would be surprised to learn that more than a hundred
years ago, iodine was called The Universal Medicine
, and was used in several clinical conditions. Nobel
Laureate Albert Szent Gyorgyi, the physician who
discovered Vitamin C in 1928, commented: 'When I
was a medical student, iodine in the form of KI
was the universal medicine. Nobody knew what it
did, but it did something and did something good.'"
Guy E. Abraham, M.D., author of The Universal Nutrient.
Iodine deficiency is a worldwide
problem. Diets that are deficient in iodine can
result in many severe medical conditions including
cretinism ( very severe brain damage occurring in
very early life), mental impairment, reduced intellectual
ability, goiter, and infertility. In addition, iodine
deficiency predisposes one to an increased risk
of breast, prostate, eudiometrical, and ovarian
cancer. There is a decreased childhood survival
rate associated with iodine deficiency. Studies
have shown that neonatal mortality can be decreased
by up to 50% when iodine deficiency is rectified.
Other illnesses may result from iodine deficiency
include sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), multiple
sclerosis, and other myelin disorders.
The world Health Organization
has recognized that iodine deficiency is the world's
greatest single cause of preventable mental retardation.
Iodine deficiency has been identified as a significant
public health problem in 129 countries. Approximately
one-third of the world's population lives in iodine
deficient areas and up to 72% of the world's population
is affected by an iodine deficiency disorder.
Why You Need It, Why You
Can't Live Without It (2nd Edition) by Dr. Brownstein
Nascent Iodine – An Iodine process that according
to Edgar Cayce gives the molecule of iodine additional
energy making it easier to assimilate into the body.
Nascent Iodine – A scientific term for iodine
that can have a huge energy release. To produce
iodine in the pre-nascent state a ten gallon electrolytic
bath can have only 8 ounces of iodine (1 ounce per
gallon of liquid) for 15 minutes at 30 amps of resistance.
This takes much longer and is more difficult to
produce; therefore, most people do not want to take
the time to make nascent iodine. The iodine molecule
has the diatomic bond broken and has a high amount
of electromagnetic energy associated. During the
2 to 3 hour of activation time the nascent iodine
has the ability to be of great assistance to the
body. Much more the nascent state is considered
by science to be very effective. They have mentioned
an MD promoting Iodine in the 1970's who said Iodine
produced by brown lime was the best form of Iodine.
That is, in fact, Nascent iodine.
The quality that separates nascent iodine from
all other iodine products is that the diatomic bond
is broken in this condition and that the iodine
atoms each keep one of the two electrons that had
made up the covalent bond. This is known as homolytic
cleavage and causes the iodine atom to be subject
to magnetic charging. The iodine being in the atomic
state was the reason it was called Atomidine, for
Atomic Iodine (1926 to 1935).
This atomic state and large electromagnetic charge
is held by the atom until diluted in water and consumed.
Once diluted and inside the body this atom is readily
absorbed and utilized by the body.
To quote the 1930's document by Schieffelin and
"The lethal dose of Atomidine (1926 to 1935)
in animals is very large, which accounts for the
absence of untoward effects in clinical use. Due
probably to its rapid absorption and its ready combination
with harmless protein or other organic compounds
in the body, iodism very rarely occurs even in sensitive
persons." 1930's nascent iodine
This charged atom of iodine starts a process of
relaxation where it gradually loses energy, 2 to
3 hours. During this time the body recognizes this
atom as the same nascent iodine it produces in the
thyroid in order to make the T3 and T4 hormones.
It must also recognize "the well known germicidal
qualities of the nascent iodine atom".
If the body does recognize both these qualities,
it can then use this charged atom in the thyroid
or elsewhere in the body as needed.
The body requires more or less nascent iodine depending
on the task being addressed. To boost the body systems
may require very small amounts, a few drops once
a day. In the other extreme with life threatening
illnesses, it has been reported that to fight parasites
from malaria requires as much as 20 drops 5 times
for the first day. And then 10 drops 4 times a day
until the blood stream is clear in a few days. (Always
check with your Health Care Provider before using
any products in the extreme)