Increasing Iodine Intake to Fight Halide Toxicity.
Dr. David Brownstein, a certified family physician and the Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine, has worked with many patients who suffer from thyroid issues. In his recent clinical study, he found that he had to increase the dose of iodine supplementation above what was previously recommended by health officials.
Brownstein notes that iodine levels in the U.S. population have declined by over 50% in the last 30 years, while simultaneously, autoimmune disorders and hyperthyroid symptoms have increased in the population. (6)
The modern world has also increased exposure to toxic halides such as fluoride and bromide. The danger of halides is that they share similar structural elements with iodine, which allows halides to bind to the body in the same way that iodine can, competing with iodine.