That info on iodine is only true for people who don't have autoimmune thyroid disease... Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Unfortunately, 90% of hypothyroid patients do.
In those with our condition, providing the body with iodine over the RDA of 150 mcgs, triggers an increase in thyroid hormone production. The immune system perceives this as an invasion, so it creates more auto-antibodies which attack the thyroid, causing further destruction and inflammation.
Here's something that might not be "crazysexylife", but plain and simple science: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1345585
This is especially true if your body is low in selenium: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17160166
Iodine is found all over the body, but is most highly concentrated in the thyroid... because its used to make thyroid hormone.... the amount of iodine atoms are the number that's after the "T" in T3 and T4.
If you do experiment with it, its got to be done under the care of a doctor and you've got to be sure you've got adequate selenium. There's an iodine loading test where you are given inorganic iodine and your urine is collected over a 24 hour wash out period. How much is retained signifies how deficient your body is.
I would check to see if you have autoantibodies to two substances in your thyroid gland... TPO (an enzyme, thryoid peroxidase) and Tg (thyroglobulin, a protein containing tyrosine) before attempting this.
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