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by 1523 · about 4 hours ago

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 129 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 hours ago

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 598 · about 4 hours ago

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 598 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 hours ago

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 5 · about 4 hours ago

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 · about 4 hours ago

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 4991 · about 5 hours ago

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 2506 · about 5 hours ago

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 95 · about 5 hours ago

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 571 · about 5 hours ago

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 · about 5 hours ago

(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 · about 5 hours ago

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 · about 5 hours ago

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 10994 · about 5 hours ago

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 · about 5 hours ago

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)

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by 130 · about 5 hours ago

I rarely, if ever, feel physical hunger. It's been a big problem for me because I'd often eat out of habit rather than hunger, and I have thus never been able to lean out. (I'm 4'11" and 130lbs with a lot of muscle.) I do also have a history of... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · October 26, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Eat! For heavens' sakes, eat! Satisfy your hunger!

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by 10919 · about 5 hours ago

So we moved to Warsaw, Poland about a month ago from Rhode Island and so far, eating paleo has been pretty easy here. My only issue is I'm having a hard time locating any kelp affordably and that used to be my iodine source (kombu added to broth... (more)

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Alec_2 0 · October 02, 2012 at 4:17 AM

What prompted your move to Warsaw (I am half-Polish)? I'm guessing the sprats are Baltic? This study show a slight increase in the iodine content of herring when smoked, but total iodine is still quite low. I can find nothing on sprats or... (more)

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by 15 · about 5 hours ago

Hello, I have been on strict paleo diet for 6 months, and on gluten free/dairy free diet for 1.5year however my acne on face is not really improved. I tried to find out what causes a breakout for me and so far this is what I found: - iodine... (more)

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Lynn_10 0 · October 01, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I am actually "allergic" to chicken, milk, and chocolate. These things cause me "allergies" in the form of acne. I took antibiotics (and accutane!) for YEARS during adolescence only to go to an allergist on my own after those meds did a number on... (more)

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by 2341 · about 5 hours ago

I've had on and off symptoms of thyroid problems in the past...wondering if table salt might help.

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DePaw 0 · August 11, 2012 at 8:59 PM

The amount of iodine in iodised salt is VERY low, only enough to stop goitre. If you're having thyroid problems and want to increase iodine go for Lugol's Solution or iodoral.

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by 693 · about 5 hours ago

I always had warm hands. Started to eat a lot of vegetables for well over a year, cooked and raw. Lunch is three cups of chopped raw vegetables with olive oil (home made balsamic vinaigrette). Originally; carrot, red pepper, cucumber,... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · June 06, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Read 2 books: Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal: A Revolutionary Breakthrough In Understanding Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroidism by Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DABCN, DIBAK,... (more)

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by 117 · about 5 hours ago

I have found that I have low stomach acidity and have been taking betaine hcl/super enzymes for about a month now however I never get that burning sensation or proper digestion. My digestion just seems to be less bad the more I take. This is even... (more)

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Want2BHealthyGirl 0 · May 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Try drinking kombucha tea. I was taking betaine hcl to help with my stomach acid and once I started drinking the tea I don't need the stomach acid help anymore. I'm sure it's because the kombucha tea is fermented, so probably eating or drinking... (more)

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by 3280 · about 5 hours ago

The more I'm getting into healthy eating, nutrition and paleo, the more frustrated I get. As an example: Since going Paleo 3 months ago, each day, I was eating 5oz of spinach (cooked), then blended into a green smoothie (coconut milk,... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · May 17, 2012 at 1:19 AM

No, mother nature is not trying to kill you. But every plant on this planet either wants you to eat it's fruit/seeds because its helpful to the plant or wants you to stay far away from its leaves/roots/seeds because it is not helpful. Those that... (more)

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