anyone out there taken iodoral (iodine supplemet)? rihard nickoley swears by it, but he also takes thyroid hormone, which i am not taking. if you are taking it or have taken it, what has been your experience?
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on May 25, 2010
at 03:56 AM
My wife is taking Iodoral - she does have a thyroid condition - it appears to be helping a lot. She has lost seven pound since starting with it, plus her thyroid numbers are perfect. I've been taking Lugol's iodine drops. My weight is down a few pounds as well. It's hard to tell, but my sinuses seem a bit better also. There is evidence that the body uses iodine not just for T3 and T4 involved in metabolism, but also to kill microorganisms, which are apparently helpless against it. Breast Cancer and Iodine is a fascinating read - the author points out that after the thyroid the breasts are the next largest users of iodine.
Iodine deficiency is widespread. Nutritionism is a danger, but so is doggedly trying to reproduce the diets of paleolithic peoples without supplementation, when we still have much to learn about those diets, when many of the foods used in those diets are no longer available, when we may be trying to recover from years of deficiency, and when modern life styles may increase our needs for certain nutrients. For example, I've written elsewhere about how bromine in soda, flours, etc. and water fluoridation increase our need for iodine.
on May 31, 2010
at 02:11 PM
perhaps its not an iodine deficiency but excess goitrogens?
look at your intake of goitrogens, and see if you can limit or replace them entirely.
if you are cooking all your goitrogenic foods... check your caffeine intake(a thyroid suppressant). then increase your saturated fat intake.(a thyroid stimulator!)
and eat your iodine, as someone else posted, its really easy to find in Fish, Eggs, and other foods in more than adequate amounts poised to help your body absorb it better.
then, if you're still having issues...you can seek medical help.
on May 24, 2010
at 07:08 PM
on May 31, 2010
at 02:45 PM
I'm researching iodine at the moment. See my question: Cysts from over supplementation.
This article cautions greatly from taking oral iodine, and says that you should be able to get as much as you need trans-dermally. I am currently doing the patch test for deficiency as outlined in the article, if it disappears in 12 hours then you are deficient, mine went on 2 hours ago and is starting to disappear already! I must be very deficient indeed.