Janella’s Iodine Week: BROMINE

Bromine is found in lots of packaged food and drinks, and it’s now known to block iodine. Bromine is able to displace iodine in the thyroid by taking up the space that iodine normally would.

This iodine deficiency leads to an increased risk for cancer of the breast, thyroid gland, ovary, and prostate. This phenomenon is has been given its own name – the ‘Bromide Dominance Theory’.

Bromine toxicity can also result in skin rashes, psychiatric disorders, severe acne, loss of appetite and abdominal pain, fatigue, a metallic taste in the mouth, and cardiac arrhythmias.

How to avoid it? The easiest way is to eat as organically as you can and avoid commercially produced bread, and soft drinks.

#Bromines can be found where?

– Many bakery goods and flours
– Pesticides (methyl bromide)
– Medications such as some inhalers, nasal spray, for ulcers, and anesthesia agents
– Plastics (to make computers)
– Fire retardants like polybromo diphenyl ethers or PBDEs is used in fabrics, carpets, upholstery, and mattresses
– Soft drinks, including Mountain Dew, Gatorade and other citrus-flavored sodas – in the form of brominated vegetable oils (BVOs)

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