Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Iodine Deficiency

I managed to obtain lugol solution about a week ago through prescription but I was not sure if it can be consumed orally since the warning outside the bottle said "External Use Only". Lugol solution which is essentially 5 g iodine (I2) and 10 g potassium iodide (KI) mixed with 85 ml distilled water is now not sold over the counter, apparently on the theory that it could be used in the manufacture of amphetamines. The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for this mineral is 150 micrograms for normal people.

Lack of iodine in the body can cause many disease such as type II diabetes, hypothyroidism, fibrocystic breast disease, breast cancer, intestinal dysbiosis, reduced cellular metabolism, infertility, obesity and prostate cancer (www.laurapower.com/iodine deficiency.htm). There is a easy way to check if you have iodine deficiency. Simply paint an iodine stain about the size of a silver dollar somewhere on your body. Then observe how long it takes the stain to disappear. If vanishes in less than 24 hours, you are deficient. If it is still visible, after 24 hours, even if only faintly, you are not deficient.

For the Gerson Therapy (GT), lugol solution has a medical explanation. Lugol solution (given at half strength) according to Holler and Singer, is that iodine invades cancer tumors when inflammed, not otherwise. I have also searched some website and found that consuming lugol solution is small quantities is not harmful but desireable. For the GT, first three weeks six drops on the carrot+apple (but not on green vegetable) juice six times (6x3) daily. Dosage will be reduced to 6x1 for 8 weeks and subsequently 3x1 for the duration of treatment.

Since this doubt has been cleared, I will begin to use lugol solution from tomorrow onwards. The only problem is how many drops do I start since I am already 4 months into the GT? Well, I will start from the beginning and report the results.

1 comment:

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