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August 19, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,   


Did you know that the current data in a new Clinical Lipidology study suggest that omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial in the treatment of sarcopenia, which could be a useful public health tool in our aging society. Most of the studies that have investigated the potential for EPA/DHA to improve muscle mass and function have used fish oil supplements.


HIGHLIGHTS INSIDE: Folate fortification deemed a success. Deleterious effects of added sugar, induced labor. For Well Connect Subscribers: Top foods for sports/exercise performance and recovery. 


Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky


Iodine: the Latest Nutrient Deficiency Epidemic?

Much like when we started harping on the need to bring vitamin D levels into balance, we are trumpeting the call to balance iodine levels. The deficiency is not enough to bring on a goiter epidemic like it did in the nineteenth century, but iodine depletion can have deleterious effects nonetheless.


Why Do We Not Get Enough Iodine? 

  • Many of us switched from bleached rock salt, which was iodized, to sea salt, while much healthier, contains less iodine.
  • 30 years ago, bakers switched from iodine to bromine, which actually depletes iodine.
  • The major influence, however, was adding fluoride and chlorine to the water supply. Both deplete iodine.
  • Our soil is iodine-poor.

How Do You Know If You Are Iodine Deficient?

  • If you are vegan, chances are pretty high.
  • If you consume less than one teaspoon of iodized table or sea salt.

Preventing Iodine Depletion

  • Eat kelp, seaweed, shellfish, and eggs (lots of them), and drink Perrier Sparkling Water.
  • Whenever possible, choose iodized sea salt. Unfortunately, most brands contain maltodextrin, which is contraindicated in corn intolerant individuals. In this case, we would suggest getting at least 250 micrograms of potassium iodide daily from food and supplements for adults; 70-125 mcg. for children.
  • Get a water filter that removes chlorine anf fluoride.
  • Go beyond testing thyroid TSH marker by testing for:
     -Urine Halides and Urine Iodine (pre and post loading ideal)
     -Plasma iodine (second choice if urine not an option).
     These are never tested for because most physicians believe that testing TSH for thyroid function is sufficient.
  • Take a high quality, pure, iodine supplement or check your multivitamin/mineral supplement to see if it contains iodine.

    If you have a deficiency, you may need a short-term loading dose that would need to be overseen by Bonnie or a licensed health professional.  


Besides breaking through the dreaded "weight plateau," for those who have tried everything but cannot take off those last few pounds, iodine can help, as well as with energy, hormone balance, and digestion.


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This Week's Topics Are:

  • Study Exposes Gross Misuse of Food Ingredient Approval Process.
  • Top Foods for Sports, Exercise Performance and Recovery.
  • When Diverse Gut Bacteria Is Not a Good Thing.
  • Lifestyle Choices Do Not Promote Polyps?
  • New Flax Milk
  • Compostable Kitchen Products.
  • Non-GMO Mayonnaise.
  • Jogging Improves Lifespan.
  • Stemming Food Waste.
  • Selfishness is Not Evolutionarily Sustainable.
  • eInspire

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updateHas it been a while since your last visit? Have you had major trauma or changes in your life that have altered your optimal balance? Or, do you just feel there is one something missing from you feeling ideal? Chances are that you are due for a nutritional update with Bonnie.


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