Blanchard, Dr. Kenneth R MD - What Your Doctor May Not Tell You
About Hypothyroidism (Newton-Wellesley, MA) says
that an under active
thyroid may cause depression, SAD in winter, fatigue, feeling cold,
brittle thin hair, constipation, memory loss, and unexplained weight gain.
He recommends adding more T4 for SAD. Synthetic thyroxine (levothyroxine)
only the T4 (which converts to T3). Some people need a
little T3 added, especially if
the brain is affected.
www.allthyroid.org - www.bottomlinesecrets.com
Block, Dr Mary Ann - No More ADHD - No More Ritalin -
Chapter Step 10,
Consider Other Underlying Causes summarizes
typical thyroid problem symptoms.
Coconut oil promotes thyroid function per CB Ross in The
Doctors' Prescription for Healthy Living
issue vol.7 #2 for low
Coconut oil [a saturated fat, from the coconut - milk or copra
(white meat)] taken
3-4 tablespoons (preferably as organic, raw or virgin)
with each meal will do a miracle,
if one is faithful to do it daily,
preferably for a lifetime, because it will also do wonders
energy and hormones, especially the under active thyroid [hypo-thyroidism.
Beware turnips, cabbage, mustard, cassava root, pine nuts, millet, peanuts
beans (called goitrogens) can cause goiter and block iodine
absorption by the thyroid.] The Coconut Diet - The Secret Ingredient
That Helps You Lose Weight
While You Eat Your Favorite Foods
& John -
Humic & Fulvic Acid (from volcanic
https://www.iasj.net/iasj?func=fulltext&aId=30377(This editorial does NOT differentiate between
volcanic ash and fresh seaweed, so it appears once could readily consume
seaweed, available in grocery stores &/or the acids in health food
Iodine - Brownstein, Dr David Overcoming Thyroid Disorders + Iodine -Why You Need It. Why You Can't Live Without
W Bloomfield, Michigan, USA
For Hashimoto's disease or hypo-thyroid, in addition to
regular consumption of seaweed and/or iodized salt one may want to
consider 2 daily drops of Lugol's Iodine
(5% iodine + 10% potassium iodide
in H20) or a daily Iodoral tablet form of Lugol's
solution, especially if
one's Armour thyroid prescription is insufficient or if one's
such as brain fog has not diminished. "Because different (body) tissues
concentrate different forms of iodine, using a supplement that contains
both iodide and
iodine is preferable to using a supplement (or
prescription) that contains only one form...
A combination of iodine/iodide
(eg. Lugol's or Iodoral) is much more effective than an
supplement... The thyroid gland and the skin primarily concentrate iodide...
breasts concentrate (utilize) iodine. The prostate gland
(After the thyroid the) Ovaries...contain the
2nd highest concentration of iodine in the
body." "The main
thyroid hormones T4 and T3 each require iodine's presence to be
produced (by the body)." "The Mainland Japanese ingest approx 13.8mg
day, which is approx 100 times the RDA (recommended daily
The Japanese receive most of their iodine from seaweed." Brownstein, Dr David - Salt Your Way to Health
section Refined Salt and the Thyroid
"Thyroid hormone must be converted from its inactive (T4) form to its active (T3) form
the thyroid hormone to have beneficial effects on the body...Refined salt
(with added iodine) will not provide the proper nutrition for the
Unrefined salt (Celtic sea or Redmond's, eg.), containing over
80 minerals including selenium, will help the thyroid."
Iodine - Kane, Emily A -
Thyroid Blues -
"Synthroid (is) a synthetic version of the weaker
human thyroid hormone levothyroxine, or T4. Human thyroid hormone comes
in two major configurations: T3 (which is 3 iodine molecules) and T4
(four iodine molecules). The active hormone is T3, which is converted by
stripping away one iodine molecule from T4, the “storage” form of
This conversion happens mostly in the liver, but also in the
(Seaweed, algae and wild Kosher) seafood is a good
source of iodine...
TSH, or thyroid-stimulating hormone (is) a secretion from the pituitary
gland in the brain.
TSH is secreted in response to lower levels of T3
and T4 in circulation. As hormone
levels go down, TSH goes up in an
attempt to force more thyroid hormone production.
Naturopaths prefer to
see TSH between 0.5 and 2 nanograms per milliliter.
doctor regards TSH level as high as 5.5 as 'fine.' It is not fine."
