The Science of Fat Loss Part 1

Doug McGuff, MD is co-author with John Little of the book “Body By Science”.  Here is Part 1, next week will be Part 2 of the 2 part presentation.

BODY BY SCIENCE 5 (The Science Of Fat Loss — Part 1) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzA-E8zb-Ds

In Part 1, Doug McGuff, MD describes the actual science underlying how the human body loses body fat, providing a summary of the key points of Chapter 9 of “Body By Science.”

Here is the transcript so you can follow along.

A good component of the book (BODY BY SCIENCE) is devoted to an area where some of the worst confusion exists and that’s how exercise relates to fat loss, because our whole notions of fat loss are actually turning out to be very flawed.

What we used to think of is a very simple: calories in minus calories out.

It is not that way at all as any female that’s ever crossed the threshold around 35 to 40 can attest to that because the exact same diet and exercise activity that kept them in good shape. Once they cross that threshold suddenly seems not to work.

So, well and what we’re coming to understand is that fat loss is very much a hormonal event, hormonal metabolic episode. Not only is our current thinking about it flawed, we have to think about our exercise and dietary regimen in a way that creates the hormonal environment that’s permissive for fat loss.

The biggest fatal flaw in the way people think about fat loss is the notion that calories in minus calories out, that this calories out component can be significantly affected by exercise, by the notion that I get on this treadmill. I look at it and these calories tick off and after 40 minutes 300 calories are gone and there went that piece of key lime pie. It absolutely does not work that way.

Think about it.  If we were really that metabolically efficient we would starve to death in the process of shopping at Buy Low much less in the process of hunting and gathering. What the treadmill is not showing you is when you plug in your weight it’s asking for your weight because it’s calculating your basal metabolic rate, which tells you how much you would have burned just sitting there and then it’s adding the activity rate to that and giving you this total but it’s not telling you burn 300 calories because of this activity. You may have burned 25 to 50. So it doesn’t really amount to much. And once you understand the hormonal environment that makes fat gain and fact loss happen you can see how it’s not even the right question.

Now, if I took each of you and we dumped you out in the woods and we said hunt and gather and bring back to me over the course of the week everything that you’ve hunted and gathered and we took accounting of everything you brought back to me we would assign percentages to all the different macronutrient groups: protein, fat, carbohydrate. And we would add it all up and what we would find is of what you brought back to me the smallest contribution would come from carbohydrate. Okay, I hear y’all going, oh no he’s going to start on the Atkins thing. No, it is not what we’re talking about.

But you do have to keep this in mind that is the smallest contribution that you would bring back to me from hunting and gathering in any environment.  So we take that fact and we have to realize that the body is going to predicate the signal to store body fat on the macronutrient that is least abundant because if you have the least abundant thing in more than adequate supply then it is safe to store body fat. So what we’ll find is that body fat storage is predicated on the hormone insulin. What insulin does is it takes blood sugar that is circulating in your blood and moves it into the cells of your body. In particular the largest storage reservoir for that glucose is your muscle cells.

So if there’s an abundance of carbohydrate that will get moved into your muscles cells until they’re completely full. Once they’re completely full, the muscle cells will decrease the sensitivity of the insulin receptors on their surface so that no more sugar can be brought into their because it mucks up the metabolic machinery. It is sort of like pouring pancake syrup on the keyboard of your computer.

What happens then is the glucose starts to stack up in your bloodstream, which sends a more powerful signal for insulin to rise up. And insulin’s major signal is nutrient storage and you will start to store body fat. Well, when the time comes for you to mobilize body fat your insulin levels have to drop because the enzyme that moves body fat out of fat cells called hormone sensitive lipase and what hormone sensitive lipase is sensitive to is insulin If your insulin level is too high in your bloodstream even at a calorie deficit you will be physiologically unable to mobilize body fat it will shut it off.

So right now the problem with obesity in our society is really a problem in how we handle sugar and it’s a problem of insulin sensitivity, which needs to be restored back to normal.

