Listen to this fine woman. She is giving you the best of advice. Why are you so stubborn?
(mjj did admit to having a white tongue which indicates Candida)
mjj, "I don't like the idea of having to rely on a Iodine supplement for the rest of my life either."
Get used to it. Iodine is essential to human health, just like Vitamin D3, calcium, Vitamin B's. Every cell in the human body has an Iodine receptor and if you don't get enough iodine, your immune system crashes. Iodine is essential for men in their Prostate & Testes. Without iodine you are headed for prostate problems, male hormone problems.
Failure to protect your Prostate & Testes with iodine has VERY predictable results. Prostate Surgery & erectile dysfunction. A lifetime of taking iodine supplements is not optional. You either eat a LOT of contaminated seafoods or you take iodine supplements.
Don't be a FOOL.
Listen to the great advice being given to you.