"Selenium is also
involved in making thyroid hormones, and a lack of selenium
iodine deficiency. The 2 minerals by themselves may not increase
thyroid activity, but they should be included in any treatment for low
thyroid activity. Try 1,000- 5,000 micro-grams of iodine & 200 to 300
micrograms of selenium... Fibrocystic breast
disease - Several
studies have found iodine supplements helpful in resolving
painful breast cysts. Benefits were noted after 6 to 18 months of
supplementation. According to Brownstein, the breasts are a major
reservoir of iodine. Try 5,000 to 6,000 micrograms daily. Blood sugar - Some clinical
reports suggest that very large supplemental amounts of
improve blood sugar levels and enhance weight loss. The treatments used
50 to 100 milli-grams of iodine—an extremely large amount that should be
with a physician’s guidance (and only on a temporary basis at
that high level). Absorption Issues: Goiter was
extremely common in iodine-deficient regions,
particularly the Midwest,
until iodine-containing (iodized) salt was introduced in 1924.
is preferable to commercial iodized salt.) Eating large amounts of
cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli and cauliflower), soy
(including tofu), and cassava (also called yucca) may interfere with
iodine absorption and therefore thyroid function. Eating modest amounts
of these foods will not pose a problem. Worldwide, iodine deficiency
affects 749 million people & is the leading cause of preventable brain
damage." "Seaweed and bladder wrack are particularly high in
Iodine via sea vegetables (seaweed/sea-salt/etc)
Body Signals and Their Significance
"Cold hands and feet are a common body signal for
subpar thyroid function. Optimal thyroid function is necessary for healthy
hormone function. I have witnessed ovary & breast cyst improvement with
the addition of iodine alone. Not only does thyroid function improve, so
does the female & male hormone cycle. I have noticed male
prostate health improve over time with proper iodine support. You
may consider iodine if you wake up tired, have high cholesterol,
thinning hair, wide spaced teeth, morning headaches and
dry skin which are also thyroid body signals." from Dr. Bob DeMaria's
Iodine AND iodide are both needed by body.
9/2015 - "Natural (sea/ocean) iodine is not the same as radioactive
iodine which is used in (evaluating) Graves' disease & also found near
nuclear facilities. The body can not thrive without natural
iodine...A developing fetus/infant is particularly susceptible to brain
damage if pregnant/lactating mother is severely iodine
deficient...Iodine (may help) alleviate
fibrocystic breast pain or
breast lumps...(as well as) shrink uterine fibroids."
"Several nutrients are critical for the proper functioning of the
thyroid gland. In order for the thyroid gland to produce T4, it needs
the trace element iodine, chromium, selenium, mineral zinc, and
amino acid tyrosine. Without sufficient supply of these nutrients
in the diet, thyroid function is diminished. Several reasons why a person
may be lacking these nutrients include dysbiosis (a disruption in the
normal balance of microorganisms in the gastrointestinal mucosa), taking
oral contraceptives, which deplete many nutrients, especially selenium & zinc. (Thus consider a good probiotic)...
Anybody suffering from a low body temp reading...I always recommend
(Coleus forskolii) acti-cyclase
http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/11/1/47.pdf (250mg twice
daily when taking T3, 3x/day when I'm not... I have seen great
(Also consider) T-100X. 630mg 2x/day for post cycle (the
This one's a must."
- "Iodoral® is a
tablet form of Lugol solution. One 12.5
mg tablet of Iodoral® supplies an amount of total elemental iodine
comparable to the average daily intake of this essential element by
During the early 1900's, the iodine/iodide solution called Lugol
solution was used extensively, effectively and safely in medical practice,
for both low activity & above normal activity of the thyroid
gland.*(4 The recommended daily intake for iodine supplementation was 2
to 6 drops of Lugol solution, providing 12.5 to 37.5 mg total iodide.
That amount was mentioned as lately as 1995 in a book on Pharmaceutical
Sciences.(5)" (Take with a low dose of vitamin A
or preferably organic raw carrots.)
"In its natural form, really, iodine is just a
gas and it's an element. It's in the periodic table with the halogens,
which are bromine, fluorine, and chlorine. It's a very important trace
element that's required by many parts of our body. People just associate
iodine with the thyroid gland, but really, iodine is utilized by
every single cell in the body. It's important to get the
right type & the proper type of iodine into your cells. So, how was
iodine developed or how was it discovered? It was actually discovered in
1811. It was discovered by a scientist who was experimenting with
seaweed, burning the ash & actually developed iodine. So, it hasn't even
been around that long. In 1829, there was a French physician, Dr.
Lugol, who created Lugol's solution and anybody that knows about iodine
out there knows and is familiar with Lugol's solution. When he discovered
iodine, he discovered that bonding it to a potassium molecule made it
water-soluble & unlocked its antiseptic qualities & kind of stabilized
it. That's why Lugol's solution is potassium iodide. Around 1860,
there was a Swiss physician that found that iodine could be used to treat
goiter. What was happening back in the 1800s, a
goiter is nothing more than a cyst that grows on your thyroid gland...
Cysts pertain to polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, fibrocystic breast
disease, fibromyalgia & uterine fibroids... The ovaries actually have
the second-highest concentration of iodine in a woman's body. When
they're deficient, cysts form...Cysts form in the ovaries & especially around
your menstrual cycles. For the ladies that are listening, if your breasts
become tender, that's 1 sign that you have iodine deficiency... Use
a Celtic salt or my favorite Himalayan crystal salt, which contain...84
different minerals...even trace amounts of iodine...In
1997 Dr. Ghent reported that he saw benefits of iodine with fibro-cystic
breast disease. It's fibrocystic breast disease because any iodine
deficiency is going to cause a cystic disease somewhere. The iodine is up
taken in the body in every cell, but usually, you see the reproductive
organs. Polycystic ovarian disease, fibrocystic breast disease.
