Toxic Bromine In Our Food Supply
Toxic peanut butter? A research study in Environmental Health Perspectives reported on the contamination of 46 food items purchased from a Dallas grocery store (Environ Health Perspectives:-. http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1204993; 2012). The scientists were assaying the food samples to determine if they were contaminated with flame retardants made with bromine (hexabromocyclododecane). The food sampled included different types of fish, deli meat, and peanut butter. Fifty percent of the food items tested positive for bromine contamination including the peanut butter.
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What can you do? As I explain in my book, it is essential to maintain optimal iodine levels. Our continued exposure to bromine requires the daily supplementation with iodine. Over the last 30 years, due to our increasing exposure to bromine, our iodine requirements have increased. A health care practitioner knowledgeable about iodine and bromine can test your levels and guide you on proper iodine supplementation. My experience has shown that the RDA for iodine (150ug/day) is woefully inadequate to compensate for the excess bromine toxicity we are facing. My clinical research has found that, for the vast majority of patients, 6-50mg of a combination of iodine and iodide (Lugol’s iodine, Iodoral, or Iodizyme HP) is the appropriate dose to help the body maintain sufficient iodine levels. This dose is also necessary to aid the body in excreting excrete excess bromine.
Finally, limit your exposure to bromine. Do not ingest food that contains bromine including food that is made from brominated flour and brominated vegetable oil. Ingest adequate amounts of unrefined salt—Selina's Celtic Brand Sea Salt or Redmond’s Real Salt—as this also aids the body in eliminating bromine. Liver detox is also helpful. Total Liver Control (TLC) is a liver detoxifying product that I (and my partners) have developed. You can order this product from my website at: http://www.chm-natural-supplements.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=TLC.