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“In a year’s time after taking the RNPA Learning Intensive, my career, my health, my family, my very life has been transformed. I am forever grateful” — Karen DiMarco, RN, iRNPA

“The way of the future of nursing...an absolute must if you want to make and be the difference in righting the wrongs of healthcare. Kare is a wonderful mentor who has put her soul into this program. Passion, Vision, Perseverance.” — Lana Benton, RN, iRNPA

“The forethought, experience, openness, philosophy and preparation provides all the tools, thought process, and confidence to begin and succeed as an iRNPA.” — Leta Gill, RN, iRNPA

“My experience attending the iRNPA program was a refreshing one, to say the least. This program was packed with life changing information that is not readily taught or available to RN's. This program equipped me with the tools I need to be an iRNPA!  If you are ready for a change after working for many years in the clinical setting, and are driven to help patients and families, this is the program for you!  Karen is a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the advocacy process.” — Jamie Long

“Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible RN PA intensive course!  It is truly intensive but so worth it!  I learned a lot and will be using the Medical Time Line and lab spreadsheet with as many clients as i can.  All great information and can’t wait to get my speaking engagements lined up now that I have your fantastic power points!” —  Nan Wetherhorn, Health Care Advisor, www.healthcareadvisornan.com

Iodine is back in the news! What is in your salt shaker is not enough! So why do most people need more? Breast, prostate and thyroid health to begin…

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saltReverse fibrocystic breast disease?  Many research studies have demonstrated that proper levels of iodine can effectively reverse this condition.

Iodine is critical to human health. It forms the basis of thyroid hormones and plays many other roles in your body: in the salivary glands, brain, cerebrospinal fluid, gastric mucosa, breasts, ovaries and a part of the eye also concentrate iodine. In the brain, iodine is found where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced, and in the area associated with Parkinson’s disease.

David Brownstein, MD, a national leader in iodine research, has tested over 4,000 patients in his clinic. His findings have been shocking — 96.5% tested low for this critical substance.

Why?

Perhaps you've never heard of bromine. In the 1980's, bromine replaced iodine in the baking industry. Bakers used to use iodine to condition their dough, but in replacing it with bromine, put the nation at risk of low iodine levels and all the conditions associated with that. Even worse, bromine interferes with the utilization of what iodine we do have in our bodies.

Additionally, due to poor farming techniques, deficiencies of iodine and other minerals in the soil have increased. Obviously, crops grown in iodine-deficient soil will be deficient in iodine.

Iodized salt is a poor source of the compound iodide, because it is not very bio-available for the body.

A simple urine test…   Ask your physician to do an iodine challenge urine test to see if you are low in iodine.  If you are, it is a simple – and inexpensive – fix.

Iodine contains many cancer-fighting and cancer-preventing properties. For one thing, iodine has been shown to cause apoptosis (or cell death) in breast and thyroid cancer cells. Plus, iodine functions as both a strong antioxidant as well as an oxidant in the body. This dual effect makes it a strong anticancer agent.

Iodized salt is a poor source of the compound iodide, because it is not very bio-available for the body. 

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Additionally, due to poor farming techniques, deficiencies of iodine and other minerals in the soil have increased. Obviously, crops grown in iodine-deficient soil will be deficient in iodine.

And iodine deficiency is not only due to inadequate intake.

It's also due to the toxic substances we're exposed to on a daily basis, including compounds such as bromine, fluoride and chlorine. These toxic halogen compounds that have wormed their way into our bodies force iodine to compete for limited binding sites to work its magic.

Perhaps you've never heard of bromine. In the 1980's, bromine replaced iodine in the baking industry. Bakers used to use iodine to condition their dough. But in a flash of poor reasoning, the industry began to question the safety of using iodine in bakery products. So they went with bromine instead. This meant less iodine in our diets.

Even worse, bromine interferes with iodine utilization in the thyroid and other areas iodine concentrates in the body. Plus, it's a known carcinogen.

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