It's always nice to hear from you my friend. If you are considering Iodine
supplementation, you may want to work with a doc knowledgable in this area. Your best sources for help may be:
Chiropractic Internists: http://www.rollanet.org/~internis/dabci/
Chiropractic Nutritionists: http://www.councilonnutrition.com/
Clinical Nutritionists: http://www.iaacn.org/
If you are considering this type of work-up, it may be very wise to do the urine test to determine Iodine
status in your body. You may also need a thyroid ultrasound, and blood work, including TSH, T3, T4, and thyroid antibodies to check for autoimmune problems. And if your current MD has you on synthroid, you may want to ask him about using the more natural Armour Thyroid http://www.armourthyroid.com/
. As you do your research on 'iodine therapy', you will learn that many people need less and less thyroid meds as Iodine
status is improved in the body. While you're at it, ask your doc to also check your vitamin D status, as many are also deficient in this crucial vitamin. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4563336.stm
Dr. Brownstein wrote a nice little book on the subject of iodine, which is available thru his website: http://www.drbrownstein.com/index.shtml
Of course, always talk to your medical doctor before making any changes.
Thank you for your Christmas wishes. I pray that you had a nice Christmas and that our Lord Jesus Christ will bless you and your family with a healthy, joyous, blessed New Year.