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Ever have one of those bad rad days?  Tired, allergic, feels like a bad flu; worse whenever the jetstream edges closer and Fukushima fallout was in the air.  Industrial toxins in the smog we breathe, gives me a bad headache.  Researching how bad the Fukushima meltdowns were going to impact health led me to another problem the nuclear industry has polluted us with, Fluorides.  Considered a toxic poison not normally found in the environment before the atomic age, Fluoride was a byproduct of nuclear processes and a signature that would identify atomic experimentation.   The toxic waste piled up, a problem that was solved by diluting it into the water we drink.  Radio-Iodine and Fluoride both have negative impacts on the thyroid.  The thyroid is fueled by Iodine, a trace mineral found mostly in seafood.  If the thyroid doesn’t have enough Iodine the lighter halogen elements can be absorbed; radio-Iodine isotopes, Bromine, Chlorine, and Fluorine.  The Japanese diet high in Iodine rich foods like seafood and kelp offers some protection against nuclear and industrial toxins that the American diet doesn’t have.  I grew up in the ‘60’s when food was being supplemented with Iodine to protect our health.  Times have changed; Bromine was substituted as a cheaper alternative in bread, more than enough Fluoride was added to the water to give children grey teeth, more Chlorine was added to control bacteria in our treated water supplies.  Most multi-vitamins contain the trace minerals we need except for Iodine.  I started an Iodine therapy at the beginning of 2016 and I wish I had started years earlier from the health benefits I’ve noticed.  I can’t give any medical or dietary advice except to say do your research and ask your doctor what’s right for you.  In addition, I know of a couple people who reported not tolerating Iodine supplementation so be warned it’s not something for everyone.  For me, I’m glad I tried it; my body likes the added Iodine.  Here’s some research, links, and comments if you’d like to know more.  

August 19, 2016 at 2:49 am • Reply
I've been doing Lugol's 5% for six months. Started with a drop a day for first two months to check for tolerance and ease into the detoxing. Iodine will replace the floride and bromide and release it for removal. Extra sea salt helps removal. Vitamin C is the antidote to too much iodine. I take my vit C 3 hours before or after the iodine. I've slowly increased my dose to about 12 drops a day. I have done therapeutic doses of 36 drops/day to fight infections. I made a nasal rinse adding two drops to a 3 oz saline solution and cleared a chronic sinus infection. Take it real slow at first and good luck.
August 19, 2016 at 8:53 pm • Reply
I've been taking the iodine and other mineral supplements because the food we get is deficient and to detox. Bromine in our bread; fluoride and chlorine in our water. Iodine is protective against toxicity from bromine, fluoride and chlorine. Iodine is important for adrenal, ovarian, breast, pancreatic and all endocrine (hormone) gland functions, not just the thyroid. Iodine improves insulin response. I've had health benefits from using Lugol's and get protection from any radioactive iodine releases the nuker's unleash. Fuku is still producing radioactive iodine. Hanford has had radioactive iodine releases that they don't tell anyone about until it's too late.

August 22, 2016 at 4:21 am • Reply
Where do you get 5% solution, Horse?


August 20, 2016 at 10:07 pm • Reply
Yes Iodine 129 the gift that keeps on giving and giving and giving and giving.

Good article

Getting to be quite a lengthy blog of people looking for expert advice and trying Iodine therapy.  Gaby has good info.
I've cleaned up the dosing thing a bit to simplify it.

LUGOL’S Dosing using 12% (if using 5%, double)
Normal weight person, no sickness: 5 drops per day.
Normal weight person, sick: 7 to 10 drops  divided into 2 doses
If infection or virus attack, 7 to 10 drops 2X per day
Overweight person, not sick, 7 to 10 drops per day
Overweight person, sick 15 to 20 drops per day in divided dose
Overweight person, infection or virus attack, 7 to 10 drops 3X per day

200 mg of B2 (riboflavin) per day. Can be taken in two doses with your lugols.
1000 mg of B3 (niacinamide) taken in two doses with lugols.
200mcg selenium (not more!) ONCE a day. with morning dose
3 to 10 grams of vitamin C - divide into two doses taken an hour after lugols.
Sea salt ¼ to 1/2 tsp in a glass of water 2 X per day.
500 mg of magnesium - glycinate is excellent - taken at night.

Eat a low carb, no gluten or dairy diet; plenty of good fats; and take a good multivitamin and mineral supplement.

