The AMAZING Benefits of Iodine – Dr. Berg

Every single cell in your body needs iodine! Learn more about the amazing benefits of iodine.

0:00 Introduction: What is iodine good for?
0:50 Iodine and cancer
1:22 Iodine benefits
2:38 Using iodine to detox
4:11 More benefits of iodine

In this video, we’re going to discuss iodine function and its many health benefits. The thyroid consumes about 6 milligrams of iodine daily, and the breast tissue consumes about 5 milligrams. The ovaries, brain, eyes, and the lining of your stomach all require significant amounts of iodine.

Iodine is highly antiestrogenic. Estrogen dominance increases the risk of cancer, especially in the breast, ovary, and uterus. Iodine causes cancer cells to self-destruct.

Iodine strengthens the thyroid, which improves your overall health. It also strengthens the immune system and reduces inflammation. Iodine is also vital for a healthy pregnancy.

Iodine is considered a halogen, so other halogens like bromide and fluoride compete with iodine in the body. Increasing your iodine intake can help detox these other halogens.

Try drinking water with unrefined sea salt for several days, then begin taking Lugol’s iodine solution—a mixture of two different types of iodine. Take this solution for about five days, then take two days off. Also, consume between 3 and 9 grams of vitamin C, 400 mg of magnesium, 100 mg of selenium, and the complete B-complex to detox these other halogens completely.

If you have hyperthyroidism, do not take iodine.

Just because you’re allergic to shellfish does not mean you are allergic to iodine. Goitrogenic foods like cruciferous vegetables and lima beans block iodine—but if you regularly consume sea kelp, it counters any bad effects. High amounts of iodine can be beneficial for respiratory viruses.

Iodine also binds with mercury and aluminum, helping rid the body of toxic metals.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients, so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose, and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand the function and benefits of iodine. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @C.N.1 says:

    Not “awfulizing” or making excuses, but how in the heck are women suppose to be motivated by a lot of the men/young men, who walk around acting like it so hot out, fanning themselves with their shirts trying to hide their chest fat, can’t hold their breath for atleast 60 seconds, can’t lose a couple pounds to fit a suit, who eat like hogs, or aren’t even strong to dig… “WITHOUT DRUGS OR ALCOHOL!” To me, Decent Keto is more than just some “diet” or “eating style.” It’s a way of self-regulation/morals, wellbeing, craving-control, healing, etc. Thank you to all the strong men and women out there who continue to stay 💪 and who motivate each other to be a healthier you. Have an extremely wonderful Wednesday!

    • @williammcleroy558 says:

      Keto is a lifestyle. Not some fad diet. If I could manage to start it successfully I know I could maintain it. But I am not one of those strong men you mention 😂. I can hold my breath for over 60 seconds and dig though. So at least I got that going for me! 😂😂😂

    • @maryfolks9368 says:

      🤣🤣😅 that’s hilarious but true. I thank God I’m married and much older, I no longer have to worry about looks so much but health,? Definitely! I’m extremely blessed that not only is my husband a strong and tough man but he’s also a hunter. Not one of those men who hunt for sport either. The meat he hunts lasts us through the year until the next hunting season. I do worry about the younger women who only have computer gaming freaks to choose from😢.

    • @maryfolks9368 says:

      @@williammcleroy558 ha ha ha🤣. I bet you’re much stronger than you’re giving yourself credit for 😉

  • @LoicFoundGrace says:

    Thanks for another great video and wishing good health to everyone ❤God bless

  • @pjprevite3021 says:

    Good morning Dr berg, i take nutritional yeast every single day and i feel better overall thanks for all that you do!! Enjoy your day

  • @jeanhowarth1852 says:

    Brilliant. Yes I have fibroid. Had breast cancer. H B P slows my salt intake. Ty for this.

  • @mamatried925 says:

    Phenomenal, through dr bergs dedicated research, we are always getting information outside the box and i really appreciate it!

  • @joshlampe3458 says:

    Can confirm, at least in my case, I have a shellfish allergy and safely take iodine regularly. The iodine detox I did years ago changed my life, and I actually found your channel years ago researching it. Thank you Dr. Berg!

  • @robinsnestradio says:

    Such good information. I will also watch your other video about Iodine. Good Wednesday Morning Beautiful People!🌅

  • @nebulous962 says:

    how did you know i was trying to found this information? i must have been watching your vids so long that i am starting to think like u. 😀

  • @a.williams45 says:

    Wonderful to know this. Love your sarcastic remarks. Thank you, Dr Berg.

  • @benjaminwfarzad says:

    Thanks for dr berg for explicit explanation ❤❤❤❤

  • @jasecee8992 says:

    I remember when I was about 14, at my friends, his mum would always give us good information. She specifically mentioned Kelp, seaweed, which contain copious amounts of iodine. She told me it keeps cancer at bay, and kills cancer too. I always listened to her.

  • @katesisco says:

    10 years ago my flat tummy developed an overlap which became moist most of the time, Iodine dries it up and prevents a bacterial infection.

  • @meditationbliss108 says:

    Dr. Berg,
    you have helped me and my husband a lot with those very important messages.
    Since about 2 years I just put your name on youtube and always find the right help from your videos.
    Last year in July we startet Keto and IF., one meal a day. I lost 22 kg, now I am on 60 kg. I mostly avoided carbs, no take away, but ate very less fat, which was my problem.
    I thank you very much, you are the best Doctor !

  • @nikimethadonefreeiam1800 says:

    Bought liquid seaweed years ago..i take it to boost energy..just a bit helps.
    Plus,it combates radiation exposure.

  • @a.williams45 says:

    Some foods rich in Iodine (I) are: seaweed, shellfish, fish, coconut oil, dairy products, eggs, strawberries, cranberries, prunes.
    *Data according to different sources.

  • @anneross1859 says:

    I use 75 MG a day. Dr. Brownstein is very knowledgeable about iodine. Use the iodine protocol companion supplements.

  • @gaitreeferguson3012 says:

    Good morning Dr. Berg and to everyone watching. Your videos alway guid us on the right path to a healthy life style. Thank you.

  • @meduseld255 says:

    We bake bread with non-bromiated flour. I add about 2 drops of iodine to the dough sometimes, and it is amazing how it makes the dough spring up!

  • @VagabondAnne says:

    Iodine is also a fantastic topical healer for cuts, burns, insect bites, acne, rashes, etc. While it is a very effective topical antibiotic, it actually just promotes healing faster than anything else.

  • @NatureQueenTv says:

    I started taking Iodine a few days ago & have been watching a ton of videos about it. This came just in time. Thanks for helping us and giving us all this invaluable knowledge 🙂

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