Thx for posting this, Owly.
What are his required co-supplements?
Yes, everyone knows that I recommend the Dr. Brownstein protocol. So what?
Now give us the details to your doctor & his protocol, and I will list it as an alternative in Iodine References.
We are all waiting on bated breath for your answer..
Thx for posting this, Owly.
Here's a sensible alternative: take .5 to 1mg daily depending on the iodine level in your diet, or better, add additional iodine-containing foods such as seafood and seaweeds since we are all at least supposedly interested in a whole-foods diet around here. I don't need an elaborate protocol to do that--my doctor is absolutely supportive of eating more fish for your health.
My suggestion is to not follow Brownstein simply because Grizz is pushing it. Go out, read real, peer-reviewed, properly conducted research (not just CureZone, for the love of little baby ducks!) and decide what you think is a safe dose. Talk to your doctor. Read information on both sides. Then decide if the Brownstein protocol seems like a good idea for you or if a more conservative approach seems safer and more sensible.
Don't let a shouty man on a forum bully you into taking large doses of something just because one internet doctor says so. Do your research and realize that taking large quantities of anything may be problematic and should not be done without some significant research into the potential risks and benefits of a given treatment protocol.
I don't take any prescription without thorough research of my own into the potential effects and an assessment of whether I am comfortable with those risks. I suggest anyone considering any "iodine protocol" do the same.
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50mg IS a mega dose and I was asking you whether or not you have any evidence of the long term safety and effects of such dosages. It sounds as though you don't.
My advice is to newbees - consult your doctor (an actual personal doctor face-to-face who's in a position to be diagnosing you and checking your medical background, not an online doctor you have never met who is in no position to be diagnosing you of anything) before considering high dosages way over the generally accepted tolerable and safe amount. Until then don't put your health into the hands of online doctors selling iodine supplements because this stuff can have serious and chronic side effects and shouldn't be haphazardly experimented with. If you aren't getting any dietary iodine take some kelp tablets like I do or other small dosages because high dosages can not only be extremely risky short term, but the long term effects seem to be unknown.
I could easily see some easily influenced people who are new to this lifestyle who might start these iodine supplement protocols simply because they think that's what everyone on this forum is doing. Without knowing their medical background it could have disastrous health consequences for some.
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Thank you so much for your wonderful & inspiring message. You are an inspiration for everyone. It is WONDERFUL to hear that your fibrocystic breast pain is GONE so quickly. That is typical for nearly everyone reporting back to us, as you can see in our Testimonials in Iodine References. Everyone also reports that their FBD lumps & bumps melt away within 2 or 3 months. Fibroids typically take far longer to clear up. See the Testimonials on Fibroids & Uterus for more details.
Now if only I can convince my daughter in law to start on iodine. She is the exact opposite of me.
* She is Democrat, I am Republican
* She LOVES Obummer, I despise Obummer
* She is a FAR LEFT liberal, I am a FAR RIGHT conservative
* She is a BIG SPENDER I am a saver
* I like FOX News, she HATES Fox news
So I'm afraid there is zero chance she will take my suggestion to start on iodine. I think she would rather get a double mastectomy than take any suggestions from me. I have convinced her sister to learn about iodine, so maybe she will listen to her sister, who is a retired nurse & retired drug salesman.
Please keep us informed of your progress. I would LOVE to put your story into our Testimonials.
Once again, many thanks for posting,
The requirement for co-factors on your chosen protocol - themselves WAY over the RDA - indicate to me how misguided such mega doses are. Those who are well and simply want to take small amounts of iodine to cover all bases do not need the Brownstein protocol or potentially toxic megadoses.
There are , incidentally, quite a number of REPUTABLE DOCTORS who recommend sensible doses of around 500mcg - 1.1 mg per day. 50 or more times lower than the doses you are recommending. Don't ask again who they are - do your own research - I and others have posted enough links which you totally ignore.
And to go back to the point which I KEEP making - you are happy with your system, and you have posted enough links for others to make up their own minds as to whether or not they take Iodine at all, and if so, in what doses, and what other sups they want to take.
You are happy being your own guinea pig. You don't have then authority to bully other people as you keep on doing. We are all grown ups on this forum, quite capable of making our own decisions based on the evidence available.
And if, over time, your system DOES prove to have been less than perfect, I shall feel great sympathy, as I am sure you are giving your advice with best interests in heart.
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You need to re-read message #7
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The same disclaimer is found in Iodine References & in the Iodine 101 post.
So, bottom line, you got nothing to offer in the way of a documented protocol, right?
All you have is never ending COMPLAINING
OK, your protocol is not more than 1mg of iodine and ZERO co-supplements. Now we know. I say go ahead and do your thing your way.
That is what I tell everyone. Do it YOUR WAY at your own risk. And read the disclaimer.
So you go ahead and promote YOUR protocol and I will continue promoting the Dr. Brownstein protocol. Any approach that gets iodine into your body is a good approach (at your own risk & see your doctor)
Now stop complaining. You are irritating all of our members with your never ending complaining. We agree to disagree. You are the Low Dose Champion and I am the Dr. Brownstien follower. OK?