Nobody is blaming iodine.
Treating early seems to be the key.
It's pretty obvious that Iodine is an important nutrient. It was never disputed.
But the larger problem is even more obvious.
Once the damage is done, can ANY amount of Iodine repair what was broken?
Can any amount of ANYTHING repair the damage that the lack of that nutrient caused?
When a plant dies from lack of water, can it be brought back to life with abundant amounts of water?
If the engine in my car cracks and blows up internally from not keeping oil in it, can I revitalize the engine by filling it with fresh oil?
The notion that you fix what is broken by simply nourishing it with what was missing, is a great theory.
But the only way that theory is going to work is if the problem is caught early enough.
The problem isnt the machete or the boots.
The problem, is being chained to one spot just clear of the thicket.
The chain is the damaged part of your brain that was caused by what was lacking. Until you can figure out how to break that chain, no amount of anything is going to help.
Unless you use tequila, of course.
Tequila helps everything.