IODINE for BONES and much more!

Iodine will help everything be better not just bone health!!!

Yes. This is a long post!

I also take D3, K2 Mk4, and spry Magnesium oil on my skin everyday!!!

I have taken over 500 MILLIgrams yes Milligrams of Iodine for over 2 months and it cured my ulcers. I had been diagnosed with the Helicobacter pylori and the tremendous antibiotics I took or 6 weeks didn’t touch it. Please try to build up to at least 50 milligrams a day! Why? Because the government is putting more poisons in everything that we eat, breathe or touch. I will post my next post regarding more of that from a post off another thread.

I take 150 MILLIgrams of Iodine each and every day with about 200 micrograms of selenomethionine.

Why? It makes me feel better, increases my energy!
But isn’t 150 a day too much? If a nuclear plant ever has an accident nearby the gov will want thousands of healthy people to take that amount.
The selenomethionine protects the Thyroid when doing higher amounts of Iodine.

When starting out with Iodine it is best to start low. You can get Lugols Iodine or tablets. Some people eat Kelp. Table salt is several hundred percent not enough anymore!.

Detox reaction is usually blunted if you take the B2 100 mg's and B3 500mg's twice a day along with ample Sea Salt and preload with Selenomethionine 200 mcg per day for at least 10 days prior to longer term Iodine use.


The earliest roles for selenium with cancer were as a treatment as early as 1911. Very promising results were achieved with Breast Cancer treatment in the 1920s. Somehow modern mediSin ceased using this very inexpensive option after the 1920s.
Selenium research picked up again in the 1960s though primarily regarding cancer prevention. The results noted in this regard have been nothing short of astounding though these results rarely receive much fanfare and even less attention from mainstream medical and media sources.
One double blind, clinical study (what modern mediSin advocates as the “gold standard” for studies) on selenium supplementation of more than 10 years duration with more than 1,300 subjects reported 63 per cent less prostate cancer, 57 per cent less colon cancer, and 48 per cent less lung cancer. Those are among the most common of all cancers. Total cancer incidence was more than 50 per cent less among selenium supplement users than non-supplement users. The form of selenium used was a 100 per cent Whole Food source.
The results for cancer prevention with 100 per cent Whole Food source selenium far exceeded any ever achieved with any other substance before or since whether drug, radiation, surgery, herb or nutrient.
The main thing is to get selenomethionine not selenium. Please do your own search to get the best prices for Iodine and selenomethionine.
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Regarding selenium this was published 20 years ago- seems like a really simple way to test for breast disease. Lack of selenium in serum = breast disease.

"The level of selenium in blood serum was determined in 33 patients with Breast Cancer , 13 women with verified mastopathy, and 43 healthy subjects from the Zagreb area. In the second and third quartiles the values of selenium obtained from sick subjects (41-58 micrograms/L) and healthy subjects (73-89 micrograms/L) differed significantly (P less than 0.001). In the group of subjects with mastopathy, serum selenium in the same way ranged from 67-76 micrograms/L and did not differ significantly from the group of healthy women, but differed significantly from the patients with breast cancer (P less than 0.001). Such a result leads to the conclusion that determination of selenium in the blood could be used as a non-invasive diagnostic parameter in clinical assessment of malignant breast disease."

Interesting as to how Iodine was discovered:
In 1811 when Bernard Courtois (1777-1838) discovered iodine, he was not searching for a way to heal his fellow humans. On the contrary; he was looking for a way to kill his fellow humans. Napoleon’s army at the time required huge quantities of gunpowder and supplies were running short. Saltpeter (potassium nitrate—KNO3—sometimes spelled salpeter) is a major component in gunpowder and requires an abundant source of potassium carbonate in order to be manufactured. Potassium carbonate is extracted from wood ashes, but the war had gone on so long that they’d run out of willow wood, the preferred source. Someone suggested using dried seaweed (burnt to ash), which seemed to be abundant off the coasts of Normandy and Brittany. The suggestion worked and the French were back in business, making gunpowder and killing people.
However, in the process of making saltpeter, excess sulfur compounds were created, forcing them to add sulfuric acid to the mixture to clean the compounds from their vats. Courtois accidentally added a bit too much acid one day, and poof, a violet vapor cloud appeared and condensed onto the colder, metal objects forming lustrous crystals. Courtois, a working chemist, realized he’d created something new. He performed a few minor experiments with this new substance and noted that it combined well with phosphorous, hydrogen, and a few metals, but did not combine easily with oxygen or carbon. Furthermore, he discovered that it was quite explosive when mixed with ammonia and did not decompose when burned.

