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You can get adequate iodine from eating sea vegetables. However, most people live inland and don’t have ready access to sea vegetables. If you are not eating loads of seaweed, you should be taking an iodine/iodide supplement.
There’s chlorine in your municipal water and community pools. There is fluoride in your toothpaste. There’s bromine in those baked goods on supermarket shelves that never grow mold. Chlorine, fluoride and bromine are in the chemical family called “halogens.” Halogens are powerful antimicrobials that kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. When I did my surgical rotation at High Plains Baptist Hospital, we scrubbed our hands with an iodine solution (Betadine) for five minutes or so before donning sterile surgical gloves and gowns.
Iodine is also a halogen. It has a long history as a topical and oral antiseptic. I take liquid iodine to purify the water if I go to other countries or camping. Taken orally, iodine and it’s mineral moiety iodide do in your body what chlorine does in a swimming pool-prevents overgrowth of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
In the past, it was thought that iodine was only important for production of thyroid hormone. The “T4” thyroid hormone designation is an abbreviation for the amino acid tyrosine with 4 molecules of iodine attached. Enzymatic removal of one molecule of iodine creates the active thyroid molecule,T3-triiodothyronine. Adequate selenium is required to convert T4 to active T3.
Thanks to the work of iodine pioneers like gynecologist Guy Abraham M. D., we now know that all six trillion of your human cells need antimicrobial protection from either iodine or iodide.
Infomaniacs can delve into iodine research at <www.optimox.com>.
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