We have had a mixed bag from Ed this week, glimmers of normal-ness followed by his kind of normal-ness. For the past two weeks, at some ungodly hour, I am woken by a sack of potatoes jumping on me and then crawling in between Richard and I. The pooh bucket alas is not quite full, so my hopes of its demise are dashed. The good news is, although its very selfish to say, is that he does it a school now or with Lisa, the angel who minds him for a couple of hours on a Friday, and that he only filled his pants once with me so far, although we have had the brown crayon out more than a few times. Sorry guys, back on that old waggon. I have been thinking really hard about it, am I not giving him enough kefir, is it too much fruit, not enough protein, was it because he licked a pig? WHAT! Yes, he licked a pig just before it all started again, so it might be that. But, you know having researched todays post, I think it might now be a bit of the above, but more likely the fact that I am being much more attentive in giving him daily iodine. I get post from all sort of people and read all kinds of stuff in my quest to reverse Eds autism, and one kinda throw away line at the bottom of one of these posts made me sit up and take notice about a condition caused by Iodine deficiency.
"Pregnant women with hypothyroxinemia in the early stages of gestation, have nearly a 4 fold increased risk of having a child with autism" according to a study done recently in Holland with 4,000 Dutch mothers and their infants.
My sister has asked me to back up my ideas and findings, I hope you all found it helpful in my milk article, so this week I set out to back up Iodine. I thought it would be relatively simply, but its taken ages because this particular subject seems to touch on everything that is wrong with us today, hence my question why haven't we heard more about it. I wish I had a penny for every time the daily mail heralds some new medical wonder drug (mainly statins - which you should stay away from) but not a word about Iodine. And here's why, Iodine is not patentable. That means there is no money to be made from it. Before I list all the wonderful things that Iodine does in out bodies, whilst drilling down in the subject I came across a really disturbing article, and I think its so important that I am going to stick it in here now (and hopefully come back to vaccines latter)
At the 2009 4th International Public Conference on Vaccinations held at Reston Virginia on October 2nd, Dr Diane Harper who lead the research in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix announced "About 8 in every 10 women who have been sexually active will have HPV at some stage in their lives. Normally there are no symptoms and in 98% of cases clears itself. Those cases where it doesn't and isn't treated can lead to pre-cancerous cells which may develop into cervical cancer." She basically said, they aren't necessary, they don't work, they weren't tested properly and are dangerous. She said she had to come clean because she couldn't sleep at night. She did this on the platform her bosses had hoped she would sing the praises of their new products. So does anyone remember that in the news because I don't, maybe its because the vaccine industry makes over $34 billion dollars in profit a year. If you know anyone with a daughter of injectable age, get their mothers to do their own bit of research and come to their own conclusions about whether to do this or not. So far, officially 44 girls have died from it, and a further 15,037 have reported (via all the hurdles) adverse side effects.
Anyway, lets stop corporate bashing and big up Iodine.
Iodine fell out of favour in 1969 in America when a study done in 1948, known as the Wolff-Chaikoff study, was published for a reason I didn't find, causing a media scare. This study which was unsubstantiated and unreplicated, claimed that hypothyroidism could occur as a result of excessive iodine. At this time, iodine was a supplement put in bread. After the scare, iodine was replaced by Bromine in bread production in the USA. Bromine is one of the 12 most harmful toxins and carcinogens on the planet. It forces iodine out of your body by a system of "competitive inhibition" as does fluoridated and chlorinated water. They are know as toxic halogens. There are 5 halogen elements, Fluorine, chlorine, bromine (or bromide) iodine and astatine. Bromine is found in pesticides and insecticides, bread and baked goods in the USA, some medication and some energy drinks including 'Mountain Dew'. Chlorine is used as a disinfectant. Fluorine as fluoride is added to drinking water and toothpaste to protect teeth from decay, which is controversial as there are arguments that it does more harm than good. Fluoride has a long well know history as a poison, it was used by AG Farben in the German death camps experiments to perfect extermination gases on human prisoners in WW2. Harold Hodges had the idea of putting fluoride in water in 1946 when he became head of newly created International Association for Dental Research, which up until them had been part of the Atomic Energy Commission. In his article 'We love it for what it is not' Thomas Lee NMD puts it really nicely, "We love Iodine for NOT being a poisonous halogen."