Crying WOLF! Even now many articles are still published using the deception that Wolff and Chaikoff perpetrated against IODINE’S true healing powers.

Many studies of the TRUTH are still to this day being ignored!


The first nail in the iodine coffin was the publication by Wolff and Chaikoff from U.C. Berkley in 1948 (3), describing their finding in rats administered iodide in increasing amounts by intraperitoneal injection. When serum inorganic iodide levels reached 0.2 mg/L, that is 10-6M, radioiodide uptake by the thyroid gland became undetectable. The correct interpretation would be: Iodide sufficiency of the thyroid gland was achieved when serum inorganic iodide levels reach 10-6M, as we previously discussed (4). But Wolff and Chaikoff concluded that serum inorganic iodide levels at a concentration of 10-6M blocks the synthesis of thyroid hormones, resulting in hypothyroidism and goiter. These authors did not measure thyroid hormones in the rats studied. Hypothyroidism and goiter were not observed in those rats. This fictitious phenomenon became known as the Wolff-Chaikoff Effect (5). Because these law-abiding rats refused to become hypothyroid and instead followed their normal physiological response to the iodide load, they were unjustly accused of escaping from the law of the Wolff-Chaikoff Effect. Labeling these innocent rats as fugitives was a great injustice against these rodents.

The second and final nail in the iodine coffin was hammered in by Wolff in 1969 (5). By 1969, Doctor Wolff had moved to the National Institute of Health from U.C. Berkley. Wolff arbitrarily defined 4 levels of "iodine excess". The first level of excess started with intake above 0.2 mg/day, and iodide intake of 2 mg or more was considered "excessive and potentially harmful".

"60 million mainland Japanese consume a daily average of 13.8 mg of elemental iodine and they are one of the healthiest nations, based on overall wellbeing and cancer statistics (4). Japanese women do not stop consuming iodine-rich foods during pregnancy, and Japanese fetuses are exposed to maternal peripheral levels of iodide at concentrations of 10-5M to 10-6M (1-4). Either the Japanese are mutants, capable of striving on toxic levels of iodine or we have been grossly deceived, and the human body needs at least 100 times the RDA, which was established very recently in 1980 and confirmed in 1989!! (7)."

"Lugol's solution and saturated solution of potassium iodide (SSKI) were used extensively in medical practice for patients with asthma. The recommended daily amount was 1,000-2,000 mg. (One to two grams) This amount was used in patients with asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema for several years. Hypothyroidism and goiter were not common in this group of patients. Those amounts of iodine would have resulted in serum inorganic iodine levels 100 times higher than the serum inorganic iodide levels of 10-6M claimed by Wolff and Chaikoff to result in the W-C effect.3"

"The clinical experience with orthoiodosupplementation in approximately 4,000 patients at the Center for Holistic Medicine has clearly shown that orthoiodosupplementation at daily dose of 6.25 to 50mg elemental iodine has not been associated with increases in hypothyroidism, goiter and autoimmune thyroid problems. On the contrary, the use of iodine/iodide has been effective at treating the above conditions with minimal adverse effects". And: "Obesity increases the requirement for iodine (7) and up to 100 mg elemental iodine/day may be required to achieve and maintain sufficiency. Another factor involved in the increased demand for iodine is the presence of excessive amounts of goitrogens in the diet and from lifestyle"

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Fluorine, Bromine, Chlorine, and Perchlorate block the absorption of Iodine!

An often-overlooked mineral that may be essential for heart health is iodine. As reported by Dr. William Davis, there is a fascinating study on rabbits buried deep in the medical literature of the early 20th century, which provides some insights into the importance of iodine for heart health.

In 1933, Dr. Kenneth Turner of Harvard Medical School conducted a series of experiments where he fed groups of rabbits a terrible diet of unhealthy fats that caused flagrant atherosclerosis in the aorta. All of the 21 rabbits in the control group developed extensive atherosclerosis and their total cholesterol averaged 183 mg/dl.
However, in a group of 12 rabbits which were fed the horrible diet and potassium iodine, only 1 rabbit developed atherosclerosis and had total cholesterol averages of only 183 mg/dl. Sadly, mainstream medicine has largely ignored the link between iodine and heart health and there have been no human studies regarding the link almost 80 years after Dr. Turner's rabbit studies. -2320




The new CDC study is the first to examine perchlorate exposure of infants fed powdered formula reconstituted with contaminated drinking water. The CDC team tested 15 brands of powdered infant formula in four categories: cow milk-based with lactose, cow milk-based lactose-free, soy-based and elemental.

