It appears I have no choice except to making it very long, for if I put in bits and pieces, you may miss the point.
Hence, kindly tolerate, and read it.
Anyway, I will try NOT to post my next article for next few days - thus, giving you time to read leisurely.
I read the news below from the following sources:
In Summary, they have been telling us the following story:
These chemicals are found numerous household products, plastics, solvents, etc.
These chemicals can alter the levels of THYROID HORMONES in the body of people.
If more of the above chemicals enter into the body, lesser will be the hormone productions.
The Thyroid hormone, secreted from the thyroid gland at the throat influence many body functions, including REPRODUCTION and METABOISM.
These are popular recommendations that are given to every common man in most of the countries. This is a big mistake.
Salt is very important for the well-being of any person. It forms an electrolyte, and helps an individual in many ways.
It appears that excessive salt consumption can thicken the SEMEN, similar to the thickening of the blood.
The thick blood should have greater potential to carry more oxygen than normal, resulting in enhanced supply of oxygen to the brain.
If oxygen supply gets reduced for a while (hypoventilation), brain develops dizziness, headache, and even fainting.
Chronic under-supply of oxygen makes the person stupid, and that slows down digestion as well, resulting in making the person obese.
When ample or excessive oxygen is made available (hyperventilation) to the brain, the opposite of all the above can happen.
The brain becomes over-active and food that has already been digested gets rapidly burnt, giving the person frequent hunger
An over-working brain will give rise to insomnia. (Mind keeps on thinking of something.)
This condition, at its extreme, will make the brain work non-stop even if the person under-goes forced sleep with the use of sedatives or sleeping tablets.
As a result of the above, the brain will try to help by inducing frequent urination so that the EXCESSIVE SALT can get removed out of the body through such urinations.
Thus, the person who consumes excessive salt, will be urinating numerous times through the night while trying to sleep.
He will also develop severe thirst for replacement of the body’s lost liquid, and also to help in increasing the quantity of urine.
In iodine insufficiency, the thyroid gland swells up, and such a swelling is called goitre.
The non-overweight people, otherwise categorised as the Skeletal and the Thin, normally do not develop hypothyroidism or goitre, for they always take plenty of salt, and thereby their iodine requirement would get satisfied.
However, if the Skeletal, Thin and Perfect people consume the iodine-enriched salt, the iodine would become excessive in their body.
As a result of such an excess, their thyroid gland would secrete excessive thyroxin hormone, giving them HYPERTHYROIDISM, which would make them hyperactive.
Instead, the more food (thereby more iodised salt) they eat, the more will be the hyperactive state of such people.
Any attempt to correct the hyperactivity of the Skeletal people should centre around the elimination of iodine from their body, coupled with the consumption of iodine-free salt.
In addition, the hyperactive people should not consume at all any of the iodine-rich foods such as cabbage, agar-agar jelly, and the ‘sea-foods’ (e.g., sea fish, prawns, etc.).
If the hyperactive Skeletal, Thin or Perfect category people consume far too much of the iodine-enriched salts through their foods and drinks, then, the hypothalamus gland located at the brain would produce too much of a substance called the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).
The TSH would induce the Thyroid gland to secrete far too much of the Thyroxin hormone.
At this, the brain, in order to save him/her from collapsing, induces the hypothalamus gland to secrete another substance, viz., thyroid auto-antibodies, and they are called Thyroglobulin antibody and Microsomal antibody.
THE ABOVE ACTION IS VERY MUCH SIMILAR TO THE WITHDRAWAL OF INSULIN IN THE CASE OF TYPE-1 DIABETICS.
The sufferer is given a daily dose of synthetic Thyroxin hormone, with which he/she can carry on living almost similar to a normal person. There will be no other choice.
However, minor problems related to slight dosage excess or inadequacy are bound to occur every now and then.
Therefore, proper monitoring to decide the right dosage becomes a necessity among this group of people.
Often, all the ill-informed health advocates advise ALL HUMANS to reduce their salt consumption.
The obese people listen to them, and reduce their daily iodised salt consumption.
Whereas, those who are thin continue taking plenty of it in their foods.
In some countries, the governments have made it into a law to force the salt manufacturers to enrich all their products with extra iodine.
When the obese people consume reduced quantities of the iodised salt, their health remains alright.
But, when the thin people take plenty of the iodised salt, they initially become innocent victims of iodine over-consumption that makes them into hyperactive people.
As said earlier, at its extreme, they develop hypothyroidism due to the total dysfunction and death of the thyroid gland.
As per my findings, those who consume more of the natural, UNIODISED salt (to taste) will remain very healthy.
By right, the governments should advocate only the obese people to take less of the iodised salt, while at the same time, make available uniodised natural sea salt for the benefit of the thin people.
One of my VIP patients, who has been taking PLENTY of UNIODISED SALT, told me this true story that had happened while he was with his fellow-golf players:
It seems he was sprinkling awful lot of salt, as usual, over his French Fry. His colleague cautioned him on that.
Instantly, my friend told him, ”My B/P is 129/76, and Pulse is 73, and yours is 160/105, in spite of taking drugs for hypertension, and eating food almost without salt. Further, I am still thin, and you are obese. So, you should not advise me on salt!”
Most of the Japanese people are said to be high-salt consumers. During my short stay in Osaka, I have observed that to be true.
Most such people do not seem to suffer from hypertension.
As I have repeatedly stressed, it is not salt that is the culprit.
I went to India recently, and had a shock.
I searched and searched in every possible place in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to buy salt that has NOT been iodised.
I could not buy that at all. I tried even through the Chemical Dealers there. After a big search, they apologised to me.
In the end, I HAD to take iodised salt.
Then one thing became very much apparent to me, and that is:
I have studied that ALL “Thin” category people almost definitely take PLENTY of salt.
All Obese people, almost equally definitely take LITTLE salt.
In India, ALL those OBESE people, now taking LITTLE of the IODISED Salt will be relatively much healthier.
How sad that can be?!
Anyway, if I go to India, I have to take with me some UNIODISED salt packets with me.
That will become handy only if I am going to cook my own food. But, while on travel, I am bound to eat in restaurants….