The thyroid used the iodide form of iodine which occurs in sea life and is found is soils located on ancient seabeds. Due to modern farming methods most soils are depleted of their mineral content and are also depleted of iodine. According to the WHO, 72% of the worlds population are iodine deficient, and 96% of Americans are according to a recent study by Dr Abraham. "Iodine deficiency is one of the top two causes of mental retardation. Associated with this is a 690% increase in cretinism, mental retardation and ADHD in the last decade." There doesn't seem to be anywhere or any function in your body that doesn't need or use iodine. The easiest way to list them is to list them, so here we go.
1 Iodine helps synthesize thyroid hormones and prevents both hypo and hyperthyroidism.
2 Iodine sufficiency helps reverse the above conditions
3 Iodine helps support apoptosis (programmed cell death of unhealthy cells) ie cancer cells.
4 Iodine activates hormone receptors, according to Dr Daniel Denny from Canada, there are active thyroid hormone sites in all mitochondria (the working bit in every cell) According to Dr Brownstein the primary reason for mitochondrial failure is iodine deficiency.
5 Iodine protects ATP function and enhances ATP production (this basically is your vital life force)
6 Iodine prevents fibrocystic breast disease.
7 Iodine decreases insulin needs in diabetics.
8 Iodine supports protein synthesis and activates enzymatic activity
9 Iodine destroys pathogens, molds, fungi, parasites and malaria. It is the most powerful anti-biotic we have (but as its not patentable there is no money in it for big pharma) As early as 1905 the effectiveness of treating TB was mentioned in the NY Times.
10 Iodine supports immune function. It plays a role in the physiology of inflammatory response. Iodine increases the movement of granulocites into areas of inflammation ( granulocytes are a type of white blood cell which help fight bacterial infections)
11 Iodine eliminates toxic halogens from the body. With the first dose there is a 78% increase in bromine discharge, and a 50% increase in chlorine discharge. It also helps chelate (remove) mercury, lead, fluoride and cadmium. This is a mega deal, at the moment Fukushima is still leaking radioactive waste into the air and sea. Don't think it doesn't affect us here in the UK, its being carried round the world in air and water. Radioactive I-131 is the most critical health issue facing us all. Healthy iodine (I-127) can help provide significant protection to and push out I-131 from the thyroid. Your thyroid will literally suck up any iodine available, whether it be radioactive or not. Unlike Chernobyl, Fukushima still has not been sealed. Large quantities of contaminated radioactive water is seeping into the Pacific Ocean. 150,000 tons of radioactive waste is in the open. According to an article by the BBC 1.9.2013, Tepco originally said the radiation emitted by leaking water was around 100 millisieverts an hour. However, they were using equipment which had a maximum reading of 100 (seriously, how dumb are they!). New recordings on more sensitive equipment show it to 1,800 millisieverts an hour. However, this Wednesday, the countries nuclear regulation authority said that radiation reading near the water storage tanks have increased to a new high 20% rise on previous readings. A person standing close to the contaminated area would in several hours receive a fatal radiation dose. It has had its 4th major leak since it all happened March 2011 - over 2 years ago! Iodine can also reverse damage done to the pineal gland by fluoride, which is said to 'calcify' it, the pineal gland is important for producing serotonin and melatonin, serotonin is a neurotransmitter. It plays an important part in learning, mood, and sleep to name a few. Melatonin is a hormone which helps you sleep (all things lacking in general in an autistic child)
12 Iodine regulates estrogen production int eh ovaries. Both the ovaries testes and adrenal glands all produce estrogen. Estrogen dominance is associated with miscarriage and infertility.