Come back next week for

BODY BY SCIENCE 5 (The Science Of Fat Loss — Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToGt_GYCUmY

In Part 2, Doug McGuff, MD, discusses the facts underlying an effective fat loss program and the role of high-intensity strength training in making the process more effective. This is the conclusion of a two-part video based on the content of Chapter 9 of “Body By Science”.

Doug McGuff’s Biography

Doug McGuff, MD became interested in exercise at the age of 15 when he first read Arthur Jones’ Nautilus Training Bulletin No. 2. His interest in exercise and biology led him into a career in medicine. In 1989, he graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and went on to train in Emergency Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock where he served as Chief Resident. From there, Dr. McGuff served as Faculty in the Wright State University Emergency Medicine Residency and was a staff Emergency Physician at Wright- Patterson AFB Hospital.

Throughout his career Dr. McGuff maintained his interest in high intensity exercise. Doug realized a lifelong dream when he opened Ultimate Exercise in November, 1997. Over the past 19 years Dr. McGuff and his instructors have continued to explore the limits of exercise through their personal training clients at Ultimate Exercise.

In addition to his work at Ultimate Exercise, Dr. McGuff is an Emergency Physician for the Greenville Health System and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville. Dr. McGuff lives in Seneca, South Carolina with his wife of 32 years, and their two children, Eric and Madeline.  https://www.ihmc.us/lectures/20160929/

My promotion of this book does not result in my making any monies.  If you wish to buy the book, here is the link https://www.amazon.ca/Body-Science-Research-Program-Results/dp/0071597174/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527881075&sr=1-1&keywords=body+by+science&dpID=51XCAQEx6UL&preST=_SX198_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

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 May you Live Long Healthy.

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Body By Science: Four Machines for Women.

Here are a few of the McGuff work out videos for women. His wife, Wendy, is demonstrating the 4 machines for women.

BODY BY SCIENCE (VIDEO 11): Wendy McGuff’s Big 4 Workout (Part 1)

In this installment of the “Body By Science” video series, Wendy McGuff demonstrates her “Big 4” workout that she performs once every 14 days. This is the first of two parts.

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BODY BY SCIENCE (VIDEO 11): WENDY McGUFF’S BIG 4 WORKOUT (Part 2) – YouTube 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2djxhCQWq0

In Part Two of this two-part series, Wendy McGuff completes the demonstration of her “Big 4” workout that she performs once every 14 days following the principles espoused in the book “Body By Science.” For more information please visit: http://www.bodybyscience.net

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Improvement is measured by weight multiplied bythe time it takes to do the set.Each movement should be at least 10 seconds in and 10 seconds out until muscle failure. Ideally it should take no more than 120 seconds. In his recent interview on Youtube, I learned that the first ONE inch of the movement in or out should take 3 seconds.

ALSO:

To learn more, I suggest these websites, the first one will ease you into the topic.
http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2012/05/25/peak-fitness-on-muscle-gain-failure.aspx

Here are two interviews with Dr. Doug McGuff. He is an ER doctor and an exercise expert bodybuilder withhis own gyms.

Here is a brief overview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahIKTdJaXPE

Here is the full interview with Dr. Mercola interviewing Dr. McGuff.
http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2012/01/06/dr-doug-mcguff-on-exercise.aspx

Here is the transcript. It helps to follow along if you print out the transcript.

http://mercola.fileburst.com/PDF/ExpertInterviewTranscripts/InterviewDougMcGuff-Exercise.pdf

I read Dr. McGuff’s book, Body of Science, it tells you how it works in your body down to the cell level. Here is the link. It is possible read parts of it in this website. https://www.amazon.ca/Body-Science-Research-Program-Results/dp/0071597174

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Lydia Polstra

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BODY BY SCIENCE: A research-based program for strength training bodybuilding and complete fitness in 12 minutes a week.

