|Update for Iodine Users
How can we improve the original Iodine Protocol?
|In updating The Iodine Crisis for the 2017, I'm including some discoveries that arose since the
first printing. The new information comes from personal experience, reading medical research,
conversations with my personal iodine literate practitioner and the experiments on the
Facebook Iodine Workshop Group.
The new discoveries can boost the effectiveness of the original Iodine Protocol. That’s why I’m
calling them Iodine Boosters.
First, a reminder that Iodine supplementation can create some issues. The problem is, can we
find better ways to minimize the effects of these three top concerns
• Die-off of many bacteria, fungi, and viruses
• Stress on the detox pathways which jolt to the immune system
All these complications can block iodine from getting into the cells just as a rusty lock would
keep a key from entering a lock.
What to do?
The efficiency of iodine supplementation is enhanced when the conditions above can be
addressed with Iodine Boosters.
An Iodine Booster is supplement that has shown to support the function of iodine through
various different mechanisms of action. The Boosters support the immune, endocrine and
detox systems making the processes easier.
These three should help not just absorption, but the refine the metabolic process so less
iodine may be needed
• Zinc 15-50 mg
• Vitamin A 25,000 units
• Vitamin C to bowel tolerance
In addition, in fall of 2015, I had a conversation with Dr. Jorge Flechas, one of the original
Iodine Project doctors, and discovered he was enthusiastically recommending zinc to his
The conversation inspired more investigation so Lynn Razaitis and I headed up a zinc research
team in the spring of this year to explore the many uses of zinc and how it could shape our
immune response to the mischief iodine supplementation stirs up.
It was known since the 2007 Iodine Conference that Vitamin A was very protective to the
thyroid. But since there has been no formal update to the original protocol I hesitated to
suggest A as a significant booster. Like zinc, Vitamin A is also important to underlying
infections we may be unaware of.
Zinc Orotate 15-50 mg.
Vitamin A 25,000 units - check vitamin D levels are optimal
Vitamin C to bowel tolerance - start low and pulse dose if necessary
|The Iodine Boosters