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darlindeb25

Iodine Deficiency

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I tried to do a search here--when I typed in "iodine deficiency" the search gave me everything with the word "deficiency"in it :huh: then, when I typed in "iodine" the search gave me everything with "iodine" in it. Do you know how many times "iodine" or "deficiency" is used in this forum????????

Well, anyways, yesterday I was reading up on thyroid problems again and came across iodine deficiency. There is a "at-home" test you can try for iodine deficiency. You use iodine tincture--you dab it onto the skin on the inside of your arm, you make a silver dollar size circle with it and watch it for 24 hours. Iodine is an orange color, so you can see it very well. If you are iodine deficient, your body will absorb the spot. You check the spot in 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours. Depending on how long the spot stays, will somewhat determine if you are deficient. If it lasts the 24 hours, then you do not have an iodine problem, if it lasts 12 hours, then you have a mild to medium deficiency--in only a little over 5 hours, my body had absorbed the iodine. At 11:30 last night, the iodine spot was so faint on my arm that you would not even know it was there if you had not seen it earlier--I had put the iodine on at 6:30 pm.

Well, now I have a starting point. An iodine deficiency does effect your thyroid, which in turn causes fatigue, brain fog, trouble adjusting to hot/cold, insufficient stomach acid. The insufficient stomach acid hit a cord immediately--could definitely be why I am having so much trouble with different foods.

Georgie told me there has to be something else going on. Thank you Georgie--I kept searching to find an answer. Tomorrow morning, I call the doctor's office.

Anyone else have this????

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Thank you, I even found mention of the iodine test in a few of those posts.

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