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by 129 · June 26, 2014 at 7:04 PM

I dont eat any seaweed, nor does my sea salt contain it. Ive heard cranberries are a good source but I dont eat those either. How would one know if they need to supplement Iodine?

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HerbalResearcher 0 · June 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM

@Reefrash1043 Iodine deficiency is not rare. In fact it is very, very common. In the general population, 2 billion people have insufficient iodine intake. (de Benoit et al., 2007)In the UK, 68% of British teenage school girls test as iodine... (more)

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by 0 · May 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Hello everyone! I eat a diet high in sardines, grassfed beef, pastured eggs, conifeious vegtables, leafy greens, MCT oil, coconut oil, and ghee with smaller amounts of nuts carrots, berries, and lemon/limes. The supplements I currently... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

I wouldn't be worried about the goitrogens in crucifers (I don't think you mean coniferous - those would be pine trees?), you'd have to literally eat entire bags of raw kale for it to make any difference - the only way to achieve that practically... (more)

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by 0 · April 22, 2014 at 8:49 PM

I want to start having seaweed once a week. Where is the best place to buy it online as our markets don't sell it? Many thanks

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HerbalResearcher 0 · April 22, 2014 at 11:51 AM

@scottyrunner If you want a supplement, the best is organic kelp from Napiers the Herbalists. This is tested and one a day provides a good source of iodine. www.napiers.net/hebridean-seagreens-kelp-capsules.html There is also a link in that to... (more)

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by 583 · January 06, 2014 at 3:02 PM

I have 2% lugol's solution. The answer I'm looking for is "a drop contains this amount of iodine and that amount of potassium iodide" and "you should start with x # of drops and work your way up to x # over time" Yeah, make it easy for us... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · December 20, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Why don't you just use IODIZED SALT like the rest of the civilized world, you can buy a pound of it for less than a dollar. Or eat some seaweed salad if you want "all natural" iodine (not that there exists such a thing as unnatural iodine since... (more)

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by 1523 · December 24, 2013 at 4:26 PM

I've read both that Iodine fixes hypothyroid in large doses, and that it can cause hypothyroid in large doses by supressing thyroid function. What's correct? Personally I've cycled on and off Iodine many times and always seem to feel... (more)

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gourmetgirl 0 · December 22, 2013 at 7:15 PM

WRONG! It totally depends on WHY your thyroid isn't working! If you simply have a sluggish thyroid, resulting in a hypothyroid condition, than yes you can supplement with iodine. HOWEVER, if you have an AUTOIMMUNE disease such as... (more)

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by 583 · November 26, 2013 at 2:46 AM

Just how much iodine is too much? Some seem to think it's pretty much "the more the better" within the realm of reason. People point out, for instance, that the Japanese get many many times more iodine than Americans. I've been supplementing... (more)

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somestranger 0 · November 23, 2013 at 7:12 PM

As long as you're taking around 200mcg/day of selenium then you can go upwards of 50mg/day on iodine. I think if you are iodine sufficient then about 1-5mg/day (from Lugol's solution or Iodoral which contain both iodide and iodine) would be a... (more)

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by 15400 · October 29, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I had an ultrasound of my thyroids (my blood test is excellent). The doctor told me I have some nods and I should not have any iodized salt or seaweed and stay away from anything with iodine. Any ideas what can be the cause and why can't... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 29, 2013 at 10:57 AM

That's terrible advice. Thyroids NEED iodine and selenium (if you just take iodine and don't have enough selenium to balance it out, you'll get in trouble). It's possible that seaweed is contaminated and you should avoid it for that, but we... (more)

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by 0 · October 27, 2013 at 3:14 PM

My thyroid is not working properly due to hormonal imbalances. The values are still within reference values but I used to be towards the higher end and not like now. I'm not eating much salt and the salt I do eat is not iodinesed, but from the... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · October 26, 2013 at 6:29 PM

I dont eat low carb, or well i eat perhaps 75-100 gr carbs a day. But the reason is my pco it makes me insulin resistant so I need to balance it out. When insulin works better I can add more potatoes in my diet. But currently it's spiking my... (more)

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by 181 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

After finding out that my worsening sebaceous cysts are probably caused by an Iodine deficiency I have began to supplement. I am currently putting kelp granules (Laminaria Digitata) onto all my food, as well as taking a 250mcg Potasium Iodine... (more)

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Ryanyum 0 · September 05, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Not sure about toxins in the kelp granules, but i'd make sure to supplement with a yeast based form of selenium for at least a few weeks before hand(250mcg). As supplementing with potassium idiode has caused quite a few people some issues, and... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hi, My thyroid levels are a bit low, I want to get more iodine. I don't have access to iodine-rich foods and I don't intend using iodized salts: are there high-minerals salts that are known to be particularly rich in iodine? Thanks! (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 27, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I am not away of a salt like that. But I don't think salt is a good source for iodine/iodide anyway (besides, iodized salt contains iodide, not iodine). The way I see it, you basically have two options for increasing your iodine intake: Eat... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I saw that someone had asked this question (I thought), and now I can't find it. I have c. diff., and I need large doses of probiotics and a healthy gut flora. Iodine kills c. diff., and Americans apparently don't get enough iodine. I know that... (more)

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by 120 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Is it necessary to megadose iodine if deficient? Otherwise I am just going to continue to take 200 mcg per day. I definitely have more vivid dreams when I take it, and I have a bit more energy. The only concern I see is what is the point taking... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

There is a lot of information about iodine and it is very confusion. I know you need about 100-150 micrograms a day but I can't seem to find any information on dried seaweed. I purchased some Wel-Pac - Fueru Wakame and figured one tablepoon of... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Does my body store iodine? Would it be alright to take one drop of 2% Lugols every other day? I don't want to overdue iodine, but since I use only Celtic sea salt, I want to take a little iodine.

