Ever wonder why so many people in our country are chronically sick and have such a high rate of medication use, yet our medical system is suppose to be so advanced.
According to Dr. David Brownstein, Holistic Doctor, 1 out of 10 American adults have a serious medical problem that is not being diagnosed or treated appropriately. This problem has been linked to the epidemic of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Dr. Brownstein believes it is impossible to treat many chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and arthritis without appropriately diagnosing and treating this condition….hypothyroidism.
The thyroid gland sits in the lower part of the neck, below the Adam’s apple and weighs about 1.5 ounces. Within a year’s time, the thyroid gland produces approximately a teaspoon of thyroid hormone. This hormone drives the metabolic rate of each of the trillions of cells in the body every day. A small variation in thyroid hormone can have big effects on the body. To understand more about the thyroid read Dr. Mercola’s article at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/01/02/Many-Symptoms-Suggest-Sluggish-Thyroid.aspx
Thus, the thyroid relies on iodine to function efficiently. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002421.htm
Iodine has been replaced in many of our foods by bromine, a toxin, which causes side effects. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) identifies bromine as a chemical that is poisonous. http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/bromine/basics/facts.asp
So I ask ‘Why is bromine being put into our breads and pasta’s as well as other foods? http://leifgrunseth.com/2010/05/the-everyday-food-additive-that-toxifies-us-all/
Be sure to eat foods that will give you the iodine you need. http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/iodine-foods/
Should you feel you need a supplement here is a recommendation as to what kind of iodine to take. http://www.wellnessresources.com/products/iosol_iodine.php?source=google&group=Iosol_Iodine&gclid=CJ7v0o_b2q4CFUio4Aod8GocZA
It is important to educate yourself on this issue which could be effecting your health. Our foods are not always what we think they are so we need to learn what the foods are doing for or to our bodies and health.