A very nice discussion of Detox
Re: fluoride detox
Since its DEFINETLY 'Iodine related', and isn't mentioned when talking about 'de-tox', thought I should point this out.
There are 2 types of 'de-tox' one might experience, when taking iodine; one is what we commonly discuss on this group; the 'detoxing' of halides, like Bromine and Floride. But, ther IS another! Iodine IS an 'anti-biotic', or at least 'anti-bacterial', as well as somewhat of an 'anti-viral' and (as far as i know) may even be somewhat of an anti-fungal, anti-yeast, and anti-parasite.
As we often re-assure 'newbies', it will NOT kill the 'Good' bacteria, such as the 'pro-biotics' living in our gut; such bacteria have evolved to live in the gut of a host (us) that has iodine as an essential element. However, it WILL kill 'bad' bacteria, viruses, etc. living in us.In fact, having had low levels of iodine, for years, may have 'encouraged' such 'creepy-crawly's' to thrive in our body.
When we start on iodine, these C.C.'s are going to start to die, and as they die, they are going to release TOXINS.
Think of when we get the Flu; initially, we have no symptoms.Then, our immune system responds, and starts fighting the virus, killing off large #'s of the CC's, and THATS when we begin to experience the symptoms; because as the flu
virus begins dieing in large #'s, it relesases large #'s of toxins, and it is those toxins which cause us to experience the symptoms. SAME thing when we start taking Iodine; the difference is, we can control how 'rapidly', or #'s of CC's dieing per hour, by controlling how much iodine we take. So, we can reduce the severity of the 'symptoms' by reducing the amount of
iodine we take; something we can't do, when 'fighting' the flu! We are told to drink lots of fluids, when fighting the flu; thats to make us 'pee' a lot; in order to eliminate these toxins rapidly. Same applies to 'detoxing' from taking iodine.We are encouraged to drink lots of orange juice, in particular; these toxins are largely 'free radials', and so anti-oxidants,
(like Vit.C)as free radical scavengers, will minimise the damage these toxins can do, on their way out. SAME applies, when taking Iodine. The 'salt loading' is said to specifically 'bind' the Bromide, and help to quickly 'carry' it out of the body, but it also increasing urine output, which can also help with these 'other' (biological source) toxins, resulting from dieing CC's.
Finally, with the Flu, you have no ability to take your foot off the gas, (of your immune system) and so 'have to feel worse, before you can feel better'; this is NOT the case, when taking Iodine! Maximise your detox pathways, but then Titrate, or adjust your dosage, to minimise these 'detox'symptoms; there is no need to make yourself 'sick'. Detoxing, whether Bromide or Biologic toxins, is extremely stressful on the adrenals. If the Iodine is 'killing off' large #'s of these bacteria/virus, etc.
the immune system has to produce lots of 'anti-bodies', to goin and 'clean up the mess'; and the immune system virtually runs on Cortisol, and can 'sap' your levels of Cortisol fairly quickly. (If taking even low doses of Iodine 'puts you to bed', 'feeling like your going to die'; THIS is what has happened, and is a clear indication your adrenals need serious intervention and help.)If you know your adrenals are exhausted, you might want to do some work to repair them first, or at least stay at very low doses of Iodine,until you've been able to 'strengthen' the adrenals, somewhat.If you suspect your adrenals may be
'exhausted', might want to have an adrenal saliva test, to assess your adrenal function, PRIOR to starting Iodine treatment.Personally, since EVERYONE is low in Iodine, and EVERYONE is loaded up with Bromide, I think limited $ for testing
would be better spent on a Adrenal saliva test, than on an Iodine loading or Bromide test.
- - -