If you start to research the health benefits of black mustard seed, you’ll find yourself asking, “What doesn’t this herb do?” From stopping the progression of tumors to inhibiting the growth of dangerous bacteria like E. coli, black mustard seed delivers powerful compounds that will benefit your health in more ways that you can imagine!
Q. Dear Terry, “My adult son was prescribed opioids for a car accident. I fear he might become addicted to the opioids and he is still in quite a bit of pain. Are there safer options for him?” — Ashley P., Baltimore, MD
Q. Dear Terry, “My doctor said I have plaque in my aorta. I’ve had chest pain in the past and also have a family history of heart disease. I would like to avoid surgery and prescription medications, if possible. What can I do?” — Caleb F., Miami, FL
Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
Iodine, the forgotten mineral and the new medicine
A large percentage of American women and a smaller percentage of men are taking prescription medication to improve the underactivity of the thyroid otherwise known as hypothyroidism. The real cause of hypothyroidism is a lack of iodine. Iodine, along with an amino acid L-tyrosine, are required to produce the thyroid hormone, thyroxine. There is no way to have a normal thyroid function without iodine. A simple blood test does not provide the answer as to whether or not the thyroid is functioning normally. BBT (body basal temperature) is probably more accurate to determine thyroid function. You can learn more about this technique by going to my website at www.TerryTalksNutrition.com, to the newsletter archive section and search, “hypothyroidism”.
If you are experiencing the major symptoms associated with an underactive thyroid, you are probably correct in assuming your thyroid is not functioning, at least to its optimal level. If you are cold while others are comfortable, or you experience cold hands, cold feet, gain weight easily even when cutting down on your calories and you are exercising, have high cholesterol, and are constipated, fatigued, you have brain fog, are not an early morning person, and you arise with stiffness, swollen ankles, puffy face, swollen eyelids, large calves, somewhat normal upper body but you tend to blossom out from the waist down, have a large buttocks and thighs, and the outer third of your eyebrows are missing, taking 12.5 mg of iodine daily will change your life. For those who have a more serious thyroid deficiency, taking 15 mg of iodine with L-tyrosine can work miracles.
TODAY'S WORD From Joel and Victoria
Every word you speak matters. Something you say may seem insignificant to you, but to someone else those words can be life changing. When you use your words to lift someone’s spirit and speak words of vision and life over them, you are depositing seeds that will last throughout eternity.
It’s especially important to speak vision into our children. As a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher or friend, the children in your life need to hear on a regular basis that they can do something great with their lives. As parents, our words carry incredible weight. That’s why you should never put a child down. Don’t ever say, “You’re slow, clumsy or dumb. Why can’t you make good grades like your sister? Why can’t you hit the baseball like your cousin?” Those words are seeds. They can take root and affect that child many years later. Too many people have been crippled by low expectations. But today, all of that can change. Today, you can start to speak vision over yourself and the people in your life. Today, you can call out the seeds of greatness in others and stir up the gift of God inside. Today, speak life, speak hope and speak vision!
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"There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do." — Henry Ford: American industrialist
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"Father, today I choose to speak life. I choose to speak hope. I choose to speak vision. Let me see the people in my life the way You see them. Let me see the potential You have placed in them so that I can call forth their seeds of greatness in Jesus’ name. Amen."