Tony Pantalleresco Show Notes for week of 12th of October 2012

How to Self-Test for an Iodine Deficiency

List of factors that impairs thyroid function

 Adrenal Support

Exploring many uses for topical iodine solution

Inactivation of human viruses by povidone-iodine in comparison with other antiseptics

How to Self-Test for an Iodine Deficiency

1. Dip a cotton ball into USP Tincture of Iodine.

2. Paint a 2 inch circle of iodine on your soft skin, like the inner part of your thigh or upper arm.

3. Wait. — If the yellowish stain disappears in less than an 4 hours; it means your body is lacking crucial iodine and has soaked it up. If the stain remains for more than 4-8 hours, you iodine levels are fine.

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Why check your iodine levels?—Low iodine levels can zap your energy and make you feel tired, edgy and worn out. Low iodine levels can even prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Before you go to your doctor with complaints of tossing and turning all night, aches and pains, and just feeling “blah,” you may want to perform this self-test.—Because the symptoms of an iodine deficiency are classically identical to so many other illnesses (like depression, stress, chronic fatigue, or fibromyalgia,) many doctors either misdiagnose it or miss it completely and tell you there is nothing wrong.

 

Why are iodine levels so important?–Low levels of iodine mean your thyroid may not be functioning properly. The thyroid needs iodine to function as it helps balance hormones, regulate heartbeats, stabilize cholesterol, maintain weight control, encourage muscle growth, keep menstrual cycles regular, provide energy, and even helps you keep a positive mental attitude.—-Women are naturally prone to iodine deficiencies. That’s because the thyroid gland in women is twice as large as in men — so under normal circumstances, women need more iodine. However, when women are under stress, the need for iodine can double or triple. Yet the foods we eat contain less and less dietary iodine. For example, back in 1940, the typical American diet contained about 800 micrograms of iodine. By 1995, that amount plunged to just 135 micrograms. That’s an 83% decline.—-Two thirds of the body’s iodine is found in the thyroid gland. One of the best ways to boost your iodine levels is to add seaweed -sea vegetables to your diet. Just one teaspoon of sea vegetables a day can help you regain normal iodine levels. Incorporating seafood and fish into your diet can also help[U1] . Other foods that contain iodine are eggs and dairy products, including milk, cheese and yogurt, onions, radishes[U2] , and watercress. Some foods, called goitrogens, should be omitted for awhile as they hinder iodine utilization. These included kale, cabbage, peanuts, soy flour, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi and turnips.—[U3] To reactivate the thyroid gland, tyrosine, iodine, zinc, copper and selenium are needed so make sure that foods containing these nutrients are included in your diet.  However, if you have the immune system deficiency called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, you should not supplement your diet with iodine as it may aggravate the condition.

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List of factors that impairs thyroid function.

    1. Aging linked to a gradual decline of both thyroid and adrenal hormones.

  2. Alpha Lipoic Acid (does not affect everyone)

  3. Alcohol

  4. Chronic illness

  5. Cigarette smoking

  6. Diet factors. Soy products and cruciferous vegetables ­ dose dependent (avoid large quantities). Studies in animals show soy impairs T4 to T3 conversion.

  7. Drugs (Birth control pills, Lithium, Estrogens, Propranolol, Beta blockers, Dexamethasone, Methimazole and Propylthiouracil)

  8. External radiation[U4] 

  9. Growth hormone deficiency

  10. Heavy metal toxicity including mercury and lead, pesticides, sodium chloride as well as sodium fluoride in city water.

  11. Hemochromatosis

  12. High Stress

  13. Low adrenal states

  14. Malnutrition (mineral deficiencies) consumption of trans fats and hydrogenated fats and a lack of good fats ­ monounsaturated ­ avocados, olive oil, palm, omega 3.

  15. Mineral and vitamin deficiencies (selenium, Vitamin A, B6 and B12)

  16. Postoperative state

  17. Physical trauma.

Besides the above list  research views that in a state of hypothyroidism, hydrocortisone production and metabolism is usually low. Hypothyroidism can be established by chronic low basal body temperature as measured by the Barnes method upon rising. Thus a direct link has been established between subnormal thyroid and inadequate adrenal production of hormones.

