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  • Warm! Thank you, Iodine!

    So I took 300 mcg of iodine....and my toes and fingers warmed up a treat. I got toasty toes and fingers....I rarely have toasty toes and fingers.

    Bwahahahahahahaha!

    Maybe supplementing with iodine will fix this permanently....*off to read Grizz's posts on the iodine stuffs*
    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill

    "Keep Calm and Carry On"-British Wartime Poster

    "Don't Panic"
    -H2G2

  • #2
    This is interesting I also have very cold toes, all the time! I tried supplementing wit ginkgo biloba but it didn't really help.

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    • #3
      iodine caused a few forum wars but it really is a useful supp, topically and internally
      beautiful
      yeah you are

      Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
      lol

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KotikBegemotik View Post
        So I took 300 mcg of iodine....and my toes and fingers warmed up a treat. I got toasty toes and fingers....I rarely have toasty toes and fingers.

        Maybe supplementing with iodine will fix this permanently....*off to read Grizz's posts on the iodine stuffs*
        That's great but please be wary of some of the extreme quantities being advocated in Grizz's posts. Yes, we do need iodine but too much is just as harmful as too little.

        One of the best ways to supplement iodine without overdoing it the opposite direction is to get iodine from natural sources like sea veggies and shellfish.

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        • #5
          Thank you, Paleobird and bloodorchid! I greatly appreciate the input of knowledgeable/experienced folks like you.

          With regards to dosage, I'm not looking to take great whopping spoonfulls of the stuff. I'm looking to stay at 300-500mcg in additional consumption on top of current diet. I would prefer to consume it naturally, but I'm a bit cautious about seaweed. A lot of the stuff I see has labels in a foreign language. I like labels that I can read. As far as fishy things....I'm not a big fan of anything that isn't in sashimi form and sashimi is kerspensive. I'm working on it, but the smell of cooked fish just doesn't appeal.

          I know, I know...this lady doth protest too much.
          "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill

          "Keep Calm and Carry On"-British Wartime Poster

          "Don't Panic"
          -H2G2

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          • #6
            If you have an undiagnosed autoimmune thyroid condition (or if you are developing one and are unaware of it), supplementing with iodine could make things worse. Iodine for hypothyroidism: like gasoline on a fire?

            My journal

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            • #7
              Thanks for the heads up, serenity!

              I'm making an effort to eat 2-3 raw brazil nuts for their selenium content. That should mitigate a portion of the risk.

              I was tested for autoimmune issues 2 years ago and was found to have no issues despite having similar symptoms to the ones that are currently prompting me to try out iodine: cold hands and feet, sluggish brain, fatigue, irritability.
              "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill

              "Keep Calm and Carry On"-British Wartime Poster

              "Don't Panic"
              -H2G2

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              • #8
                I take large doses of iodine, only temporarily as I build up my stores. I was tested by a functional med doc and mine was very low. Before you go taking large doses you should read up on it a bunch, there are other nutrients you need to take if you are taking large doses of iodine. FYI, the dosage you posted is nowhere near where I think you need to worry about this stuff, but if you are deficient in selenium taking large doses of iodine can exacerbate thyroid issues. Here's a great, rational discussion with Chris Kresser and Chris Masterjohn from Real health radio on iodine.

                Chris Masterjohn on Cholesterol and Heart Disease (Part 3)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by KotikBegemotik View Post
                  So I took 300 mcg of iodine....and my toes and fingers warmed up a treat. I got toasty toes and fingers....I rarely have toasty toes and fingers.

                  Bwahahahahahahaha!

                  Maybe supplementing with iodine will fix this permanently....*off to read Grizz's posts on the iodine stuffs*
                  LOLs.

                  Grizz was advocating megadoses of Iodine, while his detractors were advocating moderate doses of Iodine.....

                  The amount you are supplementing with isn't even the RDA, less than even the 'moderate' people from the Iodine thread supported.

                  I'm happy you found something that works for you.
                  Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                  Griff's cholesterol primer
                  5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                  Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                  TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                  bloodorchid is always right

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                  • #10
                    we weren't detractors, we were trolls
                    beautiful
                    yeah you are

                    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                    lol

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                    • #11
                      Wait, I thought RDA was 150 mcg.... What is the troll-supported moderate dose of iodine supplementation?
                      "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill

                      "Keep Calm and Carry On"-British Wartime Poster

                      "Don't Panic"
                      -H2G2

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                      • #12
                        enough to be healthy, but not so much you need to flush it out with salt
                        beautiful
                        yeah you are

                        Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                        lol

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KotikBegemotik View Post
                          Thanks for the heads up, serenity!

                          I'm making an effort to eat 2-3 raw brazil nuts for their selenium content. That should mitigate a portion of the risk.

                          I was tested for autoimmune issues 2 years ago and was found to have no issues despite having similar symptoms to the ones that are currently prompting me to try out iodine: cold hands and feet, sluggish brain, fatigue, irritability.
                          I agree with Serenity, you need to be very careful supplementing with iodine if you are hypothyroid. I found this out the hard way. You may still have hypothyroid symptoms with "normal' blood work. There are many causes of thyroid not functioning optimally and most doctors do not dig very deep to find the causes. I suggest watching some of Dr. Clark's videos:

                          Are Iodine Supplements Safe for Low Thyroid (Hypothyroid) - YouTube
                          Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by KotikBegemotik View Post
                            Thank you, Paleobird and bloodorchid! I greatly appreciate the input of knowledgeable/experienced folks like you.

                            With regards to dosage, I'm not looking to take great whopping spoonfulls of the stuff. I'm looking to stay at 300-500mcg in additional consumption on top of current diet. I would prefer to consume it naturally, but I'm a bit cautious about seaweed. A lot of the stuff I see has labels in a foreign language. I like labels that I can read. As far as fishy things....I'm not a big fan of anything that isn't in sashimi form and sashimi is kerspensive. I'm working on it, but the smell of cooked fish just doesn't appeal.

                            I know, I know...this lady doth protest too much.
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                            These are delicious and 24 packs at just a bit over a buck a piece. Crown Prince Natural Smoked Oysters in Pure Olive Oil, 3-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24): Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nstocks View Post
                              This is interesting I also have very cold toes, all the time! I tried supplementing wit ginkgo biloba but it didn't really help.
                              Nstocks,

                              Ginkgo biloba is good for improving blood flow and circulation, but mainly on the upper extremities, specifically the head/face.

                              Depending on the reasons for your cold toes, continued supplementation with Ginkgo may make your cold toes worse....not saying it will though, however.

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