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‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show’ Episode 283: Dr. Jorge Flechas Says Iodine Deficiency Is A Real Health Crisis

Posted Aug 29 2009 10:56pm

Dr. Jorge Flechas is the foremost authority on iodine in the world

Whenever you mention iodine to most people, they generally think of two things: a topical treatment for disinfecting wounds or an additive to their table salt. But most people are completely unaware that there are significant health complications that come from an iodine deficiency. And, like the woefully inadequate amounts of vitamin D that is included in milk, the same is true for iodine in salt. That is why supplementing your diet with more iodine is so vitally important to your health according to my podcast interview guest today.

In Episode 283 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Dr. Jorge Flechas from Hendersonville, North Carolina who specializes in treating fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue as well as iodine therapy for hypothyroidism and fibrocystic breast disease. The absence of iodine in the body is a precursor for cancer which is one of the reasons why Dr. Flechas is such a passionate champion for this cause. He notes that half of people don’t use iodized salt or they reduce their salt intake –both of which reduces the amount of iodine in the body leading to a slew of health issues.

You hear examples of how iodine deficiency manifests itself, including in pregnant women whose kids go on to develop attention deficit disorder. He also rails against the use of cholesterol-lowering medications like statins for protecting against heart disease when it is likely a lack of iodine. Dr. Flechas says Asian cultures tend to have lower heart disease death rates (5%) as compared with the United States (50%) because of their high seaweed consumption — a natural food that is loaded with plenty of iodine. Listen to this world-renowned expert as he communicates about this subject of iodine and you too will become convinced that you need to get more iodine in your body to experience even better health in conjunction with your healthy low-carb lifestyle!

There are four ways you can listen to Episode 283:

1. Listen at the new iTunes page for the podcast:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site for the podcast:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 283 [46:36m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

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How did you like what Dr. Jorge Flechas had to say about iodine deficiency and health? Are you getting enough iodine in your diet or did this interview today convince you it’s time to start getting more? Talk about it in the show notes section of Episode 283 . Bookmark the web site, check out the published studies conducted by Dr. Flechas, and watch him share further about iodine deficiency and cancer in this YouTube video.

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Coming up on Monday, we’ll hear from Dr. Kevin Weiland, author of The Dakota Diet: Health Secrets from the Great Plains, as he discusses the benefits of consuming a diet like the Plains Indians did living on the nutrient-dense wild game meats such as buffalo. Fans of paleo diets will enjoy what Dr. Weiland will have to share. Then on Thursday, two of the committee members for The 3rd Annual Low-Carb Cruise To The Bahamas will be with us — Debbie Hubbs and Ailsa Washington — to talk about our exciting cruise set to sail out of Jacksonville, Florida in March 2010. Prepare to get excited about going on this cruise, including a sneak peek of some of the guest low-carb speakers who will be joining us. It will be a fantastic week at “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.” DON’T MISS IT!

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