We Will Thrive

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What is Iodine and why do we need it?


A rare, natural element

Required by mammals

96% of people tested in a clinical trial of 5,000 were deficient.

Iodine deficiency is the single most common cause of preventable mental retardation and brain damage in the world.

Our thyroid requires iodine

To regulate growth and development in children

Control metabolism & weight gain

Regulate energy production

Prevent goiter

Our chance of cancer is 1 out of 2

Urinary iodine concentrations in cancer patients

88.1% Severely deficient

7.1% Moderately deficient

2.4% Mildly deficient

Why are we all so deficient?

Iodine levels have dropped by 50% in the last 30 years.

We’re being bombarded with fluoride, chlorine, and bromide all day. These are toxic to us and compete with iodine.

Our food has little to no iodine in it.

Other mineral deficiencies don’t allow us to uptake or use iodine.

First and second-hand tobacco smoke.

Large breasts and producing babies consumes more iodine.

Radioactive pollution competes with iodine.