When there is any deficiency of iodine (and there is every indication that our diet contains less and less as our soils become depleted), then the thyroid cannot function properly and your body’s ability to burn calories for energy is impeded. French internal and external treatments for cellulite rely heavily on the stimulating effects of organic iodine in the sea plants which they use in baths for their ability to stimulate cellular metabolism via the skin. (In order for this to work, by the way, the algae in question need to be specially treated to microlize them – break them into microscopic particles so that the content of these plant cells can be absorbed through the exterior of the body.) There are a number of different kinds of sea plants you can incorporate into your diet to great effect (your nails and hair and skin will benefit too). Explore the different varieties – from nori which you can toast quickly and then add over salads, to orami which is excellent in soups. Alternatively, or in conjunction with these, you can take a good supplement of sea plants, but it has to be made from algae taken from unpolluted water. It should be in concentrated form and it should be atomized into microscopic particles for easy absorption of its precious minerals. A mixture of several different kinds of algae is best since each kind has something of particular value to offer.
Another great way to increase your iodine intake is through the use of easy to take supplements, either in pill or liquid form.