its actually a good analogy. i was so cold for so long and always in a panic. brain fog like pea soup. narrowed focus - i couldnt chew gum and walk at the same time. my muscles twitched everywhere. constant exhaustion, fatigue, muscles ached, joints creaked, head hurt, breathing labored, left arm going numb, reynauds in both fingers and toes, liver spots all over my ankles, spider veins, cramping, irritable bowel... i am tired of making a list.
any relief from that over the course of time is a big relief. i got rid of them all without iodine. man, it would have been so much quicker and easier with iodine. yes, i tried iodine back in the early days. i took a bunch of potassium iodide sold for nuke prevention. i felt like i was dying. the detox effect was unbearable. i got convinced that the iodine was poisonous and that we get the minute amount we need and forgot about it. in retrospect, that must have helped in the long run, but the effects take a long time to be produced so it is hard to associate the ingestion with the effects. i had the answer in the palm of my hand and blew it.
years ago, i had the answer in my hand the first time in the form of matols KM liquid. it has a laundry list of herbal extracts(which are good choices, btw) and lots of potassium and a little bump of iodine. when a person first drinks it, they get that little t-1 boost from the iodine and the herbs and the calming effect of the potassium. after a few months, its hard to tell what its doing. i think diet could easily overwhelm the benifit, as it is with all herbs and because the iodine dose was too low. but there were many times i wanted to down a whole bottle of the stuff. it was too expensive for that. i knew there was something in it i needed, but i didnt know what, having been thrown off by the herb talk and not being privy to the addition of iodine to the mix. that was in the early ninties for me. i was sick then, but not enough to keep me from working. i simply struggled, like most people do, thinking it was old age coming on and not knowing that no one ever reaches old age any more.