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    Iodine

    How much iodine do people here supplement with?
    What form? (Iodine/kelp; potassium iodide; etc)

    I'm sure I've read somewhere that the RDA of 150 micrograms is nowhere near enough, but that due to the immune response of crap diet, any more than that is bad for the thyroid. Someone will be able to phrase it better than that I'm sure!

    If your diet is as good as someone who follows PB rules, would you need to supplement more?

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    Why would you supplement if you use iodized salt?

    My understanding is that iodine deficiency vanished in the U.S. in the 20th century because of the addition of iodine to foods, especially salt. It seems to me that if you're not eating processed foods (which I avoid), then iodized salt would be recommended.

    I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and any supplemental iodine is bad for me, so I think people should be cautious about supplementing with iodine (or anything) unless they know for sure that they have a need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmie View Post
    It seems to me that if you're not eating processed foods (which I avoid), then iodized salt would be recommended.
    I've been wondering about iodine myself. I've been eating whole foods for over a year and occasionally use a little sea salt (which is not iodized) and wonder if I should be adding some in.

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    The kind of iodine in iodized salt isn't the best absorbed kind and iodine deficiency is pretty widespread (at least in the US where it's not in our topsoil).The Japanse consume and average of around 12 mg (as in 12,000 mcg) iodine/day due to their seafood/seaweed consumption.

    I had an iodine challenge/excretion test a few years ago and was put on Iodoral (the pill form of Lugol's) but I haven't taken it in a long time (and I'm awaiting results of some thyroid antibody tests- like Emmie said, iodine is a no-no if someone has Hashimoto's!)

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    Emmie,
    I too have Hashimoto's are you saying sea vegetables are bad or just supplements? Thanks. Why is it bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terri Dodge View Post
    Emmie,
    I too have Hashimoto's are you saying sea vegetables are bad or just supplements? Thanks. Why is it bad?
    Sea veggies are contaminated with chemicals and should not be taken:
    Seafoods are not recommended
    Reasons why Seafood is not recommended
    - - - Seafood contaminated with radiation Pacific Ocean from Japan
    - - - Seafish contaminated with Mercury
    - - - Seafish contaminated with Arsenic
    - - - Kelp contaminated with Arsenic & Mercury. Contamination with heavy metals can be a serious problem with sea vegetation. Recently, 8 of 9 herbal kelp supplements from a health food store were found to have excessive levels of arsenic in them (74) . For this reason, and because only iodide is present, this is not a preferred source of this idine.
    - - - Seaweed is no longer a healthy food
    Lugols Iodine is pure and has the correct ratio of iodine & iodide.
    Links to the above provided here:
    http://tinyurl.com/iodine-instructions

    If you have Hashimotos, you need to supplement with Selenium before you start taking iodine:
    The important key for Hashi is to start selenium first to protect the thyroid cells from oxidative damage from hydrogen peroxide used to incorporate Iodine into thyroid hormone. After two weeks, it is safe to start the iodine supplementation. “Selenium and Thyroid More Good News” - Jeffery Dach Selenium and Thyroid More Good News - Jeffrey Dach MD

    The Dr Brownstein Iodine Protocol is recommended for supplementing with iodine:
    http://tinyurl.com/Iodine-Handout

    Iodine References:
    http://tinyurl.com/iodine-references

    See our testimonials on why it is so important to take iodine supplemnts, ESPECIALLY for women who suffer far more than men from iodine deficiency.
    http://tinyurl.com/iodine-testimonials

    This is all well documented in this excellent book:
    The Iodine Crisis: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life
    The Iodine Crisis: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life: Lynne Farrow, David Brownstein MD: 9780986032004: Amazon.com: Books
    The author explains how she cured her own breast cancer, fibrocystic breast disease, thyroid & brain fog with iodine, AMAZING revelations in her book. She includes a history of iodine > 125 years and many testimonials.

    Grizz
    Last edited by Grizz; 01-06-2014 at 02:06 PM.

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    Salt isn't fortified in the UK.

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    I take in 220 mg every two days from a supplement or if I'm ever feeling a little sick (along with Vit. C/Vit D/glutamine). It's more of a precaution than anything I guess.

    In Pursuit of Healthiness, Only to Achieve Happiness!: www.livingnotsurviving.com

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    I take it that this thread is a replacement for the monster Iodine thread that was closed 7/31?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dextery View Post
    I take it that this thread is a replacement for the monster Iodine thread that was closed 7/31?
    Oh no, Iodine...

    This one was made at least a year before the gigantic iodine thread according to the timestamps, but it's bumped now.

    Here was the other discussion...
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread63393.html

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