Environmental Health Perspectives: Use of Iodine for Water Disinfection: Iodine Toxicity and Maximum Recommended Dose which, in the context of iodine for water treatment, says that long-term iodine intake in the milligram range is fine (there are changes to the thyroid hormone levels but nothing clinically significant), but there may be concerns with goitres developing after more than three months of supplementation in the tens of milligrams range Ė though notes that some studies have shown this and some haven't, and speculates that Something Else might be going on. The paper that did show goitre with high levels of iodine was published in 1998, and dealt with US volunteers working in Niger. I can't find anything about the other two, which seem to be too old for PubMed, being published in the fifties.
Heres the thing..
Most dogs Do not need there AG's done (& yes the ones that do is mostly down to the food) But doing it regularly as many groomers have been taught to do will actually weaken & damage the muscles that control the Anal Glands and create a problem where there was none to begin with.. The way groomers are taught to do it is external expression which only empties the Anal sac at the base of the tail.. Which will simply refill from the anal gland which can only be expressed internally (& which can only be done by a vet~ a job their welcome to IMO)
Its also considered a bit of a grey area legally (Both in the US and UK) for a Groomer to do it.
Basically its legal for a Groomer to express the anal sac (externally only) But not to diagnose that it needs done... so if they do it.. Then they have diagnosed that it needs done.. which they can be charged as practicing vet medicine if someone (say a local vet that thinks hes loosing business...) should report them.
Unfortunately most groomers donít get taught that bit during training
I stopped doing them as a matter of course years ago and unsurprisingly do not see any problems in my regular clients that have not had this done regularly. Course it helps that I encourage my clients to get off the *&%*& Bakers & Purina etc.....
Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
You are confusing yourself and wasting your time with all of this bad information that is out there on the internet. I suggest that you follow the advice of Dr. Brownstein, Dr. Flechas, Dr. Abraham, and also the advice from Dr. Buist who owns the Yahoo Iodine Group.
iodine : Iodine
Download Dr. Buists latest E-Book on iodine here:
Iodine | Stepping Stones Living, LLC
Turn a deaf ear to all the negativism about iodine. Instead, read all the doctor written articles I have provided here in Iodine References.
You need to at least match the Japanese diet, which is 12.5mg of iodine daily on average. Also, goiters are caused by insufficient iodine, not by too much iodine. If taking iodine were in any way bad for our health, we would not be here. Just the opposite is true. Iodine is essential to our health, and in order to overcome toxins in our environment, we must now take more iodine than ever before. Dr. Brownstein now recommends 50mg daily as optimal.
Last edited by Grizz; 06-07-2012 at 10:51 AM.
You really are doing your movement no favours. If your claims for iodine are true, there'll be evidence for it in the literature, even if it's been misinterpreted.
We follow the Dr. Brownstien Iodine Protocol that is explained here:
Doctor Brownstein, Dr. Abram & Dr. Flechas started the Iodine Project as explained in the above slide show.
Read this from Dr. Brownstein:
Also this interview with Dr. Brownstein & Dr. EricI have been involved in the iodine project for seven years. During this time, iodine has consistently provided the most satisfying clinical results as compared to any other nutrient. To date, my partners and I have tested nearly 5,000 patients for iodine levels. Our results show that more than 96 percent of patients tested have low iodine levels with the vast majority being severely iodine deficient. I believe iodine deficiency is occurring at an epidemic rate across the United States. The consequences of iodine deficiency are severe: mental retardation, lowered IQ, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), infertility, thyroid problems, and cancer of the breast, prostate, ovaries, thyroid and uterus.
Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation exists about iodine. People are afraid to use iodine because of unsubstantiated rumors about this nutrient. This article, excerpted in part from my book, Iodine Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, is written to provide the reader with the correct information about iodine so that the reader can make an educated decision about whether to supplement with this important nutrient.
For more than 100 years, iodine has been known as the element that is necessary for thyroid hormone production. However, it is rare to see any further mention of iodine’s other effects. Iodine is found in each of the trillions of cells in the body. Without adequate iodine levels, life itself is not possible.
Iodine is not only necessary for the production of thyroid hormone, it is also responsible for the production of all of the other hormones of the body. Adequate iodine levels are necessary for proper immune system function. Iodine contains potent antibacterial, antiparasitic, antiviral, and anticancer properties. Iodine is also effective for treating fibrocystic breasts and ovarian cysts. Table 1 lists some of the many benefits of iodine and some of the conditions that would benefit from adequate iodine supplementation.
Every cell in the body contains and utilizes iodine, but iodine is concentrated in the glandular system of the body. The thyroid gland contains a higher concentration of iodine than any other organ. Large amounts of iodine are also stored in many other areas including the salivary glands, cerebrospinal fluid and the brain,3 gastric mucosa, choroid plexus, breasts, ovaries, and the ciliary body of the eye. In the brain, iodine concentrates in the substantia nigra, an area of the brain that has been associated with Parkinson’s disease. Iodine is essential for the normal growth and development of children. Severe iodine deficiency can result in severe mental deficiency and deafness (i.e., cretinism). In addition, spontaneous abortion, as well as delayed physical and intellectual development is associated with iodine deficiency. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is also related to iodine deficiency (see chapter 10 of my book).
The rest of the article:
Iodine Deficiency - An Under-Recognized Epidemic
An Interview With Dr. David Brownstein On Iodine and Thyroid Health | Natural Thyroid Treatment/Graves Disease/Hashimotos Thyroiditis
We are following an iodine protocol designed by multiple doctors.
Tell us which iodine protocol you are following, and the names of the doctors promoting it. If your protocol is better than ours, then I for one would be willing to change.
If you don't have a doctor supported protocol then you can follow with us. Or else what exactly is your suggestion to improve the protocol we are on ?
Last edited by Grizz; 06-07-2012 at 01:07 PM.
Thanks for the expanded responses guys.
Alright, well if it's not DH specifically that is supposed to react badly to iodine, and more like a CW thing in general, then I'll give it a go.
Will do some reading on what else to do first though.
Current fat lost: 34.2kg / 75.4lb
Current muscle gained: 4.2kg / 9.3lb
Bench: 45kg/99lb for 1
Squat: 95kg/209lb for 2
Deadlift: 115kg/254lb for 1
What do DH and CW mean?
DH is a terrible skin rash explained here, "Dermatitis Herpetiformis:"
The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America on Iodine and Dermatitis Herpetiformis - Celiac.com
CW is the term we frequently use over here at Marks Daily Apple that means "Conventional Wisdom" Bullshit, such as Eating Whole Grains is GOOD FOR YOU.
Were you able to post a message at the Dr. Kruse forum? He fixed my problem. Yours should also be fixed.