A health remedy that is now relatively unknown was actually the universal medicine a century ago. The universal medicine was known as iodine, and was known to cure ailments that no other medicine could touch. A well-known benefit of iodine is that it prevents goiter and cretinism. Goiter leads to an enlarged thyroid gland, and cretinism is physical and mental retardation. The importance of the thyroid gland should not be underestimated – it is responsible for the production of hormones for our bodies. The recommended dosage of 150 ug/day of iodine is only enough to ward of cretinism, but woefully inadequate to counteract the damaging effects of chlorine, fluorine, and bromine; all of which compete with iodine in the body. These elements are known as halides on the periodic table of the elements. Chlorine and fluorine are in abundance in most municipal water systems, and bromide is found in commercial breadstuffs. Decades ago, iodine in bread was replaced by toxic bromines. Note that when the elements iodine, chlorine, fluorine, and bromine are combined with another element (and they usually are), their names change to iodide, chloride, fluoride, and bromide. Although the body does need iodide and some chloride (for good digestion), fluoride and bromide compounds are simply toxic. Given enough fluoride, a person can get fluorosis and brittle bones, the latter leading to hip fractures. As it also depletes iodine in the body, it can lead to mental and physical retardation as well. There is absolutely no evidence that fluoride compounds are good for us, despite the parroted nonsense from uninformed dentists. These dentists simply have no case studies to cite for this ridiculous assertion, to their shame.
The antiseptic properties of iodine are used in hospitals in surgery, and can also eliminate unnatural growths such as fungus. Over a period of time, it has been reported that even diabetes can be overcome using iodine internally in the form of Lugol’s iodine, a water soluble solution not to be confused with drugstore iodine, the latter containing toxic isopropyl alcohol.
My health has improved since taking iodine in the form of Lugol’s solution, which is a combination of elemental iodine and potassium iodide in a distilled water base. I recommend anywhere between 6 mg/day (= 6000 ug/day) and 100 mg/day. For beginners, use the lower figure to start. If itching occurs, you have fungus and must proceed using smaller amounts initially. Iodine is thus an excellent way to diagnose the presence of skin fungus. Iodine also eliminates certain moles and other skin irregularities when applied topically. See more information on outoftheboxremedies.com.