“Perchlorate was found in all brands and types of infant formula tested,” the scientists said. The worst perchlorate contamination was found in formula based on cow’s milk with lactose.

The CDC team said that combining cow’s milk/lactose formula with water containing perchlorate at just 4 parts per billion (ppb) could cause 54 percent of infants consuming the mix to exceed EPA’s “safe” level.

The number of babies exposed to unsafe levels of perchlorate would rise if, as EWG and many other science and health advocates argue, the EPA “safe” level were lowered to reflect recent scientific studies.

While these findings are of concern, the CDC scientists also note that FDA requires infant formula to be supplemented with iodine, a nutrient that can counteract the negative effects of perchlorate on the thyroid gland. The range of required iodine concentrations in formula is between 5 and 75 micrograms per 100kcal of energy. t-Formula

Yes. Fast foods, french fries, wines, teas have Fluoride added to them but aren’t being disclosed to the public? Why? Because the gov and Big Pharm have upped their game to make, and keep us sick.
Fluoride blocks Iodine from getting into the thyroid.
Click on names on the left, on the iodine4health site for more info to explore more about bone loss and iodine.

To wrap things up, so to speak. s-you-sick.html

BTW Thyroid Cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S.

I am not an alarmist just a realist.

Potassium Iodide contains roughly 75% elemental Iodine.

Just wanted to give you all a small taste of the most wonderful healing supplement of our time.

A lot of money is spent getting us sick and keeping us sick.

K2, D3, magnesium are just the iceing on the cake and boy do they taste GOOD!


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SSKI stands for super saturated potassium. It contains a little over 75% iodine.

I started my Iodine journey painting 3 inch diameter circles on different places of my body.
But of course we now know that K2 plays a big role in calcification reversal.


Over 30 years ago, two ophthalmologists observed that a combination tablet called “Iodo-niacin” (iodide 120 milligrams, niacin 15 milligrams) taken for several months could actually reverse atherosclerotic clogging of arteries. They proved this effect by taking pictures of clogged arteries in the backs of the eyes (“retinal photomicrographs”) before and after treatment. The published photographs showed a significant lessening of the cholesterol-laden artery clogging in the “after” pictures.
Amazingly enough, no follow-up study has ever been published (probably because niacin and iodide aren’t patentable). Despite this, the published pictures speak clearly for themselves. I recommend 4 to 6 drops of SSKI and niacin-containing B-complex daily (along with many other things) for anyone with significant cholesterol-related atherosclerotic clogging. Thyroid function must be monitored!
Iodine used to be cheap but no more unless you make your own! its_nearly_free.htm

Free Ebook : Iodine remedies Secrets from the sea By Dr. Chris Robin

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Life Extension Magazine did a through report on Iodine recently as well. Its noted that the northern diet in Japan has 13.8 mg of iodine on the average which may be part of the reasons for superior health there.

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Thanks Tango02,

I suggest those who don’t “drink” to do some form of meditation as they read the truth about Fluoride.
It is destroying BONES , teeth, the thyroid and more.

The reason people need at least 50 MILLIgrams of iodine a day is that gov and Big Pharm have upped their game and put Flouride in almost everything now. See my 2nd post on this thread. to-water/ e_N.htm

There really needs to be the skeleton head and crossbones on the front of every tube of flouride toothpaste!

Amazingly there was a skull and crossbones put on Vintage Lugols many years ago but the truth and labeling Act required it to be removed! It still has the same exact ingredients as it did over 200 years ago.


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Does kelp help as well? I dont want to take another pill.

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Thanks torn2tears that is amazing! Do you know if there are side effects to Iodine if we take it? So we cannot use toothpaste also because it has fluoride? We cant drink water either.....

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can you tell me what iodine supplement you are taking and why selenium?

