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Originally posted by new_here
I want my food supply left alone. I want my water left alone. I want my air left alone. I want to be able to trust those higher-ups who are making decisions that directly impact my quality of life. Why is it that these things, which are rightfully ours, seem more and more the stuff of fairy tales?
Originally posted by Merinda
Do you know for sure that due to the atomic weight fluoride displaces iodine? Are people haunted by obesite whom do no overeat, whom only eat between 2000 and 3000 kcal a day?
Originally posted by VeritasAequitas
reply to post by 59demon
Thanks for posting in; I would love to hear how you are doing once you start the regime. My only worries is to make sure you don't have any allergies to Iodine. I know one person that does personally, but then again I am not sure how common that is. It's like finding people allergic to water...
KELP: Because seawater has high iodine content, all seafood is a rich source of iodine. Kelp, the most common edible seaweed, is a vegetable that provides lots of iodine. It may be purchased dried in Asian grocery stores where it is sometimes called kombu, or it is available fresh from specialty stores. Dried kelp requires soaking in water before use; it is a good addition to a salad, or it may be cooked and served as a side vegetable.
Strawberries: Any fruit grown in iodine-containing soil will incorporate some of the iodine and provide iodine to the diet. Although all fruits usually provide some iodine, strawberries tend to take up lots of the element are are particularly rich sources. Medline Plus lists 150 micrograms of iodine as the minimum daily requirement for an adult man or woman. An average serving of strawberries will provide about 10 percent of this requirement.
Veggies: Vegetables also take up iodine from the soil. In particular, soybeans, potatoes with skin, Swiss chard and turnip greens are very good sources of iodine. Other vegetables such as legumes, which include peas and various types of beans, corn and cruciform vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower also incorporate iron from the soil. Iodine is resistant to heat so cooking does not reduce the amount provided by these vegetables.
If a person has hyperT, then it looks like taking selenium without iodine will result in a decrease in production of T4 (although there may be an initial transient increase in T4 to T3 conversion and hence higher T3). I would suggest to start with a small amount of selenium methionine (about 50 mcg) and gradually increase it. I cannot see any way that thyroid function can be normalized without selenium. For hypos the important message is that a selenium deficiency may cause an iodine deficiency, so that even though you are taking iodine you may not be assimilating it unless selenium is also being taken. This would explain how people can have iodine deficiencies even though salt and many foods have iodine added. Supplement with both iodine and selenium. I would recommend starting with 100 mcg of selenium and one kelp tablet and gradually work up to 400-600 mcg of selenium and 2-4 tablets of kelp. [Note from the Green Willow Tree: Our research indicates that there is an upper safety limit of 400 mcg./day for selenium, and we do not recommend taking more than that amount. Also, kelp is extremely high in iodine, which is good for the short term. However, excess iodine consumption long term can actually depress thyroid function. Dulse, bladderwrack, and Irish moss--the seaweeds found in Thyodine--are safer, in our opinion, for long term use.]
I think one lesson from studying the interactions of selenium and iodine is that the interrelationships between minerals are very complicated. Supplementing with one or two can cause further problems. You have to make sure that you correct every deficiency. Health is built from a chain of nutrients and, like a chain, health cannot be accomplished if one nutrient is missing. Sometimes it's complicated putting the chain back together without running into problems (like supplementing with either selenium or iodine, but not both), but every deficiency has to be corrected.
The first study from Crete was published in the 2007 Thyroid Journal. This study reported a 21 % reduction in TPO antibodies after one year of selenomethionine supplements (200 mcg per day). Selenium electron shell, Hashimotos Thyroid TPO antibodies.
A second study from Germany from the 2002 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed a 40 % reduction in antibody levels after selenium supplementation with 9 of 36 (25%) patients completely normalizing their antibody levels.
A third study done in Turkey by Omer Turker et al. was published in the 2006 Journal of Endocrinology. They showed a 30% decrease in anti-thyroid antibodies after three months of L-selenomethionine supplementation at 200 mcg per day in women with Hashimotos thyroiditis. The starting average TPO antibodies of 803 and after three months the average was 572. The below bar chart shows the data from Omer Turker et al.
originally posted by: VeritasAequitas
You may purchase Iodoral tablets, which come in doses of 12.5 milligrams, yes milligrams, not micrograms, to 50 milligrams. Or you can order a bottle of Lugol's 8% Potassium Iodide solution, which 1 drop would suffice daily. All-Natural, non-processed, sea salt, also contains good amounts of Iodine. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Elemental iodine (I2) is toxic if taken orally. The lethal dose for an adult human is 30 mg/kg, which is about 2.1–2.4 grams (even if experiments on rats demonstrated that these animals could survive after eating a 14000 mg/kg dose).