In the book, author David Brownstein (M.D.) states "Iodine is the most misunderstood nutrient. After 17 years of practicing medicine, I can say that it is impossible to achieve your optimal health if you do not have adequate iodine levels. I have yet to see any item that is more important to promoting health or optimizing the function of the immune system than iodine. Learn what forms of iodine you need and why there is not enough iodine in salt. Find out why iodine deficiency may be the root cause of thyroid problems including hypothyroidism, etc. Discover how to get iodine in your diet and improve your immune system." Suggested by this book, a high potency tablet form of lugol's iodine solution, Iodoral, manufactured by Optimox Co., is provided for use.
One 12.5 mg tablet of Iodoral supplies an amount of total elemental iodine, comparable to the average daily intake of this essential element by mainland Japanese, a population with a very low prevalence of fibrocystic disease of the breast.