I'm a big 'ol horse and dosed a couple extra drops that my body wanted.  I had already started detoxing away from breads because of the bromine but I still had runny nose and a couple red spots on the skin during detox.  Thick skin on the elbows getting much better over time.  Don't mistake detox symptoms for a problem with Iodine.  Go slow and you won't notice the detox effects as much.  Ten months have gone by and so have some health problems.  Healthy skin is the most noticeable improvement.  Less brain fog and better mood and attitude.  More energy and endurance, thought I was just getting old but now I think I was just too toxic and didn't know the difference.  Amazed the dentist how fast I healed after dental surgery.  I plan to continue with Iodine supplementation because those high rad days don't hit me so hard now.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
I can try to minimize exposure to the toxins.  No more fish means we weren't getting an important trace mineral.  Iodine deficiency becomes a problem.  

Quote:Why wouldn't you tell the Doc about the iodine pills? Curious. But, I think I know why.

Doctors are not really interested in diet as a rule; they sell pills.  The Lugol's 5% is liquid, measured by eyedropper for dosage.  We are taking 16 drops a day; about 100mg.  I do mine in 4 doses, wife in 2 doses.  More than a suggested:

"LUGOL’S Dosing using 12% (if using 5%, double)
Normal weight person, no sickness: 5 drops per day."

One drop of the 5% equals 6.25 mg iodine

8 drops of 5% Lugol's is approximately 50mg

Much more than the MDR or RDA

Quote:the recommended daily amount of iodine is 150 μg - that is to say a thousand fold less than the sort of doses that were used in the 19th century.  Interest in iodine was re-awoken in 1993, when Gent demonstrated that 5mg a day of iodine is highly effective in the treatment of fibrocystic disease of the breast. A study in Japan showed that the average daily intake of iodine was 13.8mg (because of their high intake of seafood) and the Japanese have the lowest incidence of breast cancer in developed nations.

The 100mg dose is closer to a protective dose from radiation protection KI pills but the Lugol's solution is a much better balanced mixture of the iodine and iodide.  The Japanese were somewhat protected with daily 14mg doses keeping their glands full of iodine.  Americans have no such protection especially the Midwest with no iodine trace minerals.  Now I might think that the medical profession has no interest in a healthy person.  They make money selling their own potions for what ails you.  Prevention or treatment, what's the right choice?  They tell me exercise and don't smoke.  They know about toxins but they won't tell you to stay out of traffic smog or don't drink the fluoridated water.  You understand how important probiotics are to a healthy gut, Doctors don't know much about diet, and we're just beginning to understand which biotics are pro and what are bad.  I will say in our personal experience that the iodine helps control the bad biotics and left the good ones to flourish. You wouldn't bother telling your doctor about your fermented dinner and I won't bother them with my dietary habits.   Take care of yourself.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
Yeah it would be nice to get all the iodine you need from good food sources.  

I miss salmon too.  Missing out on the omega3 fats.   I had given up on lobster and shrimp after the BP Gulf disaster and turned to salmon; then 3-11 stopped that feast.  I think of how important the foods we eat are to our health and the poor food choices left to us by big corporate, uh let's just say - mistakes.  The cesium ruins the milk from grass fed cows right as strontium, a calcium mimic, comes along to settle in calcium depleted bones.  When will we get Average Becquerels per serving added to food labels?
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
Ten Signs You Have An Underactive Thyroid
Posted on August 25, 2018

Quote:Iodine Deficiency Disease

A medical doctor will tell you that hypothyroidism is a life-long condition that must be treated medically. What a medical doctor won’t tell you is that thyroid disease is Iodine Deficiency Disease. Any deficiency disease can be reversed once you know the cause, since you now have the cure. You don’t need a medical doctor to tell you that you are iodine deficient. You can come to that conclusion on your own, based on over 300 symptoms that identify an iodine deficiency.

High rates of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer show us that we have to take extra measures to ensure that our bodies are getting enough iodine, which means that we need to be aware of  balancing supplementation along with detoxification.

