4: web.health/hormonics/thyroid obstructed by bromine:summary:
. bromine is in everything now,
and it may reduce our thyroid function
and increase our need for iodine,
even as it becomes harder to get:
. between 1970 and 1990, 50% reduction
in urinary iodine excretion .
. if you find flour makes you overweight,
your thyroid may be overwhelmed by the bromination process .
. even if your diet contains no additives,
there is so much bromine from outgassing
coming from plastics and furniture,
that your best bet is to load up on seaweed
or some other iodine supplement .
Dr.Mercola @ huffingtonpost:
Bromines are common endocrine disruptors,anyone on this besides health nuts?:
and are part of the halide family,
a group of elements that includes
fluorine, chlorine and iodine.
What makes it[bromine] so dangerous
is that it competes for the same receptors
that are used to capture iodine.
If you are exposed to a lot of bromine,
your body will not hold on to the iodine that it needs.
And iodine affects every tissue in your body
-- not just your thyroid.
Commercial bakers use potassium bromate;
they claim it makes the dough more elastic .
. brominated vegetable oil is an emulsifier,
used in sodas to prevent separation .
. The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationanti-cancer links:
asked bakers to voluntarily use [non-bromine] additives
and set limits on the amounts that can be
used in baked goods and soft drinks,
but did not ban the additive.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest
recommends cautionary consumption of
brominated vegetable oil [found in soda]
and suggests avoiding
potassium bromate. [in bakery goods]
-- potassium bromate is a
category 2B carcinogen,
according to the International Agency for
Research on Cancer
( only limited evidence of its
potential to cause cancer in people).
. alarmed @ prisonplanet.com .
Lynne Farrow`The Iodine Crisis:
What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life
free ebook .
Dr.Brownstein's(where I first learned of this)
. a facebook group about thyroid .
. thyroid-related doctor on fb .