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post #681 of 710

I just came looking for an iodine thread and will have to take some time today to read through this! We are on the coast in California, so I'm def looking at what type to get and dosing info. Looks like there is a lot of great info here.

post #682 of 710

My holistic MD gave us the go-ahead to dose now at 13mg for an adult, 1/2 that for a child, 1/2 that for a baby.  It is safe but a pretty high dosage and will start boosting levels now.  If things start looking worse, we'll up the dose accordingly.  I'm using tri-quench, a liquid potassium iodide solution containing 25mg KI per drop.  I'm cutting it down with water to get the correct dosage and hoping that I'm doing it right.

post #683 of 710

Is anyone relying on topical iodine?

post #684 of 710
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Originally Posted by joybird View Post

My holistic MD gave us the go-ahead to dose now at 13mg for an adult, 1/2 that for a child, 1/2 that for a baby.  It is safe but a pretty high dosage and will start boosting levels now.  If things start looking worse, we'll up the dose accordingly.  I'm using tri-quench, a liquid potassium iodide solution containing 25mg KI per drop.  I'm cutting it down with water to get the correct dosage and hoping that I'm doing it right.



 

I think that is a dangerous idea, imnsho. That is a HUGE amount of iodine for an adult or child.

 

 

PLEASE see this thread for MANY natural alternatives, start on the last page: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1302780/west-coast-iodine-fallout-information/60

 

 

Pat

post #685 of 710

13 mg is the average daily iodine intake for women of childbearing age in Japan.  I am going off information from Brownstein but please tell me more because I am certainly not an expert on this at all!  

 

I'm all for natural alternatives but in reality, no amount of kelp or any whole food is going to provide enough iodine to block thyroid uptake of radioactive iodine.  I am certainly not going to take the prophylactic dose unless there is a true emergency.  That dose is 130mg for an adult!  

post #686 of 710

Check the links I posted. There is a bunch of research about whole foods preventing radioactivity issues.

 

 

Start HERE.

 

Pat

post #687 of 710

I've read them.  But at the beginning of THIS thread, the amounts I listed above seem to be pretty standard supplemental dosages.  Brownstein himself has advocated this particular protocol for this situation.  He is the most reputable source I could find online and all my health people are in agreement with him.  What I'm asking is why you would consider these amounts dangerous?  

post #688 of 710

Because it is unnecessarily risky to supplement iodine'/iodide in isolation when MANY radioactivity-preventive food options are available (IF there were an actual radioactivity risk), which are less reactive for a significant portion of the mothering population who potentially have (unrecognized) autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

 

 

http://thehealthyskeptic.org/iodine-for-hypothyroidism-like-gasoline-on-a-fire

http://www.westonaprice.org/book-reviews/thumbs-up/1962-why-do-i-still-have-thyroid-symptoms-by-datis-kharrazian.html

http://totalhealthcentervb.com/thyroid-treatment-success-secret-6.htm

 

http://drknews.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Still-Thyroid-Symptoms-Tests-Normal/dp/product-description/1600376703

http://thyroid.about.com/od/isthatso/f/iodine.htm

http://www.carbwire.com/2010/07/20/dr-datis-kharrazian-answers-the-question-why-do-i-still-have-thyroid-symptoms-when-my-lab-tests-are-normal

https://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=199803937016&topic=12012

http://next.thyroid.org/patients/notes/july06/06_07_35.html

http://www.drmanlove.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=335

http://drknews.com/some-studies-on-iodine-and-autoimmune-thyroid-disease/

 

 

I've read that hypothyroid incidence ranges from 10-30% of the American population, often unrecognized; most affected are women; and 70-80% of women who are hypothyroid have autoimmune Hashimoto's, especially common after pregnancies.

 

 

 

Trust your own judgment.  It is your body.

 

 

Pat

 

 

 

post #689 of 710

Interesting.  Thank you.  I very much doubt that I fall into that category after researching it a bit. I would, however, be concerned about what the unknown effects might be on the kids.  I will read more because I haven't found what dosages are involved.  I *think* that thyroid patients are taking a lot more iodine than I'm talking about here...

post #690 of 710

Also, read through this (whole) thread. Many moms here have had problems with low dosing iodine even.

