mackensie, that was my original motivation for starting the Iodine therapy. I have not changed my mind after 3 months. Since then, I see so very many other reasons why I should continue. If you read the description of each of the 2 forums, you will get a glimmer of why it is so important.
Regarding candida, I think Iodine is the most antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial agent on the planet. That just about covers candida. I hope. According to Dr. Abraham, the most knowledgeable person regarding iodine, it may take up to 3 months before reaching saturation. Each of us are different in that respect; so you have to look at each forum poster as pioneers in this.
I was reading this recently. It might help confirm my hopes.
"He had read that potassium Iodide solution could be used to treat Candida infestation of the blood. So he put the patient on six to eight drops of Lugol's solution four times a day and soon the patient was again completely well.
Soon afterwards he had a female patient with a stuffy nose, a throbbing headache, vaginitis and severe depression. To his amazement all her problems immediately cleared with Candida treatment. Some time later he saw a female patient who had been schizophrenic for six years with hundreds of electroshock treatments and massive drug dosages. He started treating the woman for sinus allergies with a Candida vaccine. Soon she had recovered mentally and physically, and remained well.
From then on he treated his patients against Candida at the slightest indication of its presence. Many of his patients made remarkable recoveries from most unusual conditions including menstrual problems, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, autism, multiple sclerosis and auto-immune diseases such as Crohn's disease and lupus erythematosus."