Doug McGuff, MD is co-author with John Little of the book “Body By Science”.
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Body By Science
In this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-ufSYBcZa0 Dr. McGuff speaks about common errors we all make with regards to exercise.
 
This is condensed from the transcript.
 
Here are some of the common errors we may have made:
 
1. Quitting an exercise program because of the time commitment involved.
2. Quit an exercise program because you became worn out or injured.
3. You purchased exercise equipment and now it is used to hang clothes.
 
The premise of the book is: A research-based program for strength training bodybuilding and complete fitness in 12 minutes a week.
 
Everything put forth in the book is supported by scientific peer-reviewed literature and this wasn’t really possible until 2004.
 
The second part of the title says strength training, bodybuilding and complete fitness. Those three things are the same thing.
 
The only way that you can do any of those three things is by performing mechanical work with muscle.
 
The higher the quality of the mechanical work with muscle the more you can get at your cardiac system, your vascular system, respiratory system and your metabolic subsystems to produce beneficial adaptations.
 
The last part (of the title) is in 12 minutes a week.
What we try to do in the book is to demonstrate with the scientific literature is that it is actually a requirement for the production of best results.
 
The book, Body by Science, explains the how and why of high intensity training, balancing enough scientific background to convey key principles and concepts without overwhelming the lay reader, and practical in-the-gym how-to. It is well organized, well researched, and well written, and an enjoyable and informative read.
 
 
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15 minutes of resistance weight training is all the exercise I need for the week to build muscle.

15 minutes of resistance weight training is all the exercise I need for the week.  Dr. McGuff says that is all I need to build muscle.

Dr. Doug McGuff is an expert in high-intensity exercise and he’s an emergency room physician. He is also passionate about exercise that can really have such a dramatic ability to influence your health.

I became interested when I heard in an Interview with Dr. Mercola that Dr. McGuff said, “I originally became interested in exercises when I was about 14 years old. I was in a sport called bicycle motocross, which is a type of sprint race done off-road on bicycles. (With resistance training) I went from last-place to untouchable. I made it to the professional level by the time I was 17.”

He went on to say:

  • I always continue to do high-intensity strength training. I followed the works of Arthur Jones*, and Mike Mentzer my whole life.

 

  • The type of high-intensity interval training that I am advocating is similar to high-intensity interval training, but it’s being done with weight equipment.

 

  • I started to pay more attention to restricting the amount of training that was being done. … I spaced my workouts further and further apart and getting better results.

 

  • Dr. McGuff suggests not do a workout until you have fully recovered. That means the workouts will be anywhere from 7 to 14 days a part.

 

* Arthur Jones changed how many people exercise with the introduction of his Nautilus fitness machines. The invention of the exercise machines in the 1960s helped spark the health club business.

 

* Mike Mentzer was one of the classic bodybuilders of the early years.  He will always be remembered for having one of the greatest physiques of all time.

Next week I will post his workout for women.

The week after that, I will post his workout for men.

In both you will see roughly the set up and the equipment, what the joint angles and range of motions are, and what the performance of the exercise and the experience of the workout actually looks like.

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Iodine is the first line of defense of the immune system and proper thyroid function.

My name is Lydia. My goal is share with you my journey to maximize my physical performance and mental clarity, body composition, and most importantly my overall health with a wholesome diet and exercise.

I focus on two diets: the Ketogenic (Low-Carb /Atkins) and the GAPS (Gut and Psychology / Physiology Syndrome).

My exercise of choice is Dr. Doug McGuff’s Super Slow High-Intensity Exercise Program that I do for 15 minutes, once a week.

Recently I have focused on Dr. Jerry Tennant.

Dr. Tennant has been acknowledged by his peers by awarding him the following:

AMA:  American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award.