If you are living near or downwind of an operating nuke plant you should know that amongst other radionuclides, radio-iodine is released when the reactor is opened for refueling.  Radio-iodine has been detected in recent unidentified releases.  Radio-iodine will be readily absorbed if the thyroid is deficient in iodine.  In today's toxic environment getting enough iodine is crucial to good health.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
Three years of Iodine supplements.  We've cut back the dosage to 12 drops of Lugol's 5% once a day over the last year, that's about 75mg/day.   I try to tell everyone I can how adding a little more Iodine can improve overall health.  I don't think it gets thru to most people.  While the medical profession ignores the many benefits of Iodine, we've been able to ignore the medical profession's costly treatments.  We're both over 60 and haven't been sick.  I'm the oldest of a large family and am the only one that hasn't gone grey or lost hair.  My wife could only remember one migraine that started last year but didn't last long.  She used to have weekly migraines putting her out for days at a time.  She did complain about her eyesight and she's getting new glasses because her eyesight has improved and her old glasses were overcorrecting.  Less brain fog, healthier skin, weight has dropped and stayed down, more energy to get thru a day; I think the Iodine has played a role in turning back the aging a dozen years.  She insists we should keep taking the Lugol's Solution.  You all should be getting a bit more Iodine.  

The real reason for this post was a technical paper I happened on that explained how Iodine is important to a cell membrane and in cell-cell signaling. Code has mentioned radiation's disruption of cell membranes and cell-cell signaling leading to a metabolic disease state resulting in cancer.  It seems Iodine has a long history and may be fundamental to life.  

Evolutionary roots of iodine and thyroid hormones in cell–cell signaling
Susan J. Crockford
Integrative and Comparative Biology, Volume 49, Issue 2, 1 August 2009, Pages 155–166, https://doi.org/10.1093/icb/icp053
Published: 23 June 2009
Quote:Iodine is known to be crucial for life in many unicellular organisms (including evolutionarily ancient cyanobacteria), in part, because it acts as a powerful antioxidant. I propose that during the last 3–4 billion years, the ease with which various iodine species become volatile, react with simple organic compounds, and catalyze biochemical reactions explains why iodine became an essential constituent of life and the Earth's atmosphere—and a potential marker for the origins of life. From an initial role as membrane antioxidant and biochemical catalyst, spontaneous coupling of iodine with tyrosine appears to have created a versatile, highly reactive and mobile molecule, which over time became integrated into the machinery of energy production, gene function, and DNA replication in mitochondria. Iodotyrosines later coupled together to form THs, the ubiquitous cell-signaling molecules used by all vertebrates.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
Ask your doctor if you might be Iodine deficient.  Huh, that's not on the menu, it's a mineral not a medicine.  Well, most everyone isn't getting enough Iodine in their diets.  The toxic halogens are increasing, constantly being added to our food, water, air, and areas we come in contact with.  I don't have to worry about my body absorbing the toxic halogens if my body has a sufficient daily amount of Iodine.  Ask your body if a little more Iodine might be right for you.  

Quote:The Importance of Iodine and Oxygen Amidst the Coronavirus Crisis

On another note, given all the panic and fear surrounding COVID-19, it is important to revisit some health fundamentals right now – specifically iodine and oxygen.

Iodine is a very important mineral, the only halogen that the body needs. However, if you don’t have enough, the body grabs chemically similar elements (the other halogens: fluorine, chlorine and bromine), all of which are toxic. If you have too much of these, you will get sick. Have you noticed how some nations are spraying chloride bleach on everything in reaction to the supposed killer virus, thus exposing you to more chloride? Also, the 6 GHz frequency (used in many wireless phones, routers and other devices) affects your iodine absorption. One symptom of iodine deficiency is respiratory distress (also a symptom of COVID-19). Iodine deficiency is also implicated in cancer.

I'd like to see the evidence that 6 GHz interferes with Iodine absorption.  France had not rolled out any new 5G but got hit by Covid anyway.  I don't have a cell phone but I work around wireless routers and computers 24/7.  Maybe because I'm not absorbing it efficiently I've needed more Iodine to feel healthy.  Sure glad I've been doing my Iodine and keeping my immune system working well.  Haven't had any cold or flu since daily Iodine and don't expect much problem from Covid-19.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
Dr. Brownstein starts talking about Iodine at 43:30, halfway into the lecture.  
Recommends 12.5 to 50 mg per day

Edgar Cayce – “There are only four elements in the body:  water, salt, soda, and iodine.  If we have adequate amounts of these four elements in balance, the body is fully capable of creating all other elements in the universe”

American Nutrition Association- Brownstein May 2011

2 drops of 5% Lugol's is approximately 12.5 mg
8 drops of 5% Lugol's is approximately 50 mg
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."

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