Iodine Deficiency: A National Crisis

I posted a link to Dr. Marcus Sircus’ blog post “Iodine to the Rescue”  on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago and thought I would follow up with an article clarifying some misconceptions about iodine.   With the Japan nuclear plant crisis and resultant fallout alarm, especially for folks on the West Coast, people are rightly concerned to protect their thyroid glands from developing cancer. It is a legitimate concern.  However, the form of iodine one takes is perhaps even more a factor to be concerned about. Read on . . .

My comment on Dr. Sircus’ blog post says what I want to say here: 

Excellent article, Mark. Thank you. Very important information. Just a reminder that iodine tends to bind to protein molecules. Taken orally it can irritate the mouth and later on the stomach as the iodine binds to the protein molecules that make up these tissues. Sometimes the thyroid gland does not accept iodine if it is not already bound to a protein.

Standard Process Labs puts out protein-bound iodine in tablet form: “PROLAMINE IODINE” and “IODOMERE.” The former is for iodine therapy to fill a deficiency and the latter is for maintenance. Blood chemistry tests give an iodine figure and a protein-bound figure, “PBI.” The PBI figure is a measure of thyroid activity. If your thyroid isn’t working, iodine and protein are not combined efficiently in your system. So your protein-bound iodine will be low and your regular iodine high, indicating a sluggish thyroid. “IODOMERE” is a protein-bound iodine, which also contains sea minerals.

Remember also that minerals do not stand alone in nature but are balanced with other minerals in a specific ratio. Best to take whole organic-bound minerals as isolates will leach out companion minerals from the body.

A dangerously high percentage of Americans  are deficient in minerals and trace minerals simply because the American diet is mineral poor.  Our foods are grown in mineral depleted soil from decades of commercial farming practices that have stripped the nation’s soils of vital nutrients and killed off the organisms that make humus work as a healthful growing medium for our foods.  Organic acids, for example, are essential to the plant roots in their uptake of minerals and trace elements.  They are long gone from commercial farmlands.  Unless you’re eating organically grown foods, you are not getting your 14 organic minerals and 72 trace minerals essential to life. Without minerals, vitamins cannot be properly absorbed by the body. Iodine is just one of these trace minerals essential to every cell in the body, but especially to the thyroid and parathyroid glands in their roles managing blood and tissue calcium levels in your body, especially in your bones.

😦 Sorry Louisiana Seafood Lovers 😦

There is a common misconception that seafood has all the iodine we need.  Not so . . . unless it comes from fish that eat the sea weeds that are rich in iodine and all the other trace minerals, and then you would have to eat it every day, which of course we don’t. Cold water deep sea fish are the only seafood that eat deep sea plants.  Catfish, crawfish, crabs and shrimp do not qualify.  Sorry Louisiana seafood lovers. And, as the doctor says in his article, sea salt doesn’t have sufficient iodine, not even “iodized” salt.  We have to supplement.  There’s just no way around it.  Order from me and enjoy a 10% blog-readers discount.  

SP Products:  (Dosages depending on condition and doctor’s evaluation and recommendation)

Organically Bound Minerals – $13 (90T).  Take one tablet with each meal.

Prolamine Iodine – $12 (90T).  Ask about “iodine loading” for iodine deficiencies.

Iodomere  $19 (90T).  Take 6 tablets daily to support kidneys in fluid retention.

Trace Minerals B12 – $15 (90T).  Take 2 tablets with meals for 90 days to fill any deficiencies.  Then take 1 with each meal.  Your energy level will increase significantly.

Read my comments to Dr. Mark again and understand the truth about iodine.  It’s a poison if taken into the body alone and not bound to a protein or part of a wholefood trace mineral supplement.  Be informed.

To your health and healing, 

Dr. Tony Palombo

213 Dr Michael De Bakey Dr., Lake Charles LA 70601

Call 337-802-5510 to schedule an appointment or telephone consultation.

Email: tpal70@gmail.com

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