IODINE HELP FORUM

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Thyroid Rescue Complex request 
Hi and thanks so much for this very helpful website. I was really pleased to learn about cherry angiomas, which my husband and I have, as does my hypothyric …

Iodine and Hair Loss 
I lost a lot of my hair due to stress and thyroid problems. I am so interested in your articles stating that the colorless iodine helped restore hair. …

Detox Time Frame 
OK, so based on the fact that I have more and more cherry angiomas appearing on my chest and stomach, I've come to realize that I am probably iodine deficient. …

Detox with Iodine Therapy 
Hello, I was wondering what is the recommended dose for someone who's deficient and also wants to detox from halogens and heavy metals in the body? …

Iodine and Viruses 
Can lugols iodine taken orally inactivate of kill off the herpes virus? My friend is taking high doses (20 drops) and swears it cured him. RESPONSE …

Weight Gain 
Has any one else gained alot of weight while detoxing with iodine? I've gained nearly 25 pounds. Any explanations or remedies? Thank you. …

Iodine - Acne 
Hi, I have been diagnosed with hypothyroid with the beginnings of a goiter. I cannot eat or take anything with iodine in it as my face breaks out …

Severe Hair Loss due to Styling 
Hi, I am suffering from severe hair loss. I read that Decolorised Iodine help reducing hair loss. Where in Mumbai can I buy the same ? Please help. …

Lugols 15% Dosage 
I purchased lugos iodine in a 15% soulution. Now I am now wondering how much to take? I also wanted to know if you can tell if its truly iodine and …

Iodine Overdose Question 
First, thank you for this great website. I've really enjoyed drawing from all the things you've learned about iodine, and it has been helpful in guiding …

Iodine Deficiency - My Story!  
As teens, we bought tincture of iodine and poured it into small bottles of baby oil and smeared the stuff all over ourselves when we went out to tan. …

Lugol's Solution and Halogens 
Please explain this article. http://www.jcrows.com/iodine.html Specifically the line that says: But a reverse order is not possible. I was led …

Starting Lugol's Iodine 
I'm a 53 yr old female going thru menopause. Hypothyroid DX about 5 yrs ago, on low dose Levothyroxine. Contracted Lyme Disease in 2010, took ABX …

Lugol's Solution and Kidney Function 
Hello: Last July I started taking Lugol's 5% solution at 1 drop per day for one week and then increased to 2 drops per day and so on until I had reached …

Iodine Rich Foods and Guideline to Renewed Health 
Here is how my family is trying to recover from Iodine depletion. I feel great, it is working like a charm for me. My kids are still a work in process, …

Ferritin - Iodine Connection 
I ask this because I have higher than average Ferritin. I want to know if taking Iodine will increase my Iron? Often shellfish etc. have high Iodine …

Autoimmune Thyroid Disorder 
I have a similar history and believe I may have an underlying issue with my thyroid from an autoimmune disorder. I have done much research also and …

Vitamin A Palmitate causes Iodine Deficiency 
My family became iodine deficient after giving up dairy products and taking Cod Liver Oil (which contains vitamin A) for several years. We developed …

Lugol's Iodine Dosage 
I had read on here from Dr. Brownstein to start at 6mg & “gradually increase” to 50mg. What is “gradually increase”? That can range from a week …

Lugols Iodine Dosage  
I was interested in ordering your Lugol's Solution, but I'm a little confused about the dosage. Another web page that I read suggested an intake of …

Iodine Side Effects 
Hi, I have Hashimotos and my Iodine levels are very low. I tried Lugols 1 drop a day and it just makes me feel really terrible. I do feel an increase …

Iodine Patch Test - Cherry Angioma 
On the Iodine Patch Test page you mention you're iodine deficient if the color COMPLETELY disappears... does that mean the skin would look as if nothing …

Adya Clarity Issue 
I am so glad my sweet sister shared your link with me! I am enjoying exploring all your information as I seek natural cures for my physical problems. …

Hypothyroidism - Decline 
Hi There, Just writing to say I was very glad to find you're web site. I have learned a great deal thanks. I started to get ill approxinately two …

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Fibromyalgia and Thyroid 
Hi all, I have suffered from a facial fibromyalgia and atypical trigeminal neuralgia for many years. I've just been tested for positive for very low …

Iodine Allergy  
I did a Biology Course about 5 years ago. Can't remember what the experiment was I was doing but I used Iodine and instantly I got a massive headache. …

Keloid Scars 
I am suffering from keloid scars on my chest and shoulder for the last ten years. Two years back, the doctor said I have a thyroid problem and I am …

