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7/8/12 11:53 A

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hey Tee!

Sorry that happened to you!

Yes... Its very important if you mess with iodine, to do so under the care of a naturopath... someone who knows what they are doing. Excess iodine is dangerous for those who have autoimmune thyroid disease as it promotes the creation of antibodies to TPO and Tg (Thyroglobulin) as the thyroid "wakes up" in response to the iodine, to make more of these two substances, essential to the formation of thyroid hormone.

We forget that the reason why most (not all!!!) of us are hypothyroid is that we have faulty immune systems.

Technically, when this process first starts out, there's nothing "wrong" with our thyroids. They're perfectly healthy functioning organs.

But there IS something wrong with our immune system. It misidentifies those two substances (TPO and Tg) the thyroid creates as the enemy. AND creates antibodies specific to them. What a charmer! ha

Over time, the repeated attacks upon the thyroid cause changes like general inflammation, scarring, nodules, goiter... until your poor lil thyroid isn't functioning properly any longer.


Before starting an iodine test... its key to make sure you've got adequate selenium to protect your thyroid, and that you don't have auto-antibodies to TPO and Tg (thyroglobulin).

Most of us here, do.

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7/8/12 6:05 A

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I became ill when I took liquid iodine.

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7/7/12 6:08 P

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Thanks for the links, Mzz! So much to learn!

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7/7/12 12:59 A

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HI Bella!

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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Hi Everbody,

I was just reading a blog on Kris Carr's website about iodine. Does anyone use iodine supplements? How does it help or not? What do you take?
Here's the link to the blog.

http://crazysexylife.com/2012/iodine-the
-universal-holistic-super-mineral/

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