I am blaming my misinterpretation of what was explained on my sticky blood!
I was reading the infection information from the perspective of Dr Mark Starr's premise that when you have hashi's, you are basically an infection factory as a result of low thyroid. But what you presented in the post above, is that Dr. Brownstein says that the autoimmune condition is a result of an underlying infection, usually mycoplasma which is so small that it is able to hide within an organ which the immune system can't get to so it eventually starts to attack the organ. The organ in my case is my thyroid.
So treat the underlying infection well enough along with supplements and over time the immune system will strengthen and get back to normal.
So in addition to the Iodine protocol, treat the infection, take 400 mcg of selenium, continue to get the lead out (I really mean all the metals and mg), eat fermented food - getting the gut repaired, address the sticky blood component with pumpkin seed oil and mag malate, triphala, clean source of vitamin c, should get me well on my way to regained health.
Do I have that right or did I miss anything?
I feel like I've hit the jackpot!! Thank you all so much.