Iodine – Illumodine – Part 1 | Detoxifying, Anti-Biotic, Thyroid Support | Gabriel Cousens MD


(serene chimes) – When we do urine tests,
like OK, you take iodine, what happens in the urine? In the very first week, 70%, the bromine is increased by 70%. Now, this just shows you a
little bit upside-down thinking. They used to put iodine in bread. In the usual
allopathic-whatever is going on, they say “no, iodine may be dangerous”, so instead we’ll put bromine which is a carcinogen in the bread. This is not very clear thinking, but the result is people
are actually, you know, have an increase in cancer and have a lot more bromine in
their system which is not good. So it begins to force
that out of the system. The whole rule is the more
of one halogen you have, the more it’s going to
force the others out. It’s more sophisticated than that, but I’m just making the point that when you have a
lot of iodine going in, you’re forcing out these toxic halogens. Iodine is also important, it is the most powerful
antibiotic there is. It kills viruses, bacteria, fungus, pretty much everything. It clears the lymph, where a lot of the toxins
and the bacteria are stored. So it’s a lymphatic decongester which is quite important
in the big picture. We use it in a variety of
ways to knock out parasites. There’s nothing stronger. They got all these fancy herbal things which they work not very often, but iodine enemas are very
powerful, I’ll just say that. I’m not going to go into that technology cause it’s a, you really need to do it with medical supervision. But it’s the best way
to get rid of parasites. It does kill parasites
and worms and so forth. Now, another aspect of that is it also pulls out heavy metals, particularly mercury,
lead, cadmium and arsenic. Another reason why you
want to start slowly because you’re pushing out
fluorine and bromine and mercury, so I like people to go a little slow, and that’s a safer way to go. Obviously we’re aware that
it also affects thyroid. I purposely waited til the
last in the discussion. There’s a very high percentage of people with hypothyroidism, 52 million people in the United States. There’s 59 diseases associated
with thyroid imbalance. Both hyper- and hypo- thyroidism are associated with low iodine. How can that be? What it is, the low is
pretty simple, right. You need iodine to make T3 and T4, OK. But the other problem, when you have your Hashimoto’s-type diseases it that the low iodine, the
thyroid’s trying to compensate. It compensates by creating a goiter, but also if it’s not
quite organized right, it will actually increase the size to try to make more thyroid hormone, and then in that abnormal reaction, your body begins antibodies
against the thyroid and that’s why you got the
Grave’s and Hashimoto’s disease. So, contrary, well those are the low, but the hyper-thyroidism, contrary in a sense to
what we’re seeing here is that if you supply the iodine then the thyroid will
stop working hyper-wise and come to normal. It’s a little tricky. We had a person at fast
who we did this with, who was hyper-thyroid, and even within a few days, her size of her thyroid begin to shrink, it was interesting that
it happened so quickly. But we’re always like,
how do you balance that, because there may be a hyper stage before you go to the normal stage. So that’s something that requires medical supervision to a certain extent. – [Lady Voiceover] So you say
that hyper cannot be from it, I know a friend of mine, she
was eating a lot of seaweeds. – It’s unlikely that the
seaweed, that the iodine was going to create a hyper-situation. The hyper is more from a low iodine. Now, can seaweed kind of stimulate? A little bit. You can take too much of anything, but the general hyper-thyroid
that we see in society is not from an excess of iodine. You can do that if you try hard enough, but it’s not the normal cause. – [Male Voiceover] Is
there a standard blood test you can ask your physician that verifies if you are
iodine deficient and all? – It’s a urine test. The research I’m reporting to you is you take 50 milligrams
of Iodoral which is a form and then you see how
much iodine comes out. If you’re deficient, very
little iodine will come out. If you’re adequate, then
a lot will come out. That’s the gold standard test. – [Male Voiceover] Is it a standard test that any physician can- – Yes. That is in the United
States is what I’m saying. I assume it’s the same here. That’s basically the standard test that they did to see how
many people are deficient. When they did the 96%,
that’s what they did. They did 4,000 people,
and 96% were deficient. And they’re just using
the standard urine test. Take the 50 milligrams, see
how much comes out the next day in a 24 hour urine. (serene chimes)