A new world with iodine

What is iodine?

  • An essential nutrient required by almost every cell in our body
  • With connections to over 60 diseases and ailments including thyroid & metabolic disorders
  • Has the ability to move metals and other toxins
  • Is integral in stomach acid formation and proper digestion
  • Has been systematically removed from our diet and replaced with toxic mimickers
  • Antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and so much more

This site, Why Iodine, is...

There is an iodine community made of several groups across several platforms on the internet, as well as several books and videos.

Each of these resources has a slightly different set of info as well as views on how to handle all of this.

Why Iodine is an attempt to summarize most of this info we’ll find so it’s easier to wrap our head around what we’re doing.

I had a lot of the same questions you likely have and I’ve spent years seeing how this stuff works out for a lot of people. I’m just trying to pass along what I’ve learned after a pretty intense dive into iodine and nutrition.

Although iodine was a huge part of my success healing, so were a lot of other nutrients. I try to keep this site mainly about iodine so it lines up with the iodine community’s overall ideas.

But I think there is a better way of getting started with all of this. Read more about my healing journey where I teach general metabolism in a slightly simple way. Understanding what our nutrients are doing in general helped me take healing to new levels.

Why haven't we heard of iodine's benefits?

Iodine’s connection to health goes back thousands of years. People knew seaweed had various healing qualities without realizing it contained iodine.

For the past 200 years, concentrated iodine has been used for dozens of purposes in health and sanitation.

Less than 100 years ago iodine started being attacked by bogus info and slowly removed from everything possible.

The FDA monitors and regulates iodine claiming “people might use it to make methamphetamines” even though they have nothing to back up this claim.

It’s relatively cheap. By ignoring iodine, hundreds and potentially thousands of profit-generating products have plenty of customers. Why would they let us find out about a cheap preventative solution that cuts their profit?

So how do I get started with iodine?

The only person that knows how to get you started properly is you. Even when we work with a doctor or other practitioner, we still need to be our own self-healing advocate if we’d really like to succeed.

But we’re all so much different that there is no single starting point. Even two people with the same body-type still lead different daily lives and have different adjustments to make.

Some of us do not yet realize the importance of what we’re going for here. This page may help put the situation into perspective whyiodine.com/start

There is really no easy way to cut this. We need to learn more about our environment and a handful of important nutrients.

Clean environment & diet

If we continue to absorb toxins with our skin, stomach, and lungs all day, we will never get ahead of the curve. Learn more about our common toxic exposures and ways to clean up out diet in The Detox Section

Increase unrefined salt intake

Quality salt is required for proper cell function. Learn more about salt at whyiodine.com/salt

Get more Magnesium

Iodine is going to allow our body to do a lot of stuff it’s likely been behind on for a while. Magnesium is involved in a large majority of these processes. Learn more about Magnesium at whyiodine.com/magnesium

Get Selenium, but not too much

Selenium is just as important as iodine for a lot of us, we just need to avoid taking it daily for extended periods of time without feeling our body do anything with it. Read more about selenium at whyiodine.com/selenium

Increase Vitamin C intake

As all of these nutrients help us catch up, vitamin C is needed in order to clean up the oxidative mess created. Learn more at whyiodine.com/vitamin-c

Start slow with iodine

Now that our body has access to a few important nutrients, small amounts of iodine should help us move forward.

By going slow we can always back off without having to wait long to level off again. Read about my experience here whyiodine.com/low-and-slow

Once we understand what we’re doing, we may be able to try larger amounts of iodine to see how it works for us.

The healing community commonly uses a form of iodine called Lugols. I have laid out the common brands people buy here whyiodine.com/iodine-buyers-guide and explain more about the different types of iodine here whyiodine.com/which-iodine

I recommend starting with these products:

Miss Lizzy’s Thyroid & Adrenal Support Starter Bundle
  • The best form of selenium
  • Lugol’s Strong Iodine
  • Super-fine pink salt for salt loading
Seeking Health’s Optimal Magnesium
  • Lysinate, glycinate, and malate forms of magnesium for optimal bioavailability
  • Supports GI comfort, relaxation, and natural energy production
  • Promotes healthy sleep, mood, nerves, and muscles
Seeking Health’s Liposomal Vitamin C Plus
  • Liposomal Vitamin C for enhanced absorption and GI comfort
  • Extra antioxidant support from bioflavonoids
  • Supports healthy immunity, histamine levels, and mast cell stabilization
Celtic Salt
  • Great for getting started
  • Some people find it less salty tasting than pink salt
  • Can be used for salt loading if we do not have Miss Lizzy’s