Iodine - full details on why iodine is renowned as the universal cure, why virtually everyone is deficient, symptoms of iodine deficiency, the numerous diseases that iodine deficiency causes, the tests for iodine deficiency, and the best and cheapest sources of iodine.
Comment posted by Brik of Eugene, OR, USA on 1 September 2018 at 2:29 5069
Iodine is nothing short of amazing. I'm a 54 year old male and I've been suffering from painful back, joints all over and bottoms of feet for several years now, and seem to have all the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Sometimes the pain in my toes feels like its on fire and I can't sleep. Since taking 12 mg of Lugols Iodine each day I started feeling improvement from the first day and now after day 3 I don't feel any pain in my feet or shoulders. I'm sleeping better and my mood and mental energy feels better. I had never been diagnosed with hypothyroid and always got some iodine in my diet. Some people believe that iodine is needed for more than just thyroid hormone formation and that it may have an extra physiological role in muscles, joints, brain, bones, etc. It bothers me tremendously that the likely true cause of fibromyalgia is being overlooked by the standard medical profession and that so many millions of people are suffering because of this wilful ignorance. I suspect there is no money if iodine were found to be the answer. Instead they want to sell medications at $300 a month or more and is making our country bankrupt from such sheer greed and evil.
Comment posted by Tomasina of Bournemouth, Dorset, UK on 27 September 2017 at 20:56 4773
Fantastic to hear everyone s stories it brought me to tears cause it is so awful suffering this way and yes the answer is iodine! I am so sick of the doctors and vulnerable people crying out for help, I was told no cure! Then I researched for myself. Found brown kelp seaweed capsules and selenium supplements 200mg. My horrendous symptoms were disappearing within hours! Yes iodine is wonderful and most of the population is deficient.
Comment posted by Robert of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand on 12 August 2014 at 19:37 2789
I suffered M.E.(Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) / CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) similar to Fibromyalgia. After two months on "6 drops per day" of FIL Stock Iodine (6.0 mg equivalent to one drop of traditional Lugols) taking this first thing in the morning in my warm 600mls rehydration drink. Am also taking a Selenium tablet 200mcg per day which works in close harmony with Iodine. RESULTS - absolutely amazing progress - feeling so very well at a time of year which is usually so challenging (winter cold and wet sapping my energy). But now (in the past two months) physically and mentally everything is coming back. Deep restorative sleep, much improved digestion, food intolerances going away, great mental alertness, much greater confidence to socialise and push myself because I now know I can recover. After 7 years of M.E. I had forgotten how great "feeling alive" actually feels HOORAY!!!
Comment posted by Sanven of Lodi, New Jersey, USA on 15 July 2013 at 0:7 1275
Started taking nascent iodine a few months ago. Cannot believe how it has helped my sense of well being, my aches and pains, my skin....I sleep more soundly and wake up refreshed, not tired and dragging ready for a new day.
Comment posted by Debra Martin of Sydney, NSW, Australia on 4 July 2013 at 12:34 1259
I have had mercury poisoning for some years now due to 14 mercury fillings for most of my life, 3 of which I swallowed over the past 17 years. The leaking mercury has affected my hormonal balance and my thyroid. Five years ago, I began experiencing a reaction to Electromagnetic Frequencies(emf's) which would induce severe fatigue, sometimes lasting for up to 5 weeks where I couldn't even get out of bed. I couldn't shower or dress myself and had to be taken care of. It was accompanied by massive pain and inflammation which was diagnosed as severe Fibromyalgia. Last year I began a natural progesterone cream which has controlled the Fibromyalgia but the fatigue still plagued me. I was unable to go to the city because of large frequencies there and even shopping centres caused me problems. I began grounding every day for 45 minutes walking barefoot on the earth which helped reduce inflammation but never cured the fatigue. A few months ago, I found breast lumps. I refused a mammogram as they cause cancer and are not reliable, and I opted for the ultrasound. The lumps were cysts. The Fibromyalgia had caused blocked lymph nodes and I suffered severely from Fibrocystic breast disorder. The doctor did full bloods and it showed that my Thyroid was underactive. I told him I'd always been overactive so he sent me for an ultrasound on my Thyroid and checked my anti-bodies. It was inflamed and the anti-bodies were up to 1000 (supposed to be 5). He told me I had auto-immune Thyroid Disease and it was irreversible. He sent me to a specialist. The specialist confirmed the test results but I insisted on a follow up blood test as I had been using Iodine and Organic Coconut Oil at 3 tablespoons a day. This specialist rubbished the Iodine and told me not to take it as it had been proven to shut the Thyroid down. He gave me the script for Thyroxine and agreed to another blood test. He said it was pointless because once you have Hashimotos, it is not reversible. One week later he rang me with the results obviously forgetting who I was. He said "I have your results and it appears you are only borderline and on the good side, but that's ok, you just need to increase your intake of Thyroixine." I told him "I'm not taking your medication, I'm using Iodine and Coconut Oil." He stammered and stuttered for around 10 seconds, obviously stunned to hear that these natural remedies had worked to reverse something he believed was irreversible. Then he said "oh well it doesn't matter anyway as you're only borderline and on the good side of that." I continue to use Iodine as a patch on my feet every day, 3 tablespoons of organic coconut oil in my smoothies, 200mcg of Selenium and I am also going to add Taurine to help completely restore my Thyroid health. I take 500mgs of vitamin B5 for my adrenals as you should always assist your kidneys when you work with the Thyroid. I use Bentonite clay, Zeolite and R-Alpha Lipoic Acid for mercury removal as well. I had the mercury removed from my teeth 2012. My energy has picked up immensely since I began the Iodine and although I am still reacting to emf's, this has greatly reduced and I am recovering much quicker. No more time incapacitated in bed. I do still limit my exposure and ground every day. I still get Fibrocystic Breast Disorder but not to the same extent I was before Iodine. I understand it can take up to 2 years using Iodine to heal scar tissue caused from this disorder. I strongly recommend Iodine to everyone. It cures so many ailments. I put patches on everyone whose willing to try it and all but one person has soaked it into their body within 10 hours. My daughter did a 12 hour shift the other day and I put Iodine on her feet before work to give her energy as she suffers from fatigue (always on her iPhone). When I picked her up 12 hours later, she said she was pumped and full of energy. Iodine is a Godsend. We should all be using it.
Comment posted by Zul of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 11 January 2013 at 21:35 890
I tried Thyrovex that contains strong iodine, selenium and kelp and within 24 hours, all the severe trigger pains disappeared! I have had these pains the last 5 years and I feel like I am in a different body!
Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 17 May 2011 at 14:41 461
Iodine is the first thing you should try if suffering from fibromyalgia. If you have a deficiency (which most people do) you will notice improvement within hours or days