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Why Do Americans Need More Iodine?

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What vital role does iodine play in the body?
Air Date: 1/15/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
Dr T Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., Director of the Practitioners Alliance Network, is one of the most frequently quoted integrative medical authorities in the world. He is the author of the best-selling From Fatigued to Fantastic!, Pain Free, 1,2,3!, the Beat Sugar Addiction Now! series, Real Cause Real Cure, The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution, and the popular free Smart Phone app Cures A-Z. He is the lead author of four studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and a study on effective treatment of autism using NAET.

Dr. Teitelbaum appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, Newsmax Health and FoxNewsHealth.
Why Do Americans Need More Iodine?
The intake of iodine in America has dropped by around 50 percent in the last 30 years, mostly because flour is now fortified with bromine rather than iodine.

In fact, bromine and other chemically related compounds added to food and water (chlorine and fluorine) may actually block iodine, which is absolutely essential for healthy cell function.

What happens if you don't get enough iodine?

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, discusses the role iodine plays in your body and what happens if your body doesn't get enough.
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