Breasts take up a tremendous amount of iodine. The uterus, all the
glandular systems. Iodine is needed by the immune system because the white
blood cells need iodine to fight infection... Iodine
deficiency has been directly associated with miscarriages, stillbirth,
pre-term delivery, cognitive concerns. It can impair fetal brain
development. Even mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy can be
detrimental... The thyroid, if you look up here in your neck,
right at the base of your neck is a small gland that produces metabolic
hormones. These hormones are what controls your energy levels. The
thyroid is controlled by your pituitary gland. Your pituitary gland also
regulates hormone, testosterone, growth hormone, DHEA. Your pituitary
gland is a major gland, just like your pineal gland is. Also, those
glands are affected with specific antagonists or chlorine, fluoride.
Fluoride, especially, which calcifies the pineal gland & also prevents
iodine from being absorbed into the actual thyroid gland. But the
pituitary gland actually releases thyroid-stimulating hormone, which is
TSH. That tells the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine, which is T4 or T3.
That's just thyroid hormone with 4 iodine molecules or thyroid hormone
with three iodine molecules. So, iodine is the base molecule of thyroid
hormone & the thyroid needs iodine to produce it. But what happens is
nowadays, with so much hypothyroidism going around & people are diagnosed
with hypothyroid. They're put on Synthroid, etc. Synthroid is basically
T4. Synthroid T4 is inactive. When it's released, it's inactive. Actually,
80% of the T4 is activated by the liver, the gallbladder, the bile ducts & actually the kidney itself.
That's why it's necessary for the liver & gallbladder to be functioning properly. Because if you're
on Synthroid and you can't covert that T4 and you can't activate that T4
because your liver is congested, it's fatty or your gallbladder is gone or
your gallbladder is congested or you have gallstones, the bile ducts are
messed up. Then, it's going to be hard for you to activate that T4. 80% is
going to be converted in the liver, in the gallbladder and the bile ducts.
You have 20% of your T4 that's going to be converted in the kidneys.
Now, a lot of times, people are deficient in salt, too. Because, really,
the body is made of 80-90% water. All living substances are composed of
80-90% water. The inside of our body is nothing more than saltwater.
So, if your kidneys aren't working properly and you have a real acidic pH
& you're having concern, then you might also have a concern converting
or utilizing that T4 and get that conversion in the kidneys. Another
mineral that's really important to look at, while I'm thinking about it,
is selenium. Because
selenium is also necessary to convert T4 to T3. So, it's important that
you supplement or get enough selenium in your food. Or if not, if you are
taking an iodine supplement to supplement with selenium. Iodine is
great to take with minerals. You really need a good array of minerals and
pure, clean water when you take iodine. Just like seaweed...Pacific
Ocean being contaminated; the Atlantic is the best. If you can find
seaweed from the Atlantic Ocean, that's going to be a good source of
iodine: Kelp, arame, kombu, wakame...What does kelp grow in? It
grows in seawater. So, it's a perfect example of how nature simulates
what's really going on inside your body. So, just to talk about some
health benefits of iodine. Mental retardation, low IQ levels is one of the
main things in children that you look at. Mothers need 2-3 times the
amount of iodine during pregnancy. This is a huge concern. So, if you
know somebody that's pregnant or even trying to get pregnant, I highly
recommend that you put them on a good form of iodine, because it affects
the fetal brain development, emotional health & many other
things. One of the things I like using iodine for is the fact that it
helps detoxify toxic metals. It makes water more soluble. It helps
eliminate toxic metals like mercury, lead & then, of course, it also helps
decalcify the pineal of fluoride & it also helps detoxify other metals and
detoxify the built-up fluoride & bromide from the thyroid
gland. So, usually, what's been reported is about 12.5-50 milligrams of
iodine will increase the urinary excretion of lead & mercury. Usually,
that happens even within 24 hours. But when you're pulling metals out of
the body, you want to make sure that you're very hydrated. When you do
take iodine, initially, you might even go through a healing crisis. A
healing crisis is just headache & fatigue & everything. Just what your
body starts to slowly eliminate all those toxins. Another benefit of
iodine is it's a co-factor for insulin. So, we're not talking about curing
diabetes or anything like that by giving somebody insulin, but is
something that every diabetic person should take a look at. Whenever
diabetics make good lifestyle changes & get enough iodine, most of the
time, their insulin functions better. Iodine is powerful against
this day, there's no bacteria virus, any type of microorganism that can
survive or adapt to being in an iodine-rich environment...
Iodine is incredibly good for anti-aging
and the skin. If you just take some good iodine, nascent iodine, and
glycerin-based. I wouldn't do this with alcohol because alcohol is very
dehydrating to the skin. But glycerin in itself, vegetable glycerin.
