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    Post  Seashore Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:29 am

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    I am unvaccinated.  

    Today I'm going to the doctor regarding swelling in both my feet and ankles, as well as redness, which just started.  The swelling has been going on for about two weeks.

    That is the photo I sent to my doctor's office.

    I'll be seeing a DO rather than an MD.  I'm hoping that will up my chances for decent medical care.  

    I'll have to wear a mask and social distance.  I'll have my temp taken before entering the facility, but as far as I know, I won't be having a swab stuck up my nose.

    I'm really curious as to what is causing this!

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    Please answer my poll.  

    And share your comments.


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    Post  Vidya Moksha Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:47 am

    I hesitate to recommend nano soma after 4 days use! But I have fair skin and blister easily from the sun. I had a nasty itchy blister on my arm, it was getting worse. After 1 day of nano soma the itch disappeared, as did the redness. After 2 days I cant see where the blister was. But that is anecdotal at this stage ! (My skin is much softer now, less dry, after the nano).

    DMSO would normally be my first option for your ankles. It will reduce the swelling. It may cure the problem as well?

    If that fails, i use 'betnovate'. which is a steroid cream, but is highly effective. This would cure the itch and the redness but not the swelling.

    I have no idea what may be the cause of your problem..

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    Post  Seashore Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:37 am

    Vidya Moksha wrote:DMSO would normally be my first option for your ankles. It will reduce the swelling. It may cure the problem as well?
    Thank you for that.  I have some DMSO.  I guess I'll see what the doctor says today and go from there.

    My day of reckoning regarding health care has arrived.  I've got to make up my mind whether I'm going to follow mainstream doctor's orders, or what. Sigh.  I hope this doesn't lead to more conflict with my relatives over things such as pharmaceutical drugs.

    Come to think of it, DMSO may be acceptable to a mainstream doctor.  Hmmm.  Should I ask him, or just play dumb.  Maybe he might say something about it.  I feel as if I'm scheming on how to handle a ticklish situation...

    lol!
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    Post  Seashore Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:06 am

    Seashore wrote:Come to think of it, DMSO may be acceptable to a mainstream doctor.
    I have Amandha Vollmer's book Healing with DMSO.

    It'll be hard for me to do my own thing, though.  pale
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    Post  mudra Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:39 am

    At first glance : this ressembles an eczema Seashore

    Does it itch ?

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322435

    Nano Soma spray and gel is what I know and would highly recommend
    as first aid.

    Also hydrate skin.

    Eczema stems for allergy either from food or chemicals.
    Have a look at where it begun and if you ate or used anything unusual
    at that time.

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    Post  Seashore Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:07 pm

    I just got back from seeing the doctor.  I am thrilled that I was not prescribed an antibiotic because I don't have an infection.

    He used the term "venous insufficiency" and ordered an ultrasound study of the veins of the legs.  I was given a list of things to do to make it better.  

    I'm also told I have high blood pressure and am supposed to have it checked regularly.

    I decided to purchase a consultation with Dr Andrew Kaufman. It will be interesting to see what advice he gives. The DO didn't say anything about DMSO. It'll be interesting to see if Kaufman does.


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    Post  mudra Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:29 pm

    Good you found out what this is all about Seashore
    It certainly going to be interesting to get Dr Kaufman' s advice.
    Let us know 😊

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    Post  Carol Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:24 pm

    Hi Seashore. Hmm.. lots of good advice. As we're about the same age and I too have had some heart issues with edema if I stand too long, or sit to long in a car (about 4 hours) - along with a pinched nerve in my upper mid-back Due to both the heart (low blood pressure), edema and pinched nerve I purchased a motorized gravity chair to get the feet up over the heart and relieve the pressure in the mid back. Whenever on the computer, I'm on the gravity chair with my legs raised. Had this for almost a year and zero problems with the edema.

    We also started taking iodine in a shot glass of grape juice. Both of us were dragging, needing cat naps throughout the day and now we actually have energy to spare. We also take the Nano Soma, HCG that we make with zinc and vitamins.. especially D3.

    I do agree with mudra and Vidya's suggestions. Do you take magnesium or an epson salt bath? That may give some relief as well.


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    Post  Seashore Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:19 am

    Carol wrote:Do you take magnesium or an epson salt bath? That may give some relief as well.
    I'm not taking any supplements right now because I'm struggling with a general aversion to pills in general, be it pharmaceutical drugs or vitamins and minerals.  I'm generally feeling ambivalent and confused.

    I am using Dr Teal's Deep Marine Sea Kelp Foaming Bath with Pure Epsom Salt & Essential Oils.  It's nice.  sunny

    When I filled out the form for Dr Kaufman's consulting service, I used the URL of this thread so he could see the image I posted of my legs.  So, this thread will also be a document that he and I can use ongoing as I have sessions with him.

    cheers  for us.  We shine in this department as forums go.  

    Now, in a few hours I'm going to have to stay calm and handle myself with dignity as I ask the question,  regarding my appointment for an ultrasound study of the veins of my legs, scheduled for early tomorrow morning, is it true, yes or no, that "You may be asked to obtain a COVID test."

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    Post  Seashore Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:48 am

    mudra wrote:Does it itch ?
    I have had a lot of itching, but on my back mostly.  In the swollen areas there's more of an issue with pain.

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    Post  Seashore Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:50 am

    Seashore wrote:Now, in a few hours I'm going to have to stay calm and handle myself with dignity as I ask the question,  regarding my appointment for an ultrasound study of the veins of my legs, scheduled for early tomorrow morning, is it true, yes or no, that "You may be asked to obtain a COVID test."

    Mad
    I've taken the pressure off!  I scheduled a second opinion with a second DO, who is also my new Primary Care Physician.

    I cancelled the ultrasound study.

    ~~~~~

    Does anyone know how we know that excess sodium (Na) or should I say sodium chloride (NaCl) causes edema (swelling)?
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    Post  Carol Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:32 am

    Thank you for keeping us updated. We take iodine drops in grape juice. I don't like taking pill so get what I can in liquid form. The magnesium and iodine are good for the heart. Clears up foggy thinking as well.

    Dandelion leaf drops in water is also good. Also helps the body get rid of excess water (swelling/water retention that often happens if the body is iodine deficient as a result of an underactive thyroid).

    Check it out on Amazon and look at the comments down below.


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    Post  Seashore Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:25 am

    Carol wrote:I don't like taking pill so get what I can in liquid form.
    Does magnesium only come in capsule or tablet form as far as you know?
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    Post  Vidya Moksha Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:54 am

    Make your own Magnesium salt sole. Cheap and easy, great for muscle pain (especially good when mixed with DMSO)

    Dead sea salts, or epsom salts will suffice, make a solution..

    Simply add the salts to a bottle of water until no more salts can dissolve (=a supersaturated solution, or 'sole')

    use the liquid..

