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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
    Excellent Article: Iodine & different parts of the body:
    * Brain
    * Breast
    * Heart
    * Thyroid
    * Immune System
    * Skin
    * Gastrointestinal System
    * Hormones
    * Ovaries
    * Lungs
    * Eyes
    * Bones
    * Blood

    Iodine and the Body

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
    The more I read the more I'm inclined to believe my own 'protocol' is the safest and most effective way to get iodine now that I don't use iodized salt. It's written on the back of my kelp tablet bottle "take 2 tablets per day with or before meals".
    If you are happy with this, then why change? No one is telling you to do anything different. To each their own. You are getting a lot more iodine than you were before, so it is an improvement. That is where my wife & I started 6 months ago, with kelp tablets. This is called the Dr. Davis Protocol.
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    This is a terrific starting point for newbees to get more iodine into their body. It is better than nothing, but not enough to detox the body & remove all the bromide, fluoride & chlorine absorbed over the years. Let us know how you plan to detox your body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
    Excellent Article: Iodine & different parts of the body:
    * Brain
    * Breast
    * Heart
    * Thyroid
    * Immune System
    * Skin
    * Gastrointestinal System
    * Hormones
    * Ovaries
    * Lungs
    * Eyes
    * Bones
    * Blood

    Iodine and the Body

    Enjoy,
    Grizz
    And what makes this an excellent article??? There is no scientific content to this list of bodily parts - just an assertion. Or several assertions.

    No, another randomly grabbed site to support a hypothesis that I am becoming progressively more wary of.

    So glad that I didn't start on mega doses as I was tempted to - BELIEVING that someone had actually researched the info that was being put out.

    Like all sups, I think if you take them at all, take small amounts unless there is a sound clinical reason to take larger doses - like some of the cases on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
    If you are happy with this, then why change? No one is telling you to do anything different. To each their own. You are getting a lot more iodine than you were before, so it is an improvement. That is where my wife & I started 6 months ago, with kelp tablets. This is called the Dr. Davis Protocol.
    Thyroid Tune-up Checklist | Wheat Belly Blog

    This is a terrific starting point for newbees to get more iodine into their body. It is better than nothing, but not enough to detox the body & remove all the bromide, fluoride & chlorine absorbed over the years. Let us know how you plan to detox your body.

    Grizz
    I'm not at all sure that it IS called the Doctor Davis Protocol - I didn't see the word protocol once in the article - which I read sometime last year. He recommends starting with 100 mcg, working up (I can't bear that titrating word) to around 500mcg - 1000 mcg - under the supervision of a doctor.

    Why this insistence on the word protocol? Is it to make things sound more important - a bit stronger than "recommends"? And note - it is a recommended dose between 50 and 100 times LESs than the Brownstein recommendations. And by a doctor whose writing, on the whole, I'd go along with, and so trust.

    (I know Grizz can't see this - fortunately, I'm on his "Ignore" list - there is something so relaxing knowing that I'm not going to get a response full of capital letters, bolded letters and "Kappish"s". )

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    Question on the kelp tablets for those taking them, specifically the males taking them--see they have iron in them and its generally thought best for men to avoid supps containing iron. Any concern there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaye View Post
    I finally have news to report on my endometriosis pain. Yesterday was day 6 of my cycle, my "pain day". I felt only mild twinges which I could easily relieve by relaxing my abdomen. In the past my pain was so bad that I could not even focus on light duty desk work. I would have to take hot baths or relax on the couch all day. Yesterday I felt good enough to take a long hike, check livestock - basically do all of my normal activities. Plus, I felt good enough to have sex on my "pain day." I don't think that has ever happened before!

    Background: I have been eating strict primal with no dairy, alcohol, added sweeteners for almost exactly 9 months. I've been supplemeting iodine for about 3 months. My dose is now up to 4 drops of lugol's. I had detox symptoms in the beginning - acne, fatique, low mood, weird aches, chemical body odor. I'm past most of that now. Once in a while, I can still smell the bromide in my sweat.

    Anyway, I just wanted to report. It's been a while and the last two cycles felt basically the same painwise. I did notice my blood was a different shade at the start of my period (detox?) the last 2 cycles. Also, my luteal phase shortened a bit. I'm thinking that's temporary.

