from a practical point of view the thing to do is start with 150-300mg of KI. if your potassium transport system isnt messed up then the body will go back and forth with Iodine and iodide.
i think dr brownstein was primarily dealing with FBD. these cysts are made up in part by potassium left behind from the thyroid or breats or overaies other Iodine hog scavenging the Iodine and leaving a potassium deposit. clearly at this level of dysbiology the body could use some free iodine to take up the slack.
now if a person tries a course of KI first and then determines to add some elemental, the biggest hog, the thyroid and the skin and others have had a good dose of Iodide and are not as likely to be so greedy when elemental is introduced. that way it takes less iodine to do a better job and with less of the oxidative stress associated with it.
magnets on all iodine liquids except the ones you buy already magnetized, like magnascent.