Charles Adams Apr 26, Uncategorized 19 comments. Iodine deficiency can lead to a dysfunction of these tissues and cause symptoms such as dry mouth, dry skin, reduced alertness, brain fog, fibromyalgia, fibrocystic breasts, and many others. Some studies have shown that iodine deficiency leads to a higher risk of developing various cancers, especially of the breast, prostate, and ovaries. Do not wait for any of these symptoms to arrive, everyone today will benefit from higher iodine intake.
Humans tolerate large doses of iodine. The ultra-high doses that were used a century ago are helpful in medical emergencies —specifically when facing antibiotic resistant infections, viruses and stubborn fungal and yeast infections. Deficiencies in iodine have a great effect on the immune system and its response to infectious diseases including cancer, which in many cases, up to 40 percent, are caused by infections.
Inthe average American got micrograms of iodine in their diet. The Japanese consume 89 times more iodine then Americans, due to their daily consumption of sea vegetables, and they have reduced rates of many chronic diseases, including the lowest rates of cancer in the world. Why is your oncologist so ignorant, why does your government not inform you, why do medical organizations and the medical press promote everything but iodine for the treatment and prevention of cancer?
Even at low dosages, iodine is a powerhouse. So effective is iodine that aerosols can be effective in sterilizing a room at levels not even detectable by humans. However, Dr. To protect themselves, people wishing to boost their defense against infections should use Iodine supplement in their diets. Why would people need the larger doses of iodine?
As I pondered these questions, I came to the conclusion that the toxicity of modern life must be impacting iodine levels. It is well known that the toxic halides, fluoride and bromide, having a similar structure as iodine, can competitively inhibit iodine absorption and binding in the body.
Because of the elevated levels of toxic halides in the environment and in the food supply, iodine levels have not only fallen but larger amounts of iodine are necessary to correct iodine deficiency as well as to promote a detoxifying effect of heavy metals. When treating life-threatening diseases we do not have months to fool around with low dosages. The anti-microbial process of iodine quickly kills bacteria, viruses, fungi, and various other microorganisms if a high enough dosage is used.
We need to dial up iodine levels quickly when we use it to fight infections. Iodine can be taken internally in large quantities and will have the same effect internally as it does on external surfaces.
In addition, as in breast cancer, we often need to get it concentrated to certain tissues or organs and we do that by painting the breasts with iodine. Just to give you an idea of how high iodine dosages have been taken to in the past we have to revisit the s when iodine was still a universal medicine, present in the US Pharmacopeia and was used at much higher dosages than anyone even dreams of using today.
The lethal disease was prevented by putting iodine solution on mice snouts just prior to placing them in chambers containing influenza viruses. Yet, iodine is the safest of all the essential trace elements, being the only one that can be administered safely for long periods of time to large numbers of patients in daily amounts as high astimes the RDA.
Michael B. Preliminary research indicates that if a person is iodine insufficient, it takes about three months to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 50 mg of iodine daily and a year to achieve that while ingesting a dosage of Mercola surprisingly stated that the highest amount of daily iodine intake should be no more than micrograms.
This is only slightly higher than the FDA recommendation, which is micrograms daily, dependent upon age, gender and life cycle.Skip to content - navigation. In vitro susceptibility of Candida albicans to four disinfectants and their combinations.
In addition, all possible pairs of the disinfectants were tested in order to compare the effect of the combination and its components.
After incubation the filter paper discs were transferred to vials with PBS and glass beads that were then vigorously shaken for dispersal of the yeast cells. PBS with resuspended yeasts was serially diluted fold. Droplets of 25 microL from each dilution were inoculated on TSB agar plates and incubated in air at 37 degrees C for 24 h. The number of colony-forming units was then calculated from appropriate dilutions. Combinations of disinfectants were equally or less effective than the more effective component.
All C. However, combining calcium hydroxide with sodium hypochlorite or chlorhexidine may provide a wide-spectrum antimicrobial preparation with a long-lasting effect. In Dr. During a hospital round Truss was intrigued by a gaunt, apparently elderly man who was obviously dying. However, he was only in his forties and in hospital for four months. No specialist had been able to make a diagnosis. Out of curiosity Truss asked the patient when be was last completely well.