    Amazing laxative too, if you take a teaspoon of sole with a glass of water, tastes horrible, but it works and is effective. Magnesium is readily absorbed through the skin, no need to drink it ..

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    Post  Seashore Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:49 am

    Vidya Moksha wrote:Make your own Magnesium salt sole. Cheap and easy, great for muscle pain (especially good when mixed with DMSO)

    Dead sea salts, or epsom salts will suffice, make a solution..

    Simple add the salts to a bottle of water until no more salts can dissolve (=a supersaturated solution, or 'sole')

    use the liquid..

    Amazing laxative too, if you take a teaspoon of sole with a glass of water, tastes horrible, but it works and is effective. Magnesium is readily absorbed through the skin, no need to drink it ..

    A while back I hired a naturopath to run tests on me regarding nutrition and what I've heard called "body burden" of toxins.  I saw her in person once and she made a list of supplements for me to purchase through an online store that she linked me to.  I started feeling uneasy about her ordering products for a regimen for me and seemingly getting income herself from the products I was buying.  I was also discouraged because a powder I added to my morning hemp milk and banana smoothie ruined the taste of my smoothie.

    I felt disgusted so I just decided to not do what I'd set out to do.  I put the products on a shelf and cancelled my follow-up appointment with her.

    geek

    As I recall the blood test for nutrition showed only one thing I was deficient in: B vitamins.  So I guess I'm going to go ahead and take the capsules she listed.  Even though the test only showed that one deficiency, she listed other things for me to take.  Liquid D3 with K2 (whatever that is) is one of them; I think I'll take that in grape juice (I like Carol's idea).  And I have Magnesium 300 Powder, which is cherry flavored.  I think I'll mix that with almond milk.

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    Post  Carol Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:54 pm

    Good morning. I received this email from Dr Chad Walding and thought you might find it of interest. He is selling MCT oil powder. I haven't tried this stuff yet but was trying out the MCT oil which didn't sit well with my stomach on it's own. I've tried it in coffee and some other ways - still a bit cautious. Maybe the powder in a banana/cinnamon/almond milk smoothy might work.

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    Swollen feet & ankles is a condition that many seniors have, but don’t realize can be evidence of much more serious problems.

    If you sit down, remove your socks & shoes, and it looks like you had a thick rubber band compressing your skin, and with your socks off, it looks like it’s still there… that’s abnormal.

    Or, if you reach down and push down on your foot, ankle, or lower shinbone, and when you take your finger away, your finger depression is still there… not good.

    Constant aching and discomfort in your feet even when you’ve tried everything: normal exercise, drink enough water, and wear supportive shoes… not only frustrating but possibly dangerous.

    These symptoms are caused by what’s called poor venous return.Our veins return deoxygenated blood to the heart, and the arteries deliver oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. Poor venous return means the veins are not very successful at bringing blood back to the heart… leaving it to pool in the tissue around your feet and ankles.

    High blood pressure, a build-up of artery plaque, and the development of small blood clots (venous thromboembolism) all contribute to this problem.

    But while medications that address this problem come with a long list of side effects…

    Multiple studies show that seniors with high levels of a “hidden” antarctic nutrient significantly lowered blood-flow risks:

    • Swiss doctors & researchers performed a study of 826 patients aged 65 years or older and found that those with high levels of this nutrient reduced their risk of developing blood clots by over 60%.

    • In Austria, a trial of 106 patients aged 59 and older and found supplementation of this nutrient resulted in less coronary atherosclerotic “high-risk” plaque.
    • And Penn Medicine reports consistent evidence that adding this nutrient to your routine is an effective way to lower triglycerides. High levels of triglycerides have been linked with fatty build-up in the artery walls.

       

      ⇒  Fix Swollen Feet & Legs With This Antarctic Supernutrient
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      Eat well, move well and be well, 

      -Dr. Chad Walding, DPT, ISSA Nutrition Specialist
      Co-Founder NativePath
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    Post  Carol Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:09 pm

    Here is some info on the Iodine drops some others shared. We take 4 drops in a shot glass with grape juice in the morning and will switch it up to twice a day. We can't believe how much this has helped up have energy in just a few short days. Gene Decode first mentioned how iodine helped him and how one can work up the dosage if needed. Dosage really depends on both body weight and what the physical issues are.




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    J.Crow's Lugol's Iodine Solution


    Question:
    How many milligrams per drop of the 2-%?
    Answer:
    Daily requirement is 150 mcg/d for the average person and 250-290mcg/d for pregnant or lactating women. Since 1 drop contains 1g iodine, would only recommend 1 drop in a glass of water every 1-2 weeks for the average person, or 1 drop every 4-5 days for pregnant or lactating women. Remember you’re also getting iodine…


    Approximately 2 mg per drop of Lugol's 2% Iodine. Take 12 mg\day which is about 6 drops.


    Calculating Number of MG’s of Iodine and Potassium Iodide per Drop of Lugol’s Solution:
    LUGOL’S 5%: Each VERTICAL drop is about 6.25 mg’s of iodine/potassium iodide (2.5 mg iodine, 3.75 mg potassium iodide) and 2 drops is about 12.50 mg’s of iodine/potassium iodide (5.0 mg iodine, 7.50 mg potassium iodide). Compared t…


    Daily requirement is 150mcg which equals to 3 drops.
    By Glock Girl on September 8, 2021
    Calculating Number of MG's of Iodine and Potassium Iodide per Drop of Lugol's Solution:


    LUGOL'S 5%: Each VERTICAL drop is about 6.25 mg's of iodine/potassium iodide (2.5 mg iodine, 3.75 mg potassium iodide) and 2 drops is about 12.50 mg's of iodine/potassium iodide (5.0 mg iodine, 7.50 mg potassium iodide). Compared to… see more


    I had written the company to inquire about this and the following is the reply I got back. I also questioned why the label would have the word 'talisman' on it. It's all explained below.


    A talisman is something for good luck. We use that phrase as a kind of disclaimer for any medical or prescriptive use. Dr. Jarvis' information is our site lugols.com but here is a snip about usage:


    " In 1829 a French physician named Lugol originated a solution which contains iodine in a solution of potassium iodide. It has been used steadily ever since it was originated.


    When used to maintain the iodine content of the body the dose is small and is taken only on certain days of the week. When the mineral content of the body is analyzed, only a trace of iodine is found. Ten drops of iodine represent more iodine than is found in the entire body. For this reason, the dose of Lugol's solution of iodine is one or two drops (In this article Dr. Jarvis is speaking about Lugol's Solution 5%. When using Lugol's Solution 2% use 2-3 single drops to get the equivalent), depending on your body weight. If you weigh 150 pounds or less, for example, your dose to maintain the normal iodine content of the body is one drop, taken at one meal on Tuesday and Friday of each week. If you weigh more than 150 pounds, the dose should be two drops instead of one. It is useful to remember that the human body works on the minimum of anything it needs. If there should be a rise in sickness in the area where you live, it would be well to take the Lugol's solution three times a week instead of two, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for the purpose of storing up reserve."








