No problem. I’m starting to think good doses of iodine are essential because it’s so important for the immune system, heavy metal detox and thyroid function. I’ve seen a bunch of posts on CureZone about how effective it is for candida too.
Do you supplement iodine or eat seaweed since giving up iodised salt? I stupidly haven’t been and now I seem to be getting hormone issues. I remember you mentioned having cold hands/feet and some other hypothyroid symptoms. Is this still a problem? I’ve already ordered some kelp tablets myself.
I actually did not give up iodized salt, the sea salt I purchase is iodized. I have such limited resources here, I stopped worrying about it and just switched table salt for sea salt which all is iodized here. I do think that sea salt should contain iodine naturally, doesn’t it? Part of my problem was that I was taking in very little salt, almost none. I did correct that about a month ago, or perhaps little longer. So with increased salt intake, I did increase iodine intake as well.
I did not measure my temp (I had low basal temp but all tests for thyroid were fine, I made them check the antibodies as well, not just hormones), but since I increased the salt intake I am not that cold. My hands and feet still get a bit cold sometimes, but not the sickly way as when I ranted about it in my post. My hair is still falling out, my skin alternates though, but did not have it dry for a while now. Can’t remember other symptoms of hypothyroid that I had, I think I had like 90% of them at least.
Weird thing is that I was always a bit high on thyroid hormones most of my life and was told to check it yearly (I was on upper threshold always), but now my readings were at the bottom threshold but still within the range. Weird, right?
I don’t have access to seaweed in Bosnia and I do miss it badly. When I lived in US, I used to go to the Japanese store at least once per week and get their salad thingy (have no idea what’s it called) made out of seaweed and sesame seeds. They always had the freshest fish and most variety. I used to like making my own sushi or sashimi as well (another thing I miss so bad). Big sigh!
Did you check your thyroid? You suspect that it’s low?