According to David Brownstein M.D., 95 percent of those he tested showed deficiency of iodine. Maybe we should consider iodine first for improved health.
Brownstein says that many illnesses have been helped with iodine. These include fibromyalgia, thyroid disorders, chronic fatigue, immune deficiency syndrome, autoimmune disorders and cancer (including breast, prostate, thyroid and ovarian).
Detoxify Toxemia: Iodine is a potent anti-infective agent. No virus, bacteria or parasite can resist iodine. It detoxifies the toxic halides bromine and fluorine as well as mercury and lead. The toxic halide molecules and heavy metals are in direct competition for iodine.
The thyroid gland, heart, muscles, skin, brain, breasts, ovaries and other glands and tissues are dependent on iodine. If one is chronically cold, depressed, obese, forgetful or has a heart arrhythmia, iodine deficiency could be the cause.
And, iodine has been therapy for chronic sore cystic breasts for a hundred years. I wonder how many women have had mastectomies when all they needed was iodine?
The good thing is, at full sufficiency when there is no longer any iodine deficiency, the excess iodine is excreted.
Caution: If you are on the drug Amiodarone, do not take any kind of iodine.
Reference: Dr. David Brownstein at www.drbrownstein.com. Ask Dr. Brownstein for his book Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It