    Question:
    is this liquid iodine the same stuff that that was painted on wounds years ago
    Answer:
    Mercurichrome and Iodine are two different things. Mercurichrome is made from mercury and is used topically as an antiseptic solution. Mercurichrome is not taken internally. Iodine is a mineral that the body requires for thyroid function and metabolism as well as healthy bones and other needs. I suggest you google each… see more
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    Question:
    What does "vertical drop" mean?
    Answer:
    Can somebody from Lugol's clarify this? I would think a vertical drop would be when you hold the dropper in a vertical position, i.e. up & down. Horizontal would mean when the dropper is held side-to-side, i.e. parallel to the horizon.
    By Eric N. on August 16, 2014


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    Comments from people using it:


    For over 25 years I have been treated for my hypothyroidism. Normal body temp for me is 95-97 degrees fairenheit. A few years ago I got stage 4 cancer and began my own natural program. Part of my program was 7 drops of Lugol's Iodine in my carrot juice. For the first time in 25 years my body temp is normal @ 98.6. I also beat stage 4 cancer with the help of other herbs and vitamins.


    My mother was diagnosed with thyroid cancer going into methastasis:rolling_eyes:


    🤨After seeing many endocrinologists, oncologists; surgery was the "only" option, with many bad possible side effects, losing her voice and dying being only 2 of those possible side effects.


    :hugging:Long story short: I got her into Keto diet (80%fats and 20% vegetables and meat proteins), exercise and 15 drops of LUGOL a day.


    :smile:Cancer shrunk until it was gone after 5 months, that was almost 4 years ago, her thyroid cancer never come back .


    :star:Since she was eating properly and exercising...


    here are her "side effects": everything else she had trouble with got fixed (glucose, blood pressure, tiredness, extra weight), she stopped taking all medications:hugging:


    Doctors did not want to hear what she did to get cured...I wonder why....$$$


    She still goes to the "Dr." every year for "check up", and every single time she is in excellent conditions.


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    🤩This nutrient is super awesome, you can take any amount, your body will simply get rid of what ever it does not need.


    I think over 70% of Americans are deficient in Iodine/Ionide.


    Please read more about this nutrient! it can save lives:heart_eyes_cat:


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    I have been diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid, and now take the Lugol's iodine drops every day. I just add a few drops to a small glass of juice before I get ready for bed, and you barely taste it iin the juice. Since I take vitamins then anyway, this works perfect for me and I use the juice to wash down the vitamins with.


    The doctor does tests every few months, and my thyroid is now almost back to a normal function level.


    Most people think that we get enough iodine from using iodized salt; but that is not true at all. A lot of the iodine evaporates before we even use the salt.


    Not only that, most doctors tell their patients to cut down on salt, especially seniors like me; so seniors are probably the most iodine deficient group in America today. I have started using natural Himalayan sea salt, which is much healthier than chemically-processed salt we buy in the grocery store, and added the iodine supplement.
    Even though I have not changed my diet to speak of otherwise, and I am in my 70's, I have increased energy, and also have been losing weight and regaining muscle tone.
    I also absolutely recommend listening to Dr. David Brownstein talk about the importance of iodine and thyroid health. He has several videos on Youtube. Some of them are not the best listening quality; but the information is vital.

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    Okay, you need this regardless of age. There are very few areas in the United States that have sufficient Iodine in the soil. Here is my story. After dual hip replacement, I ended up with Ulnar Neuropathy. This is when your pinky and ring finger go numb. Nothing worked, absolutely nothing touched this, including months of physical therapy. As an engineer, I lost the ability to touch type. Formerly, I could type faster than I could think.


    So I went on a cruise that had a wine/sushi bar. I could not eat the sushi because of the rice, but was introduced to sashimi, which is raw fish without the rice. Wow, within hours, my neuropathy receded to the point where I could feel my fingers. And the effect lasted for a day and half. So I ate a lot of sashimi. The doctors (all of them) thought it was impossible. And you can only eat so much fish, so I started to try to figure it out. Fish oil was useless! Then I found out that there is lots of iodine in raw fish (cooks out in cooked fish). So I tried this product, at the 2% concentration. One drop a day in a glass of water.


    Now I can touch type, which I am doing now. But the real story is the other "old age" changes that also occurred.
    1). Greatly diminished Ulnar Neuropathy.
    2). Loss of arthritic pain in hands (remember the hip replacements driven by arthritis)
    3). Loss of extreme dry skin that was resistant to moisturization.
    4). Return of my hair color to beard and hair
    5). Dry mouth at night completely gone
    6). Elimination of night blindness. I can drive again after dark!!! And keep the lights off for nocturnal bathroom visits.
    7). One trip a night to the bathroom, using my new Ninja skills.
    Cool. Full restoration of other "skills"




    - Iodine is essential for health and ultimately life. A good indicator that you are iodine deficient is if your extremities are always cold. You could do a TEMPORARY test to see if iodine raises the temperature of your extremities by ingesting half a drop of Lugol's iodine in the morning and another at night, FOR A FEW DAYS ONLY.


    - The only reason you should be taking this as a daily supplement is if you are doing extended fasts (going more than 24 hours without eating), or if your diet doesn’t have enough iodine, or you have a diagnosed condition and your doctor told you to. Even then you should always question your doctor and do your own research. Most of them just do what they're told in school and never question it. If you do have to supplement long term, it is recommended to use no more than half a drop in the morning and half a drop later in the day or evening, TRANSDERMALLY only (on your skin). There is about 6300mcg per drop according to the Weston A. Price foundation in Lugol's iodine and the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance for an adult male is ~150mcg. The body can only absorb about 10% of the amount of Lugol's iodine you put on your skin in the span of 48 hours if you dont wash, depending how much the body requires.


    - It is ALWAYS best to get your iodine from food sources, like our ancestors and animals have been doing for millions of years ever since we left the sea. Sea salt is a good way to do so. For example, I eat two pounds of beef per day with sea salt and some heavy cream or yogurt or raw milk cheese or some eggs. I do not need to supplement iodine. I'm also getting all the required selenium from this diet, which is essential for the body to synthesize thyroid hormones.


    You should refer to the U.S. National Institutes of Health: Office of Diatery Supplements page for the RDAs and google how much iodine you're getting from your diet https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-HealthProfessional/


    - Also research the relationship between Iodine and Selenium.


    - Taking too much iodine can lead to hypothyroidism.


