I fell well over a month ago and bounced back really fast, as I was on higher amounts of iodine. I began to dance again and then less frequently. I was not enjoying it so much and then I noticed that my left ankle, the one hurt in the fall was swollen when I lay down to sleep... then noticed it was actually all the time. I have kept off it over a week. In the mean time I got a cold/detox at about the same time and was doing what I could to cope.
I had lowered my 100mg plus daily amount of iodine... skipped days, sometimes two or three at a time.. winging it, and thinking not a thing had changed.
Tonight, in between computer game sessions (Max Payne - wonderful almost-mindless shoot them up) I got to thinking... had the higher dose I had been taking protected my wounded ankle from excess irritation?? Me thinks yes. And when I lowered the amount did that then allow the half healed situation to arise? If I had not danced, perhaps I would not have re-injured the ankle/re-strained it, but without the Iodine the ankle was vulnerable whether I danced or not.
So, of course I am back to daily 100 mg and if that brings on the zits again.. Good! LOL
I hate the zits.. but I really prefer walking with zits to limping without them. Plus they will eventually go away forever.
Now, I am not saying not to lower your Iodine amounts. I am saying I see how much help it has been - unseen and unappreciated until now FOR ME. And I have been singing the purple praises all along! LOL
But you are neither dense nor stupid, LNDolls :), so stop thinking that.
So there's more going on than you know about, so what? Aren't we all trying to figure out what's going on?
I mean, since the humungo big, omniscient "doctors" can't figure out what really actually is wrong with anybody until the person gets to *autopsy*.
I mean we who are currently *living* (And intending to stay that way) must use in vivo observation and shared communication to arrive at our missing answers, yes?
OK, done preaching and on to my theory:
I am noticing a difference between painting Iodine and ingesting it. I have used only Lugol's 5%, since I began ingesting Iodine and am currently taking between 10 & 15 horizontal drops per day, on the days which I take it.
With ingesting only, my skin did get much silkier and I love that. But there are some more localized issues with my skin, sinuses and respiratory system that seem to respond better to painting.
May I suggest that you paint some of your Iodine in about a fist-sized spot, right smack on your Solar Plexus, below the lower end of your Sternum, right below where your rib cage comes together? Not over the bones, but over the soft tissue (Mesentery).I used about 5 drops or so.
That's what I did, and within several seconds, I felt it rise to my face, lungs, nose, sinuses and Eustachian tubes. These things did not happen nearly as much nor as quickly when I painted 2 drops of Lugol's directly onto my face, nor when ingesting the Lugol's internally.
I think I am onto something here, and you can add to the data by testing this..
I think that there is some kind of Iodine gateway (Or maybe a membraneous wall that, in me, seems to be obstructed and may need help) from the inside to the outside of our bodies, and I hope to facilitate that highway by approaching it from both ends. I feel that for me time is of the essence, otherwise I'd just keep going and wait it out, knowing that eventually, things will clear up.
I do not have zits or anything like that, but there is some kind of hard, plastic-y substance which my skin is attempting to eject. It doesn't make a zit, it makes a bump similar to a clear blackhead, which I then have to scratch/dig off and out of the surface of my skin. These spots occur near Lymph nodes, and more near swollen spots, so I know that's what's going on.
I don't have many of them, but I know every inch of this burg, so to speak, and I know when something's happening that didn't before.
I can see from my irises that my Lymph system has been obstructed. I do know why it probably happened, I just want it gone from my physical system, *now*.
So there you have it, my theory of painting-does-different-than-ingesting.
If you give this a try, please post back so I know what happened.
Another possibility is, I may go to Potassium Iodide or-Iodate saturated solution for painting, but I haven't decided yet.
My nose did not run, although there was a slight increase of moisture *way* up at the root of it. The obstruction of the air passages just left. It was a successive clearing.
I am using *Lugol's 5%*.
The first time I painted the mesentery I used 2 drops. Most recently I have used 5 drops, and various amounts in between.
The first time I did it, the physical response was quite perceptible. Each successive time (About 6 now), it is still quite perceptible, but the first time I wasn't sure what to look for- I just 'opened', watched and waited.
Although it is also true that I am extremely sensitized to the movement of energy, one cannot deny the precipitate presence of moisture in the nasal passages as they clear and un-swell, or a smooth, quick, opening of the ears.
That's the best description I can give you, unless I think of something else :).