I'm not talking about animal products, but a good USP-certified vegetable
glycerin with the iodine with it, like the Detoxadine that we developed. A
small amount you rub it under your eyes, by your crow's feet. You rub it
on your face, any part of your skin. It
takes a while because your skin is 7 layers deep. Slowly start
repairing it for a long period of time. Even better than the $500 facial
toxic chemical-based facial anti-aging creams that are out there, which
are nothing more than plasticizers...Iodine
helps to elevate the pH in the body...Cold
hands, cold feet, low body temperature. If you're always cold, that's
another sign. Puffiness around the eyes is another sign. A tongue, when
your tongue feels like it's too big for your mouth & you have difficulty
talking, that's another sign of iodine deficiency...Brain
fog, low energy in the afternoon, all of these things. Breast tissue
is also a huge sponge for iodine & iodine is concentrated in the
breasts... From 1993, it was recommended that women take 3,000-4,000
micrograms a day to promote healthy breasts. Now, that's a huge
difference considering the fact that the RDA; our FDA & U.S. government
says we need only 150 micrograms per day of iodine. What they looked at
when they added iodine to make iodized salt was the minimum amount of
iodine that would prevent a goiter from forming was 150 micrograms a day.
We need to protect & saturate our thyroid even more
now, especially with Fukushima radioactive radiation fallout and
chemtrails are coming down on top of us. 131...When
our bodies are iodine loaded, radioactive iodine simply passes through.
The key is to ingest enough iodine to load the thyroid so that radioactive
iodine cannot be absorbed. Iodine was given during Chernobyl. Now many
people are also stocking up & taking iodine to protect themselves...
So, if a man's or woman's thyroid is iodine deficient, breasts, ovaries;
everything is going to be deficient. Medical literature has found
correlation between breast disease & sub-par thyroid function, a leading
cause of cancer... A
study in 1967 by the Journal of American Medical Association that found
breast cancer in mice was linked to iodine deficiency. The National Health
and Nutrition Survey from 1971-2000 showed iodine levels had dropped
50% from 1971-2000... Iodine improved 40-70% of (breast) pain fibrosis
symptoms...1996, rat studies demonstrated that iodine suppresses the
formation of breast tumors... If you are taking iodine, watch out for
eating a lot of cruciferous vegetables like cabbage & kale which have
goitrogenic compounds that can block small amounts of iodine... iodine...Another
remedy, just like iodine is distilled water with organic, raw apple cider
Raw apple cider vinegar, I always put it in my water because it
contains the mother of vinegar with living enzymes. You get used to the
taste & it's great for the body...So,
some other endocrine gland
herbicides, such a big concern. Because most of the food
these days is heavily sprayed, you have a genetically modified situation. Then you have
Roundup, which is Glyphosate, which is an extremely toxic chemical. These
are all sprayed on crops. Now, what happens is your
endocrine or hormone-producing glands
are exposed to these pesticides and these chemicals that cause an iodine
deficiency. It also causes the initiation of disease-causing compounds,
they're endocrine disruptors.
You have soy, which has high estrogen in it (can be a male hormone
disrupter). A lot of these disruptors cause a malfunction in your
hormones. That's what we're talking about, really, here is with a lack of
iodine, you're talking about disruption of hormones.
Now, a couple other things that can affect iodine absorption and
utilization: antidepressants. Did you know that
most antidepressants & antipsychotics out there are fluoride compounds? I mean, fluoride is coming at us from every single
direction and there's a reason for that, too. Because there's no money in
healthy people, there's only money in sick people.
Beta blockers, birth control pills,
estrogen mimickers, antidepressants are those you want to
look at. If you're on any of those things, mostly, for sure, you're
blocking your iodine uptake.
We talked about bromine, toxic halides. We talked about chlorine, we
talked about fluorine. Those have a
similar structure to iodine and they compete for the receptor sites.
Iodine will actually draw some of that out. It could take 1-3 to bring all
of that bromide and that fluoride out of your system & start replacing
your thyroid with healthy iodine. There's a lot of iodine
supplements out there, too, that are in an alcohol base. But an
alcohol-based iodine is an endocrine disruptor & a hormone disruptor,
too. Because alcohol, itself, is an endocrine disruptor. You're going to
find in bromine in all of your breads. You're going to find
bromine in the sodas;
it in a lot of processed, packaged foods, because it's a
natural insecticide agent
. They put it in flour to keep
the bugs out of it. Switch to all organic products:
flours, breads. I do recommend non-grains and non-GMO. Rread the labels.
See if it has bromine in it...(Regarding tap and other public/outdoor
& bottled water. Use caution even regarding
Under the National Organic Program, by the way, you can water your crops
with tap water or water from rivers, like they do the Colorado River...
Chlorine…is in tap water, in all of our systems. Pools.
They don't need to use that. There's way to keep the water clean without
poisoning it. (Use of sea salt is one alternative.) We're
saturated with these, chlorine and by-products which are all toxic
halogens, directly linked to birth defects, cancer, reproductive concerns,
sterility. Many people are having problems getting pregnant these days.