    Hypothyroidism
    In a study of >200 Chinese adults, subclinical hypothyroidism was more common in those supplemented with a 400 mcg iodine tablet than in those given placebo.
    Japan: A comparison of individuals with negative thyroid antibody titres living in coastal regions versus noncoastal areas of Japan showed that people from areas in which iodine-rich seaweed is abundant have an increased prevalence of hypothyroidism (12.1% versus 2.3%).43 Finally, a small study in Japan found that consumption of seaweed was positively associated with an increased risk of papillary thyroid cancers in postmenopausal women (HR [hazard ratio] 1.71, 95% CI 1.01–2.90).4


    Wolff Chaikoff effect
    Excess iodide leads to inhibitory molecule production. These inhibitory molecules are more effective at decreasing thyroid hormone production than increased iodide is at increasing thyroid production. Normally, people adapt to increased iodide by down regulation of the iodide transporter (NIS). If they don’t adapt by this downregulation, a continuous reduction, through the inhibitory molecules, leads to hypothyroidism.


    Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2014 March ; 10(3): 136–142. doi:10.1038/nrendo.2013.251.
    – decrease in expression of the NIS [sodium–iodide symporter present on the basolateral membrane of thyroid follicular cells] occurs by 24 h after exposure to excess iodine –
    – ... observed a transient reduction (lasting ~24 h) in the synthesis of thyroid hormones in rats exposed to high amounts of iodide administered intraperitoneally
    – ... thought to be at least partially explained by the generation of several inhibitory substances (such as intrathyroidal iodolactones, iodoaldehydes and/or iodolipids) on thyroid peroxidase activity
    – Administration of iodine to patients with severe hyperthyroidism or thyroid storm is efficacious, as it results in an acute decrease in the release of thyroid hormones.


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    Tested this several times with my jewels scale, the average drop size using the included dropper was 0.045g (45mg). At 4% potassium iodide you are getting 1.8mg per drop, and 2% iodine you are getting 900μg per drop. Each drop thus contains 6 times the recommended daily dosage of iodine. Keep that in mind.


    ==


    Typical Adult dose is just 5 drops, and you don’t taste a thing if you put the 5 drops into your morning coffee.


    I am outrageously stubborn about suggesting supplements and diets and other such health fads to people, even when I THINK they are working for me, and I am incredibly untrusting of other people's self-reporting, because people placebo themselves and then put out a 5 star review before they can possibly know what is actually happening in their body. The excitement of believing that you have a cure-all does wonders for brand-promotion and temporary mental stress reduction, so I don't blame people, but I am wary, and you should be too.


    I have been taking J. Crow's Lugol's 2% for ~2 years, going through 8 of the 2oz bottles in that time. I have done all sorts of things with my diet and lifestyle to bring down my weight and increase my energy and I have changed dramatically what and how I eat, but I never stopped taking Iodine (with mineral salt and water!!!!) and I have been on a consistent, although frustratingly slow weight loss path. No matter how or what or when I eat and whatever digestive or inflammation issues arise, I am always steadily losing weight since the introduction of Iodine. It has been SLOW, but it has been GENUINE weight loss as well. Apparently there are muscles and tendons and veins under my skin...who knew? Nothing else has ever worked this consistently for me. I have had absolutely no weight fluctuation since I started on Lugol's; it has been a slow, steady loss of weight the whole time.


    I cannot possibly say what other things may be aiding me, but Iodine was a distinct change from the multitude of other health-promoting changes I made. I would also recommend something like a Clearly Filtered water filter and perhaps the very easy-to-read books by Dr. Brownstein. I refuse to recommend anything to anyone, because of how variable our conditions and tolerances are, but I am recommending Iodine to you, because it is the most impactful, but subtle change I've made to my diet.


    I started out at 3-5 drops just to be safe and worked up to 10-12 or sometimes 15, going up or down to see if I noticed anything, but I have been at a steady 20 drops for a few months now. It seems like everyone will have a different tolerance and need, so play it safe, and good luck. I hope you benefit like I have.


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    I love, love this Iodine solution. I use 6 drops daily in my water. It's helped improve my life - I believe that I might be Hypothioroid ... anyhoooo.. This iodine has helped make me stable, no more sluggish feeling, I worked 3rd shift previously and relied on caffeine tabs to keep me awake. After starting to use this product, no more sluggish feeling. I had instant energy. Oh one other good side effect - I used to suffer from weekly migraines - well, they are gone, and I haven't had one in 3 years.


    I would download the use instructions on Lugols website, listed on the bottle. Their Q&A will give you much info - It's highly suggested. The most important tidbit, is the fact that after several days of using Iodine (assuming you can tolerate it), you might crash, or feel worse. The instructions mention this - it's your body trying to get rid of prior crud in your system. It's easy, take 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, with water several times, until you start to urinate. This will get rid of the chlorine, bromine, fluoride in your body, and then the body will be able to absorb the iodine for its use. Please, read the instruction on the website. I had to initially do this twice - since then, no more problems. I have a house water filter that completely removes all of the city water (has chlorine, fluoride), I don't drink mountain dew (has bromine or bromate) yada yada yada. This has helped immensely. I've done my re-search, these are my experiences. Please read and do your own re-search as well.


    Here is the information from Lugols website - it's a PDF - all of the information is crucial, lots - o - stuff to read. The specifics on the salt detox for bromide, fluoride yada yada that I mentioned is on page 93. Go to Lugols dot com , scan down to a link labeled - Mary Jo Fahey-Iodine Remedies: click on that link and read until your hearts content.


    Hope that helps others. Please don't take my information, read, do your own re-search and see if this is right for you - your own knowledge is crucial, you know your own body better than anyone else.


    Lugols website has lots of other great info.


    ==


    I've been taking iodine for almost 3 years, ( thanks Alex Jones, and Dr. Group), I take 8 drops a day in ACV and water, or orange juice. When I first started, I was amazed by the mental clarity, and energy, at this point, it is just the new normal; I'll never be without my iodine.


