Symptoms of Iodine Overdose

The human body needs iodine to maintain normal development and proper metabolic balance. There are many forms of iodine. All of the types that are safe to consume for humans are of a type called iodide, which includes potassium iodide, sodium iodide (the form added to salt), and nascent iodine. Considering it’s importance to human health, it may be surprising … Continue reading Symptoms of Iodine Overdose

What Is Colloidal Iodine?

Colloidal is a unique and special formulation of iodine. Created in the 1920s, colloidal iodine offers a more bioavailable form of iodine than typical compounds of sodium iodide or potassium iodide. If you’re interested in the history of it, the creation and application for colloidal iodine was outlined in a work by WL Chandler and … Continue reading What Is Colloidal Iodine?

Iodine and Hyperthyroidism

Your thyroid gland produces the hormones that control and regulate your metabolism. Iodine is the fuel it runs on. Too little iodine and you may experience hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid does not produce enough hormones. Conversely, hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid produces too much of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. As a metabolism regulator, over … Continue reading Iodine and Hyperthyroidism

What Is Perchlorate? 7 Shocking Facts

With similarities to toxins like bromine, fluorine, and radioactive iodine, perchlorate has gained a lot of attention in recent years. It’s a chemical commonly used in rocket fuel, explosives, fireworks, batteries, bleaches, fertilizers, and airbags; and that barely scratches the surface. Perchlorate has completely proliferated the environment and the health consequences are disastrous. The following … Continue reading What Is Perchlorate? 7 Shocking Facts

How to Perform the Iodine Patch Test

Iodine is one of the building blocks the thyroid uses to produce the hormones necessary for proper metabolic function. As you might guess, without enough iodine, you can experience a number of problems, such as hypothyroidism. One of the most popular ways to test for iodine deficiency is the iodine patch test. The Iodine Patch Test theoretically measures … Continue reading How to Perform the Iodine Patch Test

Iodine and Radiation – How it Works

Iodine is often used to protect the thyroid from the effects of radiation[1] – as we were clearly reminded during the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in 2011. While iodine protects against radiation poisoning of the thyroid, its radioactive state has also proven a useful emergency medical tool. It is also worth noting that we believe that nascent iodine is the most effective form … Continue reading Iodine and Radiation – How it Works

4 Natural Approaches to PCOS

I’ve been talking a lot about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and I even discussed 7 signs of PCOS in a recent post. Many of you are probably wondering if there are ways to approach PCOS using natural methods. While there are more natural approaches to PCOS than I’ve listed here, here are a few of the most important. … Continue reading 4 Natural Approaches to PCOS

What Is Adrenal Fatigue? – Causes and Symptoms

Life moves fast and a lack of energy is a complaint for many. Fatigue or tiredness has become an increasingly common symptom, and there is a theory floating around that has taken on this issue. Adrenal Fatigue was a term coined by James M. Wilson, and it proposes that chronic mental, physical, or emotional stress … Continue reading What Is Adrenal Fatigue? – Causes and Symptoms

Natural Remedies for Hypothyroidism in Dogs

There are many diseases that are prevalent among both humans and animals. Although humans and animals do have anatomical differences, some disorders affect each in similar ways. Endocrine disorders affect many people and hypothyroidism in dogs, characterized by low thyroid function, is becoming more common. Indications like reduced energy, vitality, and growth are common indicators something may … Continue reading Natural Remedies for Hypothyroidism in Dogs

The Role of Vitamin B-12 in Thyroid Health

Your personal wellness and the efficiency at which your body operates is a direct result of the quality and completeness of the nutrients you consume. Complete nutrition promotes complete wellness, nutritional deficiencies result in wellness deficiencies. Energy levels and metabolism are some of the most noticeable status indicators of wellness. To encourage both to be … Continue reading The Role of Vitamin B-12 in Thyroid Health