Pat

post #691 of 710

But those of us who have had improvement in symptoms after relatively high dose iodine intakes aren't posting as much.  Even at my worst, health-wise, I just started Iodoral (1/day) without knowing it could cause problems, and in me it didn't, I saw only good things.  And stopping for a while, when I ran out, I noticed a return of some of my symptoms, even now when my health is overall much better. 

post #692 of 710
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Originally Posted by tanyalynn View Post

But those of us who have had improvement in symptoms after relatively high dose iodine intakes aren't posting as much.  Even at my worst, health-wise, I just started Iodoral (1/day) without knowing it could cause problems, and in me it didn't, I saw only good things.  And stopping for a while, when I ran out, I noticed a return of some of my symptoms, even now when my health is overall much better. 


this.  I started at 50mg a day (under the supervision of a physician) and continued for quite some time with no ill effects whatsoever.  My kids were on 12.5 mg a day and had none either.

 

post #693 of 710

we were just discussing this today elsewhere offline. one needs both iodide and iodine.  if relying on a supplement, make sure it has both forms (e.g., Iodoral has both).  food will most likely have both but might not have enough for some individuals' needs.

 

 

post #694 of 710
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Originally Posted by bluets View Post

we were just discussing this today elsewhere offline. one needs both iodide and iodine.  if relying on a supplement, make sure it has both forms (e.g., Iodoral has both).  food will most likely have both but might not have enough for some individuals' needs.

 

 



this.  I'll be more clear that I was on iodoral for the duration.

post #695 of 710

At what percentages, roughly?  I have tri-quench, which says 19mg iodine (from 25mg potassium iodide).  I have to cut it because this is per drop so I'd also like to know which number to use when doing the math.  I've been using the 25.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluets View Post

we were just discussing this today elsewhere offline. one needs both iodide and iodine.  if relying on a supplement, make sure it has both forms (e.g., Iodoral has both).  food will most likely have both but might not have enough for some individuals' needs.

 

 



 

post #696 of 710
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Originally Posted by tanyalynn View Post

But those of us who have had improvement in symptoms after relatively high dose iodine intakes aren't posting as much.  Even at my worst, health-wise, I just started Iodoral (1/day) without knowing it could cause problems, and in me it didn't, I saw only good things.  And stopping for a while, when I ran out, I noticed a return of some of my symptoms, even now when my health is overall much better. 


Same with me. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, but not Hashi's, FWIW.
 

 

post #697 of 710
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Originally Posted by joybird View Post

At what percentages, roughly?  I have tri-quench, which says 19mg iodine (from 25mg potassium iodide).  I have to cut it because this is per drop so I'd also like to know which number to use when doing the math.  I've been using the 25.
 

I think Iodoral is between 50%/50% and 33%/67% but I don't remember which is higher.  It'll be online if you need to know (and I don't know how specific the ratio is supposed to be, or if it's just a range).

 

post #698 of 710

My doctor did a iodine test and I came out pretty low.  She put me on iodoral, about half a pill daily, and it has helped my fibrocystic breast as well as a few other issues.  I recently ran out of the iodoral and bought some iosol from iherb that is ammonium iodide.  Then I read that I want the iodoral and now can't get it.

Should I take the ammoinum iodide?  And will it also help with the radioactive rain and air in my area right now?

post #699 of 710

New to this thread but just wanted to say Iodoral is the same as lugols solution so if you can't get the Iodoral right now you can use Lugols


Edited by Kristin0105 - 3/30/11 at 7:12am
post #700 of 710

Ok so, being on the west coast and concerned about radioactivity arriving here from Japan, I began giving everyone a maintenance dose of iodine, which I knew very little about before all this.  I've been taking 13mg, 6yo dd/6mg and 2yo dd/3mg per day.

 

I'm doing fine, as is 2yo.  But my 6yo, who has has eczema on and off has got a really bad rash behind her ears and along the sides of her neck/face.  It is bumpy, almost pimply and her ears are all scaly and red.  How do I know if this is bromine detox or if she is allergic/sensitive?  I'm taking her to see my NAET practitioner but can't get in until next week.  My instinct tells me it is detox but I don't want to take any chances either.

 

 

 

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