Iodine Deficiency Test 
Hello, from all that I have read I feel like I may be Iodine Deficient. But, because I am a Black American and the tincture is clear how can I know …

Peripheral Neuralgia - Iodine 
I suffer from a condition diagnosed as 'peripheral neuralgia.' This condition presents as if my socks are continually bunched beneath my toes... not painful, …

Armour Thyroid and Liquid Zeolite - My Journey to Wellness. 
How many of you have a story like mine? Many, many people I would think. Tired, achey, put on weight easily,chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia,insomnia, …

Iodine Dosage 
Hello! I'm glad to have found this website! I've started a treatment with 5% Lugol's lately, but since I'm not under the supervision of any doctor, …

Detox Skin Rash??? 
Thank you so much for your wonderful information. I just recently began iodine supplementation about a week ago with Lugo's 2% one drop daily in apple …

Liquid Zeolite Detox 
Hi Jill, First off, thank you for creating this site to help me obtain vital information regarding hypothyroid in ON E place. You can't believe …

Iodine Products, dosage, and related issues 
Hello, I tried the iodine patch test and according to that, I am severely difficient. I have had many of these symptoms over the past few decades. …

Weight Gain Taking Iodine - Help! 
Do you know the mechanism that would be causing me fast weight and fat gain in the abdomen when taking a liquid iodine supplement? 7 years ago as my …

Radiation Poisoning Treated by Iodine? 
Is iodine good to take against radiation in the daily atmosphere? RESPONSE Dr. Brownstein, renowned expert in treatment of iodine deficiency addressed …

Nuclear Radiation and Iodine 
Hello from British Columbia. I live in a remote community and have some iodine tincture I'd like to use as I cannot get access to potassium iodide …

Armour Thyroid Medication and Iodine 
It is my understanding that when you take Armour, you are getting all the iodine your body can use, because it is supplied in the Armour. If that is so, …

Elevated Thyroid Antibodies 
Hi, I have extremely elevated thyroid antibodies (both thyroid peroxidase and thyroid antiglobulin). Originally I was diagnosed with goiter 30 years ago …

Psoriasis Treatment with Iodine  
After trying just about everything on the market for psoriasis you told me to try iodine. I applied the iodine to one of my patches about 4 times …

Severe Shellfish Allergy & Surgery 
I have a severe shellfish allergy in that I cannot breathe the fumes of shellfish when it is cooked. I get anaphylactic shock, and, obviously, carry epipens …

Chronic migraines and Iodine to cure hormonal imbalance?  
Please help me :) I need advice. I have suffered from chronic migraine for 22 years...in the last 6 months it has got allot better as I have been doing …

Iodine Overdosing? 
Wanting to really know if it is ok to ingest liquid kelp and use it in baby oil to tan in the same day? Or is it overdosing? RESPONSE There …

Iodine & Zeolite 
Hi There I've recently learnt about iodine deficiency and over the past couple of years have read and used Zeolite. Now I'm beginning to wonder …

Psoriasis - 7% iodine tinture  
After 23 years of suffering with Psoriasis,, a few weeks ago I found Dr. Simoncini iodine cure on psoriasis... I started with 7% iodine tinture 3 to …

Major Health Decline 
Symptoms: pain all over my body every moment of every day Fatigue Cherry angiomas Low growth hormone Mass on liver,breast,posterior pituitary …

Thyroid Disease 
I was diagnosed with thyroid disease, and Graves disease in the late 90's. I had a goiter in my throat and weighed about 90 pounds. I was given radio iodine …

Scalp Psoriasis - could it be Iodine deficiency? 
I have had scalp psoriasis for nearly 5 years & it has now spread around the sides of my face & all over my neck. I have tried MANY remedies - from Doctors …

Female Pattern Hair Loss 
I am a 28 year old female who is suffering from pattern hair loss and diffuse thinning for the past 11 years. I used to have really thick, straight, …

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Thyroidectomy - surgical removal of Thyroid 
Hi thanks so much for this opportunity to "ask." I had my thyroid removed 22 years ago as a result of radiation treatments to shrink my thymus, when …

Possible Iodine Allergy? 
Hello, My 14 year old son has eaten all types of seafood his entire life. But, recently immediately after eating shrimp and lobster he has exhibited …

Iodine painting vs. Drinking 
Is painting iodine on the skin as effective as drinking it? I am referring to the Lugols 5% iodine solution. Any info you could give would be greatly …

5 Foods that Provide You with Iodine  
A deficiency in anything that is needed by the body cannot be good. You will begin noticing some changes in your body, and underlying diseases may be causing …

