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hello,

anyone here have any luck with taking iodine to resolve some thyroid issues? my naturopathic painted iodine on my arm and it went away before i went to bed that night. i see him again fri. but wanted others input before i get hopeful in any way. i take some already but in very small amounts in a supplement i take for thyroid, not nearly enough to correct a deficiency, and i was taking it when he did the iodine test. i've heard it can help with brain fog and depression. so can a lot of things...

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That's interesting. Will be looking for others' replies.

I have taken kelp in a supplement for several years - three caps twice a day - to up the iodine in my system. I've had low thyroid, but I think this is slowly resolving, as the last test I had was in the low normal range.


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Before my daughter was finally diagnosed with celiac, I did a lot of research on my own. We normally see a naturopath, who we really like. My daughter has Hashimoto's as well, so when I researched iodine deficiency, I asked my doctor to do an iodine uptake test which we sent away for. Anyway, it came back showing that she is pretty deficient. But, here's the rub: while we were waiting for the iodine results to come back, her other blood tests showed celiac and I had remembered reading that people with dermititis herp. can be very sensitive to iodine and that they should not use it as a supplement. Well, since DH is obviously a form of celiac I told the doctor that I didn't want to take a chance supplementing my daughter with iodine, just to be on the safe side. I know that iodine deficiency is very common in this country, but until my daughter heals from the celiac, I don't want to risk giving her something that can aggravate the celiac. Her thyroid antibodies are out the window, but I am hoping that with time on the gluten-free diet, they will eventually go down. I just would caution you about the iodine supplementation, until you research it further.

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Found this on the website:

When the deposits of IgA have been cleared from the skin over time by following a gluten free diet, iodine should no longer present any problem for dermatitis herpetiformis patients.

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I know a little about Iodine and Thyroid as I am low in Iodine myself and have a multinodular Goitre. The fact that it upsets Celiacs if a bit of a problem. I don't know many answers but know quite a lot that are need to reduce their Armour meds when they started Iodine which suggests it does 'something'.

For those that may not know - Armour is worked to a patients symptoms as well as labs.

I had tried Kelp when a teenager and found it helped but was very mild.It didn't stop my throid getting worse or help my symptoms. I now take Lugols Iodine solution 2 drops a day. But many on the Iodine list suggest that is too mild and that more is better.

yahoo have a good Iodine mailing list. They talk of 50mg a day and Iodoral tablets. Read and research ....


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Hi, I am looking at taking Iodoral and wondering if anyone else has taken it?


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Lyme Disease, Diagnosis October 19, 2006

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December 2008, while seeing improvement on the gluten free diet, I did not recover and so in December of 2008 began the SCD and now have hope for recovery.

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Please be careful with iodine. The skin test is not accurate according to many experts. Here is just one site:

http://thyroid.about.com/library/derry/bl2a.htm

And Iodine can make ANY autoimmune disease worse especially Hashimotos:

http://thyroid.about.com/od/thyroidbasicst...101/a/5lies.htm

Be careful!


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Thanks Shay. :)

I will be careful.

My predicament is that I have lost all confidence in conventional medicine to either diagnose or treat illness.

I did check out the sites you referred me to, on the first site I notice they refer to intravenous iodine used successfully as a treatment for cancer and of course they talked about the skin test. There does seem to be varying opinions on whether or not the patch test is accurate, I tend to think that it would be wise to have tests done so that you know where you are starting from as far as iodine levels go.

On the second site I noticed they said that as of 1998 (I think) 12% of the US population is iodine deficient. They also recommend a full range of tests for thyroid problems including the use of radioactive iodine in imaging tests. I do not understand this, in all the information I have seen radioactive iodine damages the thyroid.

I would be very curious to know how many people experiencing adrenal exhaustion or ??? are tested for thyroid problems with radioactive iodine and end up with thyroid problems.


A family with Celiac disease, two brothers and two sisters.

Lyme Disease, Diagnosis October 19, 2006

May 2006 - December 2008 Gluten and Dairy Free

December 2008, while seeing improvement on the gluten free diet, I did not recover and so in December of 2008 began the SCD and now have hope for recovery.

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True you will not find TOTAL agreement on ANYTHING. So that is why I say "be careful". I get approx. 150 mcg of iodine in my multiple which is the daily allowance. I have had no problems with that.

I would get the urine iodine test done over the skin patch because in my own little mind (nothing scientific to back this up) it just makes more sense. Skin can be more or less absorbent for many reasons. Have you noticed that when you shower the cream doesnt absorb as much as when you put it on dry skin? So depending on the moisture content of your skin, there could be a variety of results on the iodine skin test.

Iodine deficiency is common in the middle U.S. where they just dont eat fish or seafood too often. This is another natural way to get iodine. And kelp!


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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.... And kelp!

I love seaweed, hijiki with carrots and ginger sauteed in sesame oil, YUM, but I am doing the SCD and seaweed is not permitted. :(


A family with Celiac disease, two brothers and two sisters.