Philip Corboy Award for contributions to ophthalmology

Hawaiian Eye Society Award for Excellence

Pope Benedict:  Order of Saint Sylvester Award for Contributions to Medicine

Microcurrent Society:  Lifetime Achievement Award

Top 20 Alternative Doctors in America

Newsmax Health’s Top 100 Physicians Who Embrace Integrative Medicine

The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine:  Lifetime Achievement Award

World Academy of Neural Therapy According To Huneke:  Scientific Excellence Award

And others

Dr. Tennant is the author of Healing with Voltage. 

A very comprehensive book on how the body works.  There is extensive information on the voltage or pH of cells.

https://www.amazon.ca/Healing-Voltage-Handbook-Jerry-Tennant/dp/1453649166/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433422557&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Dr.+Jerry+Tennant%2C+M.D.+-+Healing+is+Voltage

Dr. Jerry Tennant has successfully helped his patients improve their health and wellness using the following principles:

  1. The body doesn’t get well by making damaged cells work correctly. It gets well by making new cells that work correctly.
  2.   The process of rebuilding a new and healthy you is based on the fact that the body is constantly replacing itself. Your body grows new retinal elements every two days, new skin in six weeks, a new liver in eight weeks, and new nerve cells in a period of months. As each new cell is built, the body seeks proper building materials from which to construct the cell. If the body cannot find good, healthy materials, it will use whatever is available.
  3.   To make new cells, the body must have raw materials (nutrition), release of environmental toxins and sufficient cellular energy to use the materials. If any of these are lacking, pharmaceuticals and/or surgeries will not help.
  4.   Human cells are designed to run at about -20 millivolts (or pH of 7.35). The body has the ability to heal itself of many ailments if it is supplied with sound nutrition, routine detox and proper cellular energy.

Today I will focus on the importance of iodine.

To make new cells, the body must have raw materials.

Did you know that table salt has only 1/1000th of the iodine we need?

The body uses iodine for cellular metabolism to move cell secretions from inside the cell to outside the cell. Iodine is the first line of defense of the immune system and proper thyroid function.If body doesn’t produce enough iodine, cellular secretions are blocked inside the cell, which can form cysts in the thyroid, breasts, ovaries, testicles, etc.

In addition to iodine and potassium iodide, Lugol’s Iodine Plus contains fulvic to help absorption, selenium, zinc, vitamin C, and thiamine to help produce stomach acid. Adults should take one capsule daily with the Restore shake/ smoothie.

To understand why companion nutrients, such as those found in the Restore shake/smoothie should always be taken with Lugol’s Iodine supplementation, click on the link below for a brief summary:

https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/lugols-iodine-treatment-bill-thompson.html

Lugol’s Iodine Plus is available through http://senergy.us/nutritional-products.html

To order Lugol’s Iodine Plus call (972) 580-0545

I will not profit from your purchases of any of the products I discuss.

Disclaimer: The content of this email is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

As always, I am interested in your thoughts on these topics. Is there any topic that I can research for you? Please let me know. Thank you.

May you Live Long Healthy.

Yours truly,

Lydia Polstra

416-428-5285

Fluoride, Chloride and Bromide displace Iodine causing iodine deficiency.

My name is Lydia. My goal is share my journey to maximize my physical performance and mental clarity, body composition, and most importantly my overall health with a wholesome diet and exercise.

Fluoride, Chloride and Bromide displace Iodine and cause iodine deficiency.
Also see the Symptoms below.

SOURCES OF FLUORIDE:

  1. Drinking and bathing in chlorinated tap water contribute to iodine deficiency as fluoride, chloride and bromide chemically displace iodine and cause iodine deficiency.
  2. Medications such as antidepressants, including Paxil and Prozac.
  3. Sucralose: Chlorine is even present in the sugar substitute Sucralose.
  4. Commercially-produced bread and baked goods contribute to iodine deficiency. The bromine compounds used by the baking industry, as dough conditioners, displace iodine in our tissues.
  5. Bromine is also used as an agricultural fumigant, and treated crops have elevated bromine levels. Bromine is also found in medications such as nasal sprays and inhalers.
  6. Some carbonated drinks, and even some Gatorade products, contain brominated vegetable oils.

