07-25-2012, 09:57 AM
From what I have read - and it is on the links that I have provided - a dose as low as 500 mcg daily will saturate the thyroid within a couple of weeks and then gradually replace the other halides in the body with iodine. So yes, it will work, and without taking risks with my health.
Originally Posted by Grizz
I am in fact taking slightly more than this - about 10 mg per week in total - and my iodine paint patch test lasts almost 24 hours now. And as it was you who pointed me towards the patch test many, many posts ago, when you used to bang on about that, then you'll have to admit that my low dosage seems to be working admirably.
Incidentally, your habit of writing things in huge letters, bold, is effectively yelling and ranting. Not polite - you are irritating LOTS of people on this thread and I think it is time you learned to stop this trolling behaviour.
07-25-2012, 09:59 AM
Makes a change from being called a troll I suppose. You really, really don't like people disagreeing with you do you?[/QUOTE]
You really are the master of understatement! That made me laugh so much I nearly spat tea on my keyboard!!!
07-25-2012, 10:28 AM
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07-25-2012, 10:35 AM
Listen, if you don't like the Dr. Brownstein protocol, then don't do it. You are free to do it any way you want.
Originally Posted by breadsauce
Ditto for everyone else. Do it YOUR WAY.
For those of us who are following Dr. Brownstein, we are doing it the Brownstein way. If you have a problem with this protocol, then take your complaints to Dr. Brownstein and stop complaining.
07-25-2012, 10:47 AM
Who is complaining? I am not - just stating an opinion. Equally valid. And this is an IODINE thread - not a Brownstein thread - so everyone is allowed to state their opinion, which carries equal weight. It doesn't mean that they a troll - or complaining.
Originally Posted by Grizz
07-25-2012, 10:49 AM
Originally Posted by chahaya
Sorry I didn't answer your question. If you are suffering a severe disease such as breast cancer, really BAD uterus problems, etc, "They" recommend increasing dosages but unfortunately there are NO guidelines and no rules for doing this. It is up to your doctor to adjust the dosages of each supplement. Iodine is the Wild, Wild, Wild West where no one can agree on anything.
Download this Iodine Guide by Dr. Buist for more on this:
Iodine | Stepping Stones Living, LLC
Also see this website:
Breast Cancer Choices Iodine Resources and Research Pages
Sorry I don't have a better answer, there is no answer existing that I have found. So we take the same supplement dosage as listed regardless of your iodine dosage. If I can find a better answer, I'll post it. Does anyone else have a good answer to this question? Perhaps the next Iodine Conference can zero in on this question.
Last edited by Grizz; 07-25-2012 at 10:53 AM.
07-25-2012, 10:50 AM
thyroidmanager.org disagrees with your statement:
Originally Posted by Grizz
The Iodine Deficiency Disorders – Thyroid Disease Manager
07-25-2012, 10:56 AM
My daughter has Down Syndrome and became a fragile Diabetic at about the age of 5. Later on we would get a Blood machine (at the diabetic doctor’s urgings) that proved to be defective straight from the factory. So unbeknownst to us we were daily giving her too much insulin. So she started having Grand mal seizures (she would quit breathing for a full 60 seconds with each seizure) and was put into intensive care for 3 days.
One of the diabetic doctors from the group that had relentlessly pushed this new machine for almost two years was sure that we were using the wrong technique to prick her finger to get the test sample for the “machine”and NO way could the “machine” be defective, it had to be us. The machine was later sent to an independent lab that validated the machine was defective. (It wasn’t the doctor’s fault that the machine happened to be defective but I was nonetheless pissed at the doctors’ insistence to change over to this machine)
We quit going to these particular doctors. And we went back to using the brand machine that we had the best results with.
Years later I went into my daughter’s room one morning to get her ready for the training center (she stuffs newspapers with advertisements) and she was lying on her back with a lifeless look in her eyes. I called out her name and all she could do was utter a deep throat sound. I instantly thought that her blood sugar had gone drastically low and I got some honey and put two tablespoon down her throat. I then checked her blood with the glucose machine and it showed her blood to be 102 which was fine. I cursed the machine thinking it had gone bad, it was less than 3 months old. So I used a spare machine and the blood results were identical to the original machine’s results. Which has never happened with all the machines we have had in the past. I looked closer at her face and she had toothpaste plastered on one side so I quickly wiped it off and smelled her breath. It reeked of toothpaste.
I knew then and there that she had overdosed on fluoride toothpaste. I have no idea why she decided to eat the toothpaste. So I quickly took a tablespoon of table salt and put into a cup full of warm water. I got it down her and within 5 minutes she started coming back. In another 5 minutes she had to pee, a lot. Then 20 minutes later she threw up a brownish liquid with a greenish liquid that smelled strongly of toothpaste. After this she was completely fine and I had to give her extra insulin to allow for the honey I had gotten her to swallow earlier.
I would like for the government to put the salt solution antidote on the back of every tube of fluoride toothpaste in America with a chart showing how much “salt” to put in the water for age and weight of children. My neighbor is a safety engineer and he said that the number one complaint to the poison control center here in Jasper, Georgia is toothpaste overdose.
Where did I learn to treat Fluoride overdose, with salt?
From this site:
$750,000 Given in Child's Death in Fluoride Case
07-25-2012, 11:18 AM
Originally Posted by t2t
You are my HERO today. I have posted your excellent article in Iodine References, Chapter Detox - Fluorode Poisoning
I was at the supermarket recently looking for ANY toothpaste that was free of Fluoride.
Guess what? There were NO brands free of fluoride ! NOTHING. NADA.
We had to order on-line to get fluoride free toothpaste.
07-25-2012, 11:22 AM
Hi Grizz, sometimes the way of communication is paramount. You are so right to get her sister to talk to her. From your DIL's point of view, it's an independent assessment if it came from her sister. Your resources should help the sister have a good headstart. Hope it works!
Originally Posted by Grizz
Also no offense intended, your communication style would definitely clash with your DIL. It sounds like your DIL may disagree with you purely for the fun (sorry I can't think of a better word) of disagreeing with you because both of you don't see eye to eye on so many things already.
It's some what the same with my Dad and me with regard to my change in diet and lifestyle. We had arguments about it.
He pops all sorts of pills given by the doctor for his high blood pressure, Type B diabetes and other stuff that I don't even know. He had two angiograms. His mentality is such that after these pills he can go on with his regular unhealthy food and doesn't need to exercise. He chastized me for my organic diet ("You are becoming a picky eater!"). I find it frustrating because it's not as if I was abusing alcohol or taking drugs.
He also believes it is necessary to have "poisons" in the body and doesn't understand at my attempts to detox. The truth is, I have over 30 years of toxic accumulated in my body, even though from the outside, I look perfectly healthy. The crux is what's going on inside the body. The cysts and fibroids are a manifestation of that - it will take sometime to get the accumulated toxins all out ... (My largest gallstones was at 3cm by the way).
My dad would refuse to eat any vegetables when I asked him to but on the other hand wouldn't hesitate to pop dozen of pills just cos' the doctor told him too. He won't hesitate to go for an operation to cut off his gallbladder cos' the doc told him it's alright and that person above a certain age doesn't really need their gallbladder! By the way, his first response when I told him that I have fibroids was, "When is the operation?" ... I happen to like all my body parts.
However, there's light at the end of the tunnel. I find that if I am not so strong in expressing my views, he is more receptive (even though not immediately). When he knows that he can't change me, and I am not forcing my ways on him, there are times that I can convince him to try something new. Baby steps. My recent success was getting him to eat my homemade organic yogurt.