While I'm here in Thailand I have been lucky enough to find a second guru. My first guru lives in St Thomas Virgin Islands and teaches me about the power of food and herbs. Here in Thailand my second guru, or my "G" as I playfully like to call him and I have been friends since I began coming to Thailand three years ago. It has taken him all of this time to view my path in life to decide to take me on as a student and for that I am honored and grateful. If you are looking for a guru I will outline some of my suggestions for finding one in my next post. G is currently helping me to cleanse my body and heighten my consciousness and balance my chakras and one of his first suggestions has been iodine.
Iodine is a very important element to the thyroid and G took a quick look at me and knew that I needed a supplement. I later did what is know as the iodine patch test in which you apply iodine to a sensitive area of the body. If is still there in 12 hours you do not have a deficiency it will remain there for 12 hours. Mine had disappeared in about 2 hours.
Trusting someone with your health is always very risky. Please do not take my experiences as any suggestions or diagnosis. Although many will challenge my ideas these are merely accounts of my experiences and results. My guru has been practicing for over 30 years which is longer than most doctors and due to his background and my own readings I have found many of the things he says to be true on both a holistic and scientific level.
Iodine deficiency causes hypothyroidism which means your thyroid is underactive. This can cause tiredness, poor memory, weight gain, constipation and miscarriage and more. Of course too much iodine can also be very detrimental to your health so one must be very careful in deciding to take a supplement. I have been advised to put three drops of the iodine in a glass of water two times per day.
I will be sure to make a follow up post of my results. I have give a bottle containing about 1.5-2 ounces so I'm not sure exactly how long it will take me to finish. I have to tell you that my first reaction was a bowel movement within about an hour followed by a very intense headache. Today, day number two I have had no headache but I can say I do have experience an increased level of energy and I feel more alert than usual. Let's see what the next few days hold. Please share if you have had positive experiences or results with iodine.