The man answered that he was well until six months before when he had cut his finger He had received antibiotics for this. Shortly afterwards he developed diarrhea and his health deteriorated. Truss had seen before how antibiotics cause diarrhea.
It was known that Candida was opportunistic and thrived in debilitated patients, but now Truss wondered if it might not be the other way round, that Candida actually caused the debilitated condition. Truss had read that potassium iodide solution could be used to treat Candida infestation of the blood. Soon afterwards he had a female patient with a stuffy nose, a throbbing headache, vaginitis and severe depression. To his amazement all her problems immediately cleared with Candida treatment.
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All rights reserved. Real Raw Food.Orthomolecular research is focused on preventing and treating disease by determining how much of a certain natural substance the body needs and then determining the best way to provide it. We can suffer from a wide range of illnesses simply because our bodies are deficient in this miraculous iodine. Our thyroid gland is not the only part of our body that needs iodine. Furthermore, when used on its own, Nascent Iodine I3- is not a heavy metal chelator.
Similarly, the Iodide form is only absorbed by the thyroid gland, skin and salivary glands, whereas the elemental iodine storage sites in the breasts, prostate and intestines can only absorb the molecular iodine form I2. Furthermore, many other iodine storage sites need elemental iodine — such as the brain, stomach and salivary glands — and these sites need higher dosages in order to be absorbed in sufficient and proper amounts.
I recently helped a lady with candida problems in the UK. Most of these essential nutrients are deficient in our processed-food diets today. Not only had her candida greatly improved and abated but her brain fog had disappeared and she had much more energy.
She was also overweight and so she was over the moon at having lost 22 lbs over such a short period of time. How is this possible when so many people in the West get such adverse reactions from just one or two drops of LI? The answer, again, is a healthier, more nutrient-dense diet. Most people who live in less developed countries still buy their everyday food fresh and unprocessed from wet markets.
Similarly, in the pre-World War II diet, there was much less processed food around, more fresh food, and far less agri-poisons, preservatives, GMO, halides chlorine, bromine, fluorine and other poisons in the diet than occurs today. These more healthy, primitive and historic diets also contained sufficient amounts of selenium, niacin, magnesium, Vitamin C, B vitamins and zinc because their food was more nutrient dense.
Hence the anti-bodies attack the thyroid cell, causing nodule formation. This helps to maintain more appropriate levels of T3 the more active thyroid hormone. Zinc is also required to maintain healthy thyroid receptors throughout the body. Zinc also stimulates the immune system. Iodine is essential to displace and remove excess fluoride from the body and both iodine and selenium are needed to remove mercury.Medical Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.
Please consult a physician in matters relating to serious illness and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. Medications — You should work closely with your physician to adjust medications as your body heals.
Thanks for the advice! Using apple cider vinegar to treat a yeast infection is a natural, effective and old-fashioned remedy. Yeech, yeast infections! So why are things worse? Overgrowth of yeast can causes rejected episode of yeast infection and a whole list of other illness. Mine were the result of my diet too.
I was switched to a gluten free diet and my chronic yeast infection finally went away. My gut yeast level was very high as well, which is when the Dr recommended that I follow a strict gluten free diet.
If I cheat and have food items that are not GF, I almost always end up with a horrible yeast infection. For me I started looking into fruits and vegetables that help.
Grapefruit and pineapples help a lot.
There are also vitamins that help but none really showed any type of change for me. How often do you recommend to do the ACV baths? Daily until the yeast infection is gone? Thank you! Depending on the dryness of your skin, you can take them up to 3 times a day. I prefer no more than once a day unless you need the relief from additional baths.
If so, sitz baths are also an option. I was on maternity leave. An enema can help to flush some of the overgrowth from the colon and large intestine, but it will not directly affect a vaginal yeast infection.
If you are talking about using a douche product, I would refrain. They can push the pathogenic yeast further up into the vaginal canal and into the cervix. With age their getting worse. I catch them often. I think my Uteris holds a lot of bacteria. Where should I start to find answers? I suggest starting with a digestive protocolbecause our GI tract and vaginal tracts share microbes. When many people do a candida cleanse or begin to heal their digestive systems, genital yeast infections often get worse or pop up for the first time.
Once the intestines are rebalanced with beneficial microbes, the genital area including the vaginal canal can follow suit. Luckily, these remedies work well while your body is working to rebalance its microbiome!This post was originally published in Julyit has been updated and republished with new information.
