The mechanism behind “halogen displacement” was probably best described by J. C. Jarvis, M.D. (Folk Medicine, Henry Holt & Co., 1958, HB, p. 136), who wrote: “The clinical activity of any one of these four halogens is in inverse proportion to its atomic weight. This means that any one of the four can displace the element with a higher atomic weight, but cannot displace an element with a lower atomic weight. For example, flourine can displace chlorine, bromine, and iodine because fluorine has a lower atomic weight than the other three. Similarly, chlorine can displace bromine and iodine because they both have a higher atomic weight.” Likewise, bromine can displace iodine from the body because iodine has a higher atomic weight. A reverse order is not possible.
European doctors used fluoride as a thyroid-suppressing medication
for patients with HYPER-thyroidism (over-active thyroid).
Fluoride was utilized because it was found to be effective at reducing
the activity of the thyroid gland—even at doses as low as 2 mg/day.
Today I want to bring the good news that many towns and cities across America are starting to pull the plug on water fluoridation but also that the regular use of Nascent Iodine will go a very long way toward mitigating the damages done in our bodies by the fluoride that we are exposed to.
There are many forms of iodine and please read my lips on this one—they are all good though some are better than others, much better though more expensive. If one cannot find an oral type of iodine, even painting one’s body with topical iodine will help. I do recommend minerals in liquid form rather than solid because of absorption issues.
My favorite iodine, the one I personally use, is Nascent Iodine, and I was involved with the creation of the formula. I also use less expensive Lugol’s and feel perfectly fine about it and recommend it for transdermal use as well as oral when high dosages are required. Nascent iodine is iodine in its atomic rather than its molecular form. It is an iodine atom that has an incomplete number of electrons meaning it can hold an electromagnetic charge; it has a large energy release when consumed because energy is saved. Nascent is better for low dosages, which are necessary when first staring iodine supplementation for iodine/thyroid sensitive people.
Everyone needs to know how to use iodine—it’s as simple as that.
My husband Ron had a small infection at the base of the nail. This very quickly turned nasty and our doctor agreed it looked like gout. Three weeks later Ron heard back from his doctor who was in a mad panic saying Ron had septicemia. On seeing the surgeon that same day, the surgeon wanted to go in and cut the finger open and look at it; she said she would probably have to take it off anyway.
Finally the Nascent iodine we ordered arrived (my husband was refusing to take antibiotics). He started on quite a hefty dose of 15 drops while continuing to apply magnesium chloride transdermally. Two days after starting the iodine there was feeling starting to regenerate and pain again in the finger and Ron thought it looked less discolored. Then the following day the swelling started to go down and the normal healthy pinkness started to return at the base of the finger. Over a period of days it progressively improved with no other treatment than the iodine and magnesium chloride. We also then made a poultice with a mixture of comfrey, honey and garlic for a few days, then the Nascent iodine dripped into a goldenseal ointment.
Dosage: I have given up to 15 drops (400 mcg/drop = 60 mg) of Nascent iodine to my three-year-old so one should see clearly that high dosages can be taken. One can mix up a large bottle of water with Lugol’s iodine added and sip throughout the day or, depending on one’s medical situation, take doses every three hours. Water with Nascent iodine added to it needs to be consumed within an hour or two while the iodine is still in its active state. Doctors treating cancer have given dosages of up to 100 mg a day, though 50 mg is the norm.With iodine there are plenty of thyroid issues that often complicate things. We’ve learned that iodine will flush the thyroid of other halogens like fluoride and bromide. Many people’s thyroids are in very bad condition and thus it’s good to start with very low dosages and slowly work up. Often taking a thyroid hormone of a natural type is crucial for successful stimulation of thyroid function.