How much to cruciferous vegetables affect iodine absorption? I like eating raw kale at cafes and in smoothes when I'm out. If I was to consume seaweed like nori how much would this help if goitrogens interfere iodine absorbtion?
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?
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
Hi everyone, I'm looking to treat my hypothyroidism and I came across this protocol on MDA. https://docs.google.com/document/d/139Xa8u8kgNVT-K17TxYvsM7qsSfusxyvloIXWbU92rg/edit?pli=1 Anyone follow this and have success? (more)
I started with much lower iodine supplementation than they recommend (lower than the RDA) and had a long series of problems. Spent several months swinging between hyper and hypothyroid, lost a lot of hair, terrible mouth sores, broke out in cherry... (more)
Hi everyone, I'm looking to try supplementing iodine/iodide with selenium to fix my thyroid, because I believe I am hypothyroid. I want to try a conservative dose to see if my symptoms improve. I will be seeing a doctor about it within a month,... (more)
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)
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)
I eat probably 1-3 lbs of fish per week (2-4 cans) in the form of canned mackerel and canned salmon. I've been doing this for the past year. I have multiple symptoms of hypothyroidism. I've been reading Iodine supplement reviews on amazon.com... (more)
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)
I've had on and off symptoms of thyroid problems in the past...wondering if table salt might help.
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.
I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 1992, and was given RAI in 1996. What is the impact of being "post-graves" and naturally hypothyroid in the Paleo world? I supplement with Cytomel and Synthyroid as I have no functioning thyroid. I'm confused... (more)
I didn't get RAI, but got propylthiouracil, with the same effect: thyroid damaged beyond usefulness. Good job getting the cytomel--T3 is often low for us. But you might explore something like Armour Thyroid as well, which provides the T3 and T4... (more)
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)