    I have been suffering from chronic fatigue for over two years. There was a point where I remained in bed for 20-22 hours per day. It was too much work to get out of bed, too much work to do pretty much anything. At that time, I taught a few fitness classes per week and was collecting unemployment (as I just lost my job of 8 years a few months earlier). I would force myself up, shower and teach my class, return home and crash until I had to do it again. I've tried many things to try and regain my energy. I switched to a gluten free diet, and that gave me enough energy to zombie through the day, but I had no motivation to do anything. I had to mentally prepare to do anything out of my usual schedule. My family and friends couldn't understand how I never wanted to go anywhere or do anything. My bed was where I wanted to be, or at least I wanted it close by. As I continued the gluten-free diet, I regained about 20ish percent of my usual energy. Enough to get through the day with many naps in between. I stated drinking green tea. That helped for about a week, and i guess my body got used to it. I tried increasing carbs...that made me feel more slugglish. I started taking various supplements including iron (as I was diagnosed anemic) hoping that would help my chronic fatigue. Black Strap Molasses someone told me. Didn't help. Green SMoothies....Didn't help. Trial and error, trial and error. I ordered J. Crow's Lugol's Iodine Solution back in July. The Dietician said...."NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, don't take that. You can get iodine poisoning. You get enough iodine from processed foods and salt." She has the degree, i was just fatigued, so i listned to her. I started doing this food tracking app to see if I was getting enough calories. I was getting plenty. Over the course of six months, i've had about 15 vials of blood drawn. Levels are all normal. I began breaking out in hives. Chronic Urticaria. Brain Fog....losing memory....i'm too young for this. Anyway, no real answers....i was on my own. In October, I came across this Iodine that I ordered months ago. Since i've tried everything else, I figured it was worth a try. I started with two drops in a glass of water. It was disgusting. Nothing. The next day I did another two drops....again nothing, but the taste wasn't so bad. I increased to three drops the following day -- i couldn't taste the iodine in the water at all. I started playing around with the number of drops and the times of day I would consume the iodine. I worked my way up to six drops three times a day and viola ---it happened. I was AWAKE ALL DAY....i couldn't lie down, even if i tried. I still had ups and downs energy-wise, but i was having more ups than downs. THIS WAS REAL PROGRESS!!!!!!!! I worked my way to 8 drops in every bottle of water I drank. FOR me, that seems to do the trick. I feel motivated to clean, cook, to do everyday stuff that "normal, non-fatigued" people do all the time. I once told my dietician..... "if I didn't know myself, and didn't go through depression before, I would think I'm depressed." That feeling went away. This is what life is like. I began to supplement with adrenal suppport a few times a week. ......


    Side effects:
    - I feel thirsty all the time -- I crave my iodine water.
    - I go to the bathroom ALL the time. ---i guess i'm flushing out toxins......who knows, i feel better so i'm not stopping
    - INCREASED ENERGY
    - Brain fog disappeared
    - Internal motivation
    - I'm awake to enjoy life.


    You only have one life to live.... it's short at best. ..... Live life to the fullest. You will come across many naysayers in your journey towards health. Say Nay to the naysayers and do what you feel is best for your body. YOU are the one who has to live in your own body.


    ==


    I had 2 small cavities and the dentist wanted to wait and see what they would do. I did some research, and started putting Lugol's iodine on them every day (just a drop or two on a finger), as well as an ointment made from sesame oil, tea tree oil and clove oil, and in a few weeks, one is totally gone and the other is about 95% gone!


    ==


    Love, love, love it! Seems like everybody around me is getting a cold. If I feel a sore throat start to come on, I take half a dropper full at bedtime and when I wake up, I feel fine. Several times, I feel like I have 'dodged a bullet' when otherwise I don't think I would have because a cold for me ALWAYS goes straight to my throat first. I try to take half a dropper full one-two times a week as maintenance anyway. The KEY is to put it all the way back in your throat, past your taste buds because it tastes terrible, hold it for a minute then swallow. Since I have been taking this for 5 years or so, my breast fibroids have gone away too. No more tenderness and pain. Never want to be out of this!


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    Dandelion drops.



    I bought this for chronic inflammation. I am putting it in my orange juice in the morning and then another serving before bed. Really helps with belly bloat. My husband came back from Dr and his cholesterol was a little high. Dr called him in a statin. I told him not to take it yet because statins are causing all kinds of problems. He started taking this, exercising, and cut out fast food and his labs just came back perfect!!’


    I can not recall writing too many reviews on Amazon but this product definitely deserves a great one. For the past few years I have been seeing a Urologist more frequently then I care to due to unexplained pain, discomfort and swelling of my bladder. I was even following a strict diet that was recommended by my Urologist. In a desperate attempt to keep trying a more natural approach to finding a remedy I stumbled upon these Dandelion drops. I am happy to report that I have been using these drops daily 3-4 a day and I have not experienced the daily discomfort I had been from day 2 of taking them. Hooray for some relief !!


    Dandelion root is amazing for detoxifying your liver. I use this product every morning as a supplement and drink a lot of water with it. It's potent, so be sure to follow the directions on the bottle. The potency means that it's a genuine root extract!


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    Post  Vidya Moksha Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:15 pm

    Lugol's Iodine in apple cider vinegar is considered to be a good tonic

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    Post  mudra Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:51 pm

    In the meantime you can wear compression socks as they will help blood circulation.
    Exercise those legs, avoid sitting with legs crossed, elevate legs with a pillow while lying.

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    mudra wrote:At first glance : this ressembles an eczema Seashore

    Does it itch ?

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    I noticed last night that yes, it itched a lot after a Dr Teal's Deep Marine Sea Kelp Foaming Bath.

    I've thought before that itching is part of a healing process, which is the removal of toxins from the body.

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    Post  Seashore Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:55 am

    Carol wrote:Here is some info on the Iodine drops some others shared. We take 4 drops in a shot glass with grape juice in the morning and will switch it up to twice a day. We can't believe how much this has helped up have energy in just a few short days. Gene Decode first mentioned how iodine helped him and how one can work up the dosage if needed. Dosage really depends on both body weight and what the physical issues are.




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    J.Crow's Lugol's Iodine Solution


    Question:
    How many milligrams per drop of the 2-%?
    Answer:
    Daily requirement is 150 mcg/d for the average person and 250-290mcg/d for pregnant or lactating women. Since 1 drop contains 1g iodine, would only recommend 1 drop in a glass of water every 1-2 weeks for the average person, or 1 drop every 4-5 days for pregnant or lactating women. Remember you’re also getting iodine…


    Approximately 2 mg per drop of Lugol's 2% Iodine. Take 12 mg\day which is about 6 drops.


    Calculating Number of MG’s of Iodine and Potassium Iodide per Drop of Lugol’s Solution:
    LUGOL’S 5%: Each VERTICAL drop is about 6.25 mg’s of iodine/potassium iodide (2.5 mg iodine, 3.75 mg potassium iodide) and 2 drops is about 12.50 mg’s of iodine/potassium iodide (5.0 mg iodine, 7.50 mg potassium iodide). Compared t…


    Daily requirement is 150mcg which equals to 3 drops.
    By Glock Girl on September 8, 2021
    Calculating Number of MG's of Iodine and Potassium Iodide per Drop of Lugol's Solution:


    LUGOL'S 5%: Each VERTICAL drop is about 6.25 mg's of iodine/potassium iodide (2.5 mg iodine, 3.75 mg potassium iodide) and 2 drops is about 12.50 mg's of iodine/potassium iodide (5.0 mg iodine, 7.50 mg potassium iodide). Compared to… see more


    I had written the company to inquire about this and the following is the reply I got back. I also questioned why the label would have the word 'talisman' on it. It's all explained below.


