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Iodine Patch Test (To See If You Need Iodine Supplement) Uncorn People May Need This One.

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#16 bartfull

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 10:52 AM

The gluten-free/corn-free vitamins I finally found (Lifetime Iron-Free Soft Gels) has iodine in it. I too had to give up iodized salt because of the corn, and being in the middle of nowhere in the midwest, I can't get seafood, so I'm very glad I found these vitamins.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:40 PM

Is hashimotos the one that is auto-immune against the thyroid?


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:02 PM

Is hashimotos the one that is auto-immune against the thyroid?

Yes hashimotos and graves' are both auto-immune disease of the thyroid .  (typically ) hashimotos is  hypothyroid  and graves is hyperthyroid .


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:23 PM

Is hashimotos the one that is auto-immune against the thyroid?

With all due respect, Diana, if you do not know that Hashimoto's thyroiditis is autoimmune thyroiditis, you should not be supplementing with iodine

without guidance from an ENDOCRINOLOGIST.

 

http://www.mayoclini...on/con-20030293

 

but as I recall, your thyroid tests are normal. You posted them before.

 

I have suggested this to you previously, but you seem to disregard this advice. Please. Go to a doctor who specializes in THYROID DISEASE.  You should have the proper treatment if it is necessary. 


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:58 AM

I don't have hashi's, so I haven't studied up on it!


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:04 AM

I don't have hashi's, so I haven't studied up on it!

 

 

? But you started the thread with this statement:

I forgot all about it until I had my thyroid tested and discovered that I had low hormone levels. 

 

 

"low hormone levels"  means reduced thyroid function or Hashi's   

 

So what exactly are you dosing with iodine for, then? This makes no sense.(unless I am missing something) 

 

As I said, if your test results indicate reduced hormone function, maybe you should see an endo?

Just in case?.


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 09:17 AM

Thanks Diane,

 

It's interesting that you saw different results after taking iodine than before.  Seems to be an indicator that it might work as a rough test anyway.  Quest does have an iodine test available.  I think someone asked about that, not sure who.

 

http://www.questdiag...599&labCode=SJC

Clinical Significance

Iodine is an essential element that is required for thyroid hormone production. The measurement of iodine serves as an index of adequate dietary intake.

 

Barty came through with a corn free vitamin brand!  Way to go Bartful ! :)

 

Kind of sidetracking here.  Some people say you can test yourself for low stomach acid by eating beets.  Since we are  talking about alternative testing ideas I figured i'd throw that one out there.  I don't know if it works as a valid test or not,  I haven't actually tried it myself.

 

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:39 AM

Thanks, I have been thinking about a beet test.  I did have my urine go pink in the past and recently have began to take hcl.  If I don't see pink ( the rest of my family do not) it would be amazing!

 

Thanks Diane,

 

It's interesting that you saw different results after taking iodine than before.  Seems to be an indicator that it might work as a rough test anyway.  Quest does have an iodine test available.  I think someone asked about that, not sure who.

 

http://www.questdiag...599&labCode=SJC

Clinical Significance

Iodine is an essential element that is required for thyroid hormone production. The measurement of iodine serves as an index of adequate dietary intake.

 

Barty came through with a corn free vitamin brand!  Way to go Bartful ! :)

 

Kind of sidetracking here.  Some people say you can test yourself for low stomach acid by eating beets.  Since we are  talking about alternative testing ideas I figured i'd throw that one out there.  I don't know if it works as a valid test or not,  I haven't actually tried it myself.

 

http://www.health.ha...-see-the-doctor

 

http://www.celiac.co...iac-connection/


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:33 PM

I think when I start peeing rainbows I am halfway to Heaven.  But seriously, I know I pee green when I eat copious amounts of asparagus, and I pee blue after C/T scans.  If it goes in colored, it might just come out colored.  IMHO

 

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:00 PM

I think when I start peeing rainbows I am halfway to Heaven.  But seriously, I know I pee green when I eat copious amounts of asparagus, and I pee blue after C/T scans.  If it goes in colored, it might just come out colored.  IMHO

 

Colleen

 

 

omg...snort....peeing rainbows... :lol:

 

I am the kind whose pee smells funny after eating asparagus. My poop is red after eating beets. Black after too much chocolate.

 

Not sure what any of this has to do with iodine patch tests, but hey, this is D's thread and since she took it down this road, I thought

maybe I'd share.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:04 AM

To see if you need more iodine:

 

Do after showering or washing for the day.

Take some topical iodine and paint a quarter size amount on your SKIN. 

Check the spot in 24 hours, if it is still there, forget about it.

If the spot has disappeared, you need an iodine supplement., or you washed or rubbed it away!

If one does the test for a few days, or begins supplements, the spot should absorb more slowly as time passes.  I had one go 2 or 3 days when I tried this years back.

