Find the Cause and the Solution

Learn about your hypothyroid symptoms, the cause and the solutions which will help you rebuild your health.

Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc,DC,Ms, and author of "Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?"

Here is a list of the following health issues you may experiencing:

  • Weight gain while on a low caloric diet
  • Morning headaches which eventually quit during the day
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Hypersensitivity to cold weather
  • Numb feet and hands with poor circulation
  • Muscle cramps while at rest or muscle weakness
  • Low immune system and inability to recover from bacterial or viral infections
  • Slow to heal
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Dry, brittle, thin hair which falls out easily
  • Low body temperature
  • Edema with facial swelling (myxedema)
  • Loss of outer one-third eye brow (look for photos)
  • Eyelid swelling
  • Poor memory
  • Slower heartbeat
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Infertility
  • Difficulty swallowing

Cause of Hypothyroid Symptoms

Dr. Brownstein, author of "Iodine - Why you need it and Why you can't Live without it" estimates that 30-40% of the population in the United States experiences hypothyroid symptoms.

All of this is caused by inadequate thyroid hormones which fail to meet the metabolic demands of the body.

One common thread which ties all of the symptoms together is an inadequate amount of iodine in the system or iodine deficiency.

Reversing iodine deficiency results in an improvement of symptoms or even a total cessation of the hypothyroid problems.

The benefits of iodine are profound.

Dr. Brownstein's Explanation

Dr. David Brownstein explains that the body is in a hypometabolic state. All bodily functions slow down because of the lack of sufficient hormones. This, in turn, creates the hypothyroid symptoms which include cold extremeties, dry skin, brain fog, weight gain, fatigue and a compromised immune system.

When Dr. Brownstein treats a patient, he may use iodine alone or combine it with Armour Thyroid.

However, since the reformulation of Armour with an increased amount of cellulose filler, some individuals find it difficult to take the reformulated product. Fortunately, we are able to order Armour through Canada which does not cause reaction problems with the filler. You may call them for more detailed information.

Medical Explanation

The medical explanation according to Dr. Brownstein goes like this:

A minute amount of iodine is needed to fuel the thyroid so it can produce the thyroid hormone.

The thyroid is regulated by the pituitary gland which produces a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).

The TSH stimulates the thyroid gland which releases thyroxine (T4).

T(4) is then converted to Triiodothyronine (T3).

T(3) is thought to be the active form of the thyroid hormone which drives the metabolic functions of the thyroid.

The T3 and T4 refers to the iodine molecules present.


Without an adequate supply of iodine in the system, the thyroid gland is unable to produce the requisite thyroid hormones.

Without the correct balance of fuel for the thyroid, the end result is a poorly functioning thyroid gland.

This results in increased autoimmune symptoms and an increased risk of thyroid cancer.

Simply stated, the thyroid gland can not function in an iodine deficient state.

Solution for Hypothyroid Symptoms

Iodine can be easily added to your body either as a pill supplement called Iodoral or in a liquid form called Lugols iodine.

Astonishing results have been documentated by adding this essential element.

It is possible to restore the body to its proper metabolic state.


The most common disruptors which prevent the body from absorbing iodine are called halogens. Mercury is also a known disruptor which prevents the absorption of iodine in the body. Once the body is cleaned or detoxed from these pollutants with zeolite, the body can begin to restore its natural balance.

An extreme case of iodine deficiency may lead to death if not quickly recognized by the medical doctor on call. Learn what the symptoms are before you find yourself in this dangerous situation.

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