More consumption of iodine helps to have better health and lesser issues of cancer and any fibrocystic disease of the breast. The iodine deficiency in the body is all because of increased use of competing halogens, fluoride and bromide and low amount of iodine.
Increased consumption of with a fall in iodine content leads to iodine deficiency.
Toxic halides: fluoride and bromide have similar structures as iodine and it inhibits iodine absorption and binds in the body. Same receptors are used by the halogens present in the body and fluoride acts as danger for people.
The people who use more of fluoride need more of iodine and consuming iodine in its nascent form is the best way to increase iodine levels for both children and adults whose thyroids are deficient. Iodine aid out the dangerous fluoride, bromide, chlorine, perchlorates and other heavy metals. Iodine is one of the necessary minerals with radioactivity and to deal with toxic poisoning of chlorine, bromide and mercury.
Cells need to be regulated from time to time which is possible with iodine. Deficiency of iodine leads to swollen glands in throat, other thyroid diseases, decreased fertility rates, increased fluoride toxicity and mental retardation. Also lack of iodine in mother leads to ADHD in babies.
The excretion of some of the elements like bromide, fluoride and other heavy metals like mercury and lead is imperative and iodine is the only detoxifier for bromide and fluoride.
Out of all the halogens, iodine has the highest atomic weight and is the only option to remove all toxic halides from the thyroid and the pineal gland .The pineal gland is the gland where the concentration of fluoride takes place especially when iodine is deficient in the body. The presence of fluoride with depressed pineal melatonin synthesis increases the chances of cancer.
In 2007, Department of Health and Human Services in US lowered the water fluoridation program to 0.7 ppm because of the presence of high amount of dental flurosis among Americans. This has impacted around 41% of American children.
Sodium fluoride is good for teeth but considered as a rat poison. This is the reason that it is added to water supplies with a note of warning from the ADA that it poses the risk of dental fluorosis in young children.
Due to negative effect of fluoride on teeth, the government is calling for a reduction in the amount of it that is added to water supplies.A Chinese study made in 2006 lead to the belief that the presence of fluoride in drinking water damages children’s liver and kidney functions. The human beings become more susceptible to fluoride toxicity when any kidney disease occurs. This is all because the kidneys excrete 10%-20% of ingested dose and children around 15% of ingested dose which increase the chances of fluoride poisoning.
The clinical activity of four halogens is in inverse proportion to its atomic weight and any one out of four halogens displaces the element with a higher atomic weight but it cannot displace an element with a lower atomic weight. Let’s take an example .Fluoride displaces chlorine, bromine and iodine as fluoride always has a lower atomic weight than other three elements. In the same way, chlorine can displace bromine and iodine as both of them have a higher atomic weight.Furthermore, bromine can displace iodine from the body as iodine has a higher atomic weight than others. Note that it is not possible to reverse all this.
A low dose of 2 mg/day helps to reduce the thyroid activity and is recommended by doctors as a thyroid –suppressing medication for patients suffering from Hyperthyroidism.
So, the regular consumption of iodine will mitigate the damages done to our bodies by the fluoride. One of the best forms of iodine is nascent form. When iodine is used for transdersmal application then large quantities are required and Lugol’s formula should be used for this as liquid form of any mineral is always better than solid forms.