    A talisman is something for good luck. We use that phrase as a kind of disclaimer for any medical or prescriptive use. Dr. Jarvis' information is our site lugols.com but here is a snip about usage:


    " In 1829 a French physician named Lugol originated a solution which contains iodine in a solution of potassium iodide. It has been used steadily ever since it was originated.


    When used to maintain the iodine content of the body the dose is small and is taken only on certain days of the week. When the mineral content of the body is analyzed, only a trace of iodine is found. Ten drops of iodine represent more iodine than is found in the entire body. For this reason, the dose of Lugol's solution of iodine is one or two drops (In this article Dr. Jarvis is speaking about Lugol's Solution 5%. When using Lugol's Solution 2% use 2-3 single drops to get the equivalent), depending on your body weight. If you weigh 150 pounds or less, for example, your dose to maintain the normal iodine content of the body is one drop, taken at one meal on Tuesday and Friday of each week. If you weigh more than 150 pounds, the dose should be two drops instead of one. It is useful to remember that the human body works on the minimum of anything it needs. If there should be a rise in sickness in the area where you live, it would be well to take the Lugol's solution three times a week instead of two, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for the purpose of storing up reserve."








    Question:
    is this liquid iodine the same stuff that that was painted on wounds years ago
    Answer:
    Mercurichrome and Iodine are two different things. Mercurichrome is made from mercury and is used topically as an antiseptic solution. Mercurichrome is not taken internally. Iodine is a mineral that the body requires for thyroid function and metabolism as well as healthy bones and other needs. I suggest you google each… see more
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    Question:
    What does "vertical drop" mean?
    Answer:
    Can somebody from Lugol's clarify this? I would think a vertical drop would be when you hold the dropper in a vertical position, i.e. up & down. Horizontal would mean when the dropper is held side-to-side, i.e. parallel to the horizon.
    By Eric N. on August 16, 2014


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    Comments from people using it:


    For over 25 years I have been treated for my hypothyroidism. Normal body temp for me is 95-97 degrees fairenheit. A few years ago I got stage 4 cancer and began my own natural program. Part of my program was 7 drops of Lugol's Iodine in my carrot juice. For the first time in 25 years my body temp is normal @ 98.6. I also beat stage 4 cancer with the help of other herbs and vitamins.


    My mother was diagnosed with thyroid cancer going into methastasis:rolling_eyes:


    🤨After seeing many endocrinologists, oncologists; surgery was the "only" option, with many bad possible side effects, losing her voice and dying being only 2 of those possible side effects.


    :hugging:Long story short: I got her into Keto diet (80%fats and 20% vegetables and meat proteins), exercise and 15 drops of LUGOL a day.


    :smile:Cancer shrunk until it was gone after 5 months, that was almost 4 years ago, her thyroid cancer never come back .


    :star:Since she was eating properly and exercising...


    here are her "side effects": everything else she had trouble with got fixed (glucose, blood pressure, tiredness, extra weight), she stopped taking all medications:hugging:


    Doctors did not want to hear what she did to get cured...I wonder why....$$$


    She still goes to the "Dr." every year for "check up", and every single time she is in excellent conditions.


    ==


    🤩This nutrient is super awesome, you can take any amount, your body will simply get rid of what ever it does not need.


    I think over 70% of Americans are deficient in Iodine/Ionide.


    Please read more about this nutrient! it can save lives:heart_eyes_cat:


    ==


    I have been diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid, and now take the Lugol's iodine drops every day. I just add a few drops to a small glass of juice before I get ready for bed, and you barely taste it iin the juice. Since I take vitamins then anyway, this works perfect for me and I use the juice to wash down the vitamins with.


    The doctor does tests every few months, and my thyroid is now almost back to a normal function level.


    Most people think that we get enough iodine from using iodized salt; but that is not true at all. A lot of the iodine evaporates before we even use the salt.


    Not only that, most doctors tell their patients to cut down on salt, especially seniors like me; so seniors are probably the most iodine deficient group in America today. I have started using natural Himalayan sea salt, which is much healthier than chemically-processed salt we buy in the grocery store, and added the iodine supplement.
    Even though I have not changed my diet to speak of otherwise, and I am in my 70's, I have increased energy, and also have been losing weight and regaining muscle tone.
    I also absolutely recommend listening to Dr. David Brownstein talk about the importance of iodine and thyroid health. He has several videos on Youtube. Some of them are not the best listening quality; but the information is vital.

    ==


    Okay, you need this regardless of age. There are very few areas in the United States that have sufficient Iodine in the soil. Here is my story. After dual hip replacement, I ended up with Ulnar Neuropathy. This is when your pinky and ring finger go numb. Nothing worked, absolutely nothing touched this, including months of physical therapy. As an engineer, I lost the ability to touch type. Formerly, I could type faster than I could think.


    So I went on a cruise that had a wine/sushi bar. I could not eat the sushi because of the rice, but was introduced to sashimi, which is raw fish without the rice. Wow, within hours, my neuropathy receded to the point where I could feel my fingers. And the effect lasted for a day and half. So I ate a lot of sashimi. The doctors (all of them) thought it was impossible. And you can only eat so much fish, so I started to try to figure it out. Fish oil was useless! Then I found out that there is lots of iodine in raw fish (cooks out in cooked fish). So I tried this product, at the 2% concentration. One drop a day in a glass of water.


    Now I can touch type, which I am doing now. But the real story is the other "old age" changes that also occurred.
    1). Greatly diminished Ulnar Neuropathy.
    2). Loss of arthritic pain in hands (remember the hip replacements driven by arthritis)
    3). Loss of extreme dry skin that was resistant to moisturization.
    4). Return of my hair color to beard and hair
    5). Dry mouth at night completely gone
    6). Elimination of night blindness. I can drive again after dark!!! And keep the lights off for nocturnal bathroom visits.
    7). One trip a night to the bathroom, using my new Ninja skills.
    Cool. Full restoration of other "skills"




    - Iodine is essential for health and ultimately life. A good indicator that you are iodine deficient is if your extremities are always cold. You could do a TEMPORARY test to see if iodine raises the temperature of your extremities by ingesting half a drop of Lugol's iodine in the morning and another at night, FOR A FEW DAYS ONLY.


    - The only reason you should be taking this as a daily supplement is if you are doing extended fasts (going more than 24 hours without eating), or if your diet doesn’t have enough iodine, or you have a diagnosed condition and your doctor told you to. Even then you should always question your doctor and do your own research. Most of them just do what they're told in school and never question it. If you do have to supplement long term, it is recommended to use no more than half a drop in the morning and half a drop later in the day or evening, TRANSDERMALLY only (on your skin). There is about 6300mcg per drop according to the Weston A. Price foundation in Lugol's iodine and the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance for an adult male is ~150mcg. The body can only absorb about 10% of the amount of Lugol's iodine you put on your skin in the span of 48 hours if you dont wash, depending how much the body requires.


