And, Grizz, give that poor caps lock key a rest. At this rate, you are going to break the poor thing and need a new keyboard.
Thank you very much. The cod liver oil sounds lovely! I actually remember my grandmother made me take that when I was a kid. I don't think the product I bought yesterday has all three K's in it. I'll have to check. Meanwhile I'll check this product out you take.
OT: Are you anywhere close to where the British Open was held? That was some beautiful country.
I can't figure out if you're genuinely unaware of how you come across, or if you're just a childish bully. I'm hoping it's the former, but blocking everyone who disagrees with you is the Internet equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears & going "LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU" so I suspect it may be the latter. Oh well, I guess I'll be going on the naughty list too now.
For D I use the Carlson D3 drops 4000iu per drop, also good stuff.
I get zero sun... seriously, zero...for several reasons. It's been that way for a year now.
And prior to that I was very careful of sun exposure due to pale skin and the intensity of the rays here in FL... especially on the water where I got most of my exposure.
I take one drop lots of days. Some days I forget. Other days I'll take a couple of drops.
“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.
[QUOTE=Owly;911303]There's actually quite a bit of research (and I mean real scientific research, not forum posts or random websites) that illustrates significant risks from chronically elevated iodine doses. While iodine deficiency is not good either, it's a case where while some is beneficial, more is not necessarily so. I'm concerned when people say things like "well, I take a lot of it and feel fine" because long-term toxicity can take a while to emerge.
I'm not telling people they shouldn't take iodine--I realize that there are reasons to supplement, and I've read some compelling evidence in credible journals for moderate supplementation particularly for those who don't use iodized salt or consume seafood/seaweed regularly. But it is vitally important to be aware that taking too much of something beneficial can become harmful. Long-term high doses of iodine may cause significant and potentially irreversible health problems, including permanent damage to the thyroid. endquote
OK, I've only checked a couple of those quoted; so if my conclusions are offbase, point me again. However, the 2nd source listed compared kids of various ages from 5 continents including Japan. After going through the blahblah, I have some reservations with their conclusions. Quote: Conclusions: Chronic iodine intakes approximately twice those recommended—indicated by UI concentrations in the range of 300–500 μg/L—do not increase Tvol in children. However, UI concentrations ≥500 μg/L are associated with increasing Tvol, which reflects the adverse effects of chronic iodine excess.Endquote:
OK, fine, but where are the goiter statistics? Supposedly high thyroid induces goiters. It is my understanding that LOW thyroid actions produce goiters. All I read is that they tested, arrived at a figure, and tell us to believe them. Surely the Japanese kids should have had the highest ratios and chronic iodine poisoning. That's not what they said. And the first quoted source had this to say: Quote:
All animal species appear to have a wide margin of safety for excess I consumption. Dietary I levels of 500 to 1000 times the minimal dietary required level are generally well tolerated in rats, pigs, chickens, and ruminant animals (10). Among the species studied, horses seem to be most susceptible to I toxicity. Chronic consumption of diets with high levels of I, for example, kelp consumption by horses, markedly reduces organic binding of I by the thyroid gland, resulting in goiter in the offspring of mares (10).
Studies by Arrington et al. (13, 14), Ammerman et al. (15), Wilgus et al. (16), and Newton and Clawson (17) in rabbits, hamsters, rats, pigs, and chickens suggest that rats, hamsters, pigs, and chickens can tolerate dietary I levels up to 500 mg/kg, but rabbits experience serious mortality in offspring when 250 mg/kg is fed to the dam in late gestation. Endquote.
Finally I understand why rabbits aren't fed seaweed. But look at the sheer quantities involved for other animals -500 to 1000 times the RDA. Note that rats nd pigs, our closest animal models , tolerated 500 mg/kg. What? So an 80 kg person under that regime should be able to tolerate (80x500mg)= 4000 mg daily. And NOBODY is getting anywhere near those amounts, AFAIK.
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You are free to do it any way you want at your own peril. We choose to follow the Dr. Brownstein Protocol because each supplement in the protocol has very specific reasons for being there and many thousands of patients have proven out the safety of his protocol.
So, bottom line, If you don't want to follow the Dr. Brownstein procedures exactly, then just go ahead & do it YOUR way. Don't come into this thread CRYING if you get a THYROID STORM, a trip to the EMERGENCY ROOM, 30 lbs of BLOAT, or a face FULL OF ZITS. We will be LAUGHING at you for being so stubborn. Bwahahahaha - Mwahahahaha
So go right ahead and do it YOUR way and let us know how it works out for you. We like to watch Guinea Pigs do our testing for us. Then WHO will be the irresponsible one ??
Sounds like a demand to do things in a certain way to me.