Toxemia or the buildup of toxins in the body and an impairment of the detoxification pathways can be a major cause of impaired thyroid function. Link by link, the health of one organ affects the health of another. The liver, the organ through which most detoxification occurs, has the greatest burden of all.

Today, I reasonably estimate that due to toxins in the diet, air pollution and contaminants in the water we drink and electromagnetic pollution, that the combined effect contributes to overworked adrenal and subnormal thyroid activity in at least a third or more of the population in the United States.

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Adrenal Support

 Degeneration of the Adrenal Glands may occur as a symptom of Choline deficiency.  [more info]

Vitamin A concentrates in the Adrenal Glands and may improve the function of the Adrenal Glands.  references

Vitamin B5 may activate the Adrenal Glands and may “revive” exhausted Adrenal Glands.

 Vitamin C is essential for the function of the Adrenal Glands – the Adrenal Glands (especially the Adrenal Medulla) contain approximately 30 mg of Vitamin C – the second highest concentration of Vitamin C of any component of the body. 

Vitamin E concentrates in the Adrenal Glands (within the Adrenal Cortex).  The Adrenal Glands contain 132 mcg of Vitamin E per gram). 

Adrenal Extract may improve the function of the Adrenal Glands in persons with impaired Adrenal Gland function.

Tyrosine may relieve excessive stress on the Adrenal Glands

 Pregnenolone production (from Cholesterol) occurs primarily in the Adrenal Glands (but is also produced in smaller quantities in other areas of the body, including the Liver, Brain, Skin and Retina of the Eye).

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Could painting a circle of iodine solution on the skin daily help get rid of the candida albicans, parasites, HHV-6, herpes, hepatitis and multiple other bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infections including HIV?

Exploring many uses for topical iodine solution

  Iodine for HIV – to directly kill the virus

  Iodine to treat opportunistic infections in AIDS

  Iodine for chronic Candidiasis, EBV and CMV

  Iodine for viral hepatitis A, B, C and D

  Iodine for HHV-6 infection

  Iodine for parasites

  Iodine for herpes

  Iodine for strep and staff infections

  Iodine for sore joints and arthritis

  Iodine for rheumatism

  Iodine for the flu

  Iodine for a sore throat

  Iodine for almost any bacterial, fungal, parasitic or viral infection that exists.

  Iodine to increase the thyroid’s production of thyroxin

  Iodine to help restore normal body temperature

  Iodine to prevent and treat metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetes and heart disease)

  Iodine is cheap, plentiful and safe to use.

Here is how to do iodine testing and use

1. Dip a cotton ball into USP Tincture of Iodine –Lugols will do as well

2. Paint a 2 inch circle of iodine on your soft skin, like the inner part of your thigh or upper arm.

3. Wait. — If the yellowish stain disappears in less than an hour; it means your body is lacking crucial iodine and has soaked it up. If the stain remains for more than 4-8 hours, your iodine levels are fine.

Why check your iodine levels? —Low iodine levels can zap your energy and make you feel tired, edgy and worn out. Low iodine levels can even prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Before you go to your doctor with complaints of tossing and turning all night, aches and pains, and just feeling “blah,” you may want to perform this self-test.

Because the symptoms of an iodine deficiency are classically identical to so many other illnesses (like depression, stress, chronic fatigue, or fibromyalgia,) many doctors either misdiagnose it or miss it completely and tell you there is nothing wrong. —About 60% of all iodine in the human body is stored in the thyroid gland at the base of the neck. A Goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland, can occur when iodine deficiency is prolonged over a period of timeIodine is the most important mineral used by the thyroid gland to produce thyroxin, a hormone that regulates the metabolic rate of energy production in the cells. —Iodine deficiency and a resulting insufficient production of thyroxin is linked to a wide range of illness form chronic infection of all types including candidiasis, herpes, bacterial, fungal and viral infections. —Table salt is iodized and is a source of iodine[U5] . However, excess sodium intake from salt consumption is a toxin and impairs the production of energy in the cellsExcess sodium intake is linked to metabolic syndrome including obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer.  [U6] The best sources of iodine are from sea vegetables and seafood including ocean fish[U7] . Unfortunately, most people do not consume iodine rich foods on a daily basis. Low body temperature and long term chronic infections may be directly linked to a deficiency of iodine and an impaired thyroid function.

