I found something today that is interesting and troubling.
I listened to a long radio interview of iodine expert Dr. Jorge Flechas. He says thyroid hormones affect iodine absorption.
So the millions of people who are taking thyroid meds from Synthroid (top 10 prescribed drugs in America) to presumably Armour are at the same time depleting their iodine and causing an iodine deficiency.
This can lead to all sorts of problems, including cancer, because it shuts off the body's natural (iodine) defense system.
Thyroid Hormones and Iodine Absorption. Supplemental Thyroid Hormones inhibit the ability of the body to absorb iodine, thus increasing breast cancer risk.
He himself used to be on Synthroid, but weaned himself off it, switching to iodine. He does the same thing with his patients.
It sounds like millions of people are going to hell in a handbasket.
Dr. David Brownstein says about 90% of Americans are iodine deficient. (Not surprising - who ever even tests for it?!) I think I read somewhere else that about half the US population is 50% deficient.
P.S. I started on 12.5 mg of Iodoral and gradually increased it. After two weeks I'm at 50 mg. I'll probably stay at this level for another week or longer, and then go for 100 mg. No major detox reactions so far. Core temp, BP, and HR all remain about the same. Plan to get another ultrasound to check the nodules in a month or two.