As most of my clients and readers know, I’m a big fan of ‘controversial’ high dose iodine therapy. In fact, I’ve gotten to the point now where I actually refer to this mineral therapy as ‘adequate’ or ‘optimal’ dose.
If you’re interested to discover why doctors mistakenly believe that iodine is detrimental for your Thyroid health, you could read this article authored by American iodine advocate, Dr Guy Abraham — who implements the safe and effective use of high-dose iodine in medical practice.
His article on the Wolff-Chaikoff (W-C) effect can simply be summed up here (in his words):
“The fictitious W-C effect (1948) initiated the iodophobic era, which is still alive and well more than 50 years later. This was the beginning of the end of inorganic, non-radioactive iodine in the form of Lugol’s solution, used extensively (as well as safely & effectively) by pre-World War II US physicians for both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
I’ll just interject here with, back then physicians apparently had a wee rhyme they used in regards to iodine therapy — If ye don’t know where, what, and why Prescribe ye then K & I (otherwise known as Potassium Iodide)
“To the disgrace and stupidity of the medical profession, US physicians swallowed the W-C forgery uncritically, which resulted in a moratorium on the clinical use of inorganic, non-radioactive iodine in effective amounts. However, this moratorium did not include toxic organic iodine-containing drugs and radioiodide.
The iodophobic mentality prevented further research on the requirement for inorganic, non-radioactive iodine by the whole human body, which turns out to be 100-400 times the very recently established RDA. The W-C effect also resulted in the removal of iodine from the food supply.”
What an absolute shame — this so called ‘science’ put us behind with our health by 75 years 😕
The symptoms can include and are not limited to:
Swelling of Thyroid Gland
Growths/nodules on Thyroid gland
Mood disorders (depression & anxiety)
Learning and memory difficulties
Poor muscle tone
Cold intolerance/cold hands, feet, and tip of nose
Looking/feeling puffy (‘holding fluid’)
Thinning hair, dry hair, and dry skin
Heavy or irregular periods
Slowed heart rate
Generally feeling sluggish, and meh.
If you’re interested you can read more articles from me about this magnificent mineral; this ‘universal medicine’.
Lisa Fitzgibbon is a degree qualified (2006), experienced and registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist. She runs her own private practice – OOMPH in Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand.
Lisa has been involved in the Natural Health industry for 16 years. She draws on her professional training and experience, as well as her own personal experience to bring you realistic, holistic health advice.Book online