15 thoughts on “Taking Iodine Supplements to Improve Your Health and Reduce Your Risk of Getting Cancer? Is That Crazy or What?

  1. Iodine is amazing. Met Dr. Starr and Dr. Tennant but live too far away for convenient visits. Took iodine tablets periodically then ran out and hadn’t gone in for a doctor’s visit. Started having hot flashes. It took a year for me to make the connection. I started taking iodine and the hot flashes disappeared the next day. This is a very little explored subject. Iodine sure beats hormone therapy!

  2. Fantastic article!! Just a couple of comments — Dr Starr talks about using Armour thyroid, but it was reformulated a couple of years ago and no longer works like it used to, for me and many others. What I use now is NatureThroid, which works like Armour used to, along with 25 mg of Iodoral.

    I too had been advising people to check with their doc re: iodine supplementation, until I got an email from an upset client saying his doctor became agitated at the mention of the topic and shouted that no one should ever ingest iodine in any form including dietary sources! Another wrote to me that his doctor became furious at being told the patient took Iodoral and got better, instead of following the doc’s instructions!

    Many if not most mainstream docs are totally ignorant about iodine. Now I suggest that people read all the stuff you mentioned plus Brownstein (www.drbrownstein.com), to educate themselves, see how they feel, and proceed cautiously.

    As regards choosing an iodine supplement, I like Dr Abraham’s suggestion: Ask the supplier to provide scientific studies on their product. As far as I know, only Iodoral and Lugol’s have that available.

    Dr Tennant’s book, Healing is Voltage, is one of the most brilliant health books I’ve read. It gave me some new concepts and changed my approach. It’s not easy to blow my mind after 40 years of study, but he’s done it.

    Thank you for your meticulous exposure of these ideas.

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  5. Ihave read parts of Tennant’s book and I can tell you as a physician, some of what I have read is not just plain wrong, it’s totally off the wall!!

  6. I really appre iate your listing Dr. Revici’s book. He seems to hhave a lot of important information-which I don’t understand since I lace a chemistry and medical background. I have a question that comes from Dr. Bownstein’s book on Iodine:. If one halogen can replace another is it possible to take enough zinc that it would displace mercury that might be accumulated in a person-especially if they have lots of fillings in their teeth? I am very curious about the possiblity.

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  10. M Ryan that may be so. But when I started experiencing hot flashes feeling like I was having outta body experiences with out of control anxiety. And have been on every type of anti anxiety depression medicine and biodentical hormones to get relief . None of it worked until iodine supplementation and I do not plan to tell my dr because some Dr simply are just closed minded . I look younger feel younger the anxiety is gone so you tell me. Our thyroids get polluted everyday from our toxic environment which makes for a thyroid that may not be operating to an optimal degree. So I agree that we do need small amounts of iodine to keep our thyroids free from chemicals.

  11. copied:

    The Myth of Iodine Deficiency: An Interview with Dr. Ray Peat

    Is iodine supplementation safe and, if not, is there a safe amount of supplemental iodine?

    Dr. Peat: “A dosage of 150 mcg (micrograms, not milligrams, e.g., ug not mg) is a safe amount of iodine. There are excellent references describing the effect of a moderate iodine excess (even below a milligram per day) on the thyroid. An iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism (rare now), but so can an excess. Iodine deficiency is an unusual cause of hypothyroidism, except in a few places, like the mountains of Mexico and China, and the Andes.

    “Most goiters now are from estrogen-like effects, but they used to be from iodine deficiency. Chronic excess iodine tends to cause thyroiditis, regardless of the gland’s size. The amounts used by Abraham and Flechas are much larger than this — very toxic doses, enough to cause severe thyroid problems.”

    Is the Iodine Test Kit (from Dr. Abraham) valid and does it reveal thyroid deficiency?

    “Guy Abraham and some of his followers claim that an iodine deficiency can be shown by the quick disappearance of a spot of iodine painted on the skin. The skin test of iodine deficiency is completely unscientific. Iodine is converted to colorless iodide by reductants, including vitamin C, glutathione, and thiosulphate. “G. Abraham’s Iodine Test Kit contains iodine overdose pills. The test is completely irrational. It implies that the body should be saturated with iodine.”

    Is there a rational way to determine iodine deficiency or excess?

    “It’s easy to recognize a chronic iodine deficiency, because it causes the thyroid gland to enlarge. Goiters can be caused in various ways, for example by being exposed to various goitrogens, including excess iodine, or by excessive estrogen and deficient progesterone, as well as by an iodine deficiency. “However, a chronic excess of iodine is harder to recognize, because it can produce a variety of degenerative changes. Measurement of the average daily iodine intake or excretion in the urine would be needed to confirm an excess. High iodine intake can suppress TSH, and since high TSH is pro-inflammatory, the iodine can have some protective anti-inflammatory actions, but in the long run, the thyroid suppression becomes a problem.”

    YOUR TAKE, CRAZY? I was hoping you’d look this up then email the author for her long list of scientific referenced which agree with Dr Peat. I don’t read a lot of people bragging about Peat’s method’s working. He failed to help me heal a case which he seemed confident about. I am not sure if my poor pet suffered needlessly because of him, but I think so. I would have put her down a lot sooner had he not made it seem curing her would be a piece of cake. (RIP my little friend)

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