Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
Natural Health Sherpa named bromine, fluoride, and chlorine as three chemicals that hinder iodine absorption, thus leading to deficiency in the mineral. Iodine is a vital nutrient that helps prevent goiter, depression, mental degradation, and many other conditions. “It is essential for the production of the hormone thyroxin, which your thyroid uses to regulate many bodily functions, including metabolism,” Natural Health Sherpa reports.
According to the website, there were fewer problems with iodine deficiency in the past, since it was used as dough conditioner.
However, the site reported that iodine was replaced by a compound called bromine in bread. This is where things changed. “That’s because bromine interferes with the absorption of iodine, contributing to iodine deficiency. And since bromine doesn’t convey the same benefits that iodine does, that’s not a good thing for your health,” claims Natural Health Sherpa.
Natural Health Sherpa reports that “bromine isn’t alone. Other members of this halide compound gang include fluoride and chloride, both of which have the same obstructing effect on iodine.”
After reviewing research about iodine’s effects on the body, naturalhealthsherpa.com encourages the use of iodized salt to reduce goiter cases, but also clarifies that further measures need to be taken.
“Start by reading labels and choosing fluoride-free toothpaste. You can also install a water filter for your kitchen and shower alike to reduce the amount of chlorine and fluoride you drink, as well as absorb through your skin,” advices Natural Health Sherpa.
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