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Hi Nancy08,

Only distilled water gets rid of over 99% of fluoride. There are still trace amounts left.
Every time you take a Bath or shower you absorb fluoride through the skin. Fluoride is long-recognized as an enzyme inhibitor, which can cause a range of undesirable side effects, including the suppression of thyroid hormones. (In the 1920s, a common treatment for a patient with an overactive thyroid was the addition of fluoride to a BATH to allow absorption of the fluoride through the skin.)

Fluoride BINDS with CALCIUM in the body depleting us of this much needed mineral. It blocks the absorption of Iodine into the thyroid. Just search the net . Fluoride is POISON! A byproduct of Aluminum and Fertilizer. The Government allowed these people to Dump this very Hazardous waste into our water and we pay for it!

But one can take larger amounts of IODINE to overcome Fluoride, chlorine and bromine.

You can buy TOMS toothpaste at Walmart. Only their “peppermint brand” is fluoride free. Look closely at the label. Grocery stores have it to but in smaller bottles but almost the same price as Walmart.

They have peppermint mouthwash too. Hey. This is a start!!!

When you first start on Iodine there will be detox symptoms (refer to previous post n this thread) as the iodine starts pushing the fluoride, Bromine, Chlorine and mercury out of your body. Try to get those silver fillings replaced with white ones. The new white ones they have today are just as strong as the silver ones but no mercury.

MANY people will stop supplementing Iodine because they Think that the IODINE is what is causing the problem. It takes about 3 months for the thyroid to get back to normal but it can take several months for some individuals.


Despite the fact that many technologically advanced countries have stopped or banned the use of fluoride in water, the U.S. and Canada continue to promote water fluoridation.

Most fluoride that is added to municipal water is an unnatural form of fluoride that contains sodium. It is over 80 times more toxic than naturally-occurring calcium fluoride. The Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS) for sodium fluoride shows the lethal dose (LD-50) that will kill 50% of a population of rats is 52 mg/kg. (That’s why it is used as rat poison.) The LD-50 for calcium fluoride is 4250 mg/kg.—less toxic than table salt.
The fluoride ion (F-) is extremely reactive and strongly attracted to calcium. Its preference for calcium overrides its attraction to other ions. In nature, fluoride is most often bound to calcium. When fluoride is added to water in the sodium form, it is only a matter of time before the sodium is exchanged for calcium. When sodium fluoride is ingested, it rapidly robs the body of calcium. In fact, sodium fluoride poisoning results when calcium is stolen from the blood. The anecdote (calcium) makes enough calcium available so that it does not have to be stolen from the body.

According to the National Academy of Sciences, fluoride is not an essential nutrient and no amount of fluoride is necessary in the human body. The human body does not need fluoride for any physiological process and no human disease will result from a “deficiency” of fluoride. Because it has no physiological function, when fluoride cannot be immediately excreted (via kidneys) it is taken to parts of the body where it can be sequestered. It is attracted first to calcified areas (teeth, bones, and pineal gland) and also ends up in nerve and connective tissues.

The truth about fluoride:

The use of fluoride in drinking water is the result of a huge campaign to dispose of unnatural forms of fluoride. These are waste products from aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. The truth is, fluoride is a proven neurotoxin; it causes birth defects, impairs the immune system, causes muscular weakness, gastrointestinal symptoms, and bone and joint symptoms; it suppresses thyroid function, and it causes permanent disfiguration of teeth. Fluoride is also a cumulative poison. While small amounts taken on a daily basis may not be noticeable, the long term effects will definitely affect a person’s quality of life as it builds up in the body. Few healthcare practitioners are trained to recognize the effects—until it is too late. And what is worse is the fact that the fluoride added to water also often carries other toxic materials which may include lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium.
It is not within in the scope of this article to discuss the negative effects of fluoride. If you are interested, there are numerous books on the subject and there is an abundance of information on the Internet.
Visit the Fluoride Action Network — to find out how you can make a difference in your community.

