I am not a big fan of tinctures. I really prefer capsules or powders. But if you are only going to use it for the iodine then it is not a big issue and this would be fine.
My Mom and dad are have done the temp test in the morning and have low thyroid, thank you
So we are going to try iodine.
do black wall nut hulls have Iodine and Iodide or is lugol's iodine better?
Yes, black walnut does contain iodine. And I do prefer plant sources such as black walnut and seaweeds. But there are several things you need to keep in mind. One is that hypothyroidism has numerous causes. And iodine will not work for all hypothyroid issues. Secondly iodine is not good if the hypothyroidism is from Hashimoto's.
Trying the find the cause sometimes is not easily done. But again I do prefer plant sources of iodine. One reason is that the iodine levels are lower, and I prefer slow and steady as opposed to the shotgun approach. Especially when the cause is unknown. And high levels of iodine are not a good idea regardless. Another reason I prefer plants is that they have compounds that can often help the thyroid or other issues in the body. For example nettle leaf is not only a source of iodine, but it can also help maintain cAMP levels for the thyroid, it helps the adrenals, liver, kidneys, connective tissues, etc. Black walnut also helps with building the joints.
In med school they teach Iodine causes hypothyroidism. In reality Iodine deficiency causes hypothyroidism
Everything is the opposite
Not always. Many things have opposite effects in the body based on whether in high or low concentrations. For example insulin which is a vasodilator in low concentrations yet is a vasoconstrictor in high concentrations.
Bottom line is that anything in excess can be dangerous.
According to my endocrinologist, iodine can actually cause hypothyroidism.
Yes, this is true. And this is also believed to be a contributing factor to Hashimoto's thyroidosis.
But then again, the MD's with an expertise in both these conditions recommend supplementing for either.
We need iodine regardless, especially since there are causes of hyperthyroidism other than excess iodine. But the dosage is where the difference is going to come in between hyper and hypothyroidism as well as the cause of the hyperthyroidism.