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Iodine: Friend Or Foe? My Iodine Research And Log

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I've been taking Lugol's iodine for the last 2 weeks and have seen significant improvement. The first week I was getting breakouts from the iodine i think, I'm guessing it's the bromine or fluoride coming out?

This last week my face has pretty much cleared up completely. It's looking good!

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I've been taking Lugol's iodine for the last 2 weeks and have seen significant improvement. The first week I was getting breakouts from the iodine i think, I'm guessing it's the bromine or fluoride coming out?

This last week my face has pretty much cleared up completely. It's looking good!

How many drops are you taking a day?

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I dream in color.... vivid color. Positive emotions are running sky high despite the sickness all around me... My spiritual self is awakening in a way I've never experienced before.

This is true living. Everyone needs to give up fluoride and take iodine now.

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any updates brahs?

As of now, I have no acne. Oil levels are normalized. Energy and overall feeling of wellness is fantastic. This regimen seems to be working very well for me.

I cannot discount the fact that accutane is still in my system, so I'm not willing to make any broad claims about the regimen's efficacy on my acne. With regards to overall health however, there is no doubt in my mind.

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So you simply cured your acne through iodine? still eating gluten? dairy? grains?

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Another update!

I am still drinking distilled water exclusively. I still believe it's the only water anyone should be drinking. (Especially under the current global conditions)

I am still taking Iodine, Vitamin D3, and Magnesium. I am still having wonderfully vivid dreams, restful night sleeps, and above average energy levels!

My hands no longer get cold anymore! Poor circulation is a thing of the past sideways.gif

I am going to add Liposomal Vitamin C and Colloidal Silver soon, as I am working in the medical field and need to boost my immune system.

Okay now the bad news... My acne began to return a few days ago. Just as it had the last time I stopped accutane.

The good news is I discovered an alternative which has completely cleared my breakouts and redness in four days. So I am now clear... again! teehee.gif

http://www.acne.org/...1067/page1.html

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Taking Accutane increases inter-cranial pressure which is likely the reason you have been having such a dramatic change in dreams after you've stopped. I have experienced it before.

Recent Accutane use also completely invalidates any sort of claim that Iodine has cured your acne, when clearly it hasn't as it has returned.

Not to rain on your "parade," but I would like you to stop posting in this thread if your results cannot be validated due to all of the other variables you are throwing in. All too often, people are misled to something that may not help them. Make a log if you want to detail this. Thanks.

As a side note, I would also suggest you look at the dangers of colloidal silver before you buy it. There are serious health concerns when taking it.

I have done extensive research in the immune system area. I have found loads of evidence that acne and food allergies, along with many other fatigue related issues is due to a Th2 dominated body. My next thread will explain all of this in detail and how both herbs and gut bacteria alteration can help shift the body towards a balanced Th1 Th2 system.


-Accutane twice - Worked for a little while, then it all came back. NOT WORTH IT! Read the Accutane research post (Including mine) to see how Accutane can screw up someone's body and even cause acne itself.

-Differin, EpiDuo, BP. Tazorac, BHA, AHA - have used all of these at some point but never been more than 90% clear with any.

-As of Nov. 2010 - Stay away from too many carbs, especially high GI carbs. We were made to eat raw foods, not anything from a box! Eat grassfed meats!

-Trying to heal my gut with L-Glutamine, Zinc, and a lower-fat diet. Also trying iodine/selenium supplementation for thyroid.


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No, don't stop posting! There is more to iodine than curing acne. In fact, I would say iodine wouldn't cure acne at all for most people, but it still has many awesome effects and I like hearing about them. I'm following this thread so please don't stop posting! If you decide to post somewhere else than here, please link me. :)

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Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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Taking Accutane increases inter-cranial pressure which is likely the reason you have been having such a dramatic change in dreams after you've stopped. I have experienced it before.

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But the thread isn't labeled, "My experiences with Iodine right after Accutane and including some other supplements." You are throwing too many variables into the mix to make a valid argument and that is that. The big one being your Accutane use. My point is, you can't say it was the Iodine.


-Accutane twice - Worked for a little while, then it all came back. NOT WORTH IT! Read the Accutane research post (Including mine) to see how Accutane can screw up someone's body and even cause acne itself.

-Differin, EpiDuo, BP. Tazorac, BHA, AHA - have used all of these at some point but never been more than 90% clear with any.

-As of Nov. 2010 - Stay away from too many carbs, especially high GI carbs. We were made to eat raw foods, not anything from a box! Eat grassfed meats!

-Trying to heal my gut with L-Glutamine, Zinc, and a lower-fat diet. Also trying iodine/selenium supplementation for thyroid.