Fluoride accumulates in calcium rich tissues - not only the bones and teeth, but also the brain, heart and connective tissues. Furthermore, ingesting fluoride has been shown to increase the transport of heavy metals across the blood-brain and gut-blood barriers. According to studies totaling more than 400,000 children in three different states, the presence of the fluoride chemicals from the phosphate fertilizer industry in the drinking water results in a doubling of the incidence of the danger level of lead found in children's blood, which is correlated to increased learning disabilities, hyperactivity, crime, violence. And a highly significant animal study, which would commonly use dosages with 100 times the concentrations expected for humans, found an increased incidence of aluminum in the brain from fluoride exposures, at the same concentration as found in fluoridated drinking water, which resulted in kidney disease and lesions in the brain similar to those of humans with Alzheimer's disease.
Fluoride also inhibits the production of melatonin and seratonin, both vital to our health. Similarly, fluoride has health consequences for diabetics by inhibiting the production of insulin. Of grave concern is the finding reported in the British journal, The Lancet, that fluoride inhibits or destroys acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme essential for proper neurotransmitter function necessary for learning and memory.
To answer an often asked question, few plants will take up fluoride through the roots, with the notable exceptions of high fluoride content in black and green teas; however, fluoride absorption does occur through leaf systems. Fluoridated water use in food manufacturing increases the presence of fluoride in beverages such as soda, and juices, as well as a long list of prepared foods, such as cereals. Pesticides present another significant source of fluoride exposure. As a result of fluoride-based pesticide residues on produce, researchers are finding that lettuce, tomatoes, cabbage, raisins and other common foods are also subject to levels even higher than found in fluoridated drinking water. The commonly used pesticide, cryolite (containing both aluminum and fluoride), is found at alarmingly high rates in foods that easily absorb chemicals, such as potato skins, white grapes and strawberries. Commercial iceberg lettuce, in addition to having little nutritional value, may contain as much as 180 ppm of cryolite, raisins 55 ppm.

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Thank you for this information! I read an article in a magazine(can't remember the name of it) about a woman who began to feel unusual fatigue, nausea, depression, aches and pains and a whole host of other symptoms. She found out it was flouride poisoning. She put in a whole house water filter and recovered. Do you think many of us with osteoporosis have flouride poisoning, too? Can you post exactly what you are taking and how much of each?
Great job! Thanks again.

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Oops, sorry I read the first link and have the info now. Thanks again!

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I am not a negative person, but the facts about Fluoride makes me feel negative…

Can Fluoride Cause Osteoporosis and Arthritis?

Yes, most definitely. On July 9, 1998 the Manchester Guardian reported news of fluoride poisoned water in Central India, from untested wells drilled in the 1980s, causing severe arthritic damage to tens of millions of people -- a national disaster. Fluoride is the most bone seeking element known to mankind. The US Public Health Service has stated that fluoride makes the bones more brittle and dental enamel more porous.

How the Fluoride scam began!

This is a repost but needs to be shared:
Yes. Fast foods, french fries, wines, teas have Fluoride added to them but aren’t being disclosed to the public? Why? Because the gov and Big Pharm have upped their game to make, and keep us sick.
Fluoride blocks Iodine from getting into the thyroid


P.S. We’ll address Bromine in my next posting.

My bone my break if I try the lotus position for meditation so I watch a video.

And listen to the meditative music!

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Thanks, again, T2t! I will read your post on bromine. I know that unbromated flour is better for you so I look for that type now. I wonder what the chlorine added to our water is doing to us, also?

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Sorry, I meant to have posted this earlier.

Mg = milligrams mcg=micrograms

I would not start with the selenomethionine at first. Then after SLOWLY starting iodine after 2 weeks or so, start with 50 mcg’s of selenomethionine and build uo to 100 mcg’s at 50 MiLLigrams of Iodine then go to 200 mcg’s of Selenomethionine at 100 to 150 MiLLliGrams.

Some people like to get to 400 mcg’s a day on the higher Iodine but that’s up to them.

SeMC is supposed to be the best form of selenium to take. If you take at least 50 MILLIgrams of Iodine a day you should take at least 200 MICROgrams of selenium a day’but it must be taken with iodine.

The regular Selenium is from yeast so Selenomethionine is the 2nd best and the kind I take and it absorbs better than the yeast selenium! -100&Prodgp=se-methylselenocysteine-lef&utm_source=nextag&utm_medium=cpc&ut m_term=401

If a selenium deficiency causes an iodine deficiency, leaving you both selenium and iodine deficient, and supplementing with either selenium or iodine causes severe problems, then the only solution is to supplement both selenium and iodine simultaneously and gradually. Even then you could experience an immediate boost (from increased conversion of T4 to T3) with a subsequent letdown (lack of T4 production because of insufficient iodine or other necessary nutrient). You have to be prepared to ride out the tough times and continue increasing the selenium and iodine until those two deficiencies are corrected and the respective metabolic pathways are back working properly. e%2C/Page.bok?file=selenium.iodine.html

