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#21 borie88

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

How do you know your body is clean? "Healthy" is a relative term. And it is not just that. Your body may not be able to push out toxins by itself. You said you have hypoT symptoms. Hypo T causes sluggish liver at the very least meaning even if exposed to less toxins as another person, you can't process them as quickly. They build up and sit inside of you. Iodine comes along and says, "GTFO" and you end up with cysts. When the body cannot pass toxins out through urine alone, it uses the skin. Look up Bromide and Acne and you will get thousands of hits. Bromoderma is a medically recognized condition. curezone.com has a whole part of the forum dedicated to iodine supplementation. The general consensus is that yes, some people will have acne detox reactions, but they will also have great skin afterwards.

20% of the iodine in the body is found in the skin. It helps the body sweat and thus remove toxins and dead skin before it clogs up pores. Many people with iodine deficiency, including myself, just cannot sweat. I literally have to sit in a sauna for 15minutes before I start. If the liver is slow and the skin is slow... ACNE

Also, I plan on going to the sauna every day I dose in order to get out anything that the iodine displaces.

It is fine to be skeptical and I'm sorry that Iodine caused you such pain but just look at the testimonials and research there is. Sure, there are many "cures" for everything out there, but in my case, and many other people's cases, there is an iodine deficiency and for some (hopefully not me) a bromide and fluoride toxicity. You can't contradict yourself saying it made you feel better but is also a sham. It just doesn't make sense. Also, what about Accutane? In many people's cases the doctor is "right". The skin does get worse before it gets better. (Although your insides will be screwed)

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

Never said it was a sham.. even specifically said I wasn't trying to put down the theory lol.. no doubt I believe what your saying about Iodine, ilI look into Bromide. But yeah I say my body is clean because I've been what one would call a health extremist for the past couple years now. Organic foods to organic natural products and all... went crazy about two years ago just to do anything to get rid of acne lol.. but it worked so it's worth the effort, just get minor blemishes now, but its still annoying because I have to stay strict in order to stay clear.. Id rather find the source inside like a thyroid problem and what not.

It was always very hard for me to sweat. I used to run 5k's and not sweat. Thats what Im saying we must have a thyroid problem. Funny thing is though that now a couple years of being healthy I sweat a lot easier. A lot of the symptoms I had I don't have any more, it seems like I've cured 90-95% of the problem. If the iodine works for you ill try it as well.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

I have been taking at least a gram per day of iodine for the past week now through kelp tablets and hijiki. Only side effects I had were runny nose for the first 2 days and I got a pimple that has already gone. once I up the dose I'll see if I have more

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:43 PM

I have been taking at least a gram per day of iodine for the past week now through kelp tablets and hijiki. Only side effects I had were runny nose for the first 2 days and I got a pimple that has already gone. once I up the dose I'll see if I have more


so are you using this to get rid of your toxins or are you trying to completely just focus on your thyroid (i realise its a bit of both but are you concerned about your thyroid?)
just curious what your main reasoning was :)

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:11 AM

The main focus is my thyroid but iodine is useful for the whole body as well

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

I'm real interested in seeing how this goes...I had a fairly bad breakout recently and attributed it to eggs/apples but I had been eating salmon every day, 300g for weeks and salmon contains some iodine (so do eggs...hmm)...now I'm wondering if this was detox. I have also been taking a multivitamin with iodine in it (150mg). I have no desire to relive it again though...my face is still suffering.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:33 AM

Salmon doesn't have a lot of iodine, but it does have some. Was it farmed salmon? I'm pretty sure farmed salmon has a poor omega 3:6 ratio and has a bunch of toxins in it.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:20 AM

Salmon doesn't have a lot of iodine, but it does have some. Was it farmed salmon? I'm pretty sure farmed salmon has a poor omega 3:6 ratio and has a bunch of toxins in it.


Farmed salmon might have some 'toxins' in it--I believe that the salmon are given antibiotics, which is bad--but I've never heard that it has a 'poor' omega ratio, just a less optimal one than Wild Salmon. Of course, some people are allergic to seafood. And there is mercury in larger fish.

There is also a lot of B12 in salmon--especially at the levels I was eating it--and it's well known that B12 (such as in vitamins) can cause acne. I don't know about dietary B12 though.

Link about B12:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/130553

Edited by NewBrigade, 02 May 2012 - 04:36 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:25 AM

It seems the thyroid can have many problems IF the adrenal gland is not working properly. So it seems there's a high chance that you have to first heal your adrenal gland and then in turn it will help your thyroid.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:37 AM

It seems the thyroid can have many problems IF the adrenal gland is not working properly. So it seems there's a high chance that you have to first heal your adrenal gland and then in turn it will help your thyroid.


How do you heal your adrenal gland?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:01 AM

Sleep more, eat better, get enough salt. There are good articles about it at drlam.com . In my case I believe my adrenals are fine. I had an ACTH test done a week ago. Even though it only shows extreme adrenal insufficiency, I think it is still ok. I took isocort at a low dose for awhile and it didn't do much. Poor thyroid function can also cause adrenal problems; I believe it works both ways.