Adya Clarity 
You really should remove Adya Clarity from your site for all of the reasons listed below: Adya Clarity is being sued for misreperesentation. The FDA …

Iodine and Occipital Neuralgia 
Few months back began 12.5 Iodoral based on symptoms. I am 51 years old. Immediately began to have eye twitching, horrible dark moods, etc. etc. and …

Kelp Reaction 
I took a 225 mcg. Iodine from Kelp pill at about 3 in the afternoon. I woke up about 4am with a feeling of my throat closing or obstructed. Had some …

Sever Reactions to Shelfish 
I had eaten shellfish and ocean fish since I was a kid. Around the age of 30, I started to have violent reactions to shellfish such as shrimp and crab. …

Detox Recommendation 
Hello, I read with great interest the information on cherry Angiomas. I have quite a few and I fear the problem is getting worse. I read about the detox …

Lugols - 2% Dosage  
For everyone's information, Dave pointed out earlier in a previous e-mail, the 2% dosage of Lugols is 5 drops, not 2 or 3. It requires 5 drops of 2% …

Iodine - Hair Loss 
Could low iodine levels cause hair loss? RESPONSE Ann, Low iodine levels can certainly cause hair loss. That is one of the symptoms among …

Iodine and MSM  
Hi, Great website, very informative! Just wondering if you know of any contraindications with taking iodine and MSM together at the same time or …

Lugols - Anxiety 
Hi, I suffer from anxiety and I'm taking medication for it. My husband was talking to a friend at work about my anxiety and his friend told him about …

Hyperhydrosis 
Can lack of iodine have any connection to Hyperhydrosis? In my case, hands and feet are the worst. RESPONSE I did some research and found the …

Health Care Practitioner for Iodine 
Is there a place online to find a healthcare practicioner in my area that understands the importance of iodine? RESPONSE Unfortunately, it is difficult …

C. Diff. Treatment with Iodine 
Sadly, I have c.diff and have tried many treatments and methods to eradicate this awful bacteria (super bug) from my intestines. Flagyl worked once, but …

Lugol's 5% Solution - Drops 
I am trying to find out how many drops are in one ounce of Lugol's 5% Solution. RESPONSE I did a bit of checking around on the Internet and I found …

Psoriasis Cure 
Being very curious after reading Dr. Simoncini's book, I decided to try baking soda on my chronic "athlete's foot" and chronic psoriasis on my left index …

Iodine Depletion - Vitamin A 
I have found that too much Vitamin A Palmitate can cause Iodine Depletion. Have you seen this effect? This is my theory: o Foods and supplements containing …

Iodine and Animals 
I was wondering if this product could be used in felines and would it help pseudomonas. If yes what would the dosage be? RESPONSE I put one …

Lugol's Dosage 
Could somebody explain to me please how (as described by Dr Abraham And Dr Brownstein) 15% lugol's containing 5% Iodine and 10% Potassium Iodide per 2 …

Iodine Deficiency? 
I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. I have all the symptoms that you listed in your personal story except two: 1: I have insane amounts of body hair …

Tincture of Iodine for Corn Removal 
Can I use iodine tincture to treat the toes corns? RESPONSE I did some research and I found this entry on a site called Foot Care: Soak your …

Tincture of Iodine 
Hello, Is it ok to ingest Tincture of Iodine or is it for external use only? RESPONSE I know it can be confusing to understand. Tincture of Iodine …

Allergic to Iodine - Toxic or Hyper? 
Dear Jill, In the Iodine Overdose, you write that "Tincture of Iodine may cause rash, blistering or crusting on the skin." I wonder why in some people …

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Mercury Poisoning 
If one has mercury poisoning from amalgam fillings, how much iodine would you recommend that one supplement with? I was informed that at least 50 …

IODINE 131  
I AM A SWEDISH GIRL WHO LIVES IN SOUTHAMERICA. I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT IODINE AND IODINE 131. I AM WORRIED FOR MY 4 YEAR OLD SON. MY SISTER GOT …

Goiter Symptoms - Non-Toxic 
I went into the Dr. for a rash and he tells me my neck usually isn't this big...well there has been too much going on I haven't been paying attention...so …

Iodine - Weight Gain 
My sister has been taking iodine and vitamin C and has lost weight. She told me I should take the iodine and vitamin C also to help me lose weight (I …

Lugols Iodine vs. Raw Iodine 
What is Raw iodine? Is it toxic? Is it different from Lugol's Iodine? How? RESPONSE Good question Kim. Raw iodine occurs naturally in only …