The authors did, however, warn that Brazil nuts are not uniform in their selenium content and may contain much more or much less than the estimated 50 micrograms per nut. No more than one or two Brail nuts should be consumed daily to avoid excessive accumulation of selenium in tissues. opping-ih

Always try to use a top rated seller. I have plenty of Iodine but if I needed it I would consider these. 830722?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa9c4dbc2 0726?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa9c4dbc6

Then there is Lugols which is too strong at first.
Jcrows sells it but for a lot more. 00641054355?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb7238693

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Hi again,

Just search the internet about the dangers of Chlorine and you will find bad stuff about it. One good detail about Chlorine is that the body uses some of it in the stomach to form hydrochloric acid for digestion. But it is bad for you for the most part.

Of all the elements known so far to be essential for health, iodine is the most misunderstood and the most feared. Yet, it is by far the safest of all the trace elements known to be essential for human health. It is the only trace element that can be ingested safely in amounts up to 100,000 times the RDA. For example, potassium iodide has been prescribed safely to pulmonary patients in daily amounts of up to 6.0 gm/day, in large groups of such patients for several years.1-3 It is important, however, to emphasize that this safety record only applies to inorganic, non-radioiodides. Unfortunately, the severe side effects of iodine-containing drugs have been attributed to inorganic iodine/iodide, even though published studies clearly demonstrate that it is the whole organic molecule that is cytotoxic, not the iodine covalently bound to this molecule.

Comparative data indicate that disinfection of an Olympic-size swimming pool can be accomplished with iodine at half the dose of chlorination... Use of the iodinated swimming pool caused no significant changes in either the RAI uptakes or PBI concentrations."19 The advantage of iodine over chlorine as a disinfectant in the treatment of municipal waters is that it could be used as a disinfectant and also as a source of a very important essential element. It is obvious that the benefits of such an approach would outweigh the risks, based on the studies mentioned above.

When different groups of competitive swimmers were asked about their preference between chlorine and iodine as a disinfectant of swimming pools,19 they overwhelmingly chose iodine. None preferred chlorine. "All members of the swimming teams of five universities who participated in AAWU swimming championships that were held in the Stanford pools were asked to express their opinions of iodine-treated water as compared with chlorine-treated water... Seventeen of the 20 freshmen and varsity swimming members expressed a preference for the iodine-treated pool in respect to eye irritation. The other three had no preference, but none preferred the chlorine treatment. Of the championship-swimming contestants, 48 preferred the iodine-treated pool, five had no preference, but none preferred the chlorine-treated pool... Twenty-eight of the subjects who had been exposed to the iodine-treated water for one month were examined by the three physicians of the research staff, each of whom made his observations independently of the others. Twenty-seven of the swimmers examined received a completely negative rating for eye irritation. In only one student was a mild conjunctivitis found on medical examination. This student wears contact lenses and stated that his eye irritation had improved in a miraculous way since the pool had been treated with iodine."

SECRET #3   Seaweed improves low thyroid function. Get the right kind!

The good news is, there’s an easy way to get dietary iodine and fight of all these dangerous substances. Seaweed provides a safe form of dietary iodine for better thyroid function and healthier breast tissues. It also protects you from the harmful effects of radioactive iodine. The regular consumption of seaweed could even restore your thyroid function.

You can eat as much of it as your body wants. There are red and brown seaweeds (although the don’t look either red or brown). Brown seaweeds are highest in iodine. They include all forms of kelp. Focus, also known as Bladder-wrack, is considered to be the best for underactive thyroids because it contains the most iodine. Hijiki and Sargassum are two other forms of brown seaweeds, Red seaweeds include dulse, nori, Irish moss, and Gracilaria.

If you’ve been told that your thyroid is borderline-low, eating seaweed makes sense. But remember, if you’re iodine-deficient, you need to eat seaweed every day or take iodine in a different form.

If you’re taking thyroid medication and want to try seaweed, you may want to call Dr. Drum first for a consultation. The protocol for taking seaweed while on thyroid hormone replacement is different from the one I’ve described. Instead of using seaweed to boost your iodine levels, you might consider using an iodine supplement. Some contain iodine alone, while others have both iodine and iodide.

