IODINE! 100 Year Old Medicine!

July 23, 2009 by Healthyhank

Over one hundred years ago Iodine was a front line medicine!  Discovered in 1811, it was first used medically for goiter (swelling of the thyroid) treatments.  Early in the 1900’s Midwestern states had a high rate of goiter as nearly 40% of children had enlarged thyroid glands.  The RDA in this country for iodine is only designed to prevent goiter.

Most of us with grey hair used iodine for cuts and bruises.  Many of us knew that the thyroid relies on iodine to function; however, most of us do not really understand the real importance of iodine’s function in our bodies.  It is involved in every function and is also anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal!! It also assists in removing fluoride and bromine.

Thanks to David Brownstein, MD for his awesome book “Iodine Why You Need It – Why You Can’t Live Without It” [A MUST READ] and the work of other pioneer doctors like Guy Abraham, MD and David Derry, MD.  They and other researchers like Mark Sircus, OMD are bringing Iodine back to the position of importance that it deserves.

Medicinal iodine needs to be in every home pharmacy – period.  These next few paragraphs are intended for you to just get a glimpse of how important iodine is to you and your family.  It literally could save your life or at the very least improve your quality of life.

Our thyroids CANNOT function without sufficient supplies of iodine.  In women, the thyroid stores the most with the ovaries and breasts 2nd and 3rd.  When the pituitary gland releases thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) it stimulates the thyroid to release thyroxine (T4).  Triiodothyronine (T3) is converted from T4 and the metabolic functions begin.  Without sufficient levels of iodine a poorly functioning thyroid can result in goiter, increased autoimmune problems, ADD, breast diseases, migraine headaches and numerous others.  Remember the thyroid gland is responsible for producing every hormone in our body.

The relationship between breast/prostate cancer and iodine deficiencies is still somewhat controversial; however when you study the research available you will probably conclude as I have that the evidence is overwhelming.  Since testing is so simple it is foolish not to test.  Dr Brownstein has his patients take 50 mg of Iodoral iodine and then collect urine for 24 hours.  Measuring the amount of iodine in the urine tells how much the body “kept” because it needed the iodine.  Over 90% of his patients tested were iodine deficient!

I do it a bit differently; I get plain ole 1% iodine from the drug store and ‘paint’ a 3 inch square spot on my forearm and watch it for the day and determine when it disappeared.  If it stayed all day I probably have enough iodine.  I’ve known of people that it was gone in two hours!  I use nascent iodine drops from Magnascent

Getting iodine from foods is difficult since most farm lands are deficient and only seaport cities have populations that can get the correct amounts.  Table salt  🙁 has a very small amount.  Sea salt  🙂 would be better.  The goiter and breast/prostate cancer challenges in the Midwest are much higher than that of seaports.  You will need to supplement…

When I first read Dr Brownstein’s book some years ago I became very angry…  As a health coach I speak with many women that are on thyroid medication and I ask them if their doctors had checked their iodine levels?  99% say NO!  That is crazy!  The thyroid cannot function if the iodine levels are insufficient!  Contact me if you need help!

Educate yourself NOW about iodine and your thyroid and get your iodine levels checked ASAP!  Next – Virgin Coconut Oil…

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Alkaline/Acidic? What is This pH All About?

July 11, 2009 by Healthyhank

The life and death cycle does not change…  here is an example; from a seed grows a beautiful pear, firm, colorful, full of sugars and fibers’ and delicious.  Now let this pear sit on your counter and watch it change; it’s decaying.  Weeks later, it is likely to be a pile of fungi mush that has maggots eating the decay. 🙁

UGH! That is a gross picture of the cycle of life.  The important point here is that all the basic parts of the critters WERE IN THE PEAR ALL THE TIME before it rotted!  What changed?  Merely the terrain/environment!  You’ll see that it’s ALL about the terrain! 

Our bodies have all these basic parts for us to look like that rotting pear!  Disease starts as the terrain changes to acid pH.  We begin the death cycle far sooner than planned.  Sound dramatic?  Stick around…

Our bloods pH MUST be around 7.3 – 7.4 pH.  If its pH changes as much as .1 we would die.  This scale is like the Richter scale – a reverse logarithmic form.  A pH of seven is neutral – below is acidic – above is alkaline.  That’s why bicarbonate of soda is a life saver in the emergency room!  Acidosis is THE killer.  Our immune systems will practically shut down when we are acidic!

Consider this; let’s grow plants for a moment; we need the garden terrain to be a certain way. We need toxic soil (fertilizer), low oxygen (put a bag over a plant and it will die – too much oxygen), low temperatures (a sprout will die in high temps) and primarily acid soil.  These simple basics are needed to grow plants.

