I supported the thyroid with other supplements as well;
zinc in particular, magnesium (as they have a big say in the activity of enzymes; that practically runs the whole system) I also took some enzymes, digestive ones; as this was my biggest problem.
Coconut oil, cayenne pepper, turmeric!! Promotes circulation as well as the thyroid.
Later I found sulfur to be one of the best helpers for actually utilizing the supplements.
Also think adrenals; as a hypoadreni may cause a low body temp as well. Often goes hand in hand with hypo thyroid.
Licorice root, vit B, C, loads of salt.
end quotation from ginagirl
So, the reality is that it wasn't iodine. It was broad supplementation addressing multiple caausative factors. And there is no way to know if Iodine was the main problem.
Aside from b3nault who is probably lying since he won't answer the diet question, no one is claiming Iodine alone is the key. We are in agreement.
The problem is not Iodine deficiency, it is broad spectrum mineral deficiencies. I am a promoter of organic broad spectrum organic minerals including spices and herbs which often concentrate hard to find trace minerals.
Why they feel the need to pinpoint a single mineral is beyond me, and then get angry about it is just crazy.
Boron has seeped into the unofficial protocol, good for that too, but they are now veering away from brownstein, and I think that' a good thing. And then there is further veering away by recommending other things and foods, again a good thing. But when it's all over they are not talking about iodine supplementation they are talking about multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
And then they get crazy with trying to 'stay on topic' which is totally ridiculous. Same goes for most forums because you can't isolate any one thing as a cause.
Emotional attachment to particular minerals is the new orthorexia.