13 Iodine is anti-mucoytic (reduces mucus and catarrh) in both the intestines and sinus's. It help cleanse and detox the lymph system
14 Iodine can help make you smarter, According to Dr Jorge-Flechas iodine prevents lead from lodging in the body, and helps push out fluoride which helps the lead accumulate (why do we put fluoride in our toothpaste and water?) Bleichrodt in 1994 did a meta analysis and found iodine sufficiency increased IQ by 13.5 points. Iodine deficiency is the main cause of decreased intellect. Research ah shown that parasites in the gut eat up serotonin, 95% of which is produced in the gut. When the parasites are destroyed by iodine there is more serotonin available for mental functions.
15 Iodine can help prevent heart disease. The thyroid regulates hear rate. Dr Broda Barnes (father of the pro-iodine awareness movement) did research with 1000 people, and showed that high use of iodine resulted in extremely significant reversal and prevention of heart disease, out performing on many levels the framingham study.
16 A study published by the international journal of radiation biology, vol 86 No12 December 2010 stated that radiation from cordless phones, cell phones and smart meters can induce hypothyroidism, iodine can prevent that.
17 Iodine supports pregnancy as the foetus undergoes more apoptosis than at any other developmental stage. As previously stated, apoptosis is programed cell death. According to the Department of Embryology and Teratology, Sackler school of medicine, Tel Aviv University Israel, 'Programmed cell death plays an important role in the process of gamate maturation as well as in embryo development, contributing to the appropriate formations of various organs and structures. Teratogen induced excessive death of embryonic cell death (not programed cell death) is undoubtedly one of the most important events proceeding the occurrence of structural abnormalities regardless of their nature.'
18 High doses of iodine may be used to reverse certain disease, at 6 grams daily, iodine has been used to cure syphilis, skin lesion and chronic lung disease. In micrograms levels it can prevent and cure cretinism and goitre, at milligramme levels it helps prevent and cure cancer, fibrocysitc breast disease and Alzheimer.
19 Iodine in high doses may be used to wounds, bed sores, inflammation and traumatic pains, and even restore hair growth if topically applied. It can also eliminate toenail fungus (Nick!)
20 Helps diminish scar tissue
I hope that I haven't overburdened you, but in trying to clarify the info about the 4 fold increase in the risk of having an autistic child if you were iodine deficient, I kind of hit a gold mine of info.
Back to the study of the dutch mother. The lead investigator Gustavo Roman MD said in an article published on line August 13 in the annals of neurology, of a study done by the Methodist Neurological Institute in Texas in conjunction with colleagues from Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands,
"It is increasingly apparent to us that autism is caused by environmental factor in most cases, not by genetics. That gives me hope that prevention is possible." "The increase in Autism could be at least partly the result of an iodine starved diet, and or exposure to toxins which interfere with normal thyroid function."
Back to Ed and his runny bum. I give him a dose of iodine before he goes to school, on his wrist topically, it stains his skin orange. By the time he comes home it has been completely absorbed which is a sign he is deficient. So he gets another dose. Maybe the onset of the pooh bucket is one to be celebrated, that its a sign he is detoxing. He certainly seems happier, and this week he said 'pooh' clear as a bell in the correct context (I showed him his pants and asked him what it was!) and today apparently has been saying 'more'. He seems to have more interest in interacting, and before he went to bed, played in an appropriate way with his gruffalo. A glimmer of hope hits me, and I am trying to figure out how I missed this in my initial mega trawl of info. Did I miss it, or is it not widely known?
I had been trying to treat his various problems with all sorts of things and all I really needed to do was give him iodine? You know, I have gone back over a list of things used to chelate on various sites, and I don't see iodine. Thank you Dr Sirus. The iodine I use is Nascent iodine from LL Magnetic clay. It is in an atomic rather than molecular form, with an incomplete number of electrons which means it can hold an electro-magnetic charge. It is recognised by the body as the same produced in the thyroid, so is easily absorbed and used by the body.
I apologise now for any spelling and grammar mistakes, I have used a lot of words unfamiliar to me, and have pages written down from my research. If I have made any inadvertent mistakes that someone more cleverer than me can see, then again, sorry. As I have said before, don't take my word for all this, do your own investigating. What is important is the truth, and not the 'line' from some big multi million pound business who is interested in poisoning us for profit.