Iodine Allergy 
I started an iodine drop and i think i am allergy to it. My throat swelled up and i could hardly swallow. Took benedyal and it seemed to help. I was …

White Iodine Content 
Please tell me the strength of your decolorized iodine: i.e., how much iodine and/or potassium iodide (mg) per drop -- or per ml, whichever unit you choose. …

Thyroidectomy  
Can I have a iodine deficiency after a thyroidectomy? How should I treat it? RESPONSE That's a good question. I did some research and found …

Insomnia and Iodine 
I've been diagnosed as being hypothyroidism and put a dose of Euthrox(0.1mcg).After about 3 months of taking this daily,i now have severe insomnia.My mind …

Iodine Dosage 
I am hypothyroid and was on armour thyroid. Do I need iodine too? RESPONSE I need to answer your question with a question? Is the Armour keeping …

Iodine with Supplements 
We are about to embark on Lugol's 5% solution (2 drops per day). Are these drops compatabile with other natural supplements or are there some supplements …

Clean Drinking Water 
I want clean drinking water. How do I do it right? RESPONSE Good question. There are so many units out there and everyone is touting their drinking …

My Low Thyroid 
I was diagnosed 5 years ago with a low thyroid. I had anxiety and was losing my hair. My temperature is low. Usually below 97.6. 5 Years later I …

Iodine Patch Test 
I have been taking 4 Iodoral tablets a day for the past three months and when I do the iodine patch test it is lasting for 8-9 hours. Is that a normal …

Iodine Side Effects - Sensitivity 
I have been taking Lugol's Iodine 5% for 12 days and have been feeling better. I am not as cold, joint pain has subsided and I haven't slept better in …

Iodine Poisoning 
What are some hazards of Iodine...??? RESPONSE If you are referring to an iodine overdose, this page will provide you with more information: Iodine …

Contrast iodine used in CT 
I am an RN and recently experienced a patient's anaphylactic response to the IV iodine (throat swelling) and had to send her to the hospital after giving …

Hyperthyroidism (Graves Disease) 
My girl friend was diagnosed with Graves Disease approximately two months ago. I'm uncertain based on conflicting information if Lugol's Iodine should …

Iodine Allergy? 
I have always eaten shell fish my entire life but a couple of years ago, I had a reaction to Tiger Shrimp. I got big red bumps all over my body and my …

Iodine Overdose Potential 
I was wondering if you could ever get too much iodine by taking the maintance amount of 2 drops per day. Also, on the iodine test, does all the color …

Prozac - 12 Years - Help! 
I was on prozac for 12 yrs and found out it was madee with fluoride and quit. I have been medication free for 6 months now but gained 35 pounds and …

Iodine Allergy combined with Iodine deficiency 
I am severely allergic to iodine. This was discovered when I went into Anaphylactic shock after being injected with Iodine Contrast Dye. I also show …

Iodine Allergy 
Hi I'm sure this is probably covered somewhere on this site, but I just stumbled in here and would like to ask a question. I'm 41. When I was …

Possible Hypothyroid - Medications 
My heart is in a-fib. I take coumadin, digoxin, and atenlol. Can I take iodine with these medications without any problems. RESPONSE I researched …

Thyroid - Diabetes Connection 
Can tincture of iodine help diabetes? I have heard that tincture of iodine can regulate blood sugar and I have five people including my aunt who were …

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Lugols vs. Tincture of Iodine for Patch Test 
May I use Lugol's Iodine instead of Tincture of Iodine to do the Iodine Patch Test? RESPONSE The chemical make up of Lugols and Tincture of Iodine …

Hair loss - low iodine 
I am interested in you treatment for hair loss. I finally found the decolorized iodine, but was concerned about the alchohol and the ammonium that is …

White Iodine - Bell's Palsy 
When I was 12 I had Bell's Palsy. The school Dr. in my native Puerto Rico prescribed white iodine. I don't remember the dosage or what kind of iodine, …

Radioactive Iodine Treatment 
Hi, I will be going for radioactive iodine treatment next week. Can I use almond milk in my coffee? I lost the pamphlet that hospital gave me to follow …

Hypothyroid Treatment with Iodine 
I have very bad side effects when I take any form of thyroid med. I would like to know if anyone has been cured with hypothyroidism with iodine only. …

Hypothyroid Disease - How long do I have to wait.? 
I have been recently diagnosed with hypothyroid. How long do I take iodine before I have an increase in energy? My biggest complaint is that I feel …

Keloid Scar Removal Internally 
I have keloid skin and unfortunately have had 5 knee surgeries over the last 2 years. There is still inflammation in my knee. The range of motion has …

