In Oct 2001, I had two parathyroid glands removed and about one-third of my main thyroid gland also removed. Since then, my overall health plus a car accident in 2006 has been deteriorating at a rapid pace, plus having myotonic dystrophy. My GP, Endocrinologist, and Neurologist have done their best trying to help me have a better quality of life. Since about June of 2001, I was put on Xanax (for panic attacks) probably due to stress and being unable to sleep at night and Wellbutrin for depression. I am still currently on the same meds but I was still going downhill, (i.e., freezing feet, skin on my torso and hands being red hot, profuse sweating making summer living almost intolerable [not to be confused with night sweats], etc.). I'm leaving a lot out due to being too wordy already.
I started taking Iodine Plus2 a few months ago, one in the morning and one at night. I immediately experience a tremendous change in not sweating, the heat on my torso, hands, and neck also started to lower. As of three days ago, I started taking one at noon time and it finally has stopped my skin from feeling hot at night while trying to get to sleep. I have had this problem for years and 'finally!' I am feeling comfortable and have way more energy than I have had in the last 10 years. I am hoping that I will be able to stop the Wellbutrin and Xanax slowly, but if not hopefully be able to reduce the amount I take.
I am on a full supplemental regimen for vitamins and minerals. I only eat plant based foods, no eggs or dairy. I try to eat whole foods, more raw than processed. I have a very low cholesterol reading and two weeks ago my blood pressure was 100/65. I will be 57 in the next couple of months.
Everyone is different, and I do have doctors monitoring me very frequently. I can't recommend iodine for everyone but I suspect that a lot of people aren't getting enough iodine through what they are eating. At some point in time, I will probably start to back off the iodine and see where that takes me. I think there are also a lot of people that really do have chemical imbalances, but diet and exercise are so important, and there is still much ignorance as what kinds of food and injurious to the body, and most people don't want to hear it because it will cramp their lifestyle. It's sad because so much poor health, especially heart and high blood pressure problems can be avoided with the fork. Unfortunately, 95% of practicing physicians and the AMA don't think much of preventive medicine.