Salt Loading Protocol for Possible Bromide Side Effects
Orthoiodosupplementation induced and increased mobilization of bromine from
storage sites, with increased urinary excretion of bromide. --Guy Abraham, MD
Certain iodine-literate doctors feel the bromide excreted by Iodine therapy can
be eliminated more efficiently by the chloride present in mineral-rich Celtic
salt. The salt is added to water in a specific way. Eating salty food is not
effective. table salt is only used in an emergency.
Some members of the Amazon discussion group have found the Salt Loading
Protocol devised by Dr. William Shevin (and presented at the February '07 Iodine
Conference) to be effective in eliminating the side effects such as bromide
sedation, acne, brain fog, brassy taste, mouth sores, frontal headache or other
symptoms which occur in a small percentage of patients.
* 1/4 teaspoon* salt dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water. Follow immediately with
12-16 oz pure water.
* Repeat in 30-45 minutes if needed. May repeat again until copious urination
* Observe subjective response (usually within several hours).
*Iodine Investigation Project participants have found 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in
water works faster than the 1/4 teaspoon dosage.
No consensus exists on how important the salt loading may be to an iodine
therapy strategy if the patient does not have adverse symptoms.