Iodine Disinfectant for Psoriasis 
Many psoriasis patients due to itching will choose to use iodine as skin disinfectant. Can I use iodine on psoriasis skin lesions for skin disinfection? …

Iodine Supplements 
Hello, Would the iodine taken 2 drops in 8oz of water, help with my underactive thyroid? RESPONSE Maureen, 2 drops of iodine will certainly help. …

Iodine Allergy - Not Sure 
As a child I was subject to a brain scan after a car accident. I was injected with iodine so the images would show up better for the doctors to see. …

What color is tincture of iodine? 
What color is tincture of iodine? Is it something that can be used to make homemade suntan oil? RESPONSE I'm look at a bottle of it right now …

Bromine and Bromates... what is the difference? 
wondering if there is a relation to the bromine used for sanitizing water in pools and hot tubs and the bromates talked about on this website. Which is …

Lugol's and Isodol Comparison 
I did the patch test with tincture of iodine and the stain disappeared after 10-12 hours. Which supplement is better to use...Lugol's or Isodol? RESPONSE …

Lugols - Need Help!  
Since the radioactive fallout from Fukushima started I increased my intake of Lugol's 2% solution. I have been taking 8-10 drops in my fresh squeezed …

Iodine Allergy? 
I can eat shellfish with no problem. Use iodized salt with no problem. I once took a Pamprin and felt like my ears were closing up an throat getting slightly …

Swollen Throat? 
I'm a 55 year old female, still have a monthly cycle (VERY HEAVY), I'm hypothyroid, very high blood pressure (198/98), high cholesterol, high blood glucose, …

Adrenal fatigue ? 
Although I now realise I had symptoms of hypothyroidism in my 20s it wasn't diagnosed until I was in my 40s when I was really ill I am now on T4 125mcg …

Iodine Production in the Body 
If I take too much Iodine will my body stop producing it on it's own? RESPONSE The body does not produce iodine and must depend upon outside …

Male Infertility Treatment with Iodine? 
Hi, I am a 43 year old male who has just been diagnosed with sertoli-cell-only infertility. Would using Lugols or any other form of Iodine help me? …

Nuclear Radiation, Iodine and Children Dosage 
How should we dose iodine skin supplements for small children? 8 months, 3 year old, 7 year old? RESPONSE According to Dr. Brownstein, noted iodine …

Iodine and MultiVitamin 
Hello, I wanted to ask if the iodine in my daily multivitamin/ multimineral is not a very good source of iodine compared to Lugol's iodine. The bottle …

Lugols Iodine and Keloid Scars 
Will Lugols Iodine work on a growing keloid scar? ANSWER Lugol is 5% iodine and tincture of iodine may vary from 2% - 7%. I don’t see why it would …

Iodine Patch Test 
To do the iodine skin test can i use Povidone iodine 10%? instead of buying the 2% tincture? ANSWER Povidone iodine is really a 10% SOLUTION …

Fingernail Fungus Treatment with Iodine 
I have psoriasis along with nail fungus. I have been applying iodine to my nails every night and I see a HUGE improvement in just 5 days. RESPONSE …

Iodine Dosage and Specific Brands 
Before I came across your website I purchased a bottle of Now brand Kelp, 150mcg.( Laminaria digitata & Ascophyllum nodosum) Directions say to take one …

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What causes my extreme low body temperature? 
I suffer from getting cold and staying cold. Once I get a chill, I get cold to the bone and stay that way for quite some time. Is there anything …

Deficiency of Iodine 
It is quite amazing how much a deficiency of iodine can affect our whole body. This information certainly can help people on their goal to good health. …

Iodine Intake - Prevention and/ or Maintence 
I have always known about Iodine but just found your site. I think I want to start taking the iodine. Gee,I think that's an important thing to be …

Lack of Energy 
I seem to have "run out of steam". Could iodine give me more energy? ANSWER Iodine can certainly give you more energy. This works in an "around …

What are all the Natural Sources of Iodine 
Hi Again Jill, I have another question about the Natural Sources of Iodine. What are the best natural ingredients that provide iodine? Can any of …

What are the Benefits of Iodine for Treating Skin Conditions 
Hi Jill, I am curious about the benefits of iodine for treating skin conditions. I read the page on how well iodine can treat psoriasis. Are there …

Cold Hands Remedy? 
Well, it may not have been iodine, but I used to suffer from cold hands. It didn't matter if it was wintertime or not, but my fingers would go white. …

Too little Iodine in My Body 
I was in a low energy mode for a long time with symptoms such as constant cold feet, which I've had all my life, and high blood pressure. I did not know …

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