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How Iodine Accelerates Weight Loss by Supporting the Thyroid

Iodine is the missing element – the miracle mineral that fuels the thyroid and massively deficient in today’s Standard American Diet (SAD).

If adjusting your diet and exercising more hasn’t helped you reach a healthy body weight, you may have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland. In addition to weight gain, other symptoms of hypothyroidism include a bad complexion, fatigue, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, impotence, irritability and unhealthy hair, nails and teeth.

The healthy functioning of the thyroid is essential to maintaining metabolism and preventing the accumulation of body fat, writes Burton Goldberg in Alternative Medicine.

An underactive thyroid gland slows your metabolism; you thus burn dramatically fewer calories and feel sluggish. In addition, in Asian Health Secrets, Letha Hadady explains that an underactive thyroid gland promotes excess weight and cellulite by causing water retention.

Source: NaturalNews.com

NaturalNews.com has several great articles on Iodine and its importance in proper functioning of the Thyroid. I recommend reading:

Iodine is completely missing in today’s modern diet, so all of the articles recommend supplementation, however I’m surprised none of them mention the Edgar Cayce Atomidine formula, made famous in the 1930’s and 40’s.

It is the only form of Iodine supplement that is nearly 100% bioavailable, meaning the body can readily assimiliate it.  Read my article,  Thyroid Deficiencies Cause Weight Gain and Zero Libido, to learn more.

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  1. SuzAnne
    May 26th, 2009 at 15:11 | #1

    I kow this is for comments not questions, all of this sounds good, but I do have one question? I seem to have the above symptoms, but I am taking thyroid medication. Would this not be a good idea to take iodine as well?

  2. dr garland
    May 28th, 2009 at 13:01 | #2

    This is a very good question. You have to be very careful in switching from drugs to natural compound therapy.

    What I always strongly recommend is a phased out slowly program of taking BOTH the drug and the natural compound/formula.

    Watch for any reactions, if everything “feels” right, after 10 days, reduce the drug intake by one third. Go another 10 days and again, reduce by one third.

    Always call me direct each week, that is every 5 to 7 days so I can discuss your progress and advise you on the next step.

    With the thyroid, adding Iodine rich foods is always a MUST. Get Maine Seaweed Co.’s Laminara, Dulse, Kobu and Nori from their website. These seaweeds are hand picked, dried and packaged. Crumble these into soups and over salads. Do this AT EVERY MEAL INTAKE.

    Also get granulated sea vegetables to use instead of salt. Shake this over all your food and in your cooking.

    With total elimination of all milk, cheese, ice cream and butter and switching to Earth Balance for your butter, soy milk or almond milk or the new Hemp Milk alternatives will also be of tremendous help. You are not designed to consume putrid hormonal waste from another animal.

    God be with you.

    DR G

  3. dr garland
    May 28th, 2009 at 13:02 | #3

    @SuzAnne

    SuaAnne, please see my comments regarding your questions.

    DR G.

  4. Kimmy
    August 28th, 2009 at 21:01 | #4

    Dr. G., I had to tell you of my progress so far. 45 minutes after taking my first dose of Thyroid Energy I felt better! I felt so fatigued for over 6 months and nothig was helping. I have been on Synthroid for 2 years, but the past year I had started feeling worse instead of better. 3 days after taking the Thyroid Energy I found that I just felt better over-all. I had more energy, I was no longer sleeping 12-14 hours, and even my mood was better. Infact, I haven’t even had a nap during the day since being on this product, and that is huge deal for me! Thanks for everything Dr. G.!

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