I have hypothyroidism, and when I started eating kelp/dulse/nori/etc. seaweeds a few days ago, I've had SO MUCH MORE energy, it is ridiculous! Would it be more beneficial to eat seaweed as a whole food (and get my iodine up thus) or take supplements instead? If supplements, what kind do you recommend or that have worked for you?
I realize the seaweed may be contaminated, but it's STILL a whole food. If I'm eating more healthy in general (811lfrv after all!!), I feel as though the toxins, incuding mercury, can be more easily eliminated. I also don't want to lose the benefits of eating whole foods, naturally! :D Suggestions?
Iodine is the most misunderstood nutrient on the planet! You really need more than 1 drop per day to displace fluoride, chlorine, and barium from your thyroid so that it can function properly:
I accidentally took waaaaaay way way WAY too much Lugols two days ago as I was doing the math wrong to convert to mg's. I ended up having like 70 drops in one day of 2% lugols. My salivary glads became sore and inflamed (and still are a little sensitive to the touch), my mouth tasted like metallic for two days, and I had a weird come and go headache. However--I also was full of energy. The amount I ingested was very unsafe. I'm curious--Does anyone know how long I should wait before taking again at the appropriate dosage? I'd like to take it again but do it correctly this time. Any advice would be great. How long do I wait? also--recommended # of drops per day? everyday? Thank you!
In the event of a nuclear power plant accident, the Japanese government gives those affected 50 mg of iodide/day to prevent thyroid cancer from the thyroid’s excessive absorption of radioactive iodine. Japanese typically consume high amounts of iodine/iodide in Kelp. http://healyourselfathome.com/HOW/NEWSTARTS/1_NUTRITION/MINERALS/IO...
So the Japanese typically get 50mg in their diet because their soils have been fertilized with seaweed. So this 50 mg is in addition to their diet. The U.S. recommends 100mg a day in a nuclear event. We are having a nuclear event/s, it's just not being reported in the news much. So you just had twice the amount recommended by the U.S. government for a daily dosage.
Article on latest Fukishima events: http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/08/unimaginable-levels-radiation...
>the Japanese government gives those affected 50 mg of iodide/day
"Wrong type of iodine"
Oh gosh, I totally missed that! So glad you pointed that out. After lots of reading I take Lugol's 5% solution I get from J.Crow's. 50mg daily for a couple of months or so which is 8 drops. I take it all at once in the morning. I notice my nails are stronger but not much else, maybe I will increase my dosage.
So interesting to read your experience Rock, are you taking the 5% lugols?
Thank you for this information. Looks like I will be throwing out the Lugols and switching over to the Nascen
Very good point, Rock. I will do my research based on the information you have provided, rather than tossing my Lugol's. Thank you for explaining your findings and sharing your experience with us. I'm looking forward to learning more regarding iodine supplementation.