Iodine and Gut Bacteria

Iodine and Gut Bacteria

Does iodine kill good bacteria in the gut?   If iodine is antibacterial and antifungal, how does it improve gut flora? Iodine is a basic element with strong antimicrobial properties. Your body has many specific uses for iodine and so it doesn’t want to...
Iodine and Flu Variants

Iodine and Flu Variants

Iodine circulating in the blood is captured by numerous tissue sites and ends up in mucus secretions. These tissues include the salivary glands, nasal secretions, lungs and stomach. Tissues and mucus products containing iodine defend against invasion by bacteria and viruses. Respiratory and oral transmission are key pathways for viral infections. With enough supplementation, iodine can be ever-present and ready to defend in both the upper- and lower-respiratory systems as well as in the stomach.

Iodine and Detox

Iodine and Detox

In the previous post we explained why 12.5 mg of elemental iodine is still a good daily target for maintaining iodine levels and recommended a cautious approach when starting iodine supplementation.   There are 3 phases to consider when starting on iodine: detox,...
Iodine Dosages

Iodine Dosages

High potency doses of iodine for regular use. Experiencing side effects could be a good sign as we can expect increased levels of iodine in the body to trigger detox processes. However, in our opinion, this is not a battle we should be charging into. Iodine affects many different tissues, systems and functions in the body and so it is difficult to predict how this will play out for a given individual..

Holistic Health, Germs and Disease

Holistic Health, Germs and Disease

As medical technology advanced, scientists gained enough insight to begin studying the causes of disease and two schools of thought emerged. One showed immediate and promising results while the other was more holistic in nature and, though sound in theory, could not readily offer the same clear evidence in terms of results. This dialogue began in Europe in the early 1800s and still continues in present times.

Iodine and Metabolism

Iodine and Metabolism

Highlighting the connection between iodine deficiency, reduced metabolism and weight loss. What is the role of selenium in activating iodine and restoring healthy levels of iodine in the body. Why supplementing with iodine should be a key component of your weight loss strategy.

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