus alcohol-based iodine here's the thing for for absorption purposes alcohol has a drying and puckering effect that negatively affects the absorption glycerin on the other hand is completely opposite as a humectant and it moisturizes and hydrates to promote iodine absorption glycerin actually when you put it in the mouth triggers salivation to supply the the necessary enzymes for absorption alcohol doesn't alcohol actually dries up the saliva in the mouth and so it's detrimental as a preservative glycerin and alcohol they have different preservation mechanisms glycerin gently encapsulate the substance and into its molecular matrix and it preserves the characteristics of it alcohol has a harsh denaturing action and it actually alters cell structure and renders vitamins enzymes and other beneficial constituents inert are not even any good and you know anybody will tell you you alcohol is is dangerous we talked about it being an endocrine disruptor in itself alcohol has a long history of being a solvent and mostly because it's it has such a low cost and a lot of people who have used alcohol to make tinctures however glycerin and you again I'm talking about vegetable glycerin as a natural non-toxic food substance that extracts more constituents than grain alcohol for example if you were to do an extraction of an herb or iodine or whatever in glycerin and do it the right way you would be able to extract probably close to 70 80 even up to 90% of the constituents of that herb if you were to do that herb in an alcohol extraction you're going to be only extracting 40% of the herbs materials now for me I would want all that stuff working in unison it's the same with the iodine it's not easy you can't just put iodine crystals and glycerin because that can be extremely dangerous we literally spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to create this production of even using some of the top physicists to be able to stabilize the iodine compounds into the matrix of the glycerin to where they're released whenever they the free iodine is released whenever it comes in contact a true nascent form or atomic form instead of the diatomic form which makes it more easily accessible and absorbed into the body glycerin is actually one of the most hungry iodine compounds in existence and it's the solvent of choice for whoever demands it the most another thing it's got better micro encapsulating properties alcohol alcohol and I'm just reading of these from actual text alcohol is a harsh and rigid rigid solvent that disrupts cell membranes and DNA glycerin has unparalleled micro encapsulating qualities that fully capture complete constituents and compounds in its matrix this reduces ingredient inversion evaporation alcohol you know evaporates glycerin doesn't precipitation and it slows redox reaction now this is big because personally I don't want my kids having alcohol or my pets for that matter alcohol is an intoxicant and is not appropriate for children children lack the enzymes necessary to convert alcohol to sugars so alcohol is extremely dangerous for children functionally glycerin is far more general and safe and you know my kids take you know the iodine and the glycerin and you know they do great on it actually it improves their brain function and since I started giving them iodine they've actually become smarter retained more have a better memory I honestly think that my kids were where iodine deficient to vegetable glycerin has a good taste to it alcohol is horrible to has a horrible taste if it's in an iodine product I mean in it burns your mouth it turns your you know tongue purple I mean it's just it's very harsh to take another thing is that vegetable glycerin iodine is better for people who want to maintain balance blood sugar levels you know people that are going through AAA people that are recovering alcoholics the body metabolizes alcohol into sugar which can aggravate by diabetic conditions and it can upset weight loss efforts so glycerin converts the sugar very slowly and doesn't cause blood sugar spikes the alcohol-based iodine is is prone to evaporation sublimation oxidation and studies have demonstrated that this effect can happen as early as six months after production now I'm not saying you know sitting here saying buy my product blah blah blah iodine is bad and alcohol whatever you know iodine is great you know if you you you you know if you have access to iodine no matter what it's going to be better if you take it in whatever form it's in except for the raw form of course because that's extremely dangerous but any form of nascent iodine is going to be fairly good for your body I'm just giving you the pros and the cons between alcohol-based and vegetable glycerin based in vegetable glycerin brace based preserves the stable atomic bond longer and it doesn't break down and change over time alcohol iodine contain can contain ethanol grain alcohol which can be made from corn which can be genetically modified as the same alcohol and alcoholic beverages alcohol is toxic to the liver and can be problematic you know for children vegetable glycerin safe for everybody I was talking about pets too and how safe it is for pets you know if you want to give let me tell you pets are coming down with hypothyroidism they're coming down with the same degenerative diseases that we are because people are feeding their pets the wrong foods they're feeding their pets all the toxic meat and everything else and if you just type in hypothyroidism and dogs hypothyroidism and cats hyperthyroidism it's most of us do to an iodine deficiency if you have pets and that's the problem iodine can be a good solution for you just make sure you take it in an a vegetable glycerin form also iodine and glycerin is used actually glycerin is use itself dates back as far as the 1800s when it was used to keep wounds hydrated but free from air contact and the Russians were known to spread a thin layer of glycerin on their face to protect their skin against the cold when they went out in the winter