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Old 10-26-2007, 08:10 AM   #1
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Iodine (Iodoral)

Hello all,

I wanted to chime in here, which I haven't in awhile, and briefly talk about what I've been researching the last few days. As you can tell by the title, I've been reading about Iodine and more specifically the supplement Iodoral. I never realized how important Iodine was to the human body. It is truly amazing what you can find out on your own and what conventional doctors will never tell you. Truly amazing! Dr. Klinghardt, one of the most recognized Lyme specialists in the world, views Iodine as the most critical element in Lyme patients. He feels filling up the bodyís mineral reserves has always been the most essential part of his heavy metal detox program. It is also the most essential part of his Lyme treatment.

I've also realized that I exhibit many iodine deficiency symptoms...low body temperature (never above 97.7), cold hands and feet, excess mucous production, etc. In a nutshell, Iodine is critical for our overall health and most of us do not get enough to obtain optimal health, especially us suffering from disease. They link Iodine deficiency to many things, but most importantly cancer, mainly breast. The people of Japan's daily intake of Iodine is about 13mg. The RDA in the U.S is 150mcg. This is way too low. The people of Japan have the lowest percentage of breast cancer or cancer in general in the world. Pretty amazing. There have been may clinical studies and Iodine has been used for many years. Before popular anti-fungal drugs like nystatin came out, iodine was primarily used. Iodine is a powerful, antimicrobial, anti fungal, antiviral, anti parasitic, and antibacterial element. Don't take my word for it...do your own research!

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Old 10-26-2007, 09:04 AM   #2
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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

Hi Dave! Nice to see you on the board....

I just talked to my doc on tuesday. He is not a LLMD per say...But he does study bacteria (s), virus's , microbacteriums, parasites ect...

He is starting me on Iodorol. He says exactly what you have written. He is also sending along a book for me to read. I am VERY excited about starting this. He also says some people notice a big buzz when they take it...

Have you started this protocol or are you just reading on it right now?

I should get mine in the mail today. Will let everyone know how it goes....

Thanks for bringing this up Dave!

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Old 10-26-2007, 09:26 AM   #3
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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

Hi Jojo,

Nice to see you. I am actually going to take my first tablet today. I can't wait! I believe, from what I've read and from what your doc is saying, this is going to be very effective. I will keep you updated on my progress. I'm going to start out with one tablet a day for a week. I'll increase to 4 tablets daily if all goes well. I've read where this should be maintained for 3 months then should be able to go back to a maintenance does of 1 tablet daily. This will obviously vary by individual. What does your doc say about dosage and such? Has he used this successfully with other patients? Good luck and keep us posted!

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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

Hi both- Cappy thanks for posting this info. Is Iodoral over the counter or prescription?

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:12 AM   #5
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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

You do not need a prescription. It is available over the Internet. Just do a search for it. There are a few places.

 
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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

From what I have been reading on the net...be very careful if you are taking thyroid med's. You need to have a blood test once a month to make sure between the both that your don't get your thyroid levels too high...If your not on thyroid med's once every 3 months is advised.

Dave I am not sure how to take it yet. I will check the mail in an hour or so and see if it is there...I'm thinking it is on the bottle. (think) he said one in the a.m and one in the afternoon....

Sooo you feel any different yet... (kidding)....

This is great were both starting this just about the same times...

Yes it can be ordered over the net....

talk to you soon!

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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

Hi Dave,

The info I received is by Dr. David Brownstein, M.D. I haven't read the book yet but was looking on line yesterday and yes I heard my doc correctly I can take one in the a.m. and one in the afternoon. I have read you can take up to 4 pills a day..

From what I see so far is anyone with some thyroid issues this possibly would be a good thing to try.

I took one yesterday and I sure did sweat. Did you do this Dave? But then maybe I just had too many logs in the woodstove...

Anyone else out there try this Iodorol and have success with it?

Have a great day everyone!


 
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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

I took Iodoral for about a year that the Integrative doc prescribed but my internist scared me so bad about taking it that I stopped.

I don't know if it made a difference with me or not.

Iodoral is a supplement and not a prescription. My doc sells them in his office. Just Google Iodoral.

 
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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

Hi MicB...from what I am learning it sure doesn't hurt to take it. Plus is "suppose" to be good for tissue, and killing off bacterias and such...

I did 2 yesterday...and had a hard time going to sleep lastnight...but that could be the moon also...and I sweated up a storm again...which is fine unless I am around a bunch of people....he he...