How much iodine to consume —-Why are iodine levels so important? Low levels of iodine mean your thyroid isn’t functioning properly. The thyroid helps balance hormones, regulate heartbeats, stabilize cholesterol, maintain weight control, encourage muscle growth, keep menstrual cycles regular, provide energy, and even helps you keep a positive mental attitude. —Women are naturally prone to iodine deficiencies. That’s because the thyroid gland in women is twice as large as in men — so under normal circumstances, women need more iodine. However, when women are under stress, the need for iodine can double or triple. Yet the foods we eat contain less and less dietary iodine. For example, back in 1940, the typical American diet contained about 800 micrograms of iodine. By 1995, that amount plunged to just 135 micrograms. That’s an 83% decline. —-Two thirds of the body’s iodine is found in the thyroid gland. One of the best ways to boost your iodine levels is to add seaweed sea vegetables to your diet. Just one teaspoon of sea vegetables a day can help you regain normal iodine levels[U8] . Incorporating seafood and fish into your diet can also help. Other foods that contain iodine are eggs and dairy products, including milk, cheese and yogurt, onions, and watercressSome[U9]  foods, called goitrogens, should be omitted for awhile as they hinder iodine utilization. These included kale, cabbage, peanuts, radishes, soy flour, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi and turnips. —-To reactivate the thyroid gland, tyrosine, iodine, zinc, copper and selenium are[U10]  needed so make sure that foods containing these nutrients are included in your diet. —Editor’s note: The RDA of iodine is 150 mcg. That is just too little, in my opinion. Ideally, the average daily intake of iodine should be closer to 1000 mcg daily and higher than that for stress conditions that rapidly deplete iodine levels[U11] . Persons with systemic infections will need higher amount of iodine as this trace mineral will be rapidly bound to the infectious agents (bacterial, fungal or viral) in the process of destroying them thus leaving less iodine for the thyroid to pick up. While most people have an under active thyroid, a few people have an overactive thyroid but there is no research linking this to excess iodine intake.

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Inactivation of human viruses by povidone-iodine in comparison with other antiseptics.

Kawana R, Kitamura T, Nakagomi O, Matsumoto I, Arita M, Yoshihara N, Yanagi K, Yamada A, Morita O, Yoshida Y, Furuya Y, Chiba S.

Dermatology . 1997;195 Suppl 2:29-35.

Morioka Yuuai General Hospital, Japan.

Inactivation of a range of viruses, such as adeno, mumps, rota-, polio- (types 1 and 3), coxsackie-, rhino-, herpes simplex, rubella, measles, influenza and human immunodeficiency viruses, by povidone-iodine (PVP-I) and other commercially available antiseptics in Japan was studied in accordance with the standardized protocol in vitro. In these experiments, antiseptics such as PVP-I solution, PVP-I gargle, PVP-I cream, chlorhexidine gluconate, alkyldiaminoethyl-glycine hydrochloride, benzalkonium chloride (BAC) and benzethonium chloride (BEC) were used. —-PVP-I was effective against all the virus species testedPVP-I drug products, which were examined in these experiments, inactivated all the viruses within a short period of time. Rubella, measles, mumps viruses and HIV were sensitive to all of the antiseptics, and rotavirus was inactivated by BAC and BEC, while adeno-, polio- and rhinoviruses did not respond to the other antiseptics. PVP-I had a wider virucidal spectrum, covering both enveloped and nonenveloped viruses, than the other commercially available antiseptics.

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