HEALTH ISSUES~ OVERWEIGHT~ Can iodine therapy help?
"An underactive thyroid can encourage water retention, leading to excess weight and cellulite."
"If adjusting your diet and exercising more hasn't helped you reach a healthy body weight, you may have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland. In addition to weight gain, other symptoms of hypothyroidism include a bad complexion, fatigue, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, impotence, irritability and unhealthy hair, nails and teeth. Fortunately, you can help normalize an underactive thyroid gland by increasing your intake of the mineral iodine.
"The healthy functioning of the thyroid is essential to maintaining metabolism and preventing the accumulation of body fat," writes Burton Goldberg in Alternative Medicine. An underactive thyroid gland slows your metabolism; you thus burn dramatically fewer calories and feel sluggish. In addition, in Asian Health Secrets, Letha Hadady explains that an underactive thyroid gland promotes excess weight and cellulite by causing water retention.
After-effects observed following thyroid removal surgery helped prove the connection between the thyroid gland and metabolism to the medical community. For example, according to Gayle Reichler's book Active Wellness, thyroid removal caused one patient to gain weight daily and feel that her "system had slowed down considerably." Unless your thyroid has been completely removed or damaged, your symptoms will not be quite so severe; however, even moderate hypothyroidism can make you gain weight and body fat."
AND.....an anti-cellulite supplement.........
one of the ingredients, I have absolutely no idea whether this supplement is any good or not, I'm linking this here only to further document the thyroid/iodine/weight-loss connection:)
Commiphora Mukul: A mild thyroid stimulant which promotes enzymatic activity and improves the thyroid's ability to absorb iodine, thus safely increasing body metabolism via thyroid stimulation and the safe metabolism of body fat.
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