I never had a concern with people coming into my office that had been to
all the top specialists in the world saying "Oh, you need IVF & you need
all this stuff to get pregnant." No, all you need to do is clean out your
body. I put them on an intestinal cleanse, liver and gallbladder
cleansing, chemical and toxic metal cleansing, harmful organism cleansing.
They (conceive and) have a healthy baby, because they don't have all of
that contaminant in there.
Perchlorate is another (bad) thing that we're finding in
breast milk right now, which is an endocrine disruptor, an industrial
chemical and it's used in rocket fuel, airbags, fireworks. It's
contaminated areas around military bases and it's now in the food supply.
I was in the military & my heart goes out to the military personnel that
are being contaminated, especially overseas & all the chemicals they're
exposed to. I try to help them as much as I can whenever they call me up.
1 of the things that most people don't know is 83%. 83 of
organically-grown lettuce & conventional lettuce from the southwest
United States contains significant
perchlorate. You could be getting organic lettuce and
you're going to be contaminated. The entire lower portion of the
Colorado River is contaminated with
perchlorate. The Colorado River, the whole lower portion
provides water for 20% of the nation's crops and over 10% of the
nation's livestock. 90% of the U.S. winter lettuce supply is grown in
areas irrigated by this river in perchlorate-rich soil.
Which means you think you're eating organic, but you're really not. So, for the water, there's a couple of solutions you can do. If you have
the money, I don't have any ties to any of these companies by the way.
Pelican water system is pretty good to have for the whole
house & you can put it in. It's probably going to be somewhere around
$10,000, but you don't even have to start with that. You can look online
for fluoride under-sink units, filtration units, shower head units that
are going to take the chlorine and the fluoride and all this stuff out.
You can reduce your exposure on a daily basis. Do not drink tap
water. I mean, when you go to restaurants, it might cost you a little bit
more money, but just buy the spring water in a glass bottle. Do what I do,
get distilled water. You can make your own distilled water. You can make 5
gallons of distilled water a day with a
Durastill counter-top distillation unit. You get the glass
5-gallon things. Put apple cider vinegar in it & don't have any
chlorine or fluoride in the water. Until the early 1970s, even bread
contained iodine, when bromide replaced iodine. Bromine is a toxic
substance & has zero nutritional value. Dr. Brownstein, he's like the guru on iodine...Bromine,
in itself, can cause hypothyroidism. Whenever the
bromine was introduced
into the food supply & into the sodas and the soft drinks, the increase
in hypothyroidism shot up. One of the most
toxic pesticides, actually, is methyl-bromide. Then, you have
polybrominated biphenyl ether compounds, which are your
fire retardants. Now, isn't it strange how the
European Union has banned most of this stuff, but the United States still
keeps it in the water supplies. I mean, the EU has banned fluoride, it's banned a lot of the
bromine, it's banned a lot of these toxic chemicals. You start seeing all
the genetically-modified foods being
banned everywhere. People here in the United States
need to wake up & actually do something about it. People are waking up,
actually, it's really good. But I mean, the public water supplies & the
toothpaste & they even have nursery water to give kids fluoride. I mean,
people are mixing their baby waters; there's medical doctors &
pediatricians that are recommending people mix nursery water, which
contains fluoride, in with soy baby formulas.
Fluoridated water never
prevented cavities... There's colloidal iodide, there's colloidal
iodine, there's Lugol's. There's super-saturated potassium iodide, there's
the nascent iodine...I recommend taking an
iodine in a glycerin base...Glycerin's
use itself dates back as far as the 1800s. When it was used to keep wounds
hydrated, but free from air contact. Russians were known to spread a thin
layer of glycerin on their face to protect their skin against the cold
when they went out in the winter because it wouldn't evaporate. It's so
gentle & hydrating, that it's even been used during eye surgery to keep
the eyes moisturized... ALERT: A
condition known as 'iodism' which is a mild toxic syndrome from use of
iodine. Iodism is really a displacement of bromine, fluorine, & chlorine.
The toxicity symptoms of these halides are similar to 'iodism' symptoms.
Why does this happen? When iodine levels are brought up, bromine & the
other halides have to leave & may cause an 'iodine allergy' that
really is NOT. People who are the most deficient will have the worst
reaction. Kicking out the halides at a high rate will exacerbate that. The
key is to add iodine very slowly to displace this stuff slowly. Also take
since that is the other component of thyroid hormone. Add a little magnesium
to support it. You can also supplement with chlorophyll to help detoxify halides. Chlorophyll lays in
the intestinal tract &
acts as a sponge to absorb halides so they can be excreted. "
7 Keto DHEA may boost levels of thyroid hormone T3 5/2005 Life
of Don Colbert who says sometimes
a keytone diet can
postpone/reverse premature death/disease: Monday, November 20, 2017
"Currently, there are 2 popular ideas that are viewed to be in direct
conflict. The 1st is (based mainly on carbohydrates) the
Calories-In-Calorie-Out (CICO) model of fat mass regulation.