    I'm ecstatic!
    I've really been enjoying the differing viewpoints on this thread lately!

    I wanted to update everyone on my progress with endometriosis. After I posted the last time (quote above) I ended up having terrible pain on Day 10 accompanied by a fresh flow of blood (My flow had stopped at the time I had written the above post). That timing and bleeding was totally abnormal and I have a feeling that there was a cyst or fibroid incident/ bursting/ whatever. The next 2 cycles I continued to have less pain and no repeats of the day 10 incident. So that's good.

    The not-so-good news is that I started to notice my temperatures staying high during times in my cycle when they should be low. Along with that I had tiny red skin spots on my forearms that started me worrying about skin cancer. This was not a detox reaction because it never receded like the other detoxes I experienced. I decided I needed to stop the iodine temporarily and see if my temps and skin went back to normal. The skin is still healing but is much better. My temps are back to normal. I was up to 50mg.

    I think I just can't handle that much iodine. I found a thread on Curezone about forearm lesions that no one could really solve and now I'm wondering if that is a sign of iodine overload. Anyway, it was for me. I'm going to take the iodine urine loading test soon and figure out how much iodoral I'm going to continue with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owly View Post

    I dunno, seems like the hypothesis doesn't stand up to experimentation, and that the rats would have recovered in 6 days even with excess iodide (not simply iodine.) And on my ramblings, I read that one doctor never sees any problems arising with 9 drops iodine or less daily. Nor was I able to discern whether this was 2 or 5% Lugols. Nevertheless, I have scaled back my iodine intake to control detox symptoms.
    I had a similar concern and was thinking about scaling back. However, Grizz pointed out that the Iodine in that article was SSKI. SSKI is a 50% solution as opposed to a Lugol's 5% solution. In my math, that means that 9 drops of SSKI = 1 GRAM as opposed to 9 drop of Loguls 5%, which is 0.12 grams. (This is all based on my limited understanding and might not be correct. Check on your own.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
    I should mention that Mrs Grizz's breasts have improved dramatically since she started on iodine. They were saggy and felt like she had grains of sand. Early stages of FBD? Now they feel like they were 40 years ago. No longer saggy, no more grainy, and fuller. She is now on 12.5mg iodoral with required supplements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaye View Post
    I've really been enjoying the differing viewpoints on this thread lately!

    I wanted to update everyone on my progress with endometriosis. After I posted the last time (quote above) I ended up having terrible pain on Day 10 accompanied by a fresh flow of blood (My flow had stopped at the time I had written the above post). That timing and bleeding was totally abnormal and I have a feeling that there was a cyst or fibroid incident/ bursting/ whatever. The next 2 cycles I continued to have less pain and no repeats of the day 10 incident. So that's good.

    The not-so-good news is that I started to notice my temperatures staying high during times in my cycle when they should be low. Along with that I had tiny red skin spots on my forearms that started me worrying about skin cancer. This was not a detox reaction because it never receded like the other detoxes I experienced. I decided I needed to stop the iodine temporarily and see if my temps and skin went back to normal. The skin is still healing but is much better. My temps are back to normal. I was up to 50mg.

    I think I just can't handle that much iodine. I found a thread on Curezone about forearm lesions that no one could really solve and now I'm wondering if that is a sign of iodine overload. Anyway, it was for me. I'm going to take the iodine urine loading test soon and figure out how much iodoral I'm going to continue with.
    tiny red skin spots are typically Cherry Angiomas.

    Cherry angiomas are caused by bromine poisoning. Research conducted by Drs. A. D. Cohena, E. Cagnanob, and D. A. Vardya, shows the correlation between bromine poisoning and cherry angiomas.
    Cherry Angiomas - Find the real cause
    Does this look like your condition?


    The BAD NEWS is that these little devils are very difficult to get rid of. The article describes a few procedures to get rid of them, so let us know if these procedures work. I have one of these on my chest, and I can say that applying Lugols 5% iodine directly does NOT get rid of it.

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    2004 USDA National Fluoride Database of Selected Beverages and Foods

    Good luck getting rid of fluorides in your food supply-
    You will need a LOT of luck:
    avoidance of fluoride in food (good luck) at Iodine Supplementation Support by VWT Team (MessageID: 1967529)

    The actual USDA database

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