    - It is ALWAYS best to get your iodine from food sources, like our ancestors and animals have been doing for millions of years ever since we left the sea. Sea salt is a good way to do so. For example, I eat two pounds of beef per day with sea salt and some heavy cream or yogurt or raw milk cheese or some eggs. I do not need to supplement iodine. I'm also getting all the required selenium from this diet, which is essential for the body to synthesize thyroid hormones.


    You should refer to the U.S. National Institutes of Health: Office of Diatery Supplements page for the RDAs and google how much iodine you're getting from your diet https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iodine-HealthProfessional/


    - Also research the relationship between Iodine and Selenium.


    - Taking too much iodine can lead to hypothyroidism.


    Hypothyroidism
    In a study of >200 Chinese adults, subclinical hypothyroidism was more common in those supplemented with a 400 mcg iodine tablet than in those given placebo.
    Japan: A comparison of individuals with negative thyroid antibody titres living in coastal regions versus noncoastal areas of Japan showed that people from areas in which iodine-rich seaweed is abundant have an increased prevalence of hypothyroidism (12.1% versus 2.3%).43 Finally, a small study in Japan found that consumption of seaweed was positively associated with an increased risk of papillary thyroid cancers in postmenopausal women (HR [hazard ratio] 1.71, 95% CI 1.01–2.90).4


    Wolff Chaikoff effect
    Excess iodide leads to inhibitory molecule production. These inhibitory molecules are more effective at decreasing thyroid hormone production than increased iodide is at increasing thyroid production. Normally, people adapt to increased iodide by down regulation of the iodide transporter (NIS). If they don’t adapt by this downregulation, a continuous reduction, through the inhibitory molecules, leads to hypothyroidism.


    Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2014 March ; 10(3): 136–142. doi:10.1038/nrendo.2013.251.
    – decrease in expression of the NIS [sodium–iodide symporter present on the basolateral membrane of thyroid follicular cells] occurs by 24 h after exposure to excess iodine –
    – ... observed a transient reduction (lasting ~24 h) in the synthesis of thyroid hormones in rats exposed to high amounts of iodide administered intraperitoneally
    – ... thought to be at least partially explained by the generation of several inhibitory substances (such as intrathyroidal iodolactones, iodoaldehydes and/or iodolipids) on thyroid peroxidase activity
    – Administration of iodine to patients with severe hyperthyroidism or thyroid storm is efficacious, as it results in an acute decrease in the release of thyroid hormones.


    ==


    Tested this several times with my jewels scale, the average drop size using the included dropper was 0.045g (45mg). At 4% potassium iodide you are getting 1.8mg per drop, and 2% iodine you are getting 900μg per drop. Each drop thus contains 6 times the recommended daily dosage of iodine. Keep that in mind.


    ==


    Typical Adult dose is just 5 drops, and you don’t taste a thing if you put the 5 drops into your morning coffee.


    I am outrageously stubborn about suggesting supplements and diets and other such health fads to people, even when I THINK they are working for me, and I am incredibly untrusting of other people's self-reporting, because people placebo themselves and then put out a 5 star review before they can possibly know what is actually happening in their body. The excitement of believing that you have a cure-all does wonders for brand-promotion and temporary mental stress reduction, so I don't blame people, but I am wary, and you should be too.


    I have been taking J. Crow's Lugol's 2% for ~2 years, going through 8 of the 2oz bottles in that time. I have done all sorts of things with my diet and lifestyle to bring down my weight and increase my energy and I have changed dramatically what and how I eat, but I never stopped taking Iodine (with mineral salt and water!!!!) and I have been on a consistent, although frustratingly slow weight loss path. No matter how or what or when I eat and whatever digestive or inflammation issues arise, I am always steadily losing weight since the introduction of Iodine. It has been SLOW, but it has been GENUINE weight loss as well. Apparently there are muscles and tendons and veins under my skin...who knew? Nothing else has ever worked this consistently for me. I have had absolutely no weight fluctuation since I started on Lugol's; it has been a slow, steady loss of weight the whole time.


    I cannot possibly say what other things may be aiding me, but Iodine was a distinct change from the multitude of other health-promoting changes I made. I would also recommend something like a Clearly Filtered water filter and perhaps the very easy-to-read books by Dr. Brownstein. I refuse to recommend anything to anyone, because of how variable our conditions and tolerances are, but I am recommending Iodine to you, because it is the most impactful, but subtle change I've made to my diet.


    I started out at 3-5 drops just to be safe and worked up to 10-12 or sometimes 15, going up or down to see if I noticed anything, but I have been at a steady 20 drops for a few months now. It seems like everyone will have a different tolerance and need, so play it safe, and good luck. I hope you benefit like I have.


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    I love, love this Iodine solution. I use 6 drops daily in my water. It's helped improve my life - I believe that I might be Hypothioroid ... anyhoooo.. This iodine has helped make me stable, no more sluggish feeling, I worked 3rd shift previously and relied on caffeine tabs to keep me awake. After starting to use this product, no more sluggish feeling. I had instant energy. Oh one other good side effect - I used to suffer from weekly migraines - well, they are gone, and I haven't had one in 3 years.


    I would download the use instructions on Lugols website, listed on the bottle. Their Q&A will give you much info - It's highly suggested. The most important tidbit, is the fact that after several days of using Iodine (assuming you can tolerate it), you might crash, or feel worse. The instructions mention this - it's your body trying to get rid of prior crud in your system. It's easy, take 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, with water several times, until you start to urinate. This will get rid of the chlorine, bromine, fluoride in your body, and then the body will be able to absorb the iodine for its use. Please, read the instruction on the website. I had to initially do this twice - since then, no more problems. I have a house water filter that completely removes all of the city water (has chlorine, fluoride), I don't drink mountain dew (has bromine or bromate) yada yada yada. This has helped immensely. I've done my re-search, these are my experiences. Please read and do your own re-search as well.


    Here is the information from Lugols website - it's a PDF - all of the information is crucial, lots - o - stuff to read. The specifics on the salt detox for bromide, fluoride yada yada that I mentioned is on page 93. Go to Lugols dot com , scan down to a link labeled - Mary Jo Fahey-Iodine Remedies: click on that link and read until your hearts content.


    Hope that helps others. Please don't take my information, read, do your own re-search and see if this is right for you - your own knowledge is crucial, you know your own body better than anyone else.


    Lugols website has lots of other great info.


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    I've been taking iodine for almost 3 years, ( thanks Alex Jones, and Dr. Group), I take 8 drops a day in ACV and water, or orange juice. When I first started, I was amazed by the mental clarity, and energy, at this point, it is just the new normal; I'll never be without my iodine.