The 2nd is (based mainly on burning of fats, especially those of
non-animal/GMO wild/ vegetable/organic origin) the Hormone Model (aka
the carbohydrate-insulin model)... The
Hormone Theory of Fat Mass Regulation (often called the
carbohydrate-insulin theory of obesity) suggests that calories are not
what dictate fat mass (retention).
It is the hormones in your body, mainly insulin, that
predicts it (fat loss/gain)...The
Ketogenic Diet (using/adding mainly non-GMO organic coconut &/or avocado
oil) was initially used as a therapeutic agent for difficult to control
pediatric patient seizures.
Brain metabolism different than the metabolism of other organs and it
appears that ketone metabolism in the brain conveys a therapeutic
benefit in many neurological conditions. Additionally,
there are some pilot studies showing benefit for ketogenic diets in
patients with brain tumors (specifically glioblastoma multiforme)...
Stop throwing around phrases like, 'The brain/heart prefers ketone
bodies over glucose and fatty acids'. Your cells don’t prefer anything.
Cellular metabolism is a function of chemistry, set in a biological
setting (thus the whole notion biochemistry)." (An additional factor is
to determine which diet contributes most to one's health & freedom from disease/aging/disability.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauric_acid - "Lauric acid is able to
RAISE metabolism, believed to be due to its activation of 20% of
which otherwise lie dormant...This is supposed from lauric acid's release of enzymes in the intestinal tract which activate
the thyroid...This could account for the metabolism-RAISING properties
coconut oil" a major source of lauric
Pincott, Dr. - Campbell River, British Columbia,
- "Suggested Treatments:
The thyroid captures 60mcg iodide daily to ensure an adequate supply
thyroid synthesis. Dr. GuyAbraham has conducted
research since 2002 &
published a series of articles stating that the RDA of
iodine is way too low. 12.5 mcgis the optimal amount
for the thyroid & the rest of the body.
It lowers the risk of breast
cancer associated with those taking thyroid supplements. The
Japanese have traditionally consumed more iodine from seaweed
that any other population & Japan has the lowest rate of any type of
(except stomach cancer) anywhere else in the world. Japan along
(high-iodine-intake countries) have the lowest rates of
goiter (enlarged thyroid) & breast cancer... Iodine &
iodide, the two best sources to take together.
Iodine can also aid
the body in getting rid of heavy metals such as lead, cadmium,
arsenic, aluminum & mercury. If you take too much iodine you
can cause an underactive thyroid & many people are allergic to
iodine. (Iodine can be readily obtained from eating seaweed, sea
algae, & wild
2. Selenium: increases the conversion of T4 to T3
& reduces breast cancer risk associated with low selenium & concurrent low T3 levels.
3. Zinc: required for T3 & free T4 activity. (Zinc is
especially valuable for masculinity & to deter viruses.)
4. B12: deficiency may cause decrease conversion of T4 to T3.
(B12 in combination with other B vitamins is valuable for
stability, especially during senior years.)
5. Vitamin C and E protect against the lipid peroxidation associated
with heavy metal
6. Vitamin D is necessary for thyroid hormone production in the
& possibly in the early stages of T-3 (thyronine)
binding to its receptor...
Articles on Vitamin D at
(Vitamin D is obtained best from daily exposure to outdoor sunshine.
Vitamin D3 is the favored form of D supplementation.)
7. Tyrosine: thyroid hormone is made up of the amino acid
tyrosine with some
8. Bladderwack: or Fucus vesiculosus contains iodine &
stimulates the production
but is contraindicated in over-active thyroid disorders.
9 Withania (ashwagandha) is an Ayurvedic remedy that regulates
the function of the thyroid, increasing both T3 and T4, &
adrenal glands. It also provides immune modulating, antiinflammatory &
10. Commiphora muku or gugulu is an Ayurvedic herb that
increases T3 production.
11. Bacopa: is a Ayurvedic nervine herb used to treat debility &
nervous breakdown + stimulating thyroid function.
12. Brassica species contain sulphur that if not cooked interfere
with thyroid hormone synthesis. These include cabbage, cauliflower & brussel sprouts.
(Avoid raw cabbage salad.)
13. Treat the liver with Livit 2 to optimize T3 production.
14. Essential fats including omega 3 from Carlson’s cod liver oil or
Nutra Sea herring oil for optimal functioning of all cell membranes.
(Borage oil may be obtained from garden blue borage blossoms.
Flax oil may be obtained from flax blossoms or seeds.)
15. Vitex and progesterone to treat estrogen dominance: when estrogen
levels are too high thyroid hormones are less effective which is why
many women on the Pill
or HRT end up on thyroid medication. Low thyroid increases prolactin
levels which increase the risk of ovarian cysts, weight gain & breast cancer.
Tamoxifen blocks the utilization of
iodine in the formation of thyroid hormones. Women with breast
cancer have lower T3 hormones & elevated TSH levels.
