paul wheaton wrote:A friend appears to be dealing with colds and flu a lot this year and I have now read two bits in acres usa about iodine. I think they are both written by the same person. The first is an article and the second is a letter to the editor.
So .... digging .... I found the letter: "I take eight drops of Lugol's Iodine Solution in a glass of water, to cure colds and flu." Apparently this isn't just any iodine, but "a mixture of Iodine and Potassium Iodide" .... hmmm ... the author now mentions that it comes from a book called the cure for all diseases.
Interesting stuff. I'm just passing on what I read because I thought it was interesting. I'm a bit skeptical.
I'd like to share my experience. I have been taking Lugol's iodine for years. I'm 48 years old and started using it in my late 20s. I am very health savvy and am very well read when it comes to the body and preventing serious illness and I am always learning. My experience with using Lugol's is as follows:
Lugol's cure flu and Strep and probably any other viral or bacterial infection at the right doses. I have cured my flu many times but I rarely get sick any more due to the dosages I have taken and my thyroid/tissues being saturated with iodine. I used to get cold sores when I was in my teens and 20s but since starting to dose with iodine at about 8-15 drops a day for almost a year it disappeared and never returned. The Lugol's flu protocol I use is derived from a doctor/missionary named David Fisher, he used it to cure influenza and malaria in Zambia (ref: https://www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=1998232
). He used the protocol on patients that never used iodine supplements and was able to cure the diseases. His protocol I have used a bunch of times and let me tell you if you are sick with the flu and unable to get out of bed after day 1 of this protocol you will have your energy back and the flu will already be almost gone. You will still have to battle secondary infections and for that I use a neti pot with sodium bicarbonate as a sinus flush but the virus will be eradicated. So the protocol is like this:
Day 1: 20 vertical drops of Lugol's 5% iodine in water 4 times spread out throughout the day (approx every 6 hours)
Day 2: 10 drops of Lugol's 5% iodine in water 4 times spread out throughout the day (approx every 6 hours)
If need be do another day of Day 2 but for me I never had to go further than Day 2, I always felt WAY better after Day 1 but I do Day 2 just as a precaution.
My son had strep throat and he is 14. I used 15 drops instead of 20 on first day for him and he also gargled with a sodium bicarbonate solution and intermittently an iodine solution for throat. He was better after1-2 days.
The effects of iodine on the body and organs is very positive for your health as a secondary benefit but always do a spot test on your skin to make sure you are not allergic to it, allergies to iodine are rare but can occur so I don't want you to consume a large dose if you are allergic.
I want to share this information because there is really no reason to be sick every cold/flu season. After taking iodine regularly and doing this protocol 1-2 times your immune system will be 'jacked' and you will be protected from most if not all microbes and you will rarely if ever get sick from microbes. If you have any questions feel free to ask me, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org