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Personal Log – Nov 24, 2012

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

This blog is on Iodine.

Over the last year I’ve gone on and off iodine; the same outcome/experiences repeated. This is what it was like:

If I take anything more than one drop a day I get very clear symptoms. The symptoms include throat pain, headaches, even joint pain and upper back muscle pain, and neck pain which causes more headaches. It feels a lot like the flu. The most annoying symptom is the headaches and muscle pains, and sometimes bad breath, or a sorta metallic smell that only you can smell as if it’s your skin but really no one else can smell it.  The symptoms can last any where from 2 days to 1 week.  This is more likely to happen if one doesnt drink enough water or take vitamin C.   However, before theses symptoms set in, I experience more energy than usual, enough to keep me up at night and not feel tired the next day. This lasts for about 2 days then the detox symptoms start.  If I take mega doses of vitamin C the symptoms are reduced or can be eliminated. However the best way to take iodine is slowly and carefully.

The best way to take iodine is very slowly, I mean to take one drop every other day for a week, then one drop a day for 1-2 weeks, then go to 2 drops daily. When symptoms show up (you know you went too fast) stop the iodine and take vitamin C then start over. You can build your tolerance this way.

Three years ago I was taking 4 or 5 drops a day with no symptoms. I also was feeling healthier and my weight was much better than it was when I wasn’t taking iodine.

All the above was referring to the TPCS Iosol iodine, not other brands which I also have used. Other iodine brands did not/do not have the same clear symptoms (side effect, or detox effects). I’ve taken a multitude of different iodine supplements such as J Crow lugols 2%,  Optimox Iodoral, EuroPharma Terry Naturally Tri-Iodine, Life-Flo Liquid Iodine Plus, and Marine Bio Therapies Liquid Potassium Iodide, and I can take much more in amount/quantity with lesser symptoms than when I take Iosol Formula II.


Personal Log – Oct 9, 2012

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

I’ve been slacking on supplements, compared to a couple years ago I’ve been very irregular on my regiment.  I take certain ones when I feel like it.  The only supplement I take almost daily is vitamin C.

The hair continues to thin gradually.

I think I have a banana allergy, i found eating banana often results in bad breath followed by IBS.

I also found that my mood is usually very influenced by constipation.. constipation causes me to be moody and grumpy. In addition it causes bad breath indicating possibly Leaky Gut Syndrome.

I have been drinking herbs and am happy with their effects, green tea, jasmine tea, etc.

I got sick recently with stomach pain etc.. felt like i was being poisoned from the inside, again likely a sign of leaky gut, so I concocted a tea using almost all the herbs and spices i have. It didnt taste great but it wasn’t bad. I think it helped my body detox and also reduce inflammation.

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I found that inflammation caused by food in the gut causes constipation.

I am noticing how air quality and/or food cause my sinuses and nose to inflame

thus, i’ve been reading on anti inflammatory foods and supplements and when needed i take these.

Been having issues with sleep, many supplements exist to help one sleep and even though these work to get me to sleep my dreams usually tend to be stressful, however sleeping well without any aids results in better dreams. They key is one’s mindset before bed, and levels of energy or stress before bed.   Reading in bed usually is the best sleep aid i know of, it works every time for me.  Meditation before bed time is also very beneficial.


Personal Log – Aug 3 2012

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

I’ve gone for months without writing here.  I’ve been busy with research. On the hair front my hair has continued to thin slowly.

I found that eating gluten doesn’t suit me well. I went off and on gluten to test this. Gluten containing foods are made worse the more they are processed because of added pollutants and unnatural ingredients.  For instance eating a sprouted whole grain slice of bread is not as bad as eating a bagel from a bagel shop.

But now my diet is largely gluten free and with this diet comes less constipation of IBS for sure.

I also found taking enzymes very helpful if one is forced to eat foods that are processed or unnatural (fake foods), or an apple and even some castor oil to get the food out of your system quickly.

I’ve utilize Castor oil effectively as a laxative.  I buy the Walgreens small bottles or the Now Foods brand, make sure it says Food Grade on the bottle.

A few other tips I found useful to cause bowel movement are:  drink plenty of water especially in the AM as soon as you wake up, naturally move more (any physical action, walking jogging yoga even stretching etc), and finally which is likely the least known of these is to get your feet cold. I found walking barefoot and getting my feet cold (either sleeping with uncovered feet or walking barefoot in the house).


That’s all for now.

Until next time,


Personal Log – Dec 15, 2011

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

It is December 15th. This is my first personal log to be posted on this website. My hair has been stable for the last 4-5 months thanks largely to a barrage of supplements, diet and lifestyle changes.

When I was taking night classes (I was working full time then going to class at night for about 2 years), it was more challanging to rest enough and my hair did thin, I also noticed my scalp being more oily.

Over the last month, I stopped all supplements, and my hair thinned and was more oily than I’d like it to be, plus it hurt. Now I am back on my regular regimen.  I am also enhancing it, and working on making a daily schedule/sheet that includes all the supplementation and all the other things I like to do every day for health and hair. This is useful as it will help me stick to my plans.  I have been using a check-list for the past couple years that had my daily supplements, dosage and when to take them. If you don’t have a check-list you should try it, it’s very helpful to have a check-list. You will memorize it eventually, by then you might have made changes to your regimen and it’d be time for a new check-list.

I might have not mentioned this but in the past my hair regularly “hurt” it was painful to move it when i ran my fingers through the hair it hurt, sometimes the pain was more than just an annoyance.  I’ve implemented a new process that I have not spoke about yet as I’m testing it now, and it has drastically helped with reducing the pain.  But, i also need to keep taking vitamin C and other anti-inflammation and anti-oxidant supplements.

In regards to the oily scalp, I found these to cause my scalp to be more oily than I’d like it to:

1- eating sugar


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