I just read this from Cousens' brilliant article on Iodine
and realized I'm experiencing this!
is anti-mucolytic (meaning it reduces mucus catarrh).
Iodine helps decrease mucus catarrh in both the intestines and the sinus. Iodine
effectively cleanses and detoxifies lymph, as lymph is a carrier of iodine. Most Americans are laden with parasites, bacteria, viruses, and toxins in their lymph because they are iodine deficient. Dr. Mercola cites the lymph carries up to 100 times the parasites
and toxins as carried in the blood. The lymph is the “vacuum cleaner” of the blood, and the “vacuum bag” is full in today’s world. So one can see why a healing crisis (a Herxheimer’s reaction) after iodine intake may occur today more rapidly than back in the early 1900’s, before the mass pollution of toxic halogens. In terms of treating excess mucus and chronic lung diseases, doses of iodine up to six times higher than the FDA recommendations have been safely administered for months. Iodine sufficiency helps to remedy this lung issue. At the turn of the Twentieth Century, gram amounts of iodine were used for chronic lung disease. "
I've had longterm issues with catarrhal accumulation in the sinus and lungs, it would be very troublesome. I think it's partly due to a tonsillectomy I had age 5 (sigh) and some degree of hypo-T. I notice I speak more clearly now and that feels good! Feels like I'm finding my voice in more ways than one.