Recently, Sydney developed yeasty ears that were recurring I'd clean them up, they'd return in a few days. Our vet noticed and gave me some tips to clear them up naturally, and it works. Please note that I'm not a dog nutritionist or a veterinarian. These are natural treatments I've learned from my vet and my research on my dogs' health. Answers Pet Food: If you clicked on this link in search of a recipe to help your dog, please scroll to the bottom.
I've found that it's best to do this before bedtime, allowing Sydney's ear to heal overnight; checking the progress each morning. You spray, let sit, then gently wipe out their ears. Easy peasy. Read More about using essential oils with cats. My steps are similar to the ears and in my experience, the yeast cleared up almost overnight.
Keep in mind that the problems I've seen with my dogs have been mild. The biggest improvement I saw in my dogs was after I switched them to a raw food diet. All of Rodrigo's yeast issues vanished, however, Sydney continued to have yeasty skin her tummy and armpit areas and ears. I was able to help Sydney by adding a quality digestive supplement to her diet and using the above steps. This blog post gets a lot of traffic from people dealing with severe yeast issues with their dogs, so I reached out to Billy Hoekman of Answers Pet Food to ask for a diet that you can feed to your dog that may help tremendously.
I have seen amazing improvements in dogs fed a diet created by Answers Pet Food so I'm excited to share the following with you.
Please note that the following diet is for a dog that weighs 22 pounds I requested the recipe for a specific case ; you'll have to adjust based on the weight of your dog. I very much believe in supporting gut health through whole foods when possible and supplements. Therefore, I add the following supplements to my dogs' diet. By adding a digestive supplement to my dogs' diet, I'm helping to strengthen their immune system which will, in turn, help their system naturally block yeast build up.
And that's how I deal with allergies with my dogs. These aren't groundbreaking recipes or cures; there are plenty of people online who will share similar or new, natural treatments.
These are simply the ones that worked with my dogs. All symptoms will return when meds stopped. Support immune system and let it will figure out what to do.
Raw diet no carbs of any sort.
My dog is getting better. I prepare a dish of coconut oil, with 2teaspoons apple cider vinagar, and 2 teaspoons aloe Vera. After I bathed her and Trimmed her fur very short, I smeared the mixture all over her 3 or 4 times a day.
I feed her canned Dog food twice a day with no grains. I add a spoon of coconut oil. Tuna twice a week. A cranberry pill wrapped in velveta. She is inside most of the day on a chair or her bed with a clean Blanket.Iodine is a halogen, related to bromine, chlorine and fluorine, all of which are essential for human life to exist. There is some question about the essentiality of fluorine despite the benefits for teeth.
The requirement for iodine ranges from to mcg daily, with individual variation due to age, urinary clearance, sex and diet. There is no mechanism for conservation of iodine by the kidneys so it must be ingested regularly to prevent deficiency. Goiter is prevented by a daily intake of about 75 mcg and the RDA is set at mcg. The US diet averages mcg so deficiency is said to be uncommon.
The thyroid hormone, thyroxine, requires four atoms of iodine in order to perform its function of regulating the rate of oxidation in every cell in the body.
This is the the essential function of iodine and in case of deficiency the body energy drops and all cells function poorly. This is called myxedema and adults with this condition feel listless and depressed; their skin is dry and cold and the tissues become puffy and edematous. The tongue becomes swollen and the hair and eyebrows thin out so that diagnosis is sometimes obvious from the physical appearance by itself.
In children with iodine deficiency, a combination of physical stigmata similar to the above plus severe mental retardation may leave permanent handicaps. Excessive intake of iodine can also cause low thyroid, a paradox called the Wolf-Chaikoff effect, named after two doctors who found that continous intake of high doses of iodine signal the thyroid gland to stop making the thyroxine hormone.
This probably occurs due to feed-back inhibition of thyrotropin, also called TSH, short for "Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. Evidently the brain reads high levels of iodine as a signal to turn off the thyroid. This can be used to advantage in cases of Grave's disease, where an enlarged thyroid gland, a goiter, produces a toxic excess of thyroxine.
The use of iodide can reduce the size of the gland and its toxic output in a matter of hours. Unfortunately this does not work for long in most cases and it is seldom attempted these days.
