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Old 14-07-2018, 03:59 PM   #81
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What's it like to be always wong, wingwang?
At no time did I state the the headline would be repeated in the article.
It was a statement linking the document with the thread.
If you read the article it clearly states:

"Iodine
Iodine is the most obvious and important element in protecting against radiation damages. Radioactive iodine will plunge in to any and all iodine receptor cites that have no iodine in them due to iodine deficiencies."

As an aside, textbook identifiable symptoms of severe iodine deficiency include extreme stupidity (cretinism), iodine deficiency induced goiter and hypothyroidism.
Iodine: The Universal Nutrient
by Guy E. Abraham, MD
http://www.encognitive.com/files/Iod...20Nutrient.pdf

I suggest you go for a test

Not only are you dumb, but you're a special sort of dumb! The article had a slant towards kidneys, or did you miss that?! Why add a headline that had nothing to do with the subject? Derrrrrr... May as well change the title of this thread to "Fish & Chips".

I know you have a habit of not reading stuff, but in case you missed it, here's what's going on with my thyroid...

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Anyway, I visited my endocrinologist today and my TSH, FT3 and FT4 are all in normal range. I'm euthyroid, mofos!
Yes, no longer am I hyperthyroid, I'm euthyroid and had a blood test earlier in the week which confirms that. You, on the other hand, are taking iodine and is the one who's deficient. Are you sure you aint missed a dose, dumb fuck!

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Wing,
I started a thread especially for you. Ungrateful git!
https://forum.davidicke.com/showpost...0&postcount=61
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This is well worth listening to,

Why Do People Get Thyroid Problems? - Sadhguru



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I've recently started making ashwagandha tea in the evenings. It wasn't the reason I decided to try it but apparently it can help people with thyroid problems so thought I'd post it here:

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One of the most incredible aspects of adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha is that they help people thyroid problems. Ashwagandha has been shown to support a sluggish thyroid for people diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, or underactive thyroid.

For the millions of people who are struggling with thyroid problems, many of whom don’t even know it, ashwagandha may serve as the solution they’ve been waiting for.

A 2017 pilot study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, ashwagandha benefits for helping patients with subclinical hypothyroidism were evaluated. The 50 participants were diagnosed with thyroid disorder, but didn’t display obvious symptoms of thyroid deficiency.

During an 8-week period, the treatment group received 600 milligrams of ashwagandha root extract daily, and the control group received starch as the placebo. Researchers found that ashwagandha improved serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroxine (T4) levels significantly compared to placebo. It was concluded that ashwagandha may be beneficial for normalizing thyroid levels in patients with hypothyroidism. (4)

And a study published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine also found that ashwagandha has thyroid-enhancing properties. In the study, patients with bipolar disorder used ashwagandha to improve cognitive function for an 8-week period. Lab testing found that some of these patients experienced T4 increases during the treatment period, although that was not the original purpose of the study. (5)

Research suggests that, since ashwagandha increases thyroid function, it may not be suitable for people with hyperactive thyroid, such as those with Graves’ disease.
Many more benefits:

https://draxe.com/ashwagandha-benefits/
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Sure Iodine is found in the body ... but not in the form sold as "Lugol's Iodine" this is a quack "medicine" used by stupid doctors for over a 100 years , on the idea it's a 'disinfectant'....KILLS LIVING THINGS .... people only take this because they're brainwashed into believing they're full of "germs" and need disinfecting ...lol

Another form of the christian idea of original sin ... that inside us there is EVIL ...

Chlorine is also found in the body , but in useful compounds like salt , where it is bound to sodium ... in it's elemental form its a deadly gas , used in the trenches in WWI ...

Iodine comes from the same (halogen) family of elements as chlorine .... Iodine in it's elemental form also kills (disinfects)...

Don't take this ridiculous toxic "lugol's Iodine".
Is Nascent Iodine better? It is supposed to be more bio-available than other forms.
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Is Nascent Iodine better? It is supposed to be more bio-available than other forms.
This is just the same basically ... that deep violet colour is the colour of elemental iodine ....

A quick search turns up two camps on this ... the people selling the stuff singing it's praises ... like colloidal silver it's dirt cheap to make , and these companies are making a killing ....

The people against it like 'sun fruit danny' ... www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7kH2KnOgN0 ... are not making money either way so I trust their judgment more ....

I haven't looked into what the health ranger says on this, I would trust him ...

But this is something that comes out of a laboratory , we would never normally take this if living in nature , so why should we need it to stay healthy???
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Iodine Phobia & Salt Truth (from 2011)


Iodine deficiency is thought to be the most common cause of hypothyroidism and the one true cause of goiters. Once researchers realized this many decades ago, health authorities around the world began adding iodine to table salt. But interestingly allopathic medical science is now saying that in countries where iodine has been added to highly processed table salt, the rates of autoimmune thyroid disease have risen.

