We have talked about Trappers position over at the Curezone. He states it is best to start iodine at 100mg to clear out ALL detox in a day or 2. He says starting small just prolongs the pain.
Here is a report from our own Zophie:
Any comments?Ok, so after reading a lot of the information in this group, I decided to up my dose from 6 drops of Lugol's to 100mg. I am taking half when I wake up and half about 6 hours later. (as well as the support supplements with food)
So far I have not had any detox symptoms at all. I feel great and I am sleeping great. I'm a little surprised by this.
I do have a question for all of you who are more experienced with higher doses of iodine. Shall I stay at 100mg or raise the dose? How much do I raise it and how fast?
Please forgive me if this has already been discussed. (I have only had time to read 50 or so pages of this group so far.)
First week at 100mg at Iodine Supplementation Support by VWT Team (MessageID: 1964396)
Thank you Trapper and Paraboy for your quick and supportive replys! Yes, it is a nice surprise!
Also, thanks for the link about the dosage. I'm going to save it to pass on to anyone who may need it. Sorry that I wasn't clear. I had slowly worked my way up to 6 drops of 2% Lugol's and then a week ago I made the big jump (leap of faith) to a full 100mg.
I just feel so wonderful and I am SO Grateful for this information. It has been life changing for me. I am pain free for the first time in 25 years!
Thanks again for all your help!
Last edited by Grizz; 07-17-2012 at 02:31 PM.
I alternate between jojoba and sweet almond oil as moisturizers and love them both.
Thanks for the tip!!
Luckily my current spots have cleared up (and thankfully no new ones have surfaced!) - it only took 1 night of iodine painting! It dried the skin right up and stopped the pimples in their tracks. I'll have to see what happens with the cyst. I still feel a sore spot under the skin, but there's no actual bump under there that I can feel anymore.
Here are a couple of studies about the amount of iodine intake in Japan. These would seem to indicate a lower average intake than other sources have estimated:
Assessment of Japanese iodine intake based on se... [Thyroid Res. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI
The average of dietary iodine intake due to the inge... [Thyroid. 2008] - PubMed - NCBI
The UK is small, and most of it is fairly near the coastline. Furthest from the sea is Derbyshire - which used to be noted for a higher incidence of goitre.
Incidentallly, there is an area of Norfolk which has unusual longevity - and the soil there is rich in selenium. More brazil nuts for me!
Millions of people take iodine supplements safely every single day of their life in the form of iodized salt, eating seafood, and eating sea veg. None of this requires a doctors protocol.
Iodine supplementation in and of itself cannot be credited as the only reason for a long healthy life.
Yes, in the goiter belt, the Great Lakes area, and the PNW iodine supplementation is particularly necessary, and is in fact the very reason for Iodized salt being introduced in the mid-1920's.
I would also like to make it very clear that several of the so called "trolls" in this thread are also using iodine.
Breadsauce does, Bloodorchid does, and I do as well. Paleobird eats a large quantity of fish, shellfish, and sea veg in her diet and doesn't need additional supplements.
I used to get all of my iodine through whole foods (never iodized salt), but due to medical issues and reduced consumption of iodine rich foods such as sea veg I now take several drops of Lugol's weekly.
So I am also a "troll" who is supplementing iodine.
However, it is my honest opinion... and the opinion of some doctors who formerly supported high dose iodine supplementation, that those high doses are neither necessary nor healthy. And I have the right to express that opinion here, as well as provide evidence that supports that belief.
I also believe that promoting any course of supplementation that is so harsh that it could put someone in "the hospital with a thyroid storm" or cause "people [to lose] days or weeks of work because they got seriously sick" is a seriously irresponsible thing to do via the internet. Especially when the person promoting it tells people with already medically diagnosed Thyroid conditions that they can do this and just quit their meds... a potentially very dangerous situation.
The insanely skewed statistics that are from a single source are just the tip of the iceburg when it comes to the problems with misinformation in this thread.
Also... I see that Grizz has addressed everyone's "bullying" here but his own.
Telling someone you will laugh when they end up in the hospital for not doing exactly as you say is certainly exactly that type of behavior much more than banter about the lack of validity of patently false information being passed off as fact.
Last edited by cori93437; 07-17-2012 at 12:46 PM.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.
John, Oxide & other long term members,
This is a serious question. Do we let everyone do iodine THEIR WAY (by gosh & by golly) and if they end up in the hospital tell them they should have followed documented doctors orders? Breadsauce is our prime renegade example here.
I have just modified message #7 to make this happen. If a new member fails to read this message then they are on their own risk. Does everyone like this message? Any suggestions?I shall continue to take my drop of lugol's in water 3 times per week, I shall take brazil nuts, I shall NOT take salt or B vitamins -
Lets all talk about this.