Thanks for the good words, Cora :)XO
Good Health to All of Us,
PS: I did not decrease the amount I of Lugol's ingested when I did this.
Thanks for the added detail, Sis. I gave it a go, and I've actually done something similar before but more a 3-4" wide strip from my sternum to my little b button. I can't exactly report that either attempt (including today's fist size paint by number) provided much in the way of noticable result.
- Although it is also true that I am extremely sensitized to the movement of energy,
So you too? Like a ship in a tropical storm here.
- one cannot deny the precipitate presence of moisture in the nasal passages as they clear and un-swell, or a smooth, quick, opening of the ears.
I want this! I need this! I deserve this. But I think my respiratory issues extend beyond rescue from the added Iodine (Lugols), ingested or otherwise. But it was an interesting experiment.
Thanks for sharing this one, girlieque. I'll probably be giving it a try again.
LN, I too have been playing with my dosages, taking a longer break than ever before and then going back to 150 mg rather than 300, and I too am not satisfied with my results on the lower dose. I am going to give it a few more days on the 150 and my mesentery is drying as I write. Also painted my thyroid yesterday and today. I had run out of Brazil nuts, so also went back to selenium supplementation.
So I really thank you both. I did read the first post on the mesentery and was intrigued, but really didn't know what the mesentery was LOL.
My thought was that if you try it this way, I think maybe the circulation to your face/sinuses/eustachian tubes/respiratory, etc (Especially their draining/clearing/exiting functions)may be facilitated.
Then perhaps the zits can quit occurring- Either the skin will finally get what it needs not to have them, or at least, the ones you have will be eased into leaving.
As if maybe this is a substance which is only coming out through the skin because it can't get out the way it would rather go, if only it could. I suspect that this definitely seems to be some kind of different circulation path than ingesting the Lugol's.
I figure it might take maybe 5 days or so for us/you to know..
I think it prudent to remind you here that this is a *guess* on my part, LN :).
However, I have *never* had an antihistamine work as well, nor as quickly as this location of painting Lugol's did..
FYI I drink 1/2 to 1 gallon of distilled water per day. I take Vit C, Magnesium, Selenium, Cod Liver Oil and occasionally (But not religiously) do a Celtic Salt Sole push.
I've been lurking around here (first time posting on this forum though) for several weeks and have read this forum and started taking Lugol's 2% (couldn't find the 5%) of 50 mg a day. Didn't notice much except for a bit of a runny nose the first few days and increase of energy. Also, my neck is slimming down and I've lost a few pounds and I'm quite certain that the fibroid tumors in my breasts are doing something (I think they are going away).
I also had started painting some on, some Iodine tincture I had from the drug store. It disappeared pretty fast each time. Still does.
But, today just before going to work I read your post about painting on the solor plexus area and thought, why not?, and did so just before leaving for work, a 7 minute drive.
Well, by the time I got to work, I was so cheerful and energic that I did not only my own job very thoroughly, but everyone else's chores I could find to do. But, it was a very nice calm energy and I was humming and singing out loud. For hours, in fact, for my whole shift I never stopped moving! And the songs I was humming and singing were songs from way way back in time that had never even come to my mind before. But it just wasn't a hyperactive sort of energy at all, just very deliberate, calm, but persistent.
This was unique for me. I usually have enough energy to get through the day in the first place, but not like this.
Also, a sort of weird thing happened. When I first started work, I had to take some money and make some change. I'm pretty good at this, but for this first transaction, I really messed it up, it was like my brain got all kaphooey for just a few moments. But that passed and for the rest of the day I had no trouble at all, in fact, it all seemed easier than usual. I'm lazy at the cash register and just hit the "open" button most of the time and make the change from my head and not the machine. Today it just seemed easier than usual.
And, I also found myself mentally planning and organizing things I need to do, while humming all these old old songs. Now, I don't usually do this, I just sort of tackle things as they come up and procrastinate as long as I can. I know this doesn't sound all that unusual but it was for me. I never hum and sing at work, I have hundreds of people to see all day long and try to keep a low profile. And I don't plan ahead very often, but today I made a whole list of things to do. Well see if I actually do them!
But today I was cheerful, upbeat, focused, full of a good energy, and quite musical. I am generally an upbeat person in the first place, but this went beyond my usual demeanor.
