Endives, I would also suggest that you learn about supplementing with Iodine in the form of Lugol's iodine. Do a google search on Health Salon for all the articles, and details and watch the Berstein videos.
I just put together this iodine dosage page collected from the above readings.
You will also see here an alternative treatment for vaginal yeast infection, and I would try this before the gentian violet, as your body does not need gentian violet, but it does need iodine. Of course if you are allergic to iodine don't do it. Very few people are.
I know all of this is a huge learning process, but you have everything to gain.
Dosage For Iodine
So when we’re forced to travel by air,
Holly and I drink a few ounces of water with 10 drops of SSKI. The
SSKI rapidly accumulates in any in the sinuses, where it inhibits or
kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi before they can cause an infection.
There have also been times when
we’ve gotten to our destination— usually a conference somewhere
—and one of the women in embarrassing and uncomfortable
symptoms of a bladder infection. Certainly not the sort of infection
you want to catch when you’re far away from home (and your
doctor). Luckily, I always carry a small “backup” bottle of SSKI,
which I give to her with instruc- tions to take 10 to 15 drops in
water or juice every three to four hours (while awake) until the
infection is gone. SSKI is close to 100 percent
effective in eliminating bladder infections, but the amount needed
is a relatively high dose, so it’s “Its potential goes
far beyond being a simple disinfectant.
There are literally dozens of uses—and
most of them are ones you’d never expect.” Per Dr Johathan Wright MD
SSKI means potassium iodide = Lugol's Iodine
Vaginal yeast infection 20 to 30 Lugol’s Iodine drops in a douche for
5 to 10 days will usually clear It up – per Dr Jonathan Wright MD
Lugols loading dose = 8 drops daily for 3 months
12.5mg is maintence dose (2 drops)
15 mg is upper maximum daily dosage for safety
Severe hypothryroid can require up to 20mg per day
Another valuable iodine preparation is saturated solution of potassium iodide. This does not have the correct ratio of iodine iodide recommended by Dr.Abrahams for correcting iodine deficiency but it does have a multitude of valuable healing properties. Some people use it for replacement therapy and do well. Read all the information available on this website. Ultimatley the decision is up to you. My medical doctor recommends Lugols. It can help open up blocked arteries, disinfect water, cure bladder infections, reduce or eliminate ovarian cysts, diminish unsightly keloids, loosen thick bronchial secretions, reduce or eliminate Peyronie’s Disease and Dupuytron’s contracture.
If you intend to long term therapy It is recommended that you periodically get your thyroid hormones checked.
2 drops= 12.5mg
4 drops=25 mg
8 drops=50 mg
16 drops=100 mg
20 drops=125 mg
The Iodine Test
If you are one of those who would like more proof that your body needs or does not need iodine, let me share a simple test. But a bottle of Tincture of Iodine at the
drug store and paint a 2” square spot on your inner arm. If it disappears in less than eight hours, you desperately need iodine. If it disappears in 24 hours, you also need iodine. If it simply stays on your arm and begins to slowly fade in color after a full 24 hours, you have already reached iodine sufficiency.
You can retest yourself every one to two weeks while on therapy. And
you can use the test to help you judge your individual dosage need for iodine. Remember that contrary to current medical opinion, the real thyroid experts have proven that most patients who need iodine therapy require from three to 37 mgs/day. And that means from one to 12 Prolamine Iodine tablets daily. Always start out slowly. Judge your results, monitor your symptoms and any side effects, and use the thyroid patch test to help you along the way.
Dr. Abrahams thinks that the correct quantity of iodine needed to maintain sufficient amounts of iodine in the body is 13 mg. daily. This is 100 times more than the government recognized RDA for iodine.
Dr. Abrahams recommends taking 50 mg of Iodoral (four 12.5 mg. tablets), Lugol’s solution (8 drops)or Triodide (8 drops) daily for 3 months as a loading dose. Then this dose should be gradually reduced to the 12.5 mg. maintenance dosage under the supervision of a knowledgeable health care professional. Dr.Abraham feels that 14 to 15 mg. of iodine/iodide daily is the upper maximum of safety. This is close to the recommended dose of 12.5 mg daily so caution is necessary in managing iodine repletion. Japanese researchers have discovered patients with hypothyroidism who were taking 20 mg. of iodine or more daily.
Prominent thyroid researcher, Dr. Benjamin Eskin, has shown that the thyroid gland and skin prefer to concentrate the iodide form of iodine while the breasts concentrate iodine. His research suggested that the body needs both the iodide and iodine form of iodine. This is easy to accomplish with Lugol’s solution developed by French physician Dr. Jean Lugol in the 1820s. His solution mixed iodine (5 %) with potassium iodide (10 %) and 85 % water. Dr. Lugol’s solution killed germs and was used with success in treating infections and many other conditions. This solution in the recommended 2 drop dosage contains 5 mg. of iodine and 7.5 mg. of iodine which is exactly the quantity of iodine recommended for daily intake by Dr. Abraham. Lugol’s solution tastes metallic unless greatly diluted and stains clothing and skin.
Japanese women, who are eating lots of seaweed, have the highest iodine intake (13.8 mg. daily) of women anywhere in the world. They also have the lowest incidence of breast cancer in the world. Japan has one of the lowest worldwide rates of every type of cancer with the exception of stomach cancer. In addition Japan has one of the lowest incidences of iodine deficiency, goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), and hypothyroidism. Iceland, another high iodine intake country, has low rates of goiter and breast cancer. Two countries with low iodine intakes (Thailand, Mexico) have high rates of breast cancer and goiter.
This Clarkson Labs product is a 2% solution. Most iodine advice is based on a 5% solution so you will have to do the math.
1 Lugol's Solution 5% + "Folk Medicine" by Dr.Jarvis. Includes S&H.
Calculating Number of milligrams of Iodine per Drop of Lugol’s Solution: LUGOL’S 5%:
Each VERTICAL drop is about 6.25 mg of iodine. (The correct way to make a drop is to hold the dropper vertical and squeeze the rubber topper) HORIZONTAL drops - when the dropper is held side to side there is twice as much iodine per drop. Approximately 12.5 mg
LUGOL’S 2%: Approximately 1/2 half the above measurements
Where to purchase Lugols: https://www.healthsalon.org/422/purch...lugols-iodine/