You stated that correctly. I do question someone who really does not seem to do anything but offer her position. Now, I do not question her total information or the basis of her 'facts', but merely that she is verbose in putting her OWN opinion out there. When considered with her total number of posts, opinion must be considered as personal and not the total truth. Who knows, they may both be correct. The proper dose may be a variable. She is probably correct for her situation, living by the ocean, having eaten primarily a iodine rich, ocean diet, and reducing her exposure to halide toxins with a very clean primal lifestyle. I will bet, she would be found to be iodine sufficient.
Originally Posted by breadsauce
Grizz is also a prolific poster. He chimes in on many threads. I cannot say that is position is not without merits. He is from the American mid-west, as I am. We are both further from the ocean than the island you live on is wide. It is quite possible, that our iodine situation IS more dire.
So in the end, we have two strong personalities, having a pissing match trying to make their opinions the prevalent one. Neither one seems to want to let the others opinion to be considered. As you are content to obtain your vitamins from your food, the original intent, I do not have the luxury of having a diet quite as diverse. I think it becomes most incumbent on any reader of this thread to consider both points of view and rationalize for themselves which way to add additional iodine to their diet, if at all.
Grizz HAS done readers of this thread a service by unearthing other internet sources of iodine information. Because he has found the same opinion in quite a few different sources, he parrots that opinion. Paleobird seems to distrust anyone who has decided to monetize the knowledge they have spent considerable effort and/or resources to obtain. The classic distrust of a 'snake-oil' salesman. Typical of a trusting person, who was betrayed by unscrupulous salesperson or someone who is wary of capitalism.
So both need to act as a less dominant 'opinionator.' Both need to be more civil and avoid snide remarks. I have warned Grizz both, publicly and by PM's, that his tone was sometimes a bit preachy. He corrects, then slips. I have not seen anyone make the same effort with Paleobird. So, I went to her statistics, which are easy to obtain, simply by clicking on her handle. Again, I call for decorum from all frequent posters on this thread.
The old question, religion or science. One side seems to distrust the other. And it easily scoffs at the others ideas. The history of our planet has yet to be fully discovered and answered. We do not know for sure if there is a Deity. For those who believe, it is easy to use science in many explanations of how, when considering the why. The science only bunch, must be satisfied explaining the how and then attaching the why. I believe the main mechanism could definitely explain why our world is so deplete of iodine. It may be that it was concentrated by the seas all along and man was never meant to wander far his ocean roots. But man did wander and wander he did into many iodine poor regions of the globe. As a relatively recently civilized society, we personally will never know the true answer.
Okay, I will climb down from my soapbox.
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