I had totally forgotten to mention about Iodine's effect on bad breath. Well, for me it has been great!
I used to have terrible, chronic breath problems due to reflux. I tried everything in the world to get rid of bad breath. I was told to use a special mouth wash and chlorophyll etc. I also tried H2O2. All these worked for a few hours and bad breath would start again. Since I have started Lugol's my breath does not smell any more. I do get reflux when I eat something I should not, But after drinking good amount of water with Sea Salt it goes away. My breath clearly changed due to use of iodine. Now when I take Iodine in one glass of water I swish it a bit before gulping it down.
I hope this helps others who have chronic breath problems.