Dr. Brownstein's book is good, but I agree with Harmonic charge in that detox is not addressed. I guess that I should say that I GUESS I agree with HC since I have the second edition. Still an excellent intro to why Iodine
is so essential.
And, last I heard, the io-docs are not that well-versed in assisting folks with detox symptoms. That's where the experience of a bunch of anonymous internet posters becomes invaluable.
The vitamin C and salt-loading protocol were originally developed for those suffering from a "defective cellular transport system". Why do we do it? As a sort of insurance, I guess. Can't hurt. Not necessary to do this forever.
Personally, I only did the salt "push" 4 or 5 times, only when I had the bromide frontal headache. What I did do was to take salt in my drinking water. So I think that I effected a slow, constant push doing it this way. And I never broke out horribly, just a zit or two at a time. I am not prone to acne, though. So your experience may differ.
So, there's one idea to hopefully minimize acne. Another idea is to supplement zinc. Do a search on zinc within this forum, you'll find some good stuff.
Here's a link on companion nutrients and the salt push:
I must say that my experience with the use of salt contradicts their info that the salt PUSH minimizes acne.
The largest store of bromide is found in the skin:
Chloride alone displaces bromide. The easiest escape route is through the skin.
Have you looked at Trysten's before and after pics? She broke out very badly supplementing Iodine
but was able to discover that her breakouts were exacerbated by gluten intolerance.
The general consensus here is to take the Iodine
alone, on an empty stomach. I have always taken twice a day. Wait at least an hour before taking other supplements.
Hope some of this helps, probably gave you too much info:)