Iodine, Metabolism and Oxygen

Though doctors and people do not normally associate iodine with oxygen, we have to see that iodine-carrying thyroid hormones are essential for oxygen-based metabolism. First increases of iodine and thyroid hormones increase red blood cell mass and increase the oxygen disassociation from hemoglobin.[1] Thyroid hormones have a significant influence on erythropoiesis, which is the process … Continue reading Iodine, Metabolism and Oxygen

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Main Reasons Iodine Supplementation is Essential

We knew a hundred years ago that we needed more iodine and governments started putting a tiny bit in table salt. It was not enough and after the nuclear accident at Fukushima, we need more because of the radioactive iodine released into the environment. Humans in the 21st Century have an absolute need for iodine … Continue reading Main Reasons Iodine Supplementation is Essential

The Importance Of Achieving Youthful Blood Test Readings

When physicians review a patient™s blood test results, their primary concern is any result that falls outside the normal laboratory reference range. The problem is that standard reference ranges usually represent œaverage populations rather than the optimal level required to maintain good health. It now appears that most standard reference ranges are too broad to … Continue reading The Importance Of Achieving Youthful Blood Test Readings

What Is Colloidal Iodine?

Source: What Is Colloidal Iodine? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading What Is Colloidal Iodine?

Iodine and Hyperthyroidism

Source: Iodine and Hyperthyroidism by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading Iodine and Hyperthyroidism

4 Natural Approaches to PCOS

Source: 4 Natural Approaches to PCOS by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading 4 Natural Approaches to PCOS

The 5 Most Common Thyroid Disorders

Source: The 5 Most Common Thyroid Disorders by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Thyroid disorders affect upwards of 20 million Americans and 80% of incidences affect women. In fact, 1 in 8 women will experience some type of thyroid disorder in their lives. [1]Regardless, thyroid health is an issue of importance for both men and … Continue reading The 5 Most Common Thyroid Disorders

10 Symptoms of Thyroid Problems Your Doctor May Miss

Source: 10 Symptoms of Thyroid Problems Your Doctor May Miss by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  The thyroid gland is one of the body’s most important components. The thyroid regulates hormone balance and contributes to weight, mood, and mental stability—and that barely scratches the surface. Because of the thyroid’s influence on so many of … Continue reading 10 Symptoms of Thyroid Problems Your Doctor May Miss

Threats to Your Thyroid Function

Located just below the voice box, the thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system and has a significant influence on many of the body’s most essential processes. Regulation of growth, body temperature, metabolism, and physical development are all driven by the thyroid gland.[1] Normal thyroid function is dependent on a number of factors, including nutrition … Continue reading Threats to Your Thyroid Function

What Is Iodine?

Source: What Is Iodine? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  You’ve probably heard of iodine before, but what is iodine and what is it used for? You may remember from Chemistry class, Iodine is a chemical element of the periodic table with the symbol I and atomic number 53. But Besides knowing the physical … Continue reading What Is Iodine?