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Fly_On_The_Wall 0 · June 15, 2013 at 9:36 PM

With the caveat that I have not verified any of the following info (and would therefore appreciate if others could chime in if they know, or know better): http://www.hacres.com/pdf/documents/research-Advances_in_Iodine_Nutrition.pdf The... (more)

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by 4936 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I have been reading about the antibiotic, antiseptic and anti viral properties of iodine here http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1413057 here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiseptic and... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · May 21, 2013 at 7:41 PM

andrew, i just ordered some iodine for the purpose of killing c diff, and according to a few sites i've read, it does not kill good bacteria. here is a link to one. i actually plan on doing iodine enemas since i've heard they kill all the bad bugs... (more)

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by 2496 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Hi. I'm interested in learning what sort of experience you guys have with iodine (Lugol's/Iodoral) supplementation. There seems to be many people who report wondrous results after very high dosage (50+ mg daily) for long intervals (months,... (more)

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luke_13 0 · July 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM

be extremely careful here. i tested normal on all thyroid numbers but thought i'd supplement anyway to make up for the iodine i wasn't getting after switching to mineral salt. big mistake. i got the 12.5mg Iodoral. within two months i had... (more)

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by 78 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Just wanted to see people's feelings on this. So, yours truly has been for many years has been dealing with symptoms that pointed to possible hypothyroid (cold feet/hands, cold intolerance, sluggish bowels, fatigue, thinning hair) and yet all my... (more)

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Ryanyum 0 · April 24, 2013 at 4:53 AM

don't supplement, eat kelp i'm sure you won't have ill effects from having a decent amount of kelp. Think about it, if you eat ridiculous amounts of green vegetables you're not going to od from the zinc or magnesium in the veggies.

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by 95 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I am replete with selenium and I want to take about 1 mg iodine in potassium iodide. For convenience??? sake I want to take it in a single tablet but I haven???t been able to find such a product. The products I have found offer either a fraction... (more)

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RK 0 · April 23, 2013 at 12:25 AM

I know you said you want a tablet, but my first thought on this would be to go to an independent pharmacist and ask if they can mix you a dilute solution of SSKI.

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I cannot have seaweed because it is not on SCD. However, I am thinking of having some cauliflower and it is a known goitrogen. So how do I balance out the goitrogenic properties of cauliflower without consuming seaweed? I was thinking clams,... (more)

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CD 0 · March 22, 2013 at 6:12 PM

If you don't want to eat seaweed you can eat things that eat seaweed. Cod and shrimp are also pretty good sources. There's iodine in eggs too, but you are going to have to eat a WHOLE lotta eggs. If you are really low, supplementing and/or... (more)

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by 571 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I had some bloodwork done and it all looks good except for my thyroid panels. T3 came in low at 2.0 and TSH is 1.48. I believe this indicates an iodine/selenium deficiency. This is not surprising since I don't eat fish or use iodized salt. Add to... (more)

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Anondson 0 · February 28, 2013 at 1:35 AM

The Perfect Health Diet (2nd edition) recommends selenium that comes to about the equivalent of 2-3 Brazil nuts per day (selenium comes from lots of sources though), and about 1,000 mcg of iodine per day. They recommend that iodine be titrated... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

(Let me start by saying I have an appointment with my endocrinologist in a few days, and I have very good, thoughtful high-risk prenatal care.) I'm 18 weeks pregnant, positive for Hashimoto's antibodies, euthyroid with nodules. Any thyroid... (more)

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by 213 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Is there a seaweed with higher iodine and lower heavy metals?

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tbunchylulu 0 · January 18, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I use dulse (2 tablespoons/day) from Maine Coast Sea Vegetables as my regular supplement. When I make bone broth I throw in a piece of konbu and I use nori when I make sushi. I am assuming that since the seaweed is from Maine it's ok. ALso I... (more)

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by 213 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Could Iodine supplementation help cure dysbiosis/gut flora unbalance? Its a shot in the dark.

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greymouser 0 · January 17, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I would say it's a good possibility. Mineral deficiencies are more overlooked than vitamin deficiencies. If your going to supplement a diet, in the PHD Jaminet recommends not just iodine, but selenium and lithium (and other minerals and vitamins... (more)

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by 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Ive heard that The more meat you eat the more iodine you are required to have to convert T4 to T3 and that this is a big reason for plateaus. Why do I have to eat more iodine when consuming lots of meat and why would I reach a plateau if I... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · January 09, 2013 at 2:00 AM

The reason is simple......animal products have very little iodine period. If you study USDA tables it becomes obvious that eating paleo alone will leave you with a lack of iodine and DHA. You need shellfish and seafood and that is part of doing... (more)

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by 887 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Ive started supplementing with Iodoral (vit c, magnesium, selenium) to see if it will reverse my fibroids/cysts. Dr. Flechas says that low iodine is responsible for these. As well as all my other low thyroid symptoms dispute having normal thyroid... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · November 12, 2012 at 2:54 AM

http://forum.jackkruse.com/showthread.php?987-The-iodine-Thread!!!&highlight=iodine+thread many pages of wisdom. (more)