Goiter can also occur due to iodine deficiency. In this case the pituitary over-reacts to low levels of iodine and sends excessive quantities of TSH to encourage the thyroid to produce more thyroxine. The gland manufactures copious amounts of thyroxine storage protein, enough to swell up the storage compartments of the gland to overflowing, hence the goiter.
However, without iodine, the protein is counterfeit, unable to maintain the metabolic chemistry of life. Mountainous terrain and areas that have been covered by glaciers tend to be iodine deficient anywhere in the world. Large areas of the United States, particularly the mid-West and mountain states are our "goiter belt.
In particular, cancer of the uterus, ovary and breast all correlate inversely to iodine intake. It may be that low iodine leads to increased pituitary gonadotrophin and increased estrogen, which is a tumor promoter.
Before the use of iodized salt in about half the people of Michigan had thyroid goiters! Recently these are found in 3 percent of American men and 10 percent of women. There are many more borderline cases that go undiagnosed, despite complaints of fatigue, cold intolerance and low body temperature. The temperature test is not specific to thyroid and in many cases deficiencies of trace minerals, such as copper and zinc, are at fault.
Inadequate caloric intake can also cause thyroid activity to drop; so diagnosis is not so simple. Using the Cornell Index Questionnaire to measure the number of symptoms in a thousand dentists and their wives Drs. Cheraskin and Ringsdorf found that as iodine intake went up the number of symptoms declined so that the ideal daily iodine intake appears to be mcg.
Ocean kelp contains about mcg per teaspoonful. By comparison, potassium iodide, which is available only on prescription, contains 30, mcg ie. Evidently there are benefits from iodine beyond its essential role in the formation of thyroid hormone. In fact, that is the main conclusion of this review: many uses.
The alcohol tincture of iodine causes painful irritation and tissue damage as the solution penetrates and is caustic. However fatalities are unusual, despite the skull and cross-bones on the label, because few people can down the necessary 2 to 6 tablespoonfuls to achieve a lethal dose. The potassium iodide form of iodine is non-irritating and rarely fatal except due to hypersensitivity reactions.
Why Lugol’s Iodine Is Important For Your Health
The FDA studies on safety indicate that huge doses of from 40 mg.By Seriouslyscared, June 15, in Symptoms and self-care. Since one drop is close to 9mg of a combination of Iodine and Potasium Iodide, I estimate that I consumed a little over 2mg on each of those days.
I realise now that this was all a profound mistake! Just to post a warning about using Lugol's Iodine. The iodine activists then advocate taking more Lugol's iodine to 'fire up your immune system', as others have reported getting really ill after trying this, and yet feeling better after trying a higher dose. I wouldn't dare now, so have only done damage. Never mind that this can effect your thyroid. The moral of the story is take extreme caution with this if you suspect a high toxic load, and especially if you also have candida overgrowth.
As the doctors once again dismiss even the possibility of candida 'it's just a modern myth, it doesn't exist'I've been doing this all myself and have now made a big mistake.
The nausea is unbearable at times. After having been so ultra cautious with trying anything new for a long time now, it's inexplicable that I took this risk!
My question is does anyone else have any experience of having taken Luogol's iodine to try to kill pathogenic organisms in the GI tract, or for any other reason for that matter? I did also try a Himalayan salt flush in desperation after this mistake, and that only seemed to make me more ill.
It didn't even seem to occur to me that the iodine itself could have effects on the Thyroid and everything linked to that. It just shows how poor my judgment still is. SS - we have a topic in iodine, though most of the posts relate to iodine and thyroid issues.
Iodine, anyone? I have responded to your PM, and have found a Naturopath in your area hopefullysee link below. I note you're in the UK Fortunately there is a thread all about Candida overgrowth which I started a few weeks ago suspecting I had an overgrowth. This liquid solution was used before antibiotics were invented. Most people are apparently deficient in iodine. I now know that it can apparently force toxins out of cells in your body, not just lead to candida die off.
My GP "suggested" iodine after thyroid labwork showing improving thyroid function really I told him I'd research it.THE FASTEST WAY TO TREAT TOENAIL FUNGUS?!
Interesting though I wonder if anyone has had success with it for improving thyroid function. I generally do much less of anything I might try now