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It's Elemental - The Element Iodine

Iodine was discovered by the French chemist Barnard Courtois in 1811. Courtois was extracting sodium and potassium compounds from seaweed ash. Once these compounds were removed, he added sulfuric acid (H2SO4) to further process the ash. He accidentally added too much acid and a violet colored cloud erupted from the mass. The gas condensed on metal objects in the room, creating solid iodine. Today, iodine is chiefly obtained from deposits of sodium iodate (NaIO3) and sodium periodate (NaIO4) in Chile and Bolivia.iodine is a basic element that is essential in human nutrition. trace amounts are able to prevent the most overt signs of iodine deficiency. iodine was indeed the first pure chemical ever prescribed by doctors for a specific ailment,...

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Thyroid and Iodine

IODINE THERAPY - IODINE THE UNIVERSAL MEDICINE Iodine deficient humans suffer from physical, neurological, mental, immune and reproductive disease. Iodine is concentrated firstly in the thyroid tissue and after that mostly in reproductive tissue. Iodine plays a crucial role in the body’s elimination system by inducing apoptosis, or what is called programmed cell death. This is vital because this process is vital to growth and development, and for destroying cells that represent a threat to the integrity of the organism, like cancer cells and cells affected with viruses. Iodine is commonly known as the element necessary for thyroid hormone production. Every single cell in your body needs iodine to function properly. The area around the Great Lakes is considered as...

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