reply to post by Nightflower
Are you an MD? What are your qualifications to give medical advice? If not, your taking a heck of risk dispensing medical advice on a public forum.
As an example, I suffer from Hyperthyroidism but did not know it until they found it by accident in some blood tests. I could do myself harm if I were
to take your advice. I get too much and I end up with tremors in my hands that are hard to control along with diarrhea and some other unpleasant
effects like nervousness and temper problems. One of the causes of Hyperthyroidism is to much iodine in the diet. That is likely what caused my
If you start to have any of the following problems, you may want to see an MD about what you are doing -
* Difficulty concentrating
* Frequent bowel movements
* Goiter (visibly enlarged thyroid gland) or thyroid nodules
* Heat intolerance
* Increased appetite
* Increased sweating
* Irregular menstrual periods in women
* Weight loss (rarely, weight gain)
Other symptoms that can occur with this disease:
* Breast development in men
* Clammy skin
* Hair loss
* Hand tremor
* High blood pressure
* Itching - overall
* Lack of menstrual periods in women
* Nausea and vomiting
* Pounding, rapid, or irregular pulse
* Protruding eyes (exophthalmos)
* Rapid, forceful, or irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
* Skin blushing or flushing
* Sleeping difficulty
The number one cause of Hyperthyroidism is to much iodine in the diet.
Those reading your thread should be made aware and if they do as you say, they should ask their MD first and watch for the above symptoms. Above all,
make sure you get your medical advice from a licensed professional and not on the Internet.
Actually we were taught about iodine in health classes back in the dark ages when I was a child. It's not really news. Just use iodized salt in your
cooking and you will get enough. Maybe too much if you eat a lot of cold water fish as I do. They used to recommend you only buy iodized salt every
other purchase so you don't get to much and harm your Thyroid.
At least speak to your trusted, licensed MD before you give this advice to others if you want to "do no harm". Medical Professionals are not out to
do you harm. That's a product of paranoid delusions.