Though there are several studies [1] from around the world that support this conclusion, one of the principle studies was published in the European Journal of Endocrinology asserting this without any attention to or control of the toxicity of the salt itself, selenium status of the studies’ participants, or the danger that water fluoridation potentiates for the thyroid. These factors and others are involved in thyroid and autoimmune diseases; mercury is an especially dangerous thyroid poison in this regard. So is bromide and they are putting more than ever in bread.

Iodine deficiency we get is partly a result of toxicity from Fluoride and Bromine. Bread has ten times more Bromine in it than it used to and the sources of Fluorine are nearly ubiquitous today. So who does not need Iodine? I find that nearly everyone needs more than they are getting. – Dr. Garry F. Gordon

Contamination from chemicals and heavy metals has cumulative effects such as weakening the immune system. When heavy metals are found on the receptor sites of the thyroid they literally invite the immune system to strike out against thyroid cells. The immune system produces thyroid antibodies in seek-out-and-destroy missions against these foreign substances. Depending on the specific subtype, thyroid antibodies can destroy thyroid cells, cause thyroid inflammation, or cause thyroid cells to produce excess thyroid hormone.

Selenium is necessary for the conversion of T4 to T3. (Incomplete conversion results in high levels of reverse T3, an inactive hormone.) Selenium has also been shown to reduce autoimmunity against the thyroid (i.e. to treat the underlying cause of Hashimoto’s thyroid disease.)[2]

When we add the total ignoring of magnesium deficiency as yet another uncontrolled factor we quickly realize how careful we need to be about interpreting scientific medical conclusions. Add the fact that the thyroid is affected by widespread mercury contamination and we can see how distorted medical studies can become in their lust to study one factor at a time while remaining blind to other crucial issues.

Studies have documented that mercury causes hypothyroidism,[3] damage of thyroid RNA, autoimmune thyroiditis,[4],[5],[6] and impairment of conversion of thyroid T4 hormone to the active T3 form. These studies along with clinical experience indicate that exposure to mercury and/or toxic metals appears to be the most common cause of hypothyroidism and the majority of patients treated with metal detoxification recover or significantly improve.[7]

Manmade sources of mercury: dental amalgams, thimerosal in vaccines, mining of silver, coal-fired electrical plants, municipal incinerators, crematoriums, curing of plastics, fireworks (pharoah’s serpents and bengal green lights), anatomical specimen preservatives, fungicides and pesticides (golf courses), laboratory tests in slide preparations and reagents, certain drugs, thermometers, fluorescent lights, certain button-sized batteries.

As far back as the early 1920s, Goldemberg showed that fluoride was displacing iodine, rendering the community hypothyroid from iodine deficiency. The thyroid-stimulating hormone output from the pituitary gland is inhibited by fluoride, thus reducing output of thyroid hormones. Fluoride competes for the receptor sites on the thyroid gland and so do mercury and bromide. This contamination might also invite an autoimmune response.

Byron Richards writes, “Adequate iodine is also needed to block various compounds from binding to and accumulating in the thyroid gland (fluoride, perchlorate, goitrogens in food). Problems with chemicals affecting the thyroid gland have been known about for decades. A recent Russian study showed that general environmental pollution (of which the U.S. has plenty in every metropolitan area) significantly aggravates iodine lack (meaning pollution displaces iodine in the human body).”

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.

Below we will examine a Brazilian scientific study that is already being used by doctors as a reason to fly as far away from iodine supplementation as possible. If certain people had their way they would now take all iodine out of salt, which is the only way the masses of humanity have access to supplemental iodine even if the dosages provided are far too low to protect the thyroid from the onslaught of chemical and heavy metal contamination. This of course would be very dangerous to future generations of children whose parents and environment are already extremely iodine deficient (except along coastal areas). It is just because of the vast contamination affecting everyone that the thyroid needs to be protected with increased levels of iodine.

During this past decade iodine concentrations in table salt have been slightly modified to be within the new official limits: 20-60 mg/kg salt. Previously these concentrations were in the 40-100 mg/kg range though there have been reports that salt advertised as containing iodine actually had none.

In the study,[8] in 45.6% of the 1085 randomly selected participants receiving iodine in their salt, iodine excretion was excessive (above 300 µg/l), and in 14.1%, it was higher than 400 µg/l. The prevalence of chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (CAT) (including atrophic thyroiditis) was 16.9% (183/1085); women were more affected than men (21.5% vs 9.1% respectively, P=0.02). Hypothyroidism was detected in 8.0% (87/1085) of the population with CAT. Hyperthyroidism was diagnosed in 3.3% of the individuals (36/1085), and goiter was identified in 3.1% (34/1085).

