By Atom Bergstrom
We walk big circles around IODINE these days because Big Chem, Big Ag, Big Pharma, and Big Sup immerse us in it.
We even use iodide-free salt — Diamond Crystal Pure and Natural Kosher Salt.
According to the IPCS INCHEM (a collaboration between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety) …
“Adverse effects of iodine in humans have resulted from iodine that was ingested, injected, or applied topically to the skin or mucous membranes.
“Food sources of iodine that have caused adverse effects include naturally-occurring iodine in water supplies, seaweed, and ground beef containing thyroid tissue. Other food sources of iodine causing adverse effects include those foods to which iodine was added as part of a supplementation program (e.g., iodized water, bread, or salt) and milk which contained iodine resulting from feed supplements and iodophor disinfectants. Adverse effects of iodine have also been reported from dietary and nutritional supplements.”
According to the same source, responses to excess iodine include …
1) iodine-induced goiter/hypothyroidism
2) Iodine-induced hyperthyroidism (thyrotoxicosis)
3) thyroid malignancy
According to Ray Peat …
“Most goiters now are from estrogen-like effects, but they used to be from iodine deficiency. Chronic excess iodine tends to cause thyroiditis, regardless of the gland’s size. The amounts used by Abraham and Flechas are much larger than this — very toxic doses, enough to cause severe thyroid problems.”