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“Although the thyroid is tiny in size, it has the power to wreak havoc on you anywhere from head to toe. I have been practicing holistic medicine for over 20 years. I have yet to see any single nutrient help as many patients as iodine. Every cell in your body needs iodine. You cannot make a single hormone without it, yet people do not get enough of it.”
~ Dr. David Brownstein, MD, author of Overcoming Thyroid Disorders and 59 Diseases Linked to Thyroid Imbalance
By Brigitte Mouchet
The thyroid is a key driver of many functions in our bodies. It provides our daytime energy, manages our enzymatic processes, is involved in the production of human growth hormone, contributes to mitochondrial health—which is connected to many chronic diseases—and more. For a variety of reasons, many people today suffer from a low-functioning thyroid, but it is still often undiagnosed.
How can we take care of our thyroid health? Dr. Kae Thompson, a naturopath and the developer of VoiceBio©™, a tool analyzing people’s voice to identify imbalances in the body, tells us about a simple supplement that can restore thyroid health and help us stay healthy.
That supplement is liquid iodine. The thyroid uses iodine to produce thyroid hormones. Dr. Thompson discusses liquid iodine derived from the mineral iodine, which is natural to our bodies—not plant- or ocean-based sources that require involvement of the liver.
In this interview, we invite you to take a deep dive into the role of the thyroid and its back-up organ, the adrenals, to understand the importance of keeping your thyroid healthy.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, Catherine will review the film Soylent Green and comment on the Yes Men spoof on the WTO and McDonalds. This is part of her effort to inspire you to establish trustworthy, fresh foods sources, given accelerating changes in the global food industry.
You can email or post questions for Ask Catherine at this week’s Money & Markets commentary here.
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