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Hello again! I wonder if someone has benefited from using LDN with Hasimoto's? and nodules? I'm very anxious to hear your results! and also with psoriasis? Thank you! ah, and one more thing: Dr. Berg (the one with Thytrophin PMG), says thyroid patients can eat cruciferous vegetables if they take iodine, but he doesn't say what type and what quantity... Thanks again!

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I tried ldn, twice. First time i titrated up, ocer 3 weeks, second time i stayed on a 1 mg dose for three weeks. Had to give up both times because it made me really really dizzy.



Isn't a 0.50 mg dose better? a 1mg dose is more suited, they say


Iodine is controversial and especially not recommended if you have Hashimoto's. Lots of research suggests that when iodine was added to table salt that incidence of Hashimoto's increased.

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Well, Dr Berg is very silly. You can eat cruciferous vegetables without taking iodine. The odds of one of them affecting you are very low - but you'll know it if it does! They certainly won't all affect you, so you don't have to give them all up.

The problem with cruciferous vegetables is that they have a goitrogenic quality, which mens that they impede the uptake of iodine by the thyroid gland. Adding in more iodine isn't going to change that, but might change other things that you don't want to change! But cruciferous vegetables aren't the only goitrogens. You probably eat a lot of them without even knowing they're goitrogenic. Strawberries? Pears? Walnuts? Almonds? Peanuts? Onions? Garlic? Peas and beans? I'm sure you eat some of them, don't you? Do you have an adverse reaction to all of them? I bet you don't.

Iodine is one of those things you only want the right amount of. Too much is bad, and too little is bad. But, if you think you're deficient in iodine, you should always get tested before taking any. And, even if you are deficient, you need to be followed by a doctor who knows what he's doing, because just popping a pill is not the answer.

So, enjoy those Brussels sprouts! :)


You can find Dr. Berg on Youtube. He has a lot of videos, on - literally anything. Even

thyroid/Hashi's, etc. Many of his pieces of advice are controversial, at least.


Well, to be honest, I have no desire to watch his videos if he says things like that. I certainly wouldn't be following his advice!


Well, he doesn't even answer questions to his own advice!!! My experience!


No, I can assure you that what he's saying about crucifers is just silly. :)

If you lived on cabbage soup, and ate huge bowls-full every day, you would probably develop a goitre. But, if you are on thyroid hormone replacement, eating moderate amounts of crucifers, you really don't need extra iodine, and it's doubtful if the goitrogens will affect you.


I think what you say is sensible.

On the other hand, I've read on this forum, don't remember where, exactly, that someone is taking ubiquinol (coq10) and feels very well. Dr. Mercola says one shouldn't take it together with betablockers. I'd like to take CoQ10 which I know is very good, but I take Betalok zok (for reducing the pulse - which, in fact, doesn't reduce it very much, so to say): do you have an opinion on this? Thanks again!


I haven't heard that. Does Dr Mercola say why? CoQ10 is needed by every single cell in the body, for energy. One of the reasons statins are so bad, is that they block CoQ10. Maybe if you took them at different times, it would be ok. I don't know. But, I have to say, CoQ10 has never done anything for me. (Neither have beta blockers!)


here is what he says

do you know a better option for reducing the high pulse, please?


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