 

I think that you may have been mislead with this test.  I don't think that it would show iodine deficiency.  Do you have any evidence that it works?  I think that a medically proven test for iodine deficiency would be better.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:26 AM

My evidence is admittedly subjective.  There are many alternative practitioners (mine included) that mention the test, but that doesn't always means it works.  The Thyroid is supposed to keep the body at normal temperature.  My early morning temp. under the arm went from 95.7 (at first check the day before I started iodine, but after I started the patch test).  My temp had been 94.6 the evening before.  My early morning temp since has been a stable  96.7 when I have remembered to take it.  My chills have lessoned.  I had been really cold dunning two hooded sweatshirts on top of a long sleeve shirt and jumper.  But I will tell you that the weather has warmed some too.  Still, I dressed unusually warm compared to my family members.

 

I do feel better, but we all now that is very subjective.  Still subjective evidence is some evidence.

 

My plan for testing is to continue present coarse as I noted above.  In 6 months I am supposed to recheck my thyroid function.  If it rises to optimal level, that would be more evidence.

 

Iodine Deficiency:

 

Quoting from Home Study Course In the New Nutrition, Ruth Yale Long, PH.D.  My book is copyright 1989.  Iodine is essential for man because, without iodine, the thyroid gland can't produce its hormone, thyroxin, which regulates the rate of metabolism (how fast we use foods.  ...Too little thyroxin makes a person overweight and sluggish.  Essential processes of the body slow down: the rate of the heartbeat, conduction of nerve impulses and thinking."

 

Deficiency in pregnancy can cause stillbirths, malformed infants and cretins.  A slight deficiency can cause mental retardation.  Ruth Yale Long, PH.D  notes that doctor's drugs can be inhibitors of iodine.

 

Early symptoms (are vague) but include lethargy, frequent tiredness, sensitivity to cold and general ill feeling.  Later the patient has a bloated appearance, with puffiness in the face, thick dry skin, sparse coarse hair, muscle weakness, slow thinking and hoarseness.  Edema (collection of fluids_ is common.  The heart is often dilated and flabby, and the patient may rapidly develop atherosclerosis." 

 

"Excess iodine may contribute to a disease called Hashimoto's thyroiditis...An excess may also make a person underweight and very active.  He may not sleep well."

 

End quotes and excerpts from the Home Study Course in the New Nutrition.

 

 

To note my symptoms include:

A bloated appearance.  Puffy face.  Edema, besides those I already mentioned.  In the past I had been losing hair.  Pre gluten and pre-supplement days this was worse. but are actually more noticeable now as they are sometimes absent.  My weight is very stable borderline high even though I eat very little sugar. 

 

I will consider with my MD, Chiropractor, and Functional Medicine Providers whether seeing an Endrocrinologist is right for me.  I rather doubt it because of my test results did not warrant medical attention.  I am noting some improvements.  If I do see one and have my choice, it will be one that is trained in Functional Medicine and I know they are out there.

 

A website about thyroid.  It does say that too much or too Little iodine can cause an under-active thyroid.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:49 AM

 

 

 

I want to return here to present some about low iodine as I do think it is a shame that someone with low thyroid output would not be tested to see if they need iodine.

 

 

Diana, I really worry that these people are just taking advantage of you.  And taking your money, too!

 

Yes, a medical test.  By your non-medical doctor's  logic, none of us has enough iodine because we don't ooze it out of our skins.

 

You seem very interested in how the body works.   I wonder if you might enjoy an anatomy and physiology course at your community college?  It might help you understand why some of these "tests' and "cures" couldn't possibly work and chose the ones that are right for you.


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:19 AM

Diana, I really worry that these people are just taking advantage of you.  And taking your money, too!

 

Yes, a medical test.  By your non-medical doctor's  logic, none of us has enough iodine because we don't ooze it out of our skins.

 

You seem very interested in how the body works.   I wonder if you might enjoy an anatomy and physiology course at your community college?  It might help you understand why some of these "tests' and "cures" couldn't possibly work and chose the ones that are right for you.

I actually have a daughter taking College anatomy and  phisiology now. She has a wealth of information in her books and we have had some interesting conversations.  Often times she has just studied out what I ask about.   I am sure I would really enjoy a coarse.  Infact I am going through and Anatomy book with my youngest children now.  I trust Medical doctors to help diagnose, but they have never given me constructive help or treatments, or figured out the root cause of the trouble. I have only been made ill with side effects from medications.   I have been helped by alternative practitioners and therefore I do trust them.  I am  continuing  to learn on my own and have gained much from it. I hope all will find constructive help for their health problems that is useful for them. 


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:22 AM

Diana, I really worry that these people are just taking advantage of you.  And taking your money, too!

 

Yes, a medical test.  By your non-medical doctor's  logic, none of us has enough iodine because we don't ooze it out of our skins.

 

You seem very interested in how the body works.   I wonder if you might enjoy an anatomy and physiology course at your community college?  It might help you understand why some of these "tests' and "cures" couldn't possibly work and chose the ones that are right for you.

Ooze it out our skin, WHAT?


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