You wrote...Sounds to me like you need an extensive supplement therapy program not just iodine. High CRP and homocysteine are not normal and signs of impending cardiac disaster.>
Yes, well it may be true that I need an extensive supplement therapy program and I am well aware of the cardiac implications of High CRP and Homocysteine. I have drawers, cabinets, countertops and a large suitcase full of supplements many of which I feel do not agree with me. An alternative MD with an Endocrinology background I met with last week wants me off all supplements except for Vitamin D and Magnesium for 2 months.
< root canals are in almost every case infected and cause copious amounts of toxins to be released into the body. These toxins cause the body to burn through large amounts of antioxidants, especially vitamin C. Low C levels (among others) have been directly linked to high CRP/homocysteine and cardiac health.>
I agree. Please, if you know of one, suggest a vitamin C for sensitive systems. Regular even buffered Ascorbic Acid cause me bowel bleeding the same way NSAIDs (if I were to every take them) do. I can take Twinlab Allergy C caps once in a while but cannot even take it regularly. http://www.twinlab.com/product/allergy-c-caps and I just got Nature’s Plus Vitamin C Micro-crystals that a friend recommended for me to try--I think it is also Sego Palm derived C. I have not tried it yet as I am now considering my Alt Endo MD doctor’s advice to halt all my supplements.
I’ve had some bad experiences with ‘Self-Medicating’ with herbs and supplements so I try to be careful about what I take.
Iodine is nothing. it takes on average 50mg (yes that’s MG) a day for 6-12 months before you reach sufficiency at 138mcg a day you never will.>
I agree about proprietary blends. And yes, ThyroVen was expensive $20.95 for 60 caps
I had mistakenly listed the product as Thyroid Support –Quantum but the ThyroVen is a little different still no matter there are still numerous questions and concerns I have about the ingredients and my concerns over histamine, FODMAPS and low acid anyway.
My Bottle of Premier Research Labs ThyroVen says:
1 capsule contains:
Proprietary Blend (500mg):
---Bladderwrack (frond) (Fucus ves.)
---Irish Moss (whole) (Chondrus crispus)
---Motherwort (leaf) (Leonurus cardiac)
---Bear Garlic (leaf) (Allium ursinum)
---Kelp (whole) (Ascophyllum nod.)
---Chlorella (whole; broken cell wall) (Chlorella vul.)
---Parsley (leaf) (Petroselinum crispum)
---Fennel (seed) (Foeniculum vulgare)
---Saigon Cinnamon (bark) (Cinnamomum lourerii)
---Black Walnut (shell) (Juglans nigra)
---Syrian Oregano (leaf) (Origanum synacum)
---Celery (leaf) (Apium graveolens)
Other Ingredients: vegetable cellulose capsule.
Contains NO: magnesium stearate, corn, milk, soy, salt, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives .
Adults: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
I know 138mcg is a tiny amount of Iodine compared to what is proposed alternatively but because of my concern over first do no harm. I’d like someone to help me understand Dr. Brownstein’s views vs Dr. Datis Kharrazian views. I would like to have a natural way to increase my Iodine and if I were to do a supplemental Iodine protocol Ideally I’d want to find a naturopathic doctor who is very knowable with prescribing it so I could be closely monitored. I believe that my former lifestyle, exposure to pool chemicals, city water, and bakery pastries (bromine / bromide) in my diet also contributed to my iodine being low and my becoming hypothyroid.
I know that Selenium is important to thyroid support and that it is a co-factor to take if someone is supplementing with Iodine. I used to eat 1 or 2 peeled Brazil nuts per day (about 50 mcg each nut) but stopped all nuts with the concern over Histamine. I also have Thorne’s Selenomethionine form of Selenium 200 mcg but am not at all sure that dose is right to take without my taking supplemental Iodine.
Liked this Chris Kresser article: Selenium: The Missing Link for Treating Hypothyroidism?
About Brazil Nuts for Selenium:
Well that alternative MD with an Endocrinology background says if I stop taking my WP Thyroid (dessicated thyroid) prescription my thyroid would kick back into operation. That too would be a big step for me. Like pulling my four upper root canaled teeth. Not sure what I could do to assure I support my body to produce the hormones it would need to take these giant steps.
Over the years I changed from Armour (after it came back from being out of stock I felt like it was not working well for me and I changed to RLC Labs Nature Throid and last year I changed to RLC Labs new drug WP Thyroid because the WP Thyroid only contains two fillers ‘coconut and chicory’ now I am trying to decide on switching back to Nature Throid since the coconut and chicory might be counterproductive for my Histamine Intolerance , FODMAP sensitivity and my trying a low acid diet. The dessicated thyroid medication in these small pills is the size a grain of sand—so the fillers fill up most of the pill. I know I may be splitting hairs on the tiny details but the WP Thyroid is one thing new I began since my abdominal pain and silent acid reflux showed up last year.
Thank you for your helpful comments. Would greatly appreciate any more of your thoughts…
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