Yeah ten years, it's settled down a lot, almost quiet. One of the funniest posts ever on CZ, was the one on the VWT forum mentioning how tho they weren't exactly sure what taking Iodine did for one's health, but it sure seemed to make people psychotic, what with all the intense arguing going on in the forum. And I think they added that it must be related also to something on the Barefoot forum, because of the intense acrimony that goes on there between people too. (the original post was worded much better than my replica. If you remember from the early times the continuing multi post threads filled with aggression on both forums you will laugh too)
So the reason I use and prefer orthomolecular dosages of Lugol'sIodine is because of it's huge all-round benefit for the whole body - not just for the benefit of the thyroid gland.
The reason why Lugol'sIodine is perhaps a better supplement is because it has all three forms of beneficial elemental iodine -- Lugol's Iodine contains molecular Iodine(I2), Iodide(I-) and Tri-iodide (I3-).
Furthermore, when used on its own, Nascent Iodine (I3-) is not a heavy metal chelator. Lugol's Iodine is a heavy metal chelator and remover (due to the Iodide content), removing mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum and arsenic from the body's cells. Similarly, the Iodide form is only absorbed by the thyroid gland, skin and salivary glands, whereas the elemental iodine storage sites in the breasts, prostate and intestines can only absorb the molecular iodine form (I2). Furthermore, many other iodine storage sites need elemental iodine - such as the brain, stomach and salivary glands - and these sites need higher dosages in order to be absorbed in sufficient and proper amounts.
(Which would fit in with why some people taking Lugols might have difficult reactions and some wouldn't, and also inform us as to which type we might focus on if preferring not to take all three in the Lugols solution)
(and Phill Thomas's Atomidine site is also very interesting to the choosing topic)