Researchers have found that in some areas of the United States that 96% of people tested are iodine deficient because of it's lack in our diet and because we are being bombarded with toxins like fluoride, bromides and pesticides that are able to displace the iodine from our bodies.
You would think doctors would pay more attention to iodine, especially when we are moving quickly into the age of antibiotic resistant infections. Iodine kills 90 percent of bacteria on the skin within 90 seconds. Iodine exhibits activity against bacteria, molds, yeasts, protozoa, and many viruses; indeed, of all antiseptic preparations suitable for direct use on humans and animals only iodine is capable of killing all classes of pathogens: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, yeasts, viruses and protozoa. Most bacteria are killed within 15 to 30 seconds of contact if there is enough iodine present to do the job.
Poor immune response is correlated with impaired thyroid function; a deficiency in iodine can greatly affect the immune system because low levels of iodine lead to problems with the thyroid gland. Iodine is the only medicinal that stands between antibiotic resistant hell and us.