The longer I am in the health care field, the more Thyroid problems I see. I feel that it is being partially caused from all of the halogen contamination we are exposed to every day. I am going to share with you some of the clinical findings that we have been observing in the office. I think it will take science years to catch up to what we are seeing clinically and will be resisted, since a lot of money is made selling us fluorine, chlorine and bromine.
The halogens we are referring to are five non-metallic elements fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine. These non-metals like to bond with metals. Fluorine is the most reactive of all the elements. Chlorine is highly toxic and can kill plants, animals and humans. Chlorine gas is irritating to mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, lungs etc. It is used to make bleach. Chlorine and Fluorine are bonding giants and bond with organic substances containing carbon. Do you think that you have Carbon in your makeup?
In industry chlorine is used to make PVC used in synthetic pipe, synthetic rubber or neoprene, and is used to make the chlorofluorocarbons that are so harmful to the environment. Bromine is a foul smelling liquid and was given the name from Greek to mean STINK. It is used in dyes, pesticides, disinfectants, medicines, flame retardants, hot tub disinfectants and to make bread.
As you can see these are very reactive and potentially dangerous elements to our physiology. On the other side of halogens, we need IODINE everyday and in EVERY CELL OF OUR BODY. Jay Mead, M.D. of Labrix Laboratories says that they find 99% of all Americans deficient in Iodine upon testing. If you muscle test most people to Iodine, they get weak, not strong. This is confusing unless you realize that most reactive halogens, fluorine, chlorine, and bromine have blocked the bonding sites for Iodine.
Nutri-West has recently formulated homeopathic Total Chlorine and Total Bromine, that when given, start the releasing of these chemicals from the tissues to allow Iodine to be utilized by the body. Now when you give them Iodine, they strengthen to it, the thyroid function improves and a person feels the improvement, many times within a few days.