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#41 SamIman

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:15 AM

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.


"Our full strength Lugols iodine solution contains 5% iodine and 10% potassium iodide in purified water according to the original formula. It may be used as a iodine supplement or to purify drinking water. Two drops contains 12.5mg of iodine. "

So I guess im taking 12.5mg a day too. keep me updated, ill do the same

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

Good luck!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:20 AM

Sooo its been a week. I would like to say I have something to report, but I really don't. I haven't felt any different and I haven't gotten any new spots. I'm still taking the 1 pill a day along with the selenium and vitamin c.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:58 AM

So I realized that the multivitamin I've been taking has like, 150mg of potassium iodide in it...I have been having an unusually intense acne breakout for about 3 weeks now that is kind of unlike anything I've had before--comedones around my mouth that scab over but just keep breaking out/never seem to heal. A friend of mine suggested it was an allergic reaction. Could this be the source?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:20 PM

If it was an allergy you would probably have hives or other characteristic symptoms. I'm guessing the supplement you are taking has 150mcg, not mg. 150 mg is way too high. Look back at the bromide detox we talked about before.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:03 PM

I'm guessing the supplement you are taking has 150mcg, not mg. 150 mg is way too high. Look back at the bromide detox we talked about before.

Yes...that's correct, sorry. I will try the salt loading method for a few days and quit the multivitamin.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:53 PM

I doubt that low an amount of iodine would be doing much of anything. But yes, try the salt loading and see what happens.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:28 PM

Hey Samlman, how is your iodine coming along? I'm not really seeing any changes skin or mood wise so far. I think my diet might have been chronically putting me at only 2000 cals a day or less, slowing my endocrine system. I've been eating a lot more and feel better now. I can't say the iodine is hurting anything though. I might scale back to a half a pill a day.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:09 PM

Interesting, well its still only been about 2 weeks right? This is when I would think you start seeing changes, weeks 3-6.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:07 PM

This is a very interesting thread. Thyroid-related stuff has been very much in my realm of thought lately since my mom has an auto-immune thyroid condition (and the more I talk about health with women her age it's like who doesn't?!) and, of course, PCOS is always interesting to learn about because I am still unsure if I have that. Dr. Terry Wahler, the woman from that one TED Talk about reversing her late-stage multiple sclerosis, talked a lot about the importance of Iodine for those with degenerative diseases (our country's absolute favorite things to have). Gonna look more into this as well as salt loading. Thanks for the info, love informative threads like this.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:58 AM

Any progress on this so far? I am thinking about supplementing Lugol's...also does anyone know if hypothyroid is hereditary? I was talking to my mom about my lower than avg body temperature and she revealed that she is hypothyroid. Got me wondering.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:07 AM

Please keep us updated, also anyone else out there might as well give this a go, in the name of science, if not anything else. Don't have the marbles myself.


I was eating raw broccoli [to kill H-pylori i may or may not have] for a couple of months until recently but i decided to stop because i felt run down and less energetic and there was a possibility the goitrogenic affects of the broccoli could have been messing with my thyroid.

I don't really get this whole Hyper, Hypo thyroid thing anyway. Just from reading certain things one minute i could be Hypo, the next Hyper. I actually thought i was more likely to be Hyper if anything which means the broccoli should of helped my thyroid by "suppressing" it a bit. Probably means it's got nothing to do with me.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:27 AM

Whether hypo or hyper you still need your iodine. Especially if you eat things like broccoli or kale, which are good for you but need to be in balance with plenty of iodine so they don't jack up your thyroid.

Edited by dejaclairevoyant, 17 May 2012 - 10:28 AM.


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:15 PM

Whether hypo or hyper you still need your iodine. Especially if you eat things like broccoli or kale, which are good for you but need to be in balance with plenty of iodine so they don't jack up your thyroid.


I didn't know vegetables could do this, do you have a link for more info that I could send/paraphrase for me mum?

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:56 PM

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:11 AM

If it was an allergy you would probably have hives or other characteristic symptoms. I'm guessing the supplement you are taking has 150mcg, not mg. 150 mg is way too high. Look back at the bromide detox we talked about before.


I don't get hives or any of the other classic type II allergic responses when I have citrus. I just get cysts the next day.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:57 PM


If it was an allergy you would probably have hives or other characteristic symptoms. I'm guessing the supplement you are taking has 150mcg, not mg. 150 mg is way too high. Look back at the bromide detox we talked about before.


I don't get hives or any of the other classic type II allergic responses when I have citrus. I just get cysts the next day.


Yes but true Iodine allergies are different since it is an element. People who are allergic to Iodine are always extremely sensitive to it and would know immediately.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:57 AM

How could one be allergic to iodine? Wouldn't they just be set up to die? Our bodies fail without iodine so I don't see how you could live very long without it. That would be like being allergic to water...or air. How sad. :(

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:51 AM

How could one be allergic to iodine? Wouldn't they just be set up to die? Our bodies fail without iodine so I don't see how you could live very long without it. That would be like being allergic to water...or air. How sad. Posted Image


I knew someone in high school that was allergic to water. Our municipal water, anyway. And someone allergic to grass.

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I've decided to try this detox thing, sort of. I just don't feel as sharp as I should. I just had my first cup of salt water. I have kelp flakes that I add to broth and other foods, And I add a piece of kombu when i make broth and soups. I plan to watch my blood pressure though as some people are more sensitive to salt and a few years ago when I was brushing my teeth with baking soda, my blood pressure went up. Unless we can find info on reducing this sensitivity. I know about potassium, but I eat plant foods all day long.

I also have chlorophyll supps and will step up the greens even more.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:06 AM


How could one be allergic to iodine? Wouldn't they just be set up to die? Our bodies fail without iodine so I don't see how you could live very long without it. That would be like being allergic to water...or air. How sad. Posted Image


I knew someone in high school that was allergic to water. Our municipal water, anyway. And someone allergic to grass.

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I've decided to try this detox thing, sort of. I just don't feel as sharp as I should. I just had my first cup of salt water. I have kelp flakes that I add to broth and other foods, And I add a piece of kombu when i make broth and soups. I plan to watch my blood pressure though as some people are more sensitive to salt and a few years ago when I was brushing my teeth with baking soda, my blood pressure went up. Unless we can find info and reducing this sensitivity. I know about potassium, but I eat plant foods all day long.


Glad to know we are in good company! I should be getting my supplements this week.




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