I thought I read here that seaweed also contained bromine, which would cancel out the iodine. Is this true?
I'm now up to drinking 2 drops of Lugol's per week. I drop it into an 8-ounce cup on Sunday and take a couple swallows each day. Usually I finish it by Friday, so Saturday is iodine free. I will probably continue this up to four drops and level out. According to the water method, that's something like 2.3 mg/day. Since I don't have any true symptoms of I deficiency, I think this is plenty for now. Maybe megadoses are only for someone who has a real health issue. Fibrocystic and prostate come to mind. I'm still wary of the thyroid issue.
I'm still taking the protocol: C, D3, Mg, B2/3, Brazil nuts, and salt. I'm going to dial back the Mg and B2/3 since I don't think I'll need the full amount if I'm only taking 2-3 mg.
I'm stopping the mole experiment for a couple weeks to give my skin a break. Although the moles are decreasing, the skin has scabbed over multiple times and it's painful and it looks horrible. I think I'd rather live with the half-moles for now.
btw, here's something for Grizz's conspiracy mill. When I started looking into iodine a few months ago, several of the seaweed packages said "good source of iodine" on the front and listed the %RDA of iodne in the Nutrition facts. The %RDA was around 1000% to 1300%. I remember posting those numbers on this thread. Last week I was checking the seafood packages, and that labeling is gone. No claim of being a good source of iodine printed on the front, no iodine RDA on the Nutrition Facts. I think I checked all the brands, but I will look more carefully next time.
Grizz, if you're really into research, I wonder if the FDA or some other body said something to discourage the labeling. Maybe the confusion between iodine and iodide? I haven't thought to check whether iodized salt still labels the package. Have you made any headway with the insurance angle? Oh, and it may help to know that I somewhere share your daughter's political views, but I still give you some credence when you're not going crackpot.
5'0" female, 42 years old.
Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs.
Current weight: 101.5. lbs and holding steady. Spring yardwork here we come!
Co-worker 1: Needs to lose ~50. Now he wants to start Mayo Clinic Diet. Yeesh. Give it up, man.
Co-worker 2: Needed to lose ~55. Lost 20 from stress. Started Primal in Sept, lost 20 more, but gained 10 back on a carb spree. We're working on it.