here are the Iodine
links I have put together:
there is a ton there
This video is great, short, sweet, to the point, this might lite your fire, it certainly has mine:
Entire lecture by David Brownstein, MD. One hour 38minutes.
slides from a conference on Iodine
Lots of important info:
companion nutrients that should definitely be taken along with Iodine
Iodine Loading test
I haven 't fully digested this site
but a lot of good info
this bromide thing is so important
because it can warrant taking Iodine at doses that seem like a lot
and because if people start having detox symptoms they need to be really clear they are probably bromide detox symptoms not Iodine toxicity symptoms
Great little booklet on Iodine, history and remedies for particularly issues, and more:
Dr Brownstein clips talking about Iodine
he is clear and easy to understand
I met him two years ago speaking at the boulder functional medicine group
he has a great book on Iodine and tons of personal experience in his practice
Brownstein's website and his books/dvds:
The safe and effective implementation of orthoiodosupplementation in medical practice
by Guy E. Abraham, M.D.
Great article, he has an atittude but I think it is totally justified, IMHO.
Shares some of the history around how Iodine became a bad guy.
Dr. Abraham is the mentor for both Dr. Brownstein and Dr. Flechas. These three are often called the "Iodine Docs" because they are actively researching and promoting the use of Iodine in medicine.
tons of info and research abstracts
this FAQ's area has some good info, some is awesome, some needs to be picked through
there is also an Iodine supplementation support forum
Wombat is one of the moderators
she had serious FBD and healed herself with Iodine as a primary agent
curezone can be a great place for people having detox symptoms to ask questions to people who have been around the block
ie. I found out that runny nose, skin breakouts, itching, headaches, anxiety and getting really cold at times are all common detox symptoms that will go away in time while taking Iodine.
googling David Brownstein or Jorge Flechas or Guy Abraham and the word Iodine can be useful sometimes too
the following is a response Wombat made to me when i asked her for good Iodine info:
As far as convincing someone of the necessity of Iodine supplementation, this Dr. Fleschas audio has convinced many, and brought a few to tears:
& as far as convincing someone of the efficacy of iodine supplementation, this video shows that Iodine supplementation, even after deprivation can have a positive influence on intellectual development... cretinism reversed in the next generation:
The iodine research at http://www.optimox.com/
The interviews with Mark Starr are very good too
for Iodine loading and bromide testing
So that should give something to chew on for awhile
Let me know what you think of all of this, if you have more questions I am happy to talk
I have had several clients have some really cool changes: more energy, warmer, breasts softening, uterine fibroids shrinking, menstrual symptoms lessening and more. One of my clients starting sweating for the first time in her life. I shouldn't have been surprised, but the sweat glands need iodine to work properly. Even my girlfriends breasts softened after just 2 months on Iodine and her menstrual symptoms have lessened.
I of course have had full fledged detox symptoms like anxiety, metallic taste in mouth and more which have often gone away with a simple salt push: 1/4 -1/2tsp Sea Salt
in 12-16 oz
Most people don't have any detox symptoms or they are pretty mild, but some percentage of people have some moderately to very strong detox symptoms so it can be important to have some familiarity with what these symptoms are and how to ameliorate them.
titrate dosage up from 6.25mg or Lugol's
or Iodoral to 50mg if the detox isn't kicking your butt too bad.
At some point you might want to try 100mg
Dr. Flechas puts people with active cancer at 200mg
400-600mg Magnesium Citrate or Malate
200-400mcg selenium in the form selenomethionine
3 or more grams Vitamin C
do one salt push a day or more as needed to reduce detox symptoms