How potassium iodide can make the difference between surviving and thriving after disaster
The big deal:
Iodine is critical for every cell in the human body to function normally. When our bodies are deficient of elemental iodine and potassium iodide, the cells, transporters and related enzymes will allow other halogens, similar in atomic structure, like bromine, fluorine or chlorine to enter into the missing iodine key-lock pathway. The more deficient in iodine a person is, the more bromine, fluorine and chlorine toxic they become.
Iodine is absorbed in the gut and excess is excreted in the urine. A majority of iodine in the human body is stored in the thyroid gland. The completely healthy adult thyroid gland traps and cycles about 60 mcg of iodine per day just to make thyroid hormones. In the event of insufficient iodine, the thyroid gland enlarges in size (a condition known as goiter) to trap more iodine.
Following a radiological or nuclear event, radioactive iodine released into the air is breathed into the lungs. Radioactive iodine also contaminates local food supplies to invade the body through food or drink. Once inside the body, the thyroid quickly absorbs the radioactive iodine, injuring the thyroid gland. The biggest threat is that radioactive iodine from nuclear fallout quickly permeates and injures anyone that is iodine deficient.
In the case of remote fallout of radioactive iodine from a nuclear event (like Fukushima) the body of the average American will need about 15mg of iodine a day to help prevent radioactive iodine from going to the thyroid gland.
Stable iodine (potassium iodide) deters radioactive iodine from assimilating in the thyroid gland – while also attaching to cellular thyroid receptors in every cell. Stable iodine protects the thyroid, breast, prostate and ovary glands as well as other tissues in the body from radiation – that is, if iodine is present in sufficient quantities…
Research indicates that if a person is iodine deficient, it takes about three months to absorb enough iodine while taking 50 mg of iodine daily and a whole year taking just 12.5 mg.
How iodine works:
Thyroid hormones play a critical role in cancer prevention, maintaining allergy barriers, sustaining mental clarity and capacity, regulating sex drive, supplying good mental health and sustaining general health and well-being. In children, thyroid hormones play crucial and decisive roles in metabolism, growth and brain development. Thyroid hormones are especially important during fetal development and early childhood. Even a small change in thyroid levels during these developmental periods affecting IQ and motor skill development in children.
According to Dr. David Brownstein, this is a serious problem because over 90 percent of people in North America are iodine deficient, leaving them incredibly vulnerable to radioactive iodine from any source.
Thyroid hormones are made from the amino acid tyrosine and the mineral iodine. Tyrosine is the “T” in the thyroid hormone designation T-1, T-2, T-3 or T-4. Iodine makes up the numeral designation of 1, 2, 3 or 4 iodine atoms, depending on whether it is T-1, T-2, T-3 or T-4, respectively. T-3 and T-4 hormones regulate the body temperature and metabolic rate of every cell in your body. This directly correlates to how well you metabolize your oxygen.
Endocrine disruptors jam thyroid hormone receptor sites to prevent proper thyroid function. Some of which are: Plasticizers (BPA), heavy metals (mercury, lead, amalgam fillings), Parabens (shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, lotions, cleansers, body wash), triclosan, insecticides, fire retardants, chlorinated/fluoridated water, pharmaceuticals (antibiotics, statin drugs, vaccines, SSRIs), sanitary supplies (Kotex, Q-tips, gauze bandages, eye-drops, contact solution), diapers, brominated food products, fumigated fruits and vegetables, carmel color, soy products, gluten.
Uses for SSKI (super saturated potassium iodide)
Hypothyroidism (5 drops daily in drink but cut back if/when heart palpitations occur at night); Cold, flu and virus treatment – including Ebola (10 drops in drink daily); Cold sore, canker sore and herpes treatment (one drop directly on sore, preferably upon initial outbreak); Wound treatment (directly on wound as 10% Povidine Iodine or dilute 1 drop of SSKI in carrier oil or water and apply); Dementia disorders (10 drops in drink daily, cut back with heart palpitations); Cancer treatment (consult an experienced naturopath). Medical X-ray exposure (take 10 drops in drink daily1 week prior and after exposure, wear a thyroid collar for procedure); Direct radiation exposure from thermonuclear event (10 drops in drink every 4 hours and cut back with heart palpitations);
How to make your own SSKI
Thoroughly mix SSKI crystals little-by-little into a small amount of water until the water won’t absorb any more SSKI but leaves some crystals undissolved in the bottom. Pour the liquid into a dropper bottle. Each drop if liquid SSKI should now have 50mg or so of potassium iodide in them.