I should get my iodine today!

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:31 AM


Salmon doesn't have a lot of iodine, but it does have some. Was it farmed salmon? I'm pretty sure farmed salmon has a poor omega 3:6 ratio and has a bunch of toxins in it.


Farmed salmon might have some 'toxins' in it--I believe that the salmon are given antibiotics, which is bad--but I've never heard that it has a 'poor' omega ratio, just a less optimal one than Wild Salmon. Of course, some people are allergic to seafood. And there is mercury in larger fish.

There is also a lot of B12 in salmon--especially at the levels I was eating it--and it's well known that B12 (such as in vitamins) can cause acne. I don't know about dietary B12 though.

Link about B12:
http://www.ncbi.nlm....v/pubmed/130553


Hey thanks for this... I've never heard of this in all my B12 research! And I don't know if it's a coincidence but I had a strange breakout the other day and I WAS taking B12 for a few days right around that time! I don't normally get breakouts anymore and I found it really odd. I thought maybe it was stress because I was coming down with the flu and worried about missing work, but now I'm thinking it might have been this. Thanks again.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:29 AM



Salmon doesn't have a lot of iodine, but it does have some. Was it farmed salmon? I'm pretty sure farmed salmon has a poor omega 3:6 ratio and has a bunch of toxins in it.


Farmed salmon might have some 'toxins' in it--I believe that the salmon are given antibiotics, which is bad--but I've never heard that it has a 'poor' omega ratio, just a less optimal one than Wild Salmon. Of course, some people are allergic to seafood. And there is mercury in larger fish.

There is also a lot of B12 in salmon--especially at the levels I was eating it--and it's well known that B12 (such as in vitamins) can cause acne. I don't know about dietary B12 though.

Link about B12:
http://www.ncbi.nlm....v/pubmed/130553


Hey thanks for this... I've never heard of this in all my B12 research! And I don't know if it's a coincidence but I had a strange breakout the other day and I WAS taking B12 for a few days right around that time! I don't normally get breakouts anymore and I found it really odd. I thought maybe it was stress because I was coming down with the flu and worried about missing work, but now I'm thinking it might have been this. Thanks again.


No problem. Note that it's usually large doses of B12--in the hundreds of milligrams.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:29 AM


It seems the thyroid can have many problems IF the adrenal gland is not working properly. So it seems there's a high chance that you have to first heal your adrenal gland and then in turn it will help your thyroid.


How do you heal your adrenal gland?


it seems kinda hard to, I found some supplements (herbs and vitamins) that should help.

http://www.iherb.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Adrenal-Optimizer-60-Tablets/7923
http://www.iherb.com/Nutricology-Adrenal-Natural-Glandular-75-Vegicaps/3412

u can look at whats in it.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:29 PM

Alright everyone, my log really begins here. I have received my Iodoral.
I'll explain again - Iodoral is a supplement used in treating iodine deficiency. It contains 12.5mg iodine/iodide per tablet. Both are essential for the body.

To be honest, I'm kind of nervous to take this given Deja and Hoper's reactions, but I will go ahead. I popped a pill. I took it with food, 200mcg selenium, and 1-2g vitamin C. If I wake up with a face full of acne tomorrow, I'll be pissed.

Wish me luck.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:35 PM

I'm sorry to scare you. Almost no one I know who's taken it has had as intense reactions as I've had. I'm sure you'll be okay. Just remember to take a break and keep salt loading until you feel better. Salt loading is something I do way more now when I take it. In the beginning I did it but nowhere near enough.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:03 PM

No going back now! Haha good for you man, hope all the best. As hard as it is though try to remain neutral! Goin to bed with bad thoughts of what could happen is going to create a lot of stress, which could throw off the results. Think it's going to clear your acne forever :)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

Day 2. Just an update so far: I don't have any new acne as of yet. I did get some metallic taste in my mouth which is a detox symptom but my wisdom tooth keeps making my gum bleed so I don't know what is causing it for sure. I couldn't sleep last night either but I am really stressed out from applying to grad school. I will up the dose to 2 pills next week if I feel it is necessary. 50mg is usually the recommended supplemental dose. I have a problem with that because this protocol is given more to women, who carry iodine in their breasts in large amounts. I think 2 pills will be my happy place if I even need to get up there.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:09 AM

ive been taking 2-3 drops of Lugol's (iodine and iodide) every day for the last few days. First 2 night were really bad, couldn't sleep, neither could my mate who is also taking it. I can sleep fine now, I have been having breakouts (bromide detox?), so im only going to take 2 drops a day.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:42 AM

ive been taking 2-3 drops of Lugol's (iodine and iodide) every day for the last few days. First 2 night were really bad, couldn't sleep, neither could my mate who is also taking it. I can sleep fine now, I have been having breakouts (bromide detox?), so im only going to take 2 drops a day.


Make sure you get enough salt as well! Starting slow is best IMO. What's the concentration of the Lugols you have?

Day 5: Still on the 12.5mg. No new acne but also no less acne so far. I am sleeping pretty well and other than that, there is really not much going on. I think it will take at least a month before I can tell anything.




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