I am back on thyroid hormone (I use nutri-meds bovine thyroid which you can still get without a prescription) after being off it for eighteen months with the last eight months doing the moreless drink with one tablespoon of kelp and even ten baths. My ph has been 7 or higher. The kelp, the alkalizing drink and baths did not stop my TSH to go to 28 when it should be 5 at most and to get the hypo symptoms again(cold body temperature especially the hands and weakeness). I believe too much Iodine
may have caused it. Twice I went hypo after taking one teaspoon of kelp for about eight months. Still trying to put two and two together. Maybe the kelp causes me to store too much Iodine
which is listed as one of the causes of hypothyroidism. This may not be the case with everyone else here, maybe it's just me. I don't know. YOu can read more about it here if interested.