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The Nutritional Deficiency That Will Prevent Weight
Loss - Even With Diet and Exercise

If you're having trouble losing weight or keeping it off, then you need to
know about this...  

The latest research shows that there's a 90% chance that your problem is
due to a specific nutritional deficiency.

That's right, a 90% chance!  Yes, I know that sounds hard to believe - but
the latest research proves it.  When lab tests are done, 9 out of 10 women
show this deficiency.

And, when the deficiency is corrected, these women not only lose weight,
but they keep it off permanently!

What is the Deficiency?

So, what is this deficiency that prevents you from losing weight?  It's a
deficiency of

Yes, iodine.  As an informed reader of health information, you probably
know about iodine.  You likely know that it's vital for your thyroid.  And,
you probably know that when your thyroid is not functioning properly, you
will gain weight.

But here is something that you may
not know:

In today's environment, it is nearly impossible to get the full amount
of iodine that you need

Here are the reasons why:

 There's very little iodine in our soil.  Therefore, unless you eat lots and
lots of iodine-rich foods (such as seaweed, kelp and shellfish), then you're
not going to get very much iodine from your diet.

2)  Some brands of table salt no longer contain additional iodine.

3)  Flour manufacturers have stopped adding iodine to their flour and they
are using bromine instead.  

The problem with this is that both bromine and iodine are
halogens.  They
have very similar chemical properties and they attach to the same receptors
in your cells.

That means that bromine will compete with iodine for access to your cells.  
Therefore, the more bromine you eat, the less iodine you will get.  
Unfortunately, most baked goods are loaded with bromine.

4)  Most public water supplies contains both chlorine and fluoride.  And
both of them are - you guessed it - halogens!  So, along with bromine,
they also compete with iodine to get into your cells.

And, don't think that you can avoid chlorine and fluoride just by drinking
filtered water.  Every time you take a shower or a bath, soak in a hot tub,
or get into a swimming pool, you get a heavy dose.  You absorb them
through your skin and breath them from the steam.

5)  Most conventional doctors will never directly test for iodine deficiency.  
They just test your thyroid function instead.

The problem with this is that the most widely used thyroid test, the TSH, is
very inaccurate.  It's not that it measures the hormone levels wrong.  The
problem is that the TSH test just measures the
level of thyroid hormones.  

The TSH test can not distinguish between active thyroid hormone
that contains iodine
versus de-activated thyroid hormone that
contains bromine, chlorine, or fluorine

So, even if the test shows that you have plenty of thyroid hormone, you
could still be very low for
active thyroid hormone.  

Many women go to their doctor looking like the poster child for under-
active thyroid.  They are overweight, losing their hair and eyebrows, they
suffer from dry skin, and they feel cold all the time.  Yet when their doctor
gives them a TSH test, it comes back normal!

When these women are put on iodine supplementation, their conditions
improve quickly and dramatically.  The appearance of their skin improves,
they stop losing hair, and they finally lose that excess weight — and they
keep it off too!

And, of course, you can use iodine supplementation to lose weight, too.
In fact, if you correct your iodine deficiency, you might find that you shed
those excess pounds easily and without any strict diets or demanding
exercise programs.  Wouldn't that be nice?

Iodine just might be the missing link that finally gets you back into those
skinny jeans.  But that's not all - correcting an iodine deficiency also
provides a whole host of other health benefits.

For example, a partial list includes...

• It will fight fatigue and give you more energy
• It will normalize several hormones
• It can help get rid of any breast or ovarian cysts
• It helps protect against diabetes
• It improves your digestion
• It helps protect against some toxins
• It can help with fibromyalgia pain.

How Much Iodine Do I Need?

While everyone is different, you will likely be surprised to know that you
need 400 times more iodine than what the RDA recommends!  That's right,
400 times more.  This is proven by the latest research.

That might sound like a lot but it's just one drop from an eyedropper or
one tiny tablet.  Personally, I take one drop in about 8 oz of water about
every other day.

There are simple urine tests that you can do at home to determine if you
have enough iodine.  However, it's not a problem if you get too much.  
Your kidneys will efficiently filter out any excess iodine with absolutely no
harm to your body.

You will also help yourself by drinking filtered water and putting a filter on
your shower head.  Anything you can do to reduce the competition for
iodine receptors will help you absorb more of the iodine that you need.

One final note - you know that soft drinks are bad for you in several ways.  
You know that the excess sugar is bad for you.  You might also know how
terrible aspartame is for you.  

But, did you know that
all soft drinks (both regular and diet) deplete your
iodine levels and zap your thyroid. You should avoid soft drinks at all costs.

Here's a good video that explains why any type of soft drink is bad for you
and how it robs you body of iodine.

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