Do you wake up Sluggish, with brain fog or just not refreshed?
That is just one of the Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency.
- Fat all over
- Menstrual Cycle Issues
- Fibro Cysts
- Prostate Enlargement
- Mental retardation
- Dry Eyes or Lack of Saliva
I just came across a bunch of great YouTube videos by Doctor Eric Berg. He has some great information about adrenal fatigue, which I’ve talked about before. But he also talks about Iodine deficiency.
Remember iodine deficiency can be related to thyroid problems, weight problems, sluggishness, brain fog, depression, fatigue, menstrual issues, cancer, fibro-cysts, prostate issues and of course tongue issues like beefy tongue, and scalloped tongue.
He also mentions that iodine can help block heavy metal absorption so getting enough iodine can possibly help eliminate heavy metals and thus eventually help with tongue fissures.
He tells us that there are several possible causes of Iodine deficiency and he stresses that you also need other trace elements like Selenium in order to be able to use iodine. So as I’ve said before sometimes the problem isn’t that you aren’t getting enough of something sometimes it is that you aren’t absorbing it properly or as in this case you could be getting enough iodine, even absorbing it but without enough Selenium your body is unable to use it.
Here are a few possible causes of Iodine deficiency:
- Your Diet is deficient in Iodine. – The RDA for Iodine is 150 mcg (micrograms) 1000 mcg = 1 MG (milligram). Dr. Berg believes that this is probably way too low (even though most Americans don’t even get this much). The average Japanese gets 100 times this amount. Soil in most of the U.S. (unless you live near the ocean is totally lacking in iodine).
- Low Salt diet- Iodine was added to salt by the Morton company beginning in 1924. This actually resulted in a gradual increase in average intelligence of 1 standard deviation, 15 points, in iodine-deficient areas and 3.5 points nationally.
Unfortunately, people have begun to avoid iodized salt and thus iodine levels nationwide are falling.
- Stress- Stress can reduce iodine levels through various methods including Bile production disruption.
- Endocrine Disrupters- Various chemicals like herbicides and pesticides in our food and environment can compete with Iodine receptors blocking its usefulness. These also include Flouride, Chlorine, and Bromide.
- High levels of Estrogen can also block Iodine and unfortunately pseudo-estrogen is being produced by various chemicals in plastics, soy and other chemicals.
- Liver damage and Bile deficiency can also cause Iodine issues.
Here is the video by Dr. Berg: