June 15, 2015

Iodine Deficiency ~ Silent Epidemic!

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The Silent Epidemic of Iodine Deficiency


The Silent Epidemic of Iodine Deficiency

By Nancy Piccone


In 2008, researchers concerned about the growing threat of iodine deficiency analyzed 88 samples1 of iodized table salt—the main supply of this critical micronutrient for most people.


Less than half of those tested contained amounts of iodine sufficient for optimal health.


Coupled with the trend of reduced salt consumption, rates of iodine deficiency are now reaching epidemic levels.


In the developed world, iodine deficiency has increased more than fourfold over the past 40 years. Nearly 74% of normal, “healthy” adults may no longer consume enough iodine.


In this article, the latest data on this dangerous trend are presented. You will learn of iodine deficiency’s profound impact on overall health. You will discover iodine’s vital role in thyroid function and its link to obesity, cognitive impairment, heart disease, psychiatric disorders, and various forms of cancer.

~ Iodine can help ward off breast cancer and fibrocystic breast disease.


The US recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for iodine is 150-290 micrograms (mcg) for adults, while the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine has set the tolerable upper limit at 1,100 mcg.


“Why are you chastising me on my issues, when you know it is most likely caused by an iodine deficiency you learned about in med school?   ?!?!?!

These guidelines may be inadequate to address certain health conditions.


They were first established as sufficient only to prevent goiter. Daily doses for optimal health of 3,000-6,000 mcg have been used without side effects in studies of people with other iodine deficiency-related health conditions such as polycystic breast disease.


By way of comparison, the average daily Japanese consumption of iodine ranges from 5,280 to 13,800 mcg of iodine, with no harmful effects and a host of benefits. The Japanese experience is shedding new light on the importance of iodine, not only for thyroid health, but on other body functions as well. In particular, compelling evidence is emerging about the role of iodine in maintaining breast health, a major concern for millions of American women.




Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency

~ hormonal imbalances (iodine is important in the production of all hormones in the body)

~ concentration/focus problems

~ brain fog

~ dry/flaky skin

~ dry mouth/eyes

~ immune system disfunction

~ short term memory

~ acid reflux

~ chronic constipation

~ chronic parasite/candida/viral problems

~ fibrocystic breasts

~ ovarian cysts (PCOS- polycystic ovarian syndrome)

~ excess phlegm

~ hypertension

~ fatigue

~ chronic headaches/migraines

~ vaginal infections

~ hypothyroidism


The Importance of Iodine

It has been written that the “fundamental building blocks to health are WATER, SALT, SODA and IODINE”. Of these, iodine seems to be the least understood and the most neglected.


Signs of Hypothyroidism
(which may indicate iodine deficiency)

~ brittle nails

~ cold hands/feet

~ cold intolerance

~ constipation

~ depression

~ difficulty swallowing

~ dry skin

~ elevated cholesterol

~ essential hypertension

~ eyelid swelling

~ fatigue

~ hair loss

~ hoarseness hypotension

~ inability to concentrate

~ infertility

~ irritability

~ menstrual irregularities

~ muscle cramps

~ muscle weakness

~ nervousness

~ poor memory

~ puffy eye

~ slower heartbeat

~ throat pain

~ weight gain


Why is iodine so important?

~ Iodine helps resist disease and kill germs, bad bacteria, viruses and candida as blood passes through the thyroid.

~ Iodine helps the body to detoxify from candida, parasites, bad bacteria and viruses.

~ Iodine is linked to increased energy and endurance.

~ Iodine calms the body and releases nervous tension helping you get a good nights sleep.

~ Iodine supplementation reduces brain fog and increases focus and concentration.

~ Iodine supplementation helps with all kinds of female issues (hormonal imbalance, fibrocystic breasts, ovarian cysts, breast pain during menstruation, menstrual cramps and more).

~ Iodine help you produce enough stomach acid.

~ Iodine is essential for the heart; not enough iodine can contribute to heart arrythmias.

~ Iodine deficiency may be related to Parkinson’s disease.

~ Iodine is important in the growth of a baby and deficiency may be related to infertility.

~ Iodine may help to rebalance hormones and stop unexplained weight gain.

~ Iodine increases the ability of the body to sweat

~ Iodine deficiency may also be related to hoarseness, dry skin/mouth/eyes, cold intolerance, constipation, and more…


Recommended usage to eliminate iodine deficiency:

~ Place 1-2 drops of iodine on the skin each day.

~ Keep an eye on how long the iodine patch takes to disappear each day – the amount of ~ time it takes to disappear should increase each day.

~ 1-2 drops may not be enough if you do not notice a significant improvement in the ~ time it takes the iodine to fade then you may need to take more.