People thought to have certain immune system genes are seen to be more susceptible to developing thyroid disorders when they’re exposed to certain environmental triggers. Up to 20 percent of the population has these genes although only about four percent of the population develops autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD).

Researchers concluded thatfive years of excessive iodine intake by the Brazilian population may have increased the prevalence of CAT and hypothyroidism in subjects genetically predisposed to thyroid autoimmune diseases. With this conclusion, easily-duped doctors have come out against iodine supplementation in any manner, shape, or form for men, women, and children of all dispositions.

Please pay careful attention anytime the medical community throws out these key words genetically predisposed because it often demonstrates an area of medicine they know very little about. Usually when doctors and medical scientists throw up genetic considerations, which they do all the time about autism, it’s a red flag telling us they either don’t know what they are talking about or they don’t want to admit the real causes of a disease.

Iodine is a natural chelator of mercury, but most people consume nowhere near the amount needed for proper thyroid function and protection from mercury, fluoride, and other dangerous halogens.

Let’s examine the amount of iodine they are calling excessive. At 60 mg per kilogram we would have to calculate that easily about half of that would be lost to evaporation because table salt sitting out on the table, with iodine in it, would leach that iodine into the air, leaving, at best, 30 mg in a kilo. How long does it take for an average person to go through a kilo of salt? One could probably calculate approximately 180 days but let’s cut that down to 90 days. At that rate we are talking about daily dosages below 1 mg per day of iodine supplementation, and perhaps as low as 500 micrograms (0.5 mg) or even much less. This compares with the average dietary intake by the Japanese population of 12.5 mg a day or the amount recommended by the “iodine doctors” of as much as 50 to 100 mg a day when they use it to treat cancer.

I have Hashimoto’s (10 yrs). Started taking Nascent Iodine about 6 weeks ago. I also have started using Transdermal Magnesium. For some time now I have been using barley greens, and vitamins B, D, C and omegas. Since taking the Nascent Iodine and Magnesium I have improved. My muscle aches and pains and anxiety etc are so much better.

Roswitha

There are now doctors who feel that patients with autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto’s and Graves’) should not be taking iodine supplements. The real truth though is that this population should not be taking just any iodine supplement and they should never be taking iodine without appropriate selenium and magnesium supplementation as well. As is usual with most minerals, organic (safe) iodine is found in much higher amounts in organic foods. The form in which we take minerals is mission critical. Most tinctures of iodine are toxic and not appropriate for oral consumption.

There are three forms or chemical structures of iodine. There is iodine in its atomic I¹ form and then molecular I² and I³ forms. One of the principle reasons why I recommend Nascent Iodine for oral consumption and the use of Lugol’s only for transdermal use is that the Nascent Iodine is in the I¹ form plus it is much gentler to the taste buds and the stomach than the Lugol’s when used orally. The I¹ form is the form the body transforms most easily into thyroid hormone. There is a lot of conflicting information on the internet regarding the application of iodine in those with Hashimoto’s. Dosage and form of iodine and a full supporting protocol as well as close medical supervision are especially important in these cases.

LL Magnetic Clay, which has been kind enough to supply me with many 4 ounce bottles of iodine, so I can distribute iodine freely when I go to the interior at my Sanctuary project, is also being kind enough to offer my readers for one week only at 25 percent off of their Nascent Iodine in both their 1 ounce and 4 ounce sizes. The discount code when you go to their site is “imvaiodine”. Please note that this is a two percent Nascent Iodine not one percent that was in the original formula so you are now getting twice as much iodine in each bottle.

Most individuals with amalgam fillings or other exposures to mercury toxicity are not consuming natural chelators such as zinc, selenium, iodine, sulfur, and silica that would bind to the free mercury to help excrete it. Mercury (usually with a +2 charge) can grab the biological spaces that should be filled by another essential mineral. As a result, there may be plenty of the mineral found in the blood, urine, hair, etc., but due to the displacement at the active sites, mercury interferes with the activity of and depletes these essential minerals.

“I’ve been severely hypothyroid for years, and diagnosed with Hashimoto’s based on antibody tests. When I supplemented with iodine (initially via daily iodine-rich sea vegetable consumption and later via 12.5 mg Ioderal daily), my requirement for thyroid hormone supplementation decreased dramatically: so far, from 165 ug T4 per day to 100 ug T4 per day and still, apparently, dropping. These dose reductions were made by my endocrinologist based on both routine TSH and free T4 lab tests and my subjective feelings of wellness. There’s no doubt I need far less T4 medication than I did before beginning iodine.”

Doctors who are recoiling against decades of iodine supplementation and would rather leave the population exposed to worsening iodine deficiencies are playing a cruel game. Iodine is a mineral found in trace amounts throughout the body. Iodine is extremely important since the cells need it to regulate their metabolism. