Female organs require a LOT of Iodine to be healthy. As explained in the link above, MANY female diseases result from Iodine deficiency, especially hormonal imbalance & monthly cycle problems.
" Iodine is a mineral that is crucial for the body to be able to achieve hormone balance. Iodine is found in every cell in our bodies and is especially concentrated in our endocrine glands. Iodine deficiencies can contribute to conditions such as polycystic ovarian disease, fibrocystic breast disease, prostate disorders, thyroid conditions, autoimmune diseases, abnormal blood sugars and diabetes.... " Research is showing iodine to be a promising therapy for those with diabetes and women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Recent research revealed a dramatic improvement of hemoglobin A1c and blood glucose levels for those who were deficient and received iodine supplementation. The women in the study also had a reduction in ovarian cysts and a regulation of periods.
" As Naturopathic physicians we treat many patients with hormone imbalances. We are fortunate to be able to use a wide variety of evidenced based testing as part of a comprehensive evaluation of hormone related conditions. Iodine testing and replacement is an easy and simple therapy to help the body achieve hormone balance.... http://www.naturomedica.com/blog/post/iodine-a-vital-nutrient-for-hormone-bal...
Bottom line: Iodine supplementation is not optional for women.
The Dr. Brownstein Iodine Protocol has helped millions of women regain their optimal health and cure all of those female diseases: http://tinyurl.com/Iodine-Handout
"Inadequate iodine intake causes weight gain, low energy, depression, cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, and a variety of cancers.Iodine is vital to breast health in older women, with low intake correlated to increased risks for Breast Cancer and fibrocystic breast disease."
I have been researching iodine for over a year, and I am even shocked at how many health problems melt away with iodine supplementation, for both men & women. Iodine deficiency is a national crises. Read this book,"The Iodine Crisis: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life"