Polly thank you for your input...so far I have read good testimonies about it. And honestly I trust the doctor I see way too much. Iodine is something that we just don't get anymore in our diets. And causes Thyroid problems, some cancers and mental and other problems.

How are you doing Dave????

Honestly it doesn't cost that much and has alot of benefits to it.

Have a GREAT Sunday everyone!

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Old 10-28-2007, 11:20 AM   #10
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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

Hello everybody,

I took one pill on Friday afternoon. Before taking it, my body temperature was 97.7, which is usually is and is a sign of iodine deficiency. A few hours after taking it my body temperature was 98.3. To me, that is a good sign! I felt like I was herxing as well. It was doing something positive! I haven't taken another pill since, but will resume tomorrow.

I agree with jojo, Iodine is an element we all need and are most likely deficient in. It is estimated that 80% of the population is iodine deficient. There is another doctor that started something called the Iodine Project or something like that. He uses Iodoral and so does the rest of his family. They take it every day. I'll report back when I recall what his name is. He's done a lot of research on it. You should also do research on Dr. Klinghardt. I'll keep you all posted.

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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

Hi Dave, Bluesie and everyone!

I know that different protocols work differetly for each of us and where we are in our treatment...

But I am lovvvinnnngggg my Iodoral. I am taking two in the a.m. and yes I am sweating up a storm during the day...But it has kind of picked up my mental a tad.

I am happy that I was started on this.

Off to ride my broom today!!

happy halloween...

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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

Hi joyjoy.

I am thrilled you are sounding so happy in your posts.

Glad the Iodoral is giving positive, if sweaty, results.

I missed getting decked out in a costume and trick-or-treating with my kids these past few years. My daughter is grounded so she's home with me (at least I have company!)

Keep sweating and keeping us posted. My next LLMD appt is Nov 8th and I will be sure to inquire about Iodoral.

(The name 'Iodoral' always reminds me Doral ciggarettes, LOL)

Peace and health and BOO! to all,
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:38 AM   #13
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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

Has anyone tried Kelp. It has iodine in it also. I've just tried it today and was wondering if anyone else has tried it. Am unable to get the Iodoral in my part of the world. I have not been able to take antibiotics so I thought I try the alternative route.

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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

Hi Tracy,

I think I took kelp many many years ago. Do believe I had bought it in the capsule. Amazing how many things we try...lol

I wouldn't just do Iodoral though as the only treatment. With everything that I have been inflicted with I really feel in my heart that 8 years of antibiotics and antivirals have gotten me where I am today. Maybe if I had lots of money and the knowledge of the correct alternative med's and herbs and the truly correct way to live it may have gotten me further faster. But I think I was too much in survival mode and couldn't think or remember things that taking abx's was the thing that saved me.

From what I have read and learned is that all of these protozoa's, bacteria's and such don't leave our system completly but we can get them to "calm" down. go back into dormancy and keep our bodies up to par and we can live with these things. ugh!

Like I was saying in my other post... This has picked me up but I have been doing treatment now for 8 years.....antibiotic treatment is what I mean...and antiviral...just started plaqunil...So I am sure it would help others beings what I have read majority of the population doesn't have enough iodine in their system which of course can cause numerous health problems...It is a great thing to supplement your body with....But a cure all...well I wouldn't hold my breath on it...

Can you not order things on line to have mailed to you? You can find Iodoral on line...I don't know if you have health food stores either but can you purchase it this way? There are other alternatives you could look into such as the vitamin C protocol. some people seem to have good results with that. Or you can purchase Dr. Jernigan's nautical tinctures....

Is there not antibiotics where you are???

I wish you luck in finding treatment...

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Re: Iodine (Iodoral)

Hi Jojo,

There are antibiotics here in Singapore, I have a months worth of Flagyl and Biaxin sitting in my medicine cabinet. I just have been having some issues with my liver function so I have been told to stop until they calm down. I have been off them for a month and not sure when my GP will think it's safe to continue so I'm looking at trying herbs and such in the interm. My symptoms have return during the month of of antibiotics, though not as severe and I would like to try and help my immune system find a balance so I don't get worse.

Singapore is a strict place in regards to drugs and such, hard to order supplements from North America to be delivered here. So I am going to experiment with the kelp seeing it has some amount of iodine in it.

Tracy

 
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