What are the symptoms of iodine deficiency?
– Often feeling tired and weak
– Dry skin, weight gain, constipation
– Always feeling cold
– Decreased libido
– High level of sugar and carbohydrate hunger
– Inexplicable joint pain
– Hard to fall asleep, frequent awakening and after good quality sleep hard to wake up
– Lack of energy, muscle weakness
– Reduced playfulness, learning and memory problems in children
– Hair loss, puffy face
– Enlarged thyroid
When iodine is deficient, the thyroid gland enlarges, forming a goiter (swelling on the neck) as it attempts to capture more iodine to produce thyroid hormones.
When the thyroid gland becomes underactive and produces too little thyroid hormones, it develops hypothyroidism and fertility is reduced.
If pregnant women have iodine deficiency, the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth is increased. The fetus may grow slowly, and the brain may develop abnormally. Unless affected babies are treated soon after birth, a disorder that causes intellectual disability and short stature develops. Babies with cretinism may be deaf and mute. They may have birth defects and/or hypothyroidism.
What are the advantages of iodine?
- Promotes thyroid health. Iodine plays a vital role in thyroid health.
- Reducing risk for some goiters.
- Managing overactive thyroid gland.
- Treating thyroid cancer.
- Neurodevelopment during pregnancy.
- Improving cognitive function.
“Unexpected” BENEFITS of Iodine:
– Shrinks cyst and reduces size of skin tags, by breaking down their connective tissue
– Scar regeneration
– Lessens depression
– Shrinks atones in parotid gland
– Balances estrogen, reduces cystic acne
How can I boost my thyroid function naturally, with foods?
– Select high quality protein sources
– Eat low glycemic-index meals like whole grains, quinoa, barley, nuts, legumes, oatmeal, short grain brown rice
– Avoid high-fructose drinks
– Avoid saturated fats and trans fats
– Consume at least 30 grams of fiber a day
– Eat organic as much as possible
– Eliminate from your diet all type of eggs, and all dairy products
– Beneficial to eat white fish, root veggies, all types of beans
– Juices: carrots, apples, celery, cucumber, lemon
What is the natural solution to iodine deficiency?
Since iodine deficiency is in most cases caused by dietary and micronutrient deficiency, one of the best alternatives for treating iodine deficiency is to introduce the amount of elemental iodine in the form of an organic liquid.
The latest research results clinically confirm the use of Fulvic-acid based food supplements, which contain nutrients in a nature-identical and elemental organic form. Dr. Kontos Essential Iodine Drops are fulvic-acid based, water-soluble and instantly absorbed by the body.