I do not ever get headaches and haven't had one with taking the Iodine at all. But I did have a couple of strange sensations early on today after painting with the Iodine. I got a sort of spasm at my temple, first one temple, then the other, and it hurt a little bit, but not like a headache, just a sort spasm. Happened twice and that's it. The rest of the day was wonderful.
I didn't have the sensations that you did though. Perhaps this technique is targetting individually, or perhaps it was the difference in preparations. This iodine that I used just says it's 2% Iodine with some alcohol and sodium iodide.
Tomorrow I'll use the 2% Lugol's and see what happens.
Thank you for posting about this, it was really a lot of fun for me. What a great way to spend my day at work.
Also, thank you to all who have posted about Iodine, I've learned so much and feel much better in very many ways. I'm grateful to you all.
Thanks for joining the Experiment, and for your very clear feedback. If enough of us do this we will come up with a set of experiential commonalities.
For several seconds I also noticed a slow movement in my right temple the last time I painted (Last night). It is the first time this has happened.
Also, last night I painted 5 vertical drops right before bed. Had *no* trouble sleeping. That is also the first time I have painted while lying down, instead of being vertical :). I am painting once per day, and am using 5 vertical drops of 5% Lugol's each time now.
After a short while, maybe a few minutes, I could feel the Iodine very active at the roots of my teeth, lower teeth first, then it eventually included the uppers- *that* was pretty wild, and this was the first time I noticed it.
I am suspecting that there is some kind of a finer circulatory system that the Iodine facilitates, and it is also clear to me that a high percentage of Iodine's effects include interfacing with the non-physical, more subtle parts of us.
Am I surprised? No.
I do seem to require more water, so folks who are painting this way, I'd keep an eye on that.. It shows up as dry throat first. It is mild though, and not aggressive, although I think it would turn into a problem if I ignored it.
Painting clearly mobilizes the fluid pathways, and needs more water to do it with.
Every other effect I have written of in my previous posts on this topic are still present, although now I expect them :)..
The Iodine seems to be clearing out something, and I am wanting to make very sure that all elimination channels are clear, that feels *really* important. The detritus of this clearing seems like an unusually fine and tenaciously sticky paste, not like simple vegetable matter, and I've had to =>=>kick it out with Sunsweet prune juice and Epsom Salts twice now.
Thanks for making the Experiment :), and for the detailed feedback too..
Here are my thoughts about your excellent post:
I'm thinking that the ratio of Lugol's to effect may have to do with bodyweight, and I'll bet if you made a fist, it wouldn't be 3" in diameter :). I'm about 140, and 5 vertical drops is what I'm using, so if you're say 210, about 7 or 8 vertical drops would probably be what I'd use, if I were you.
But now, you did something else, getting all meridians at 4 points..Hm. Cool.
I'll try that, maybe tomorrow.. But I will still paint the Mesentery :). It will be 2 separate things..
You sure are right, Q-tips IMO are a waste of good Iodine, takes too much to get 'em saturated..
I Hereby Christen You (Drumroll).. The Golden Savage :).
Perhaps one of the reasons why painting this area of the abdomen may be creating these very positive reactions is due to the presence of the Peyer's Patches. Edgar Casey indicated that these Patches are a bit of lymphatic tissue in the small intestine. An anatomist named Dr. Conrad Peyer identified them in the 1660's. The Iodine is most likely stimulating the entire lymphatic system via these Patches.
..and that is exactly why I was intuitively prompted to paint this area. In specific my major physical challenge is in the Lymph system, followed closely by the small intestine :).
I mean, the words Mesentery and Peyer's Patches were visible in my mind when I did it, along with an image of the position of the Mesentery column in the human body, and the clear impression was to paint at the lower end of the Mesentery, I believe this is because one of the major Lymphatic ducts empties there, also because gravity precipitates any particulate matter there.
I also have to say some really great insight has opened back up in me since I started this painting, as well. I almost wrote 5 pages on it today- Dropped into some kind of (Really great) wonderful clear state and HAD to start writing about it.
It was all about how Iodine works, went into religion, came out at infinity, and- I've got it all on paper!!! Well, in my word processor at least.. I intend to carry it on and continue it until I can coalesce it into a contiguous piece of work on this.
One thing I can tell you for sure- Iodine opens up your brain, in a very clear and calm way, and from what I am seeing/experiencing, this method of painting is the best way to do it.. It happened *fast*, and it started with this.
Well, there you have it, that's what's cookin' over here..:)