Iodine is the missing element – the miracle mineral that fuels the thyroid and massively deficient in today’s Standard American Diet (SAD).
If adjusting your diet and exercising more hasn’t helped you reach a healthy body weight, you may have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland. In addition to weight gain, other symptoms of hypothyroidism include a bad complexion, fatigue, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, impotence, irritability and unhealthy hair, nails and teeth.
The healthy functioning of the thyroid is essential to maintaining metabolism and preventing the accumulation of body fat, writes Burton Goldberg in Alternative Medicine.
An underactive thyroid gland slows your metabolism; you thus burn dramatically fewer calories and feel sluggish. In addition, in Asian Health Secrets, Letha Hadady explains that an underactive thyroid gland promotes excess weight and cellulite by causing water retention.
NaturalNews.com has several great articles on Iodine and its importance in proper functioning of the Thyroid. I recommend reading:
- How Iodine Accelerates Weight Loss by Supporting the Thyroid Gland
- Iodine May Be the Critical Mineral for Weight Loss, Energy and Beauty
- Iodine Deficiency and Its Link to Diseases in the Body
Iodine is completely missing in today’s modern diet, so all of the articles recommend supplementation, however I’m surprised none of them mention the Edgar Cayce Atomidine formula, made famous in the 1930’s and 40’s.
It is the only form of Iodine supplement that is nearly 100% bioavailable, meaning the body can readily assimiliate it. Read my article, Thyroid Deficiencies Cause Weight Gain and Zero Libido, to learn more.