Oral estrogen therapy in
the case where a friendly form of estrogen is required to help a woman
through menopause may induce a hypothyroidism.
The increase of thyroid-binding globulin (& therefore lowering of available thyroid
hormone) does NOT occur in the transdermal (skin cream) form of estrogen."
Rockwell, Lew -
"Nascent iodine is a supplemental form of iodine thought to be more safe
& effective than potassium iodide. Nascent iodine holds an atomic form
with an incomplete number of electrons, giving it a high
The body can seamlessly absorb & utilize nascent iodine for metabolic
& detoxification processes, making it
more effective as a supplement for the body...
Nascent Iodine has...ability to stimulate thyroid production of T3 &
T4 hormones. Nascent iodine may help stop bromine, chlorine, and fluoride
storage in the body, & slow the production of goitrogens
In Japan, over 20 species of red, green, & brown algae (seaweed) are
included in meals .
Iodine content varies depending on species, harvest location &
preparation, & is typically highest in fresh cut blades & lowest in
sun bleached blades .
The 3 most popular seaweed products in Japan are nori (Porphyra),
wakame (Undaria) and
Dried iodine contents range from 16 μg/g in nori to
over 8,000 μg/g in kelp
flakes; Japanese kombu and wakame contain an estimated
2,353 μg/g and 42
μg/g respectively [18,
10 different species of
Laminaria, a type of kelp commonly labeled as kombu, from around
the world were examined for their iodine content & were found to
average 1,542 μg/g when dried .
(CAUTION: Some preservation methods may cause cancer. Read
The Fluoride Deception by Shawmus MD The fluoride applied by
industry for personal use is often toxic to the thymus, a master gland.
The USA has come out with a new TSH range of .3-3. rather than 3.-5.,
meaning that a reading 3 or lower requires attention. Hypothyroidism
indicates reduction of the broccoli vegetable family & soy; add
Those with thyroid problems need to eat their soy, cabbage,
broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower cooked to neutralize
the goitrogens found in raw cruciferous vegetables & soy.
"'Estrogen (via birth control/supplements/creams/HRT)
stimulates the liver to produce proteins that bind to thyroid hormones,
slowing their absorption into the tissues that need them,' explains
Geoffrey Redmond, MD." Estrogen therapy may require TSH blood tests
to see if thyroid supplements/meds/iodized salt/seaweed are needed.
Richard L Shames, MD reminds us that iodine is needed by thyroid hormones.
It is safer to take it via food (seaweed/iodized salt)
rather than supplements/meds as too high iodine intake can worsen
Tufts University School of Medicine recommends taking a small amount of
protein with each meal to help body produce thyroid hormones. 5/1/2007
Thyroid hormone range
per Life Extensionwww.lef.org magazine 5/2004 &
TSH normal = .35-5.5 best = 2.1
T4 normal = 4.5-12 best = 4.5-12
T3 normal = 2.3-4.2 best = 2.3-4.2
"Iodine is needed for the production of thyroid hormone & the body
does NOT make iodine...Eat...saltwater fish, seaweed, sea vegetables...
Remember that the thyroid is part of the overall endocrine
system...of...hormones." If having symptoms esp. over age 50, test
oneself before rising. Take under the armpit temp; 10 minutes for
5 days. Normal temp should be over 97.8 degrees F. Alternative Medicine magazine
www.alternativemedicine.com 9/2004 notes
Synthroid drug supplies only T4
Cytomel drug supplies T3
Armour Thyroid natural drug supplies T4 80% + T3 20% (from
It may be best to take a custom compound T4 at 99% + T3 at 1%,
selenium, zinc with copper, vitamin A, & flax oil.
Volcanic Humic & Fulvic Acid (from
seaweed) - https://www.iasj.net/iasj?func=fulltext&aId=30377(This editorial does NOT differentiate between
volcanic ash & fresh seaweed, so it appears once could readily consume
seaweed, available in grocery stores &/or the acids in health food
"3 of the best known all-around purifying & tonifying herbs, yarrow
& burdock. For centuries, folk herbalists in Europe and Asia have
employed rhubarb root for supporting liver, gall bladder, bowel and
urinary health. Watercress is historically credited with benefits
for healthy thyroid & urinary metabolism, & slippery elm
assists with fluid balance.
Incorporating more pure, wholesome foods
into the diet & eliminating known sources of food additives &
may be very beneficial."
http://www.jillcarnahan.com/2013/07/14/zonulin-leaky-gut/# Top Causes of Increased Zonulin and
Development of Leaky Gut:
1. Overgrowth of harmful organisms, like bacteria or yeast
in the intestine
a. SIBO = small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
b. Fungal dysbiosis or candida overgrowth
c. Parasite infections
2. Gliadin in the diet (gluten containing foods).
Gliadin is a protein in wheat, that like gluten, is a trigger for people
However, a study published in the Scandiavian Journal of
Gastroenterology in 2006 clearly showed that gliadin can affect
zonulin even in people without the gene for celiac.