~ Just work up slowly to a maximum of 3-5 drops each day if necessary.

~ Do not increase by more than 1 drop per day.


Conditions Treated With Iodine:


~ Asthma

~ Atheroscerosis

~ Fibrocystic Breast Disease

~ Cancer


~ Diabetes

~ Excess Mucus Production

~ Hemorroids

~ Headaches

~ Hypertension Infections

~ Keloids

~ Liver Diseases

~ PCOS (Ovarian Cysts)

~ Parotid Duct Stones

~ ACNE (Sebaceous Cysts)

~ Thyroid Disorders

(hypo, autoimmune and cancers)



…. Iodine on My Mind ~ Iodine and Heart Health

May 25, 2012

Dr Flechas’ Research

Posted in DR FLECHAS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:36 am by PCOSLady

Dr Flechas’ Research Findings
PCOS Lady:
After reading his findings you will truly understand much more about your conditions… You will know the path to try and why…
Dr. Flechas’ research linking Iodine deficiency to PCOS, IR, and Hypothyroidism


JORGE FLECHAS, M.D., M.P.H. born in Puerto Rico, received his Medical Doctorate Degree and Masters in Public Health at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. He completed his Family Practice Residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Flechas over the years has published articles in the fields of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome. Lately, he has been involved in research in the field of iodine deficiency, which has been associated with fibrocystic breast disease, ovarian cysts, breast cancer, thyroid goiter and hypothyroidism. Recent work in the field of iodine deficiency has shown that replacement therapy decreases the risk of breast cancer and promotes the reversal of fibrocystic breast disease.
It has been thought that iodine deficiency only manifests as hypothyroidism. Work done by many researchers over the last few years has shown that iodine is utilized by many different sections of the body. Twenty percent of all of the iodine sits in the human skin. A lack of iodine in the skin manifests as very dry skin and skin that does not sweat when an individual becomes hot. In newborn children iodine is responsible for the development of the babies’ I.Q. Recent research shows iodine deficiency is felt to be the source of attention deficit disorder in children.
Iodine is utilized by every hormone receptor in the body. The absence of iodine causes a hormonal dysfunction that can be seen with practically every hormone inside the body. Dr. Flechas has recently been able to show that patients with insulin resistant diabetes have a partial to full remission of their illness in the presence of taking iodine. Iodine deficiency is also felt to be the source of ovarian cysts. With iodine replacement therapy the cysts disappear and women have stopped having ovarian cysts.
Dr. Flechas with the help of Dr. Guy Abraham, GYN/Endocrinologist from Torrance, California has been able to develop an iodine testing laboratory. Dr. Flechas is now the Director of that laboratory. Iodine deficiency can now be measured using the Iodine Loading Test. Kits for doing this testing can be ordered from 1-877-900-5556. The test is available through FFP Laboratories. Dr. Flechas can be reached at his Flechas Family Practice in Henderson, North Carolina by phone 828-684-3233, fax 828-684-3253. and website www.helpmythyroid.com. Articles concerning iodine deficiency have been published and are available via his website.
~ Fibromyalgia
~ Arthritis
~ Lupus
~ Gout
~ Asthma
~ Colitis
~ Muscle aches and pains
~ Hot flashes and more
~ Iodine Insufficiency FAQ
~ Thyroid Disorders in Primary Care Medicine
~ Fibromyalgia
~ Dr. Jorge Flechas Says Iodine Deficiency Behind Many Of Today’s Health Complications
~ CarbWire … Restaurant carb info…
~ View them at the site…
Peter B. Himmel, Jorge D. Flechas, Guy E. Abraham
“Colloidal Gold in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)”…
Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D.:
“Management of Fibromyalgia: Rationale for the Use of Magnesium and Malic Acid.” Journal of Nutritional Medicine, 3: 49-59, 1992. See Abstract…
Russell, I.J., Michalek, J.E., Flechas, J.D., Abraham, G.E.:
“Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome with Super Malic: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Crossover Pilot Study”, Journal of Rheumatology, 22: 953-958, 1995…
Flechas, J.D.:
“Alternative Treatment of Fibromyalgia Using the Oxytocin-Hormonal-Nutrient Protocol to Increase Nitric Oxide.” Privately published monograph, January 1998 See abstract…
Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Effect of daily ingestion of a tablet containing 5mg Iodine and 7.5mg Iodide as the potassium salt, for a period of 3 months, on the results of thyroid function tests and thyroid volume by ultrasonometry in ten euthyroid Caucasian women. “, The Original Internist 9: 6-20, 2002…
Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Iodine sufficiency of the whole human body.”, The Original Internist 9: 30-41, 2002…
Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Effect of daily ingestion of Iodoral”, Optimox Research Information…
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