"I know these people are not doctors and I do participate at my own risk."
-exactly, this is how it should be.
But the history at this forum has been frequent attacks because of the detox / adverse reactions Iodine may cause. Some would like us to to be their doctor online, thats why I have quit giving advice via Pm`s; I want it all out at the forum. Others come back complaining of the recommendations we give, instead of doing their homework, education about health; they want the quick fix, and the forum members to fix it.
Thats partly why we needed to adjust a little. Also too many are asking us for advice on the thyroid and other tests; medical tests we strictly are not allowed to intervene with; but of course we can have opinions, and share them.