The researchers concluded that: Based on our results, we concluded
that gliadin activates zonulin signaling irrespective of the
genetic expression of autoimmunity, leading to increased intestinal
permeability to macromolecules. The significance of this is that
gluten affects intestinal permeability
in all persons to different extents. It also means that 100% of patients
with autoimmune disease or leaky gut could potentially benefit from a
Cruciferous raw vegies -
- "Cruciferous vegetables (arugula,
broccoli, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, turnip, collard greens, bok choy,
brussels sprouts, radish, rutabaga, & watercress) should be cooked before eating as they contain
chemicals that BLOCK the production of thyroid hormone in your
"Some veggie greens contain a chemical called
oxalic acid. Oxalic acid is a very irritating substance to the mouth &
intestinal tract. It also blocks iron & calcium absorption &
may contribute to the formation of kidney stones. The good news is
that oxalic acid is reduced by a light steaming or cooking; just
be sure to
discard the cooking water.
Veggies containing oxalic acid include spinach, chard,
parsley, chives, purslane and beet greens. Hmmmm.
Spinach is known for being high in iron, yet eating it raw will not
necessarily give you the iron you want because of the oxalic acid?"
having chronic side issues pulling your
body down such as gluten intolerance or
celiac, low iron, poor digestion, or
in your treatment
6/2009 - MD Alert: The US FDA has announced that propylthiouracil, used
in the treatment of hypER-thyroidism due to Graves' disease, has been
associated with serious liver injury, including 13 deaths & 11 liver
www.docguide.com Doctor's Guide
normal hearing fails to develop when thyroid hormone
availability is insufficient as a result of a
...A new study from Tel Aviv University shows that
thyroid imbalance can lead to congenital deafness.
'Since our laboratory mainly focuses on the system
of the inner ear, the study of a system such as the
thyroid gland was new to us and therefore
said Dr. Amiel Dror of the Department
of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at
TAU’s Sackler School of Medicine. 'My curiosity as
to how these 2 systems interact together to
develop normal hearing led to this multidisciplinary
Together with co-author Prof. Karen B. Avraham,
Dror used state-of-the-art imaging on mouse
populations to study a form of congenital
deafness that affects humans. The researchers
tracked the inner hair cells of the cochlea (the
auditory portion of the inner ear) in 2 groups:
control (wild) mice & mutant (congenitally deaf) mice."
- "Iodide is taken up, converted
to iodine, & then condensed onto
tyrosine." "In order to attain normal levels of thyroid hormone synthesis, an
adequate supply of iodine is essential (especially via fish/seaweed).
The recommended minimum intake of iodine is 150 micrograms a day. Intake
of less than 50 micrograms a day is associated with goiter. High iodine
levels (although rare, can be problematic)."
by: Dr. Glenn S.
Rothfeld, MDon The
main difference between natural & synthetic thyroid hormone therapies is
that the natural (bio-identical) pills contain both T3 & T4 hormones,
whereas the synthetic only contain T4. That’s
important if your body is less able to convert T4 to the more active & usable T3." (ALERT: Dismiss occult recommendations to use: yoga,
meditation &/or acupuncture.)
T3 - Higher Thyroid Hormone
Levels Lead to Greater Weight Loss After Bariatric SurgeryJulie Marks -
4/5/2017 - "Patients with higher levels of the thyroid hormone
triiodothyronine (T3) lose more weight after undergoing bariatric
surgery, according to research presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of
the Endocrine Society (ENDO). The study results “underscore..." [Of course. In all likelihood, major contribution to
original/source of obesity was too low thyroid.]
Brownstein, Dr David
Overcoming Thyroid Disorders + Iodine -Why You Need It. Why You Can't Live Without
W Bloomfield, Michigan, USA Chapter 5Iodine and the Toxic
Halogens - Bromide and Fluoride section
How Do You Lower Bromine
Levels? A case study was done where
the use of iodine/iodide (Iodoral), vitamin C, unrefined Celtic sea salt,
& magnesium Epsom salt baths detoxified her body & helped to eliminate her hypo-thyroid-ism condition.
Pincott, Dr. - Campbell River, British Columbia,
- "This according to Dr. Wilson is a build of reverse T3
(rT3) due to the dysregulation of the conversion to T3 after any of the
above stresses. Reverse T3 starts to build up
& then starts to
use up the enzyme needed to convert T4 to T3.
The body tries to correct this by increasing the production of TSH & T4 only to have
rT3 increase but not the active T3 form.
The Irish, Russian, American Indian, Scotch & Welsh are the most
common to develop Wilson’s syndrome. It is diagnosed using body temperatures. The treatment is to
reduce the rT3 levels by gradually
increasing & decreasing dosing of time
released T3 hormone,
a re-booting of the thyroid so to
speak. Body temperature is monitored & when it returns to normal the
patient is weaned off the T3 prescription. This method does not work in
all cases especially if there are imbalances in other organs such as the
adrenal glands, liver, kidney & ovaries."