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Why Do Americans Need More Iodine?

January 15, 20169 min
What vital role does iodine play in the body?The intake of iodine in America has dropped by around 50 percent in the last 30 years, mostly because flour is now fortified with bromine rather than iodine.In fact, bromine and other chemically related compounds added to food and water (chlorine and fluorine) may actually block iodine, which is absolutely essential for healthy cell function.What happens if you don't get enough iodine?Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, discusses the role iodine plays in your body and what happens if your body doesn't get enough.

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