    I have been suffering from chronic fatigue for over two years. There was a point where I remained in bed for 20-22 hours per day. It was too much work to get out of bed, too much work to do pretty much anything. At that time, I taught a few fitness classes per week and was collecting unemployment (as I just lost my job of 8 years a few months earlier). I would force myself up, shower and teach my class, return home and crash until I had to do it again. I've tried many things to try and regain my energy. I switched to a gluten free diet, and that gave me enough energy to zombie through the day, but I had no motivation to do anything. I had to mentally prepare to do anything out of my usual schedule. My family and friends couldn't understand how I never wanted to go anywhere or do anything. My bed was where I wanted to be, or at least I wanted it close by. As I continued the gluten-free diet, I regained about 20ish percent of my usual energy. Enough to get through the day with many naps in between. I stated drinking green tea. That helped for about a week, and i guess my body got used to it. I tried increasing carbs...that made me feel more slugglish. I started taking various supplements including iron (as I was diagnosed anemic) hoping that would help my chronic fatigue. Black Strap Molasses someone told me. Didn't help. Green SMoothies....Didn't help. Trial and error, trial and error. I ordered J. Crow's Lugol's Iodine Solution back in July. The Dietician said...."NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, don't take that. You can get iodine poisoning. You get enough iodine from processed foods and salt." She has the degree, i was just fatigued, so i listned to her. I started doing this food tracking app to see if I was getting enough calories. I was getting plenty. Over the course of six months, i've had about 15 vials of blood drawn. Levels are all normal. I began breaking out in hives. Chronic Urticaria. Brain Fog....losing memory....i'm too young for this. Anyway, no real answers....i was on my own. In October, I came across this Iodine that I ordered months ago. Since i've tried everything else, I figured it was worth a try. I started with two drops in a glass of water. It was disgusting. Nothing. The next day I did another two drops....again nothing, but the taste wasn't so bad. I increased to three drops the following day -- i couldn't taste the iodine in the water at all. I started playing around with the number of drops and the times of day I would consume the iodine. I worked my way up to six drops three times a day and viola ---it happened. I was AWAKE ALL DAY....i couldn't lie down, even if i tried. I still had ups and downs energy-wise, but i was having more ups than downs. THIS WAS REAL PROGRESS!!!!!!!! I worked my way to 8 drops in every bottle of water I drank. FOR me, that seems to do the trick. I feel motivated to clean, cook, to do everyday stuff that "normal, non-fatigued" people do all the time. I once told my dietician..... "if I didn't know myself, and didn't go through depression before, I would think I'm depressed." That feeling went away. This is what life is like. I began to supplement with adrenal suppport a few times a week. ......


    Side effects:
    - I feel thirsty all the time -- I crave my iodine water.
    - I go to the bathroom ALL the time. ---i guess i'm flushing out toxins......who knows, i feel better so i'm not stopping
    - INCREASED ENERGY
    - Brain fog disappeared
    - Internal motivation
    - I'm awake to enjoy life.


    You only have one life to live.... it's short at best. ..... Live life to the fullest. You will come across many naysayers in your journey towards health. Say Nay to the naysayers and do what you feel is best for your body. YOU are the one who has to live in your own body.


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    I had 2 small cavities and the dentist wanted to wait and see what they would do. I did some research, and started putting Lugol's iodine on them every day (just a drop or two on a finger), as well as an ointment made from sesame oil, tea tree oil and clove oil, and in a few weeks, one is totally gone and the other is about 95% gone!


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    Love, love, love it! Seems like everybody around me is getting a cold. If I feel a sore throat start to come on, I take half a dropper full at bedtime and when I wake up, I feel fine. Several times, I feel like I have 'dodged a bullet' when otherwise I don't think I would have because a cold for me ALWAYS goes straight to my throat first. I try to take half a dropper full one-two times a week as maintenance anyway. The KEY is to put it all the way back in your throat, past your taste buds because it tastes terrible, hold it for a minute then swallow. Since I have been taking this for 5 years or so, my breast fibroids have gone away too. No more tenderness and pain. Never want to be out of this!


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    Dandelion drops.



    I bought this for chronic inflammation. I am putting it in my orange juice in the morning and then another serving before bed. Really helps with belly bloat. My husband came back from Dr and his cholesterol was a little high. Dr called him in a statin. I told him not to take it yet because statins are causing all kinds of problems. He started taking this, exercising, and cut out fast food and his labs just came back perfect!!’


    I can not recall writing too many reviews on Amazon but this product definitely deserves a great one. For the past few years I have been seeing a Urologist more frequently then I care to due to unexplained pain, discomfort and swelling of my bladder. I was even following a strict diet that was recommended by my Urologist. In a desperate attempt to keep trying a more natural approach to finding a remedy I stumbled upon these Dandelion drops. I am happy to report that I have been using these drops daily 3-4 a day and I have not experienced the daily discomfort I had been from day 2 of taking them. Hooray for some relief !!


    Dandelion root is amazing for detoxifying your liver. I use this product every morning as a supplement and drink a lot of water with it. It's potent, so be sure to follow the directions on the bottle. The potency means that it's a genuine root extract!

    "Hope that helps others. Please don't take my information, read, do your own re-search and see if this is right for you - your own knowledge is crucial, you know your own body better than anyone else."

    Your words, Carol, correct?
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    Post  Seashore Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:23 am

    Okay I have my appointment this afternoon with a DO (as opposed to an MD), which will give me a little more confidence dealing with mainstream medicine, for which I have a lot of disdain.

    Meanwhile, I haven't heard back yet from leader of the push to educate the public about the lie of the germ theory of disease, Dr Andrew Kaufman.  I'll be following up on that.

    I've printed this thread and will be studying it as reference material.  Thanks for your posts so far!  Now I have to find out whether or not my symptoms are a result of my age, whether they're an indication of serious disease, or whether I might have been the recipient of a biological weapon, the jab.  Maybe I'm way off base on that, but I base it on the fact that blood clots seem similar to varicose veins, sort of.

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    I have a game plan for avoiding the swab up my nose.   I know I really do need the ultrasound.  It's a part of mainstream medicine that I'm not trying to avoid.  I just don't want to be blackmailed into a COVID test in order to get this medical care that I need.
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    Post  Seashore Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:10 pm

    I have my ultrasound appointment and I shouldn't be asked for a COVID test for the procedure I'm having, per my doctor.

    Here is an email I sent to my doctor today as support for my refusal to take a COVID test procedure:

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    Post  mudra Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:47 am

    There is more than one option as far as health is concerned Seashore
    Once you choose one go there trusting what you do and be prepared to travel the
    whole way that is offering itself to you despite the challenges you'll have to face.
    Fear won't help in building up a full recovery.
    I had 2 unavoidable PCR tests done in a few weeks time in february.
    I am still alive and well. I told them my nose is broken and I have just one nostrils to breathe properly so they should go at it gently. I inhaled a propolis nose spray prior to the test .
    I survived 😊
    I wish the very best for you 💗🙏

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