I realized I had way too much information archived about iodine from the Medical Veritas Institute, by Mark Sirus. The info is pretty interesting so I'll add it here. Perhaps others have some other info from other sources or some experiences with this mineral.A Word of Caution to the Reader from the owners of Cassiopaea Forum
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So I selected only quotes from articles. But I'll be putting also a few articles too.
“Fluoride has been shown to inhibit the ability of the thyroid gland to concentrate iodine. Research has shown that fluoride is much more toxic to the body when there is iodine deficiency present.”
“Very few of us know that iodine actually provokes the elimination of both lead and mercury and very importantly flouride.”
“Iodine also concentrates in seaweed and is another chelator of mercury. Spirulina and chlorella have also been used widely in this regard.”
“Seaweed sold in the United States has a tremendous variation in the amount of iodine content. In Japan, the average Japanese eats around 13.8 mg of iodine per day with the vast majority of that iodine coming from seaweed that has been specifically grown and cultured to maximize iodine trapping in the seaweed. To my knowledge, this particular type of seaweed is not being sold in the United States at the present time. Gupta: Consequences of Iodine Deficiency _http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/chris/2007/01/31/consequences_of_iodine_deficiency.htm"
“The longer and the deeper we become acidic the more our illness takes hold so it's best to fight acidic conditions early on and in every presenting clinical situation. Certainly a highly toxic drug like anti viral Tamiflu won't do a fraction of the job sodium bicarbonate will do especially if it's combined with magnesium chloride and iodine as well as high levels of vitamin C.”
“Add the toxic exposures and mix in some nutritional deficiencies, especially in the area of magnesium, zinc, iodine and selenium and we have lots of trouble in Washington that health officials don't want to understand or do anything about. We need to remember that mercury and radioactive pollution are invisible and so is the lead in your bread. Next time you read a report from the medical media or establishment suggesting you stay away from this or that vitamin or mineral because of toxic properties remember that the bread you eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink is toxic to one degree or another. All of our bodies are being compromised and are having to do double work to eliminate these poisons from our bodies. Some of us do much better than others in this regard and some of us live in areas that just overwhelm our capacity to excrete these unwanted chemicals.”
“In the 21st century the last thing you want to be short on is iodine. We might debate about the optimum dosage but we should find quick agreement that iodine is absolutely necessary for a healthy thyroid as well as healthy ovaries, breasts and prostate. If you want cancer or run down mitochondria forget all about iodine, which was a universal medicine a hundred years ago. In an age of increasing radioactivity and toxic poisoning specifically with fluoride, chlorine and bromide, and even mercury, iodine is a most necessary mineral to protect us from harm for immediately these toxic substances will increasingly flow out of the body in the urine.”