Lyme Disease, Diagnosis October 19, 2006

May 2006 - December 2008 Gluten and Dairy Free

December 2008, while seeing improvement on the gluten free diet, I did not recover and so in December of 2008 began the SCD and now have hope for recovery.

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I do modified SCD. I get kelp now and again with no issues. But my GI issues were minor to neuro. So if you have major GI issues best to do SCD by the book.


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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I thought you might find this of interest:

In the 1960s mandated iodine containing dough was equivalent to the RDA of 150 ug per slice of bread. At that time the incidence of breast cancer was only 1 in 20.[12] In the past 20 years the use of iodine supplementation in bread was eliminated and a goiter producing substance toxic to the thyroid gland (bromine) was introduced as replacement for iodine. The risk for breast cancer is now 1 in 8 and this risk is increasing by one percent[13] each year. The decision to replace iodine in an iodine deficient population with a goitrogen was illogical lacking in common sense. The damaging effects of bromine on thyroid tissue also appears to contribute to the development of auto-immune diseases in the thyroid gland (Hashimoto's thyroiditis).

I am new to the SCD and digestion issues are my thing so I think I will be strict, I want to give it a real try.


A family with Celiac disease, two brothers and two sisters.

Lyme Disease, Diagnosis October 19, 2006

May 2006 - December 2008 Gluten and Dairy Free

December 2008, while seeing improvement on the gluten free diet, I did not recover and so in December of 2008 began the SCD and now have hope for recovery.

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"Better life through chemicals"........NOT!!! I have not eaten commercially prepared bread since I was a kid. In my 20's I got into health food. Even though I had no clue about the "gluten" I only ate whole grain bread free of chemicals. Or made my own. It goes stale faster......but I have been suspicious of chemicals for years. I use natural hygiene products, cleaning stuff, etc. I know I cannot avoid all chemicals. I would have to cross over to the afterlife to do that....LOL But I do my best. Latest research shows all the chemicals "Moms To Be" use like perfumes, nail care, hair spray, etc. are causing baby boys to be born with smaller penises and more estrogen. I think "phthalates" sp??? are the cause of this. I just read it the other day. Scary stuff. Likewise, I have not used perfume since highschool. I just cant stand the smell of chemicals!!


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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I'm with you, I tend to avoid chemicals and processed food and did for many years prior to becoming ill.

It makes me wonder though, from what I am reading the Japanese consume 50 times more iodine (natural source) than the U.S. recommends. They do not have the same incidence of breast cancer that we do.

So, if people used to get from one slice of bread what is now the daily maximum and the incidence of breast cancer in the states was lower back then and now it is higher and people are becoming iodine deficient. 1998 - 12% iodine deficient which is up from studies in the 1970's. mmmmmm....

I am not suggesting there is just one simple answer.

The other information that seems very connected is that the soil is mineral deficient and so our food is also. I came across a study done in 1932 raising alarm bells!!!

There was a professor at a university in Saskatchewan fired because he published a book detailing the drop in nutritional quality of our crops, he used the governments own studies which clearly show the quality dropping signifigantly. His book was removed from the shelves of the bookstore and library. This was on CBC radio, main stream radio.

More and more I think the information is out there, it is up to us to wake up to what is going on.


A family with Celiac disease, two brothers and two sisters.

Lyme Disease, Diagnosis October 19, 2006

May 2006 - December 2008 Gluten and Dairy Free

December 2008, while seeing improvement on the gluten free diet, I did not recover and so in December of 2008 began the SCD and now have hope for recovery.

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The Japanese also dont do dairy, so they dont have years of consumption of a non-human food (dairy) filled with antibiotics and Bovine Growth Hormone. They also consume mostly a plant based diet with meat being a side dish (the opposite of the U.S.). There are A LOT of variables!!!

But bottom line is the U.S. as a whole eats a horribly unhealthy diet. Just horrible. And we wonder why our children are so sick and so are we!! This isnt about blame. My parents didnt know any better. I am making the corrections that they didnt know to make.


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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The Japanese also dont do dairy, so they dont have years of consumption of a non-human food (dairy) filled with antibiotics and Bovine Growth Hormone. They also consume mostly a plant based diet with meat being a side dish (the opposite of the U.S.). There are A LOT of variables!!!

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All good points.

There was an article in the paper the other day about infant formula in Canada with melamine in it. The highest percentage was in an organic brand that had purchased their soy from China.

From my perspective this is not about blame, it is about responsibility.

I don't believe the recommended dosages for anything, they change them every few years, some years back they did an experiment in China where they removed all iodine from the diet of a village and as a result a number of children were born with disablities. It was an experiment and prior to the experiment they already new that iodine was important in our diet. Another experiment they performed was in a prison in the US, there they dosed pregnant women with large doses of iodine without any ill effects on them or the babies. Lucky babies.


A family with Celiac disease, two brothers and two sisters.

Lyme Disease, Diagnosis October 19, 2006

May 2006 - December 2008 Gluten and Dairy Free

December 2008, while seeing improvement on the gluten free diet, I did not recover and so in December of 2008 began the SCD and now have hope for recovery.

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