That’s all good and well, but what does that have to with six pack abs?
Iodine plays a pivotal role in thyroid health. For the uninitiated, your thyroid runs your metabolism. An optimized metabolism results in less body fat, more energy and yes an effortless six pack year round.
Of course, our minimum daily requirement is still set far too low – only 150 micrograms (mcg) per day. This is barely enough to prevent goiter, let alone enough to truly experi- ence the beneficial health effects.
The Japanese consume 50x more than the average American, yet, life expectancy in Japan is five years longer than in the western world, and infant mortality is half.
So if you haven’t already, stop reading right now and go buy an iodine supplement. I recommend Lugol’s Solution (petertzemis.com/iodine/).
It’s a liquid mix of Iodine and Iodide (your body needs both forms of the element). Buy some 1% a bottle of 15%.
Start with one drop of Lugol’s Solution 1% per day.
Your body will need to adjust a with the sudden rise of Iodine.
Detoxification will start to occur at this stage as iodine starts to push out the other toxins. Drink lots of water, go the bathroom a lot.
There is a small chance of some digestive distress (since Iodine may annoy your gut bacteria.)
It’ll pass. Literally.
If you do just fine with the one drop of 1%, go to two drops per day. Then three, etc. When you get to 14 drops a day, next day take one drop of the 15% strength.
It’ll take a month or so to get your Iodine levels up, and turnover the other, toxic Halogens.
You will probably feel your energy levels rise, and hands/feet warming. Hair may stop falling out.