and the military and everything like that because their water would evaporate so they would just put a thin layer of glycerin on their skin and it's so gentle and hydrating that's even been used during a surgery to keep the eyes moisturized so I know we're running out of time here at 8:53 we have a few more minutes I hope that I've been able to cover a lot of the information about iodine a little bit of the history a little bit of the uses of it I didn't cover the fact that just kind of looking at my list phthalates and plastics the bpa plastics have a big role to play so try to avoid any plastics or phthalates or cooking food in plastic containers storing it in plastic containers during the week we are getting a lot of questions so what I'm gonna do is uh I would appreciate any additional feedback you know follow us on Facebook go to my blog we will post on this blog post and probably on Facebook a list of questions and some of the answers that you guys are writing in let me just see if I can take a couple good ones here but one of them is my son has hyper hypothyroid since he was four now sixteen he's on synthroid well nice and hot iodine helped him get off the pill I unfortunately I you know I can't give medical advice but from the feedback that we've had through dr. Bronstein's patients the research out there I would definitely recommend you go and type in iodine for hyperthyroidism iodine for hypothyroidism there's plenty of information out there you know let me just say this iodine pretty much helps with anything one good question though how soon after taking iodine does a person begin to feel the detox symptoms of fatigue that's going to be different for everybody it depends on your age your weight we've had people that have taken iodine that were severely deficient that actually felt worse for two weeks once that once they were just detoxing I mean all that stuff was coming out of their system and we just recommend just drink tons of water avoid tap water of course let your body detox naturally do an intestinal cleanse excuse me using oxygen do a liver and gallbladder cleansing you know assist your body and its ability to eliminate toxins but over a period of two weeks or so like I said it just depends but you will be feeling better eventually and usually the first thing that people notice is they notice their energy levels they wake up with so much energy and as a matter of fact I've even had to tell people not to take iodine at night because it increases your energy so much that you might even have problems sleeping or going to bed you know I've had people that have written in and said that you know they want to go out with their friends and their friends are going out to clubs till 2:00 in the morning and they don't want to drink so they take a shot you know they take some b12 and then they take some iodine and I just keeps them up and gives them the energy to stay up till two o'clock in the morning without having to you know take any stimulants or do anything like that somebody asked the question on how much apple cider vinegar do I put in my water per cup I just you know I just take the ball and pour it in but you start with let's say eight ounces and a capful I actually have mine right here I use Bragg's apple cider vinegar with the mother in there I keep it right next to my desk and you know now I'll just fill up my whole cup with water and just pour a little bit in there but if you take a gallon of wall a gallon of distilled water probably a tablespoon to start per gallon but then you can work up as high as two tablespoons and you know just work it up to taste I mean apple cider vinegar does incredible things there's over a hundred documented health benefits for organic apple cider vinegar so how they recommend one of the cheapest and most effective things you can do for your health is what we're talking about right now iodine in organic apple cider vinegar of course I recommend you know cleansing the body on a regular basis – one question is out is alcohol an ace and iodine more potent than a vegetable glycerin nice and iodine that just depends on how much iodine is used during the manufacturing process you know we've been able doing tests with iodine and alcohol versus iodine and glycerin we've been able to stabilize up to 7% glycerin I mean iodine and glycerin there's no possible way you could do that with alcohol so glycerin will hold you know probably five six times the amount of iodine then then an alcohol and as a matter of fact we're going to actually be coming out with a stronger version fairly soon which will provide roughly around six hundred and fifty micrograms per drop of iodine so that's going to be very effective especially when you're talking about you know going with higher dosing because most of the iodine supplements out there are four hundred and fifty micrograms per drive five hundred micrograms per drop you know but we're talking about you know needing twenty-five to thirty-five thousand micrograms on a daily basis you know it's like everything I always recommend cycling everything I don't I don't like to put stuff in my body every single day so the body gets used to it I usually do every other day you know first period of time the first period of time I would recommend you know going for a month let's say of 30 40 micrograms I mean 30 40 milligrams a day 30 to 40,000 micrograms a day but after that you know just taking a you know a few drops a dropper full a few times a week should be sufficient as long as you're not you know taking in massive amounts of chemicals and toxins and stuff like that so anyway I just wanted to thank everybody for coming on I hope you enjoy the webinar tonight and if you have any further questions like I said don't don't hesitate to email us email us at social socil at globalhealingcenter.com and let us know social at globalhealingcenter.com everybody have a wonderful evening and until next time if you want to see another webinar on another topic please let us know otherwise be safe be healthy

