@ Joey A. I appreciate your skepticism. I felt the same way reading some of that material. Creationism is antithetical to evidence in favor of the paleo lifestyle. I scoured pubmed, and, unfortunately the area seems to be poorly studied, but there were some cautionary studies. My conclusion...for what it's worth, short term high dose iodine is likely safer than pharmaceutical drugs, and can likely help the gut ecosystem, and remove toxins from the body. I liked Alan Gaby's points(below). As I stated in an earlier post, even he concedes short term high dose iodine therapy holds promise...but he urged caution. With the Japanese thing, even if one was conserative(took the dry weight of the sea food), it seems like they get at least ~1.5mg iodine/iodide along with other minerals. Thats why I will likely do a short burst of high dose and settle around 2mg lugols a day, along with 1-2 days off per week.
Alan Gaby editorial on iodine (Aug/Sept 2005)
Now, to a question.
Would you guys recommend getting thyroid antibodies tested along with the thyroid panel? Or, only if something seems off with the traditional tests? And, would the primary care doctor likely be willing to order such additional tests in your experience?