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Happy Iodine Day!

by | May 3, 2021 | Homeopathic Iodine, Iodatum, Thyroid and Homeopathy

It seems like there is a minor holiday or four every day.  In fact you can look up a list of minor holidays and celebrate non-stop.

Iodine day is not a real minor holiday, but today is May 3, sometimes written as 5/3 in the US.  Element 53 on the periodic table is Iodine. For homeopaths and some of their clients, this is a really important element.

Foods rich in Iodine

Iodine is a non-metallic trace element; an essential nutrient that we all need, most especially to keep our thyroid functioning.  The thyroid gland feeds on iodine to make thyroid hormones.  These hormones help control growth, repair damaged cells and support metabolism.

Iodine is readily available in Iodized salt, but is perhaps best put into the body by eating foods rich in iodine.  These include different types of seaweed, seafood and ocean fish such as shrimp, cod and tuna, eggs, prunes, and many more.  It is also available as a supplement.

Iodine as a Homeopathic Remedy.

Homeopaths use iodine much differently than practitioners who use it as a supplement.  It is often used for clients who have thyroid problems, such as Hashimoto’s, hyper and hypo thyroid disorders, Grave’s disease and others.  But not always. There are many options for those with hypo thyroid conditions.

The good news is that Iodine, being in the 17th column of the periodic table, is a Halogen. The elements in this column have one open spot in its outer shell, and thus can bind with other elements, especially the Lanthanides, very easily. What that means to you as a homeopathic client with a thyroid problem is that there are many possible options to help heal your condition.

You might need an iodine remedy if you:

  • are really busy and active
  • can eat whatever and never gain weight
  • have to make sure you get enough to eat each day.
  • are really warm all the time.
  • have heart racing and palpitations
  • have environmental and seasonal allergies

You might also need an iodine remedy if you:

  • are sluggish and have a hard time getting active
  • gain weight just thinking about eating (this is actually true, btw)
  • can skip meals and not notice
  • are chilly much of the time
  • have hair falling out.

You may have noticed that opposite symptoms can require an Iodine remedy.  It is true.  Because the thyroid can be dysfunctional in a variety of different ways, there are many, many symptoms that can be affected by Iodine remedies.

And, btw, you don’t have to have a thyroid problem to need one of the many Iodine remedies.

If you have experienced some of the symptoms listed above, schedule a complementary consult and see if homeopathy can help you.  An iodine remedy might just be in your future.

Recommended Reading:

I have featured other elements from the periodic table on past blog posts.  Read this one on Hydrogenium, which was written for a very special day.

 

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Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.

 

Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.

Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.

At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.

It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.

At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.

While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.

After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.

So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.

I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.

If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.

If you have a health issue you need help with, please click the Book Now button on my Facebook page or Main page of my website and schedule a complementary consult to see if homeopathy can help you!

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