33 thoughts on “Everything You Need to Know About Iodine

  1. In 2014, I had RADIATION THERAPY to KILL my THYROID. Because of my MIRENA IUD BIRTH CONTROL DEVICE, I believed that was the reason why I end up having HYPERTHYROIDISM. I swear before the birth control device, I was HASHIMOTO. And now I believe the birth control device was causing my Thyroid function being out of whack. I don't want to take Thyroid medication rest of my life. What is the best Iodine for a Killed Thyroid? Do I use Nascent Iodine Drops or Lugol's kind? And how much? Do I need to take Selenium for my Iodine? Can I stop my Thyroid medication and just use the Iodine? HELP ME PLEASE!

  2. So should we start taking 40,000 mcg of iodine per week? I mean, we can't barely find such concentration in the market! A brief Google search shows that 150 mcg is the ideal daily intake. This is disturbing! Most of the websites aware us against Iodine overdosage. Dr, could you clarify this to all of us???

  3. The pink salt has only trace amounts of the minerals you speak of..but it also contains radiation, lead, arsenic, and many other harmful elements. The alternatives, sea salt (contains plastic from micro beads and pollution), and plain table salt-which has 3 times the amount of sodium than pink salt. Sea salt and table salt are equal in sodium. So which is the lesser poison?

  4. Dr Group, is the water from alexapure gravity water filtration system good enough to take my nacient iodine with?

  5. Dear REAL doctor, thank you for your life saving information. Can I combine colloidal silver an iodine ať the same time, please? Thank you ???

  6. If they used to use iodine to prolong the shelf life of bread because it bonds to unsaturated fats does iodine also bond to our internal unsaturated fats in our cell walls and prolong their half life?

  7. this country does not belong to its citizens…this country belongs to the corporations…and once we understand that truth then every evil this govt does that benefits the corporations and screws us over will make perfect sense…take your iodine (stock up and learn to make your own before FDA bans it), filter your shower water, drink spring water that is chlorine- and fluoride- free, and don't take the micro levels the govt put out for us

  8. Is it safe to use iodine under my eyes? I have a dark circles would that help me to get rid of them? Thank you

  9. All disease isn't from too many toxins… That's a HUGE amount, of course, but the rest come from lack nutritional deficiency and lack of necessary building blocks, or from lack of movement or misalignment of the spine.

  10. Any thoughts on taking iodine for those diagnosed with hashimotos? I have heard so many conflicting views. I have started iodine 12.5mg pill form but I am very curious your expert thoughts.

  11. i used iodine for minor arthritis pain, tension in muscle and jaw, my lower back because i kept pinching my nerve and a lazy eye lid and it worked and furthermore i like how this guy includes his pets my dog will now have an iodine diet too!

  12. I want to can you give that to your arm under two-year-old child because the doctor is trying to kill them doctors given them fluoride straight to the mouth rubbed and 18th that’s what they’re doing they come in there and they got his little For the fluoride and they will rub it in their mouth and then they go about the day so can I give that do it under two-year-old

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