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But the thread isn't labeled, "My experiences with Iodine right after Accutane and including some other supplements." You are throwing too many variables into the mix to make a valid argument and that is that. The big one being your Accutane use. My point is, you can't say it was the Iodine.

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As you can tell by my threads, I agree that it's helpful for information to be consolidated in threads.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Tritonix,

Is your reasoning for choosing distilled water about the flouride? Because at whole foods, they have FreshPure RO machine that also deionizes the water for $.39 per gallon. Their jugs of distilled water are $1.19 per gallon. They claim the results are similar and can be even better than distilled as minerals can get back into the water after distillation in many plants. I'm considering trying this for a bit.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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I would only recommend and will only personally consume home-based steam-distilled water.

The "minerals" found in spring water and any other non-evaporation-based filtration process will contain various amounts of inorganic elements (from tiny particulates broken off from bedrock, to pharmaceutical drugs, to nano-particles). These are arguably dangerous because they are unusable by the chemical pathways in your system and will accumulate or calcify in various parts of your body. Over time, this accumulation may cause bone diseases, thyroid issues, and other various problems.

Even if someone were to believe inorganic minerals were potentially helpful, the amounts of these minerals in the water are so minute that they add almost nothing to the daily allowance of any essential nutrient. If I was going to choose additional supplementation outside my natural diet, I'd want know exactly what additives I was ingesting, rather than trusting the judgement of some random water company. Radioactive particulates from the ongoing Fukashima disaster are also a concern, and unless you have a geiger counter, you're once again at the mercy of the business you're purchasing from.

So then we come into water filtration methods. Rather than go into a lengthy discussion about the pros and cons of each, I'll only restate the conclusion I have come to after much research.

Home-based steam distillation is the only 100% effective way to ensure you are drinking the purest, cleanest water possible.

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Well, I am not going to buy a home distiller today. I will, however, try this in water filter which they claim is similar if not better than distilled.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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This is something you should all know of.

Research From Dr. Masaru Emoto, says that human thoughts are directed at water before it is frozen, images of the resulting water crystals will be beautiful or ugly depending upon whether the thoughts were positive or negative. Emoto claims this can be achieved through prayer, music or by attaching written words to a container of water.

The results have both delighted with their beauty and provided irrefutable proof of the effect of consciousness on matter. More exquisite than the most amazing diamond, the formations of these crystals speak to us about the fractal architecture of the universe, the amazing properties of water and the effect of consciousness upon the fabric of reality.

Fountain in Lourdes, France

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Antarctic Ice

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Yodo River, Japanpours into the Bay of Osaka. The river passes through most of the major cities in Kasai

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Untreated Distilled Water

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Water Before Prayer

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Water After Prayer

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Nature itself has it's own nature resonance, and that affects the molecular structure of water crystals. It's not just nature's own resonance, but also our thoughts and emotions as well!

Saying certain words, changes the molecular structure.

Love and Gratitude "Thank you!"

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"You make me sick! I'll kill you!!!"

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Also to music and even images!

Beethoven's Pastorale

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Heavy Metal Music (this doesn't mean Rock music, but rather a heavy music with violent aggressive words"

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Here for more benefits of Ionized alkaline waters, cancer and anti-oxidant as well as cellular benefits: http://www.detoxifyn...racle-water.htm

Now now, it's not just scientific facts! We need to purify ourselves from within too, watch out for your thoughts and intentions because those are what shapes our reality as well as our beings.

Infact, there was an experiment about the decay rate of rice, one with higher vibe had lasted lot lot longer, while one with lower one decayed faster.

EDIT: Also Ionized waters seemed to decrease blood sugar level, compared to tap water.

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Any filtration is better than none, and filters can get close to the purity of steam-distillation, but they will never ever surpass it. This is quite simply because distilled water is as pure as you can get.

Also, with regards to DaftFrost:

Our entire existence, our very reality is actually a very complicated set of vibrations. This has been proven scientifically through quantum experimentation. Everything is interconnected with everything else, and time does not exist. These waves of positive or negative energy radiate out from our bodies and interact with everything around us, just as we absorb the energies of things around us. Remember that this existence is a creation of God, and as such everything made by His hand is divine.

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Also, with regards to DaftFrost:

Our entire existence, our very reality is actually a very complicated set of vibrations. This has been proven scientifically through quantum experimentation. Everything is interconnected with everything else, and time does not exist. These waves of positive or negative energy radiate out from our bodies and interact with everything around us, just as we absorb the energies of things around us. Remember that this existence is a creation of God, and as such everything made by His hand is divine.

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So, several weeks ago I began increasing my iodine intake by adding kelp flakes to my food. At the beginning, I did the salt flush thing a few times. 4 or so. Last week I got a bottle of lugols and began taking that. I also started drinking ultra purified water that removes nearly all flouride a couple of days ago. A couple of days ago, I got a pimple on my face with another one forming yesterday. I had one last week on my chin as well. I am going to reduce the amount of iodine and see what happens.

