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Scott does not really want to discuss today’s topic. Most guys – when they get into the second half of their life – start noticing changes.  Maybe not as prominent as women’s changes, but things happen.

Scott has a slightly enlarged prostate and here begins the discussion about Iodine.

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We first need to note that the body produces no iodine, and there is no organ other than the thyroid that can store large quantities of iodine. In some areas of the US, including mountain regions, the Mississippi River Valley, the Ohio River Valley, and the Great Lakes regions, the soil has always had a very low iodine content. But even in other areas of once iodine-rich soil, over farming has frequently depleted this iodine content. Hence, we no longer get adequate iodine from the plants we consume.

To compensate for this, iodine was added to salt, bread, and milk. Today iodine is no longer added to bread or to milk, and the amount of iodine added to salt has steadily declined over the years. All of these factors contribute to the current prevalence of iodine deficiency in the United States.

The main function of iodine in your body is to balance the endocrine system (especially the thyroid gland), resulting in greater ability to manage your emotional states. This is more obvious in women because of different hormonal dynamics. Its secondary function is to regulate reproductive organs (ovaries & breasts in women, prostate in men).

Adequate iodine intake will also result in much-improved muscular coordination, flexibility and strength, plus improved vision as the eye muscles loose their unwanted calcium that causes hardening and stiffness.

Iodine supplementation can also induce long term remission of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

SeaOdine mentioned in the talk was replaced by Thyrodine – different label, but the same Nascent Iodine tincture.

Author: Martin Pytela