Is Iodine Causing Obesity, Diabetes, And Cancer? You Might Be Surprised.
We all need iodine. In fact, we might need it more than we realize. Research shows that there is a 90% chance that iodine deficiency is a major contributing factor to weight gain and/or decreasing weight loss. This is especially true in women. Along with its effect on weight, iodine also increases our body's sensitivity to insulin, aiding in the normalization of blood glucose levels. With its dual impact in both the obesity and Type II Diabetes epidemics, iodine is moving back to the forefront of medical care where it was until the 1960's. What is Iodine? Iodine is found in every organ and tissue in the body. It is found in high levels in the thyroid gland, liver, lungs, heart, and adrenal glands. It is found in the highest concentrations in fat and muscle tissue. Iodine, a trace element, is required by humans for the synthesis of thyroid hormones and is essential for normal thyroid function. It attaches itself to our hormone receptors within the body and increases the sensitivity of the receptors to their associated hormones. The thyroid is not the only organ in the body that needs iodine. In fact, every cell in the body needs iodine. It is particularly important for organs like t Continue reading >>