As the research shows, it is not the iodine that makes hashi's worse, but the deficiencies that are underlying to the iodine deficiency.
The Hashi's is always there but could be doing other underlying damage to the body that we are not aware of until we find it by supplementing with iodine.
It is not iodine that causes the hashi's and you cannot live without iodine, so this is why the companions are ALWAYS recommended here, just in case.
I suspect it is the semi-dwarf wheat that has been genetically changed that may be the trigger to autoimmune diseases.
Iodine has been proven effective in Hashi's when taken with the companions.
There are many on the iodine yahoo group that are doing very well with iodine supplementation.
Everyone here has always pushed that iodine supplementation MUST have the companions, so your blind statement of this forum not warning you, is false.
I would never want to be forced on medications for the rest of my life because I was ignorant of the alternatives to saving my organs using natural supplements than having the deathcare cut out every organ that doesn't function right.
Iodine IS an Essential nutrient and we would die without it.