I also take Lugol's drops and piracetam. I also have been struggling to loose belly fat. I'm not sure if there is any connection however. I take a lot of different supplement pills and have alternately been blaming each and every one of them for my lack of a "six pack" to this point. I did find that lavender and alcohol can both increase estrogen so I have stopped my recent foray into drinking and stopped spicing some of my foods with lavender. Earlier I had lost over 40 pounds by juice and Water Fasting for one to three days at a time and low carb eating in between. It left me feeling really weak. Since then I've gained about ten of those pounds back, but am stronger now.