Testing for Iodine Deficiency

by brenda on November 21, 2011

I have heard mixed messages about iodine from different doctors and medical studies. There is a massive amount of research available on what can happen in the body when a person is deficient in iodine. If you are not getting enough iodine, you could face:


And yet, when I listened to Dr. Hilgartner at the Weston Price Conference, I was surprised to hear him say that many people would do best to *avoid iodine,* because their body has too much of it. Too much iodine in the body can create:

And in the case of Manic-Depression (Bipolar), the blood iodine level fluctuates up and down. This confuses me! Too much? Too little? How can we tell what our body needs?

Thankfully, Dr. Natasha offered a solution for this dilemma! Here it is:

  1. Buy some liquid iodine.
  2. Paint a patch of iodine on your skin, about the size of your hand.
  3. Iodine is orange, so you will be able to see it clearly.
  4. Watch to see how long it takes your body to absorb the iodine.
  5. If your body absorbs the iodine within 24 hours, you need it. If it takes quite a bit longer, you don’t need it.
  6. Voila! Now isn’t that simple? I plan to go out and buy some iodine soon! 🙂

{photo credit: JMalcom}

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous November 21, 2011 at 8:28 am

If I end up needing more, what do I do?


Brenda November 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

Stay tuned for the next post! 🙂


Nichole Sawatzky November 21, 2011 at 10:01 am

Oh my goodness I have been telling everyone about this from the conference as well! GOOOD stuff!


Skline4him November 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

just be careful not to buy the decolorized iodine. accidentally did that the first time, oops.


Anonymous December 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Just started experiment with J. Crow’s Lugol’s Solution 2% (I bought through amazon.com) It has 4 % Potassium Iodide in it and 2 % iodine.


LindsayReid0483 November 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm

I just have to throw it out there…it’s “Voila”…not “Wa La”.


Brenda December 22, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Thanks Lindsay! I just fixed it! I blame the fact that I majored in English, not French. =)


Julia Poempipatana April 25, 2016 at 4:04 pm

I can’t open the link to amazon. Is it the lugolls 2% or 5%?page


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