I personally thinks it affects estrogen. I started to get very bad PMS breast tenderness, mood swings, drier skin and hair loss (also experienced after birth of my daughter).
(My question - Does Iodine block estrogen receptors? Flechas - No not block it reduces the number of receptors BUT it increases the receptivity of ALL hormone receptors on the cells. So estrogen is still available to the cell. (My question - Does it reduce or block the receptors for progesterone?) Flechas - Progesterone makes Iodine more available to the cell.ery bad PMS breast tenderness, drier skin and hair loss. Here is what Flechas said (found in post Flechas: Questions and Answeres)
Browstein writes in his book "Iodine why you need it why you can't live without it:
"Dr. Wright reported compelling data that iodine, in the form of Lugul's solution can help maintain the correct balance of the three estrogens. Specifically, Dr. Wright has reported that Lugol's solution will help the body metabolize the estrogens to favor the safer form of estrogen-estriol."
Due to estrogen like substances in the environment-it is easy to have a imbalance between the estrogens and our bodies are probably used to running on estradiol. Now with Iodine the body is being encouraged to run on estriol. I read lots of posts from women stating that their period stopped for awhile on iodine but then resumed and regulated.