Lugol’s Iodine has both forms. Regardless even if you take one form the body will covert some of it to the other form as needed and visa versa. I only take the iodine form and it corrected my thyroid in almost 3 months. t

SECRET #4 An iodine supplement should also contain iodide.
The form of iodine you take determines where it will go and which parts of your body it can help. While both thyroid and breast tissues need iodine, your thyroid gland prefers it in a form called iodide. Iodide is a reduced form of an iodine compound containing potassium. Textbooks on endocrinology say that iodine by itself is sufficient since it is converted into iodide in the intestines. But a study using both iodine and iodide indicates our thyroid gland functions better when iodide is included. Research endocrinologist, Guy E. Abraham, M.D., developed both a test to determine iodine sufficiency and an iodine product designed to reverse this deficiency.

His supplement is a high-potency iodine/potassium iodide tablet containing 5 mg of iodine and 7.5 mg of potassium iodide. Doctors will recognize this as a tablet form of an iodine solution called Lugol’s solution, a well-absorbed form of iodine that has been used for 180 years. The tablet is called Iodoral, and it’s available through several sources to anyone who has been found by their doctors or by Dr. Abraham’s test to be iodine-deficient.

Always research for the best deals on supplements yourself!

Be well,


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Hi Nancy08,

You may want to check out Sea Seasonings Organic Kelp Granules by Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, Inc.,, which sells for $3.79 for 1.5 oz in the seaweed section at Whole Foods. The label says 1/4 tsp. provides 3 mg. of iodine. It comes in a shaker-type container so you can shake it over food as you would salt.

I've also used Spice Garden Granulated Kelp, which is not organic and does not have nutritional information on the label. I believe this is less expensive that the organic one; however, I no longer have the price.


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HI uma. Thanks for the info but I now live in a small town in the country and there is no whole foods here. When I lived in NYC I used to eat seaweed fresh or dry, but here we dont have anything like that.

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I don't want to take another pill either, how is Kelp taken? How much iodine do I need if taken in Kelp form?

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Jmac, I just ordered some kelp flakes, you can sprinkle on any food, put on soups, pasta anything. I have made in the past meals with Seaweed, its excellent for us. I like to put on soup. According to torn2tears we can have 150 micrograms daily. I just sprinkle the kelp on food. Uma gave me a good link where u can buy online

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@ Uma Good find!
@Jmac just as with Brazil nuts and selenium with Kelp you can't be sure?

Hi Nancy08,

Please if you read closely I said 50 to 150 MILLIgrams of iodine a day not 150 MICROgrams.
If you can reach 50 MILLIgrams a day, you will have reached a milestone!

It takes about 2 to 3 months to feel the energy and well being that comes with Iodine supps. The bad feelings most people get is from the iodine pushing the toxins out!

I didn’t believe it at first but I stuck with it, and it saved my life.

You have to start out low and if you eat Brazil nuts everyday with your Kelp and or iodine the Brazil nuts will give you the right kind of selenium. Otherwise get the SeMC selenium, better than even the selenomethionine that MUST be taken with Iodine to protect the thyroid. The cons of taking Brazil nuts is you have no way of knowing how much selenium is in each brand you may buy from different companies. Site on bottom of post for SeMC.

Again search for your own best deals as I am not associated in any way with any site I post!

Detox reaction is usually blunted if you take the B2 100 mg's and B3 500mg's twice a day along with ample Sea Salt and preload with SeMC or Selenomethionine 200 mcg per day for at least 10 days prior to longer term Iodine use.

If you re-read some of the posts:

Because of the fluoride, bromine, chlorine, and mercury (especially if you have silver fillings) the Iodine and selenium will cause detox symptoms to occur.
They will pass in 2 to 3 months if you quickly move up to 50 to 150 MILLIgrams a day.

Some people go slower and take smaller amounts of iodine with smaller amounts of selenomethionine or SeMC and it takes a year for the BINGO "light" to come on.

Again the body really loves IODINE and needs it but many people will quit because they think the iodine is making them sick.

Also the links below didn’t take on my FIRST post in this thread. About a study in 1933. (Sorry)

Rocket fuel in baby formula t-Formula

wrappers on fast foods make you sick! s-you-sick.html

SeMC -100&Prodgp=se-methylselenocysteine-lef&utm_source=nextag&utm_medium=cpc&ut m_term=401


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Ok t2t says u need 50 to 150 milligrams not micrograms, sorry my mistake.

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