The only changes to my energy I've noticed lately is that I am so ready to go to sleep at night and much earlier. A few times I've been barely able to keep my eyes open at 8:30 pm when I still need to walk the dog.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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I'm interested in increasing my iodine intake and see what effects it could have on my skin (and general well-being).

Reasoning being that I still get comedonal acne despite a good diet and it seems to be related to my skin's metabolism being quite poor. I'm wondering if it could be a sign of mild hypothyroidism.

So from now on I'm going to try to get around 5000mcg of iodine a day - the amount (or somewhat less) than an average Japanese person gets. I've been taking kelp caps for a couple of years, but I don't think they've been sufficient (200-400mcg/day). I might switch to something like Iodoral later, but first I'm just going to try having multiple kelp caps per day. I'm not going to add salt as I don't understand why it is necessary. I do use plenty of sea salt in my diet, so hopefully that's good enough.

I've also recently switched to filtered water, which will hopefully decrease the amount of fluoride and chlorine I get. I brush my teeth regularly with a tooth paste that has fluoride though, and have started to wonder if I should switch that to something else… Although I don't think I've heard of non-fluoride tooth paste, hmm.

I'm not sure if I should add selenium or not. I'd like to keep nutritional supplements at the minimum, so I'm hoping eating liver almost on a weekly basis would suffice.

In any case, if I see any changes for the better / worse, will report here! Interesting thread. smile.png

So, several weeks ago I began increasing my iodine intake by adding kelp flakes to my food. At the beginning, I did the salt flush thing a few times. 4 or so. Last week I got a bottle of lugols and began taking that. I also started drinking ultra purified water that removes nearly all flouride a couple of days ago. A couple of days ago, I got a pimple on my face with another one forming yesterday. I had one last week on my chin as well. I am going to reduce the amount of iodine and see what happens.

The only changes to my energy I've noticed lately is that I am so ready to go to sleep at night and much earlier. A few times I've been barely able to keep my eyes open at 8:30 pm when I still need to walk the dog.

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Selenium is extremely important if you take iodine.

http://curezone.org/faq/q.asp?a=13,281,2962&q=580


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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I'm interested in increasing my iodine intake and see what effects it could have on my skin (and general well-being).

Reasoning being that I still get comedonal acne despite a good diet and it seems to be related to my skin's metabolism being quite poor. I'm wondering if it could be a sign of mild hypothyroidism.

So from now on I'm going to try to get around 5000mcg of iodine a day - the amount (or somewhat less) than an average Japanese person gets. I've been taking kelp caps for a couple of years, but I don't think they've been sufficient (200-400mcg/day). I might switch to something like Iodoral later, but first I'm just going to try having multiple kelp caps per day. I'm not going to add salt as I don't understand why it is necessary. I do use plenty of sea salt in my diet, so hopefully that's good enough.

I've also recently switched to filtered water, which will hopefully decrease the amount of fluoride and chlorine I get. I brush my teeth regularly with a tooth paste that has fluoride though, and have started to wonder if I should switch that to something else… Although I don't think I've heard of non-fluoride tooth paste, hmm.

I'm not sure if I should add selenium or not. I'd like to keep nutritional supplements at the minimum, so I'm hoping eating liver almost on a weekly basis would suffice.

In any case, if I see any changes for the better / worse, will report here! Interesting thread. smile.png

So, several weeks ago I began increasing my iodine intake by adding kelp flakes to my food. At the beginning, I did the salt flush thing a few times. 4 or so. Last week I got a bottle of lugols and began taking that. I also started drinking ultra purified water that removes nearly all flouride a couple of days ago. A couple of days ago, I got a pimple on my face with another one forming yesterday. I had one last week on my chin as well. I am going to reduce the amount of iodine and see what happens.

The only changes to my energy I've noticed lately is that I am so ready to go to sleep at night and much earlier. A few times I've been barely able to keep my eyes open at 8:30 pm when I still need to walk the dog.

How has it been going for you, alternavista? Have you been getting more break-outs? I read here that acne lesions are signs of detoxification symptoms, so I guess it's normal, although getting bad break-outs for months due to iodine sounds a bit weird. I really don't like the sound of that, so hopefully it's not very common.


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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Coincidence or not, but I've had an unusually high amount of small break-outs in the last couple of days, and one bigger pimple that I don't usually get anymore. I only megadosed on kelp for a couple of days around five-seven days ago and then actually forgot about it and returned to taking the usual amount. I can't say iodine would've necessarily caused these, but off the top of my head I can't think of anything else. Strange!

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