Iodine Protocol plus Deviations for -- those with MTHFR mutation, diabetics, elderly people taki...
I just started the Iodine
Protocol yesterday. I want to tell all friends and family about it, but I don't want to give them any bad apples. So many in my family have hypothyroidism. In terms of hypothyroidism, my mom's the worst, but she doesn't take the 75 mcg of levothyroxine -- my 94 year old grandma was prescribed only 50 mcg levothyroxine, but she's worse off in so many other ways... she now has edema and takes water pills for it, incredibly dry skin on her legs for the past 2 years, she has type 2 diabetes, and takes blood thinner and meds for her high blood pressure.
I'm also particularly curious about the necessity of B vitamins in someone with the MTHFR mutation, as I at least have the A1298C mutation, but am unsure about the C677T mutation. By itself, A1298C is not so bad, as I understand it.... but when combined with the C677T mutation, one supposedly gets less than 30% of B vitamins and/or folate. I am now taking 400 mcg of methylfolate, in addition to a very basic multivitamin, the ATP Cofactors (B2 + extra B3 / Niacin), *and* a Sublingual B Complex.
I feel like my mom should have no problem following the Iodine
Protocol and starting with 25 mg of Iodine, twice a day. Then after a week, she should definitely be ready for the whole 50 mg, twice a day.
As for my grandmother... from what I've read, levothyroxine shouldn't be mixed with megadoses of Iodine. She has been taking pretty much ALL of the Iodine
Cofactors, except 100 mg of Niacin instead of 500 mg (which would possibly be better, since she's elderly, diabetic, heart problems, etc.?). She was also only taking 500 mg of Vit C and 100 mg of Selenium, and she wasn't taking a half teaspoon of non-processed salt.... however, she does makes sure to get the iodized salt, which is clearly not enough for her considering her iodine deficient symptoms. I doubt she'll listen to me if I suggest she do something differently, like add more iodine in her supplements... but I'd at least like to try running some information by her, and if she doesn't listen, I'm sure I'll run across more people in my life that are iodine deficient.
Anyway... what information exists for people who have other deficiencies in addition to iodine??