Virus, bacterium, fungi and yeast are PLANT PHYSIOLOGY!  When you have the sniffles, flu, fever, cancer etc. YOU ARE GROWING PLANTS!  You are now a GARDEN!  We are human, and need the opposite of plant physiology; low toxicity, high oxygen, high temperatures and an alkaline terrain.

Many parts of the body have different pH levels; the pH of gastric juice in the stomach is around 2.  A higher pH could lead to poor digestion.  When the body is highly acidic it is in a catabolic state of destruction.  Most of our cooked foods, all processed foods, all protein and even most water are acidic. It is very difficult to keep our body fluids (not blood) to be in a low acid state.

Get some pH sticks or tape from the health food store and measure your first morning urine.  The pH should be between 6 and 6.5.  Most people are in the 5’s.  Remember the Pear!

What is the solution?  You could eat mostly raw green fibrous foods and drink blended fruit juices.  Most of us are not able to do that. 🙁

You could take alkalize powders from the health food store.  The ingredient that does the real work is sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate salts.  Bicarbonate fluids are critically important to our bodies.  The brain, pancreas and stomach produce bicarb fluids to sustain the bodies’ life!  

Here is a simple solution that I’ve have recommended for years; take ½ teaspoon of plain ole A & H baking soda twice a day! 🙂  Yes if you want get aluminum “free”, get Bob’s Red Mill or not.  This has been confirmed for me by the work of Dr. Tullio Simoncini and numerous other researchers.  Next read Iodine in the thyroid category…

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Where the Heck Do I Begin? It’s So Confusing!

July 3, 2009 by Healthyhank

After thirty years of nutritional research I’ve simplified things to what I call the “Platform of Wellness”.  This is a concept that would be like the footings (corner points) of a buildings foundation.  The Starting Place!

The 1st point is to Reconnect your body to the Surface of the Earth.  The discovery of what happens when your bare feet touch the surface of the earth is profound.  You ‘pull’ free electrons into your body and it’s like a fire hose of  antioxidants.  We create free radicals in our body like crazy when we’re just breathing and if you think you can get rid of them with oral antioxidants – think again.  Taking oral antioxidants is like putting a drop of water in a pool – you need the whole pool.  The surface of the earth gives you access to the entire pool.  This is called Earthing!

When you surf in the ocean, walk barefoot, lie on the beach, even walking with old leather soles, you are getting huge amounts of free electrons.  America disconnected in the 60’s when plastics and polymers were discovered.  We have more autoimmune diseases in this country than anywhere!

The 2nd point is your Cardiovascular System!  Every day 2500 people in the US die of heart attacks and strokes!  This is the reason why… every sixty seconds your arteries pump 5-8 quarts of blood through about 75,000 miles of vessels.  Research estimates that we have 1% of blockage for each year that we are old.  All that is needed is to have some clogged intersections or junk in the road and we are in trouble.

The answer is very simple; in 1998 the Nobel Prize in Medicine was given for the three decades of research regarding L-arginine and Nitric Oxide (NO).  NO is naturally produced by the lining of the arteries and NO dissolves plaque and restores the elasticity of the muscles in the arteries.  When we take the proper formulation containing liquid arginine, citruline and some functional antioxidants our cardiovascular system can do some wonderful things.  It also is a natural Viagra :).

The 3rd point is Toxicity.  Toxins are involved with virtually every health challenge.  Heavy metals accumulate easily in our bodies starting with most of the fillings put in our teeth.  Mercury, cadmium, lead, tin and others are a major part of the food for fungi, viruses and bacterium.  They thrive on heavy metals!

Heavy metals may be moved/removed by; IV chelation therapy, sun chlorella, infrared sauna, Humic/fulvic acids and others.  I was personally contaminated with heavy metals from 20+ mercury fillings and 25 years of smoking.  I used infrared saunas and then the mineral Zeolite.  True Zeolite is in the form of the actual powder, NOT a liquid.  The mineral is negatively charged, 50% of the surface area is a cage that pulls heavy metals ionically through the walls of the intestines then it’s removed via the feces.  Just 5 Gms – 1 tsp a day.  It just plain works!

The 4th point is our Emotional Stability and Peace.  About 80% of our diseases have a serious emotional component.  We downloaded raw data during our childhood and that creates the platform as to how we react/function.  When stress loads are high, we are open to diseases.  Dr. Bruce Lipton stated that when we are under serious stress we create the same chemical that is given to transplant patients to suppress their immune system!

EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique is one excellent solution.  I have taught my young grand children how to use the method. 

These four pillars are critical to have in place.  Simple but profound.  Next is the first floor…

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