Interesting Facts About Water & Iodine
IODINE – ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ON SUPPLEMENTING WHEN USING SEA SALT
Iodine is a very important element for the
regulation of the fluid content of the body. Iodine is essential for the thyroid
gland to manufacture thyroxin, its primary hormone.* It seems that thyroxin is
the element that stimulates the cells to manufacture all the pump proteins that
regulate the sodium, potassium, and other mineral balances outside and inside
the cells, and that generate energy in the process. With the movement of sodium
and potassium across the cell membrane, not only will water also move to balance
the osmotic pressure in and out of the cell, but the other mineral-transferring
pumps will take their cue and regulate the magnesium, potassium and calcium
levels of the cell interior as well.
Before salt was iodized, many people suffered from iodine deficiency and lumpy thyroid gland enlargement in their necks, known as thyroid goiter. One of the major complications of iodine deficiency is the collection of hard-to-move and inelastic swelling and edema, known as myxedema. Other complications are dry skin, loss of hair and memory, tiredness, sleepiness and loss of muscle tissue. As you can see, iodine is vital for good health and good fluid balance.
*Much to my regret*, *I discovered that unrefined sea salt does not have enough iodine. *Thinking that sea salt has many important trace elements, I switched to using only sea salt and was not diligent in taking foods and multivitamins that would provide my body with the iodine it needs. My second mistake was that being so busy with sharing my medical breakthrough on water metabolism of the body with people that I was not alert to my own health problems. I developed all the early stages of iodine deficiency, but no goiter in my neck. However, I developed an uncomfortable feeling in my chest and also shortness of breath.
A high-resolution CT scan of my chest revealed a massive thyroid goiter in my chest that was pressing on my trachea, to the point of deforming it. This was three months ago. I adjusted my iodine intake in the form of dried kelp or as part of the composition of the one-a-day multivitamin that I now take religiously. As a result, my breathing problem has cleared, my edema has cleared, I am no longer lethargic, and my energy level has increased; my sleep has normalized; my blood pressure is back to the normal range. I now feel much healthier and more confident and have lost fifteen pounds of the swelling that I had amassed. All these improvements have been made possible because of the vital role of simple iodine in the physiology of the body and adjustment to my intake of vital minerals mentioned above. You see, even doctors get sick, and that is how we learn*. A word of caution: Do not overdo iodine intake. It could cause other problems.*
by Emma Ross
The Associated Press
Top Essentials of Life
1. Oxygen 2. Water 3. Salt 4. Potassium 5. Exercise
FACT - No one can live without these. Mainstream medicine too often ignores 2 & 3 in favor of selling drugs and procedures to treat the symptoms of dehydration.
FACT - Nothing kills life quicker than lack of water.
FACT - The people with the worst health drink the least water and use the most deadly diuretic drought causing drugs - caffeine and/or alcohol.
FACT - The salinity of the water outside the cells in our bodies is the same as the ocean.
FACT - In the middle ages people were put to a horrible death by salt deprivation.
FACT - Health care makes big bucks by selling a quart of water with salt in it (Saline 4) for up to $350.00 installed, but won't tell the patients they do indeed need more water and salt in their diets.
FACT - How can you expect drug companies to do research on the importance of water in our daily lives when they can't make money on it? Who does research to put themselves out of business?
FACT - No two substances in the Bible are mentioned more than water and salt.
FACT - The environment of an unborn baby is water and salt.
WATER IS THE FIRST NUTRIENT THE BODY NEEDS
Here are some of the other reasons why your body needs water everyday:
Without water, nothing lives.
Comparative shortage of water suppresses and eventually kills some aspects of the body.
Water is the main source of energy—the “cash flow” of the body.
Water generates electrical and magnetic energy inside each and every cell of the body—it provides the power to live.
Water prevents DNA damage and makes its repair mechanisms more efficient—less abnormal DNA is made.
Water increases greatly the efficiency of the immune system in the bone marrow where the immune system is formed (all its mechanisms)—including its efficiency against cancer.
Water is the main solvent for all foods, vitamins, and minerals. It is used in the breakdown of food into smaller particles and their eventual metabolism and assimilation.
Water energizes food, and food particles are then able to supply the body with this energy during digestion. This is why food without water has absolutely no energy value for the body.
Water increases the rate of absorption into the body of essential substances in food.
Water is used to transport all substances inside the body.
Water increases the efficiency of red blood sells in collecting oxygen in the lungs.
When water reaches a cell, it brings the cell oxygen and takes the waste gases to the lungs for disposal.
Water clears toxic waste from different parts of the body and takes it to the liver and kidneys for disposal.
Water is the main lubricant in the joint spaces and prevents arthritis and back pain.
Water is used in the spinal discs to make them “shock-absorbing water cushions.”
Water is the best lubricating laxative and prevents constipation.
Water prevents heart attacks and strokes.
Water prevents clogging of arteries in the heart and the brain.
Water is essential for the body’s cooling (sweat) and heating (electrical) systems.
Water gives us power and electrical energy for all brain functions, particularly thinking.
Water is directly needed for the efficient manufacture of all neurotransmitters, including serotonin.
Water is directly needed for the production of all hormones made by the brain, including melatonin.
Water prevents attention deficit disorder in children and adults.
Water increases efficiency at work; it expands your attention span.
Water is a better pick-me-up than any other beverage in the world—and it has no side effects.
Water prevents stress, anxiety, and depression.
Water restores normal sleep rhythms.
Water prevents fatigue—it gives the energy of youth.
Water makes the skin smooth and prevents aging.
Water gives luster and shine to the eyes.
Water prevents glaucoma.
Water normalizes the blood-manufacturing systems in the bone marrow—it helps prevent leukemia and lymphoma.
Water is absolutely vital for making the immune system more efficient in different regions to fight infections and cancer cells where they are formed.
Water dilutes the blood and prevents it from clotting during circulation.
Water decreases premenstrual pains and hot flashes.
Water and heartbeats create the dilution of “waves” that keep things from “sedimenting” in the blood stream.
The human body has no water storage to draw on during dehydration. This is why you must drink regularly throughout the day.
Dehydration prevents sex hormone production—one of the primary causes of impotence and loss of libido.
Drinking water separates the sensations of thirst and hunger.
To lose weight, water is the best way to go—drink water on time and lose weight without much dieting. Also, you will not eat excessively when you are only thirsty for water.
Dehydration causes deposits of toxic sediments in the tissue spaces, fat stores, joints, kidneys, liver, brain, and skin. Water will clear these deposits.
Water takes away the morning sickness of pregnancy.
Water integrates mind and body functions. It increases the ability to realize goals and purpose.
Water prevents the loss of memory as we age. It prevents Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Water reverses addictive urges, including those for caffeine, alcohol, and some addictive drugs.
Water Is A Reflection Of Your Heart And Soul
This is a must read!
See also: www.profoundliving.org Iodine deficiency can cause numerous health problems.
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