Posts Tagged ‘Iodine’

Iodine Supplements

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

As of June 2011, these are the most popular iodine supplements on the market and the amount of iodine in them:

  • J Crow lugols 2% (vertical drop: iodine: 3.125 mg, potassium iodide: 6.25 mg – total 9.375 mg)
  • Optimox Iodoral (iodine: 5 mg, potassium iodide salt: 7.5 mg – total 12.5 mg)
  • EuroPharma Terry Naturally Tri-Iodine (iodine 5mg, sodium iodide 5mg,  potassium iodide 2.5mg total 12.5 mg)
  • TPCS Iosol Formula II (iodine: 1.83 mg with glycerine)
  • Life-Flo Liquid Iodine Plus (iodine & potassium iodide 0.15 mg)
  • Marine Bio Therapies Liquid Potassium Iodide (potassium iodide 0.225 mg)

The first four are my favorites.

More info:

Iosol formula II – contains 1830 mcg. of Iodine per drop.

iHerb: TPCS, Iosol Formula II, 1 fl oz (30 ml)

* Food Supplement for Dietary Purposes Only
* Non-Toxic Water Soluble
* Iodine in it’s Highest Potency

Iosol provides the essential iodine mineral which has been proportioned by a special process making a water soluble Iodine compound.

* Essential Trace Mineral
* Highest Potency Available without Prescription
* Formerly Known as Ioaquasol (IodineAqua-Soluble)

Suggested Use


The Barnes Basal Temperature Test

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

The Barnes Basal Thyroid Test

Transcript of clip:

Lee Swanson: It’s interesting, most people think to diagnose a certain health condition they need to go to their doctor and have a blood test or some other diagnostic work done. There is a simple home test people can use for diagnosing thyroid problems. Could you talk about the Barnes Basal Test for thyroid function?

Dr. Stephen Langer: Sure. I just want to put this in perspective because I did write about it extensively in the book. It really is not a diagnostic test; it’s a presumptive test. In other words, if you’re suffering with a number of the symptoms which we’ve discussed, particularly chronic fatigue and it can be a whole host of other symptoms and you suspect, or a person thinks that it could be their thyroid or is unsure whether or not it’s their thyroid; the simple test is just to shake a thermometer down. We used to be able to get the mercury thermometers which have been actually banned because of environmental reasons, but if a person uses a basal thermometer and puts it snugly under their arm first thing in the morning the temperature reading, the auxiliary temperature, in other words, the underarm temperature leave it there for 10 minutes it should be between 97.8 and 98.2 on the Fahrenheit scale. If it is below 97.8 and you’re symptomatic, a person should see a holistically oriented doctor to see whether or not their thyroid is involved, and more often than not, it is.

Lee Swanson: I know when I was diagnosed with underactive thyroid in 1984 my body temperature in the morning was about 96 and after being on armor thyroid for about a month my body temperature went up to about 97.9.

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Dr. Stephen Langer: There’s no doubt about it because when you’re on thyroid medication it does rev up the metabolism of all your cells. That’s why Barnes was a genius.


Dr. Barnes on Hypothyroidism and Basal Temperature Test

Monday, August 30th, 2010

In his book, Dr. Barnes states that 40% of Americans suffer from an inadequate supply of thyroid hormone, an ingredient vital to health in the human body. I’m quite sure this figure has only become worse since that publication.

Since about half of the population suffers from some degree of thyroid deficiency, it would follow that administering proper thyroid dosages could save thousands of lives each year.

Dr. Barnes noted that hypothyroidism often goes undiagnosed because blood thyroid values are usually inaccurate. He recommends a simple test, called the Basal Temperature test, which the patient can perform at home.

Dr. Barnes has found the basal temperature to be one of the most valid tests to evaluate thyroid function. The temperature test should be done upon awakening in the morning, but before leaving your bed.


1) If you are male or a non-menstruating female, take a digital thermometer or an oral mercury thermometer (which has been shaken down and placed at the bedside the previous evening) and place it in your armpit for 10 minutes immediately upon awakening while lying quietly in bed. Repeat the test three days in a row. Normal temperature is 97.8 degrees to 98.2 degrees. If your temperature is low, your thyroid gland is probably underactive.

DO NOT use an electric blanket for 24
hours prior to taking your temperature.

2)If you are a female who menstruates, do the above test on the second and third day of your period in the same manner.

3) If you have a very young child and you are unable to take his armpit temperature, you can take the rectal temperature for two minutes. Normal would be 1 degree higher than the above, that is 98.8 degrees to 99.2 degrees.


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