 USING WATER FILTERS TO REMOVE THE CHLORINE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

https://beyondhealth.com/home-products/beyond-health-ro-water-filtration-system.html

SOURCE: Dr. Raymond Francis, IODINE DEFICIENCY, REPRINTED FROM BEYOND HEALTH® News

THE SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM AND FLUORIDE POISONING ARE THE SAME.

The references to medical articles from which the data was taken are in this link: http://poisonfluoride.com/then Select Symptoms of Fluoride Poisoning/IDD(1998)

Do you have any of these symptoms?

  • Abnormal Sweating
  • Acne
  • ADHD/Learning Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Alopecia (Hair-loss)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Anemia
  • Apnea (Cessation of breath)
  • Aorta Calcification
  • Asthenia (Weakness)
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autism
  • Back Pain
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind Spots
  • Body temperature disturbances
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cachexia (wasting away)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cataracts
  • Change in blood pressure
  • Chest pain
  • Cholelithiasis (Gallstones)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Collagen breakdown
  • Cold Shivers
  • Coma
  • Concentration Inability
  • Constipation
  • Convulsions
  • Crying easily for no apparent reason
  • Death
  • Decrease in Testosterone
  • Dementia
  • Demyelinizing Diseases (damage of myelin sheath of neurons of the nervous system)
  • Dental Abnormalities
  • Dental Arch smaller
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental enamel more porous
  • Dentral Fluorosis (Mottling of teeth)
  • Delayed Eruption of Teeth
  • Depression
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dystrophy
  • Early/Delayed Onset of Puberty
  • Eczema
  • Edema
  • Epilepsy
  • Eosinophilia
  • Excessive Sleepiness
  • Eye, ear and nose disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Fearfulness
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgla
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Fibrosis
  • Fingernails: Lines/Grooves
  • Fingernails: Brittle
  • Forgetfulness
  • Gastro-disturbances
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Giant Cell Formation
  • Gingivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Goitre
  • Growth Disturbances
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disorders
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hepatitis
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hives
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoplasia
  • Immunosuppression
  • Impotence
  • Incoherence
  • Infertility
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inner Ear Disorders
  • Irritability
  • Joint Pains
  • Kidney Failure
  • Lack of Energy
  • Lack of Co-ordination
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Loss of IQ
  • Loss of Spermatogenesis
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Lung cancer
  • Lupus
  • Magnesium Deficiency
  • Memory Loss
  • Mental Confusion
  • Migraine
  • Monisiliasis (Candidasis)
  • Mouth Sores
  • Myalgia (Muscle Pain)
  • Myotrophy (Muscle wasting
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscoskeletal Disease
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Otosclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pins & Needles
  • Polydipsia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyurea
  • Pyelocystitis
  • Premature Delivery
  • Pruritis (itchy Skin)
  • Pulminary Edema
  • Recurring Colds
  • Respiratory Complications
  • Restlessness
  • Retinitis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scleroderma
  • Skin Pigmentation
  • Secondary teeth erupt later
  • Sensitive to light
  • Seizures
  • Shortness of Breath
  • SIDS
  • Sinus Infections
  • Skeletal Changes
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Slipped Epiphysis
  • Sluggishness
  • Skin Irritations
  • Spondylitis, ankylosing
  • Stillbirths
  • Swallowing Difficulties (Dysphagia)
  • Swelling in Face (Angioedema)
  • Telangiectasia
  • Testicular Growth/Alteration
  • Thirst
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tingling Sensations
  • Visual disturbances
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urticaria
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vas Deferens Alterations
  • Vertigo
  • Vitiligo (white spots/skin)
  • Weak Pulse
  • Weight Disturbances
  • Zinc Deficiency

 Disclaimer: The content of this email is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

As always, I am interested in your thoughts on these topics. Is there any topic that I can research for you? Please let me know. Thank you.

 May you Live Long Healthy.

Yours truly,

Lydia Polstra

416-428-5285

Cancer Is Related To Iodine Deficiency. What Is The Solution?

Cancer Is Related To Iodine Deficiency. What Is The Solution?

Dr. Brownstein is an expert on iodine.

He wrote the book: Iodine: Why You Need it and Why You Can’t live without it. The book is in its 5thedition.

Here is the link:https://www.amazon.ca/Iodine-Need-Cant-Live-Without/dp/0966088239/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525450639&sr=1-1&keywords=brownstein+iodine

The Thyroid Summit posted an interview with Dr. David Brownstein on Youtube.

Here is the link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8Y800-xEXU

The Transcript is available. Here are the main points.

Dr. Brownstein: Iodine is deficient in over 95 per cent of people. Conventional medicine doesn’t recognize that and the consequences of this deficiency are problems with all the glandular tissue ,which is the thyroid, the breasts the ovaries, uterus and the prostate.

One in 7 women will develop breast cancer, one in 3 men will develop prostate cancer.  I say it’s all directly related to the deficiency epidemic that we’re seeing.

Interviewer: What’s the best way to combat iodine deficiency?

Dr. Brownstein: I suggest getting your levels checked before starting treatment and work with a knowledgeable health care provider.

See where you are and then you can take natural forms of iodine and once the body is applied with the right forms of iodine those glandular tissues start to work a lot better.

One of the natural forms of iodine would be seaweed. Seaweed would be a natural form of iodine and it was used for centuries as a good source of iodine.

The problem now is that if the seaweed is harvested from the ocean where is pollution it can take up bromide or fluoride or chlorine and not half as much iodine in it and the other problem with seaweed now is the radiation problem from Fukushima where a lot of the seaweed came from Japan and you know who knows the quality of that stuff right now.

Interviewer: So what’s another source other than fortified salt table salt, which isn’t the best source?

Dr. Brownstein: Only 10 % of iodine in table salt is absorbable.  I don’t think that’s the best way to get it in and my research shows that supplementing with iodine and the old form of iodine Lugol’s iodine (capsules for adults, liquid for children, per Dr. Jerry Tennant), which has been around since the 1800s is an adequate source of iodine.

Note: “Jean Lugol, a Paris physician, in 1829 discovered that iodine is more soluble in water that contains potassium iodide.”

Logol’s Iodine is available through Senergy Group, a subsidiary of the Tennant Institute.

Here is the link to Logol’s Iodine Capsules:  http://www.senergy.us/lugol-s-iodine-plus-capsules.html

Interviewer:What is the most dramatic thing you’ve seen when someone has changed their level of iodine?

Dr. Brownstein: Iodine is responsible for maintaining normal architecture of a glandular tissue includes the breasts, the ovaries, uterus, thyroid gland, and the prostate.

In iodine deficiency you start to get problems in the architecture of those tissues they start to form cysts and nodules and eventually cancer can happen.

So the most dramatic thing I see is people with fibrocystic breasts or cysts on their prostate or tumors on these glandular tissues that just go away when they’re given iodine. Not all the time but in many cases that’s what happens.

Interviewer:  What do you recommend in terms of daily intake of iodine?

Everybody should have their levels checked and work with an iodine knowledgeable health care practitioner.

The Japanese we estimate takes in about an average about 13 milligrams a day so I think safely 13 milligrams a day for most people can be a starting dose. People with problems with gland tissue may need more. Get your iodine levels checked before starting treatment.

Iodine has been used over antiquities for many issues particularly thyroid issues and for hypothyroidism.  Iodine can help the thyroid regenerate itself where people are longer than that hormone. Iodine has a long storied history of uses for skin disorders and glandular problems.

Note: How is you level of iodine tested? Click on this link to answer that question.

http://www.naturalendocrinesolutions.com/articles/comparing-4-methods-iodine-testing/