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5/6/09 6:59 P

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That was one of the first things I asked when he said I should be on it.He reasured me that there would be no problem(again you should always start out low and slow).
I take many medications(doctor prescribed)and herbal and have had no problems but, thats me.

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5/4/09 9:01 P

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Although Metformin has been known to lower b12 levels, there are no known interactions between Iodine and Metformin.

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5/4/09 6:48 P

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Hello all!!! This is a very interesting topic. I have a couple of questions though.

For the ones that are taking the iodine, Are you taking any other meds i.e Metformin? I am taking MET and just wondering if I would be able to use this in addition to that.

To the one that said she had this on her list to ask her PCOS doc about, What type of doc do you see for your PCOS. I have an appt with and ENDO for the first time on May 18th so I wonder if I should put this on my list to ask about also.

Thanks for your help and time ladies.

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5/1/09 6:27 P

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I had no blood work done. I have a deadly allergie to fish and thats the main sorce for Iodine in the U.S so it was pretty much given mine was extremely low. He asked if I was tired alot he was pretty conserned that I was diagnosed with PCOS wich he said is due to low Iodine.He mentioned people can have bad skin.

My ciropractor was concerned that I had a deadly fish allergie so thats why I started slow. Also he said people are more often allergic to fish then the iodine in it, But he still said I should start out at a very low dose.

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4/29/09 4:15 A

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Here are a couple of articles I came across by coincidence in a newsletter just after reading your post -

Guy Abraham, MD. The safe and effective implementation of orthoiodosupplementation in medical practice. The Original Internist, 11:17-36, 2004. www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/pdfs/IOD
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Guy Abraham, MD, and David Brownstein, MD. A Simple Procedure Combining The Evaluation of Whole Body Sufficiency for Iodine with The Efficiency of the Body To Utilize Peripheral Iodide: The Triple Test. The Original Internist, Vol. 14, No. 1, 17-23, March 2007 www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/pdfs/IOD
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4/28/09 8:12 A

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3MCQUEEN3 - That's excellent that you've had such a positive result with the iodine, well done! Thanks for posting all that fascinating information. Did your chiropractor do any blood tests to determine your iodine levels or question you about things like dry skin, fatigue, muscle cramps, your digestion? Iodine deficiency is more common in women than in men and low iodine levels can cause hair loss, ovarian cysts, weight gain and infertility so it's not a bad idea. The RDI is a standing joke amongst many nutritionists (I am one - clinical and orthomolecular, though I don't practise anymore) as the values are so low, but basically it was designed to indicate the minimum amount necessary to avoid clinical deficiency, rather than the optimal amount to ensure health and vitality, so you can often safely supplement with a huge multiple of the RDI for specific reasons in orthomolecular nutrition. I am glad you are doing this under the direction of your chiropractor - it is very important when using orthomolecular nutrition (high therapeutic doses) to know what you are doing.

I totally second Nyxwolfwalker's comments about allergy - Iodine allergy is lifethreatening anyone with an allergy to seafood, especially shellfish or who has had an allergy to the contrast injection used for CT scans should be very careful.

As SweetSunshine mentioned, iodine is involved in thyroid function, and it's also necessary for the normal development, growth and function of the brain and body as well as having a strong influence on various metabolic processes including body temperature regulation.

You can always tweak your nutritional intake by including foods which contain the nutrient rather than resorting to supplementation. This is definitely a better way to go if you want to start immediately but haven't got a practitioner to advise you. Foods which contain iodine include seafood especially cod, sea bass, haddock and perch, kelp, dairy products and to a varying degree some plants which are grown in soils which are rich in iodine. Oh it's also added to table salt in a lot of countries, which has greatly reduced the rate of severe iodine deficiency in countries such as the UK, US and Australia.

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4/27/09 9:47 P

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One of my teachers is a naturopathic doctor, and he teaches tomorrow, so I will ask him about it. I know that iodine affect the thyroid gland, and that thyroid issues are fairly common with PCOS. I'm wondering if that is the connection? I'd think it would have something to do with either IR or maybe reducing the ovary's sensitivity to insulin as well, but I'd have to research that.

I'll let you know what my teacher says.

In the meantime, I'd highly recommend that you research this thoroughly (or ask a qualified person) before jumping into ANY supplement or "natural" treatment. There are often serious side effects to watch out for, and possible contraindications, too.

Be safe, everybody!


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4/27/09 3:28 P

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Gina,

Thanks for the update. I'd love it if all of you would keep us informed.

I have this on my (very long) list of questions for my pcos doc for the next time I see him.

Thanks!

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4/25/09 6:41 A

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So, I have only been on it for a few days but I already have more energy than before! I also more interested in my husband but maybe that is because I have more energy. I will check out those websites. Thanks!

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4/22/09 7:31 P

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My ciropractor gave drbrownsteins.com web site as an excellent information site also he said optimox.com to purchase it. I have not veiwed the sites yet.

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4/21/09 3:27 P

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I go to my ciro tomorrow so I'll let you know tomorrow more info.

My ciro was telling me that we should be on 8000% higher than recomended or aloud by health department in America. Thats why its so immportant to have somebody scegduling it out for you. I up mine every month and I've been on it for 6 months.It only cost me(from my ciro)10 dollars a month for the pills.So its not exspensive.

I also use to lose large amounts of hair to the point of being thin at the front of my hair line now when I take a shower istead of the birds nest I use to take out of the hair trap I have almost nothing.
I am very excited for you. I know how much better and happier I feel knowing that it can be fixed.

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4/20/09 11:16 P

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After reading the info you gave us I decided to look around on how to buy it. I found a Kelp supplement from GNC and it has 150 mcg of Iodine in it. I started on it 2 days ago. I will let you know how it goes.

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I will let you know for sure! She is out of town for a while, but I will e-mail her as soon as she gets back and will let you know. :)

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Anna,

I'd be interested to hear what your holistic practitioner thinks about this.

Thanks!

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Thank you so much for this info! I really appreciate it! I may ask my holistic practitioner more about this and will await the info you receive from your chiropractor. :)

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4/14/09 7:13 P

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It not only reduces hair growth it will eliminate it (after 2yr of tweezing 2x a day now maybe twice a weak). Iodine is used to fix the hormone problem and put your body back in balance( recomend reading Iodine and breast cancer)The internet is not a help at all alot of the facts are not acurate.
You should absolutelly reseach it before you start it and most deffidently start out slow. Also having a fish allergie does not mean you will have a reaction. I myself am deadly allergic to fish but have no side affects.
The misconception with Iodine is that high doeses causes problems(thats why a doctor will never prescribe it). But if you look to china they have been using extreamly high doeses to cure PCOS, Cancer, and in preventing still born births and miscarrages( They have the lowest rate ever for miscarrages and still born births).
I get my Iodine through my ciropractor, I've seen it sold on the internet(I do not recomend it due to you should have a doesing schedule on how soon to up it and how far to up it.

Its without a doubt a personal disition for someone to try it. It sounds scary when doctors are saying how bad it is for you.
But I suffered with PCOS for 2 years and being on this for a short time I'm starting to feel in control. My ciropractor said He has seen many of his patients who have PCOS after uping it for 1-2years there PCOS is gone.
I will ask my ciropractor were people could buy it and what books he recomends(other then the above book). and will let you know.


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I did not know that iodine helps reduce facial hair. How do I find out more info on this? Thanks!

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not everyone tolerates iodine very well - small amounts might be alright, but for some it can be deadly though this side effect is rear its not as uncommon as it once was.

Anyone how has a food allergy automaticly has an increased risk of being sensitive to wards iodine and more so if its a fish or seafood allergy that one has.




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4/12/09 7:56 P

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I'm new to all this.But I would like to share I have been taking(recomended through my ciropractor) large doses of Iodine. I've noticed that my hair on my chin is practically gone and I'm not losing hair on my head. I'm finding it easier to lose weight. (17 lbs down). And I still have a way to go with uping my dose. By no means am I saying go out and start taking large doses of iodine but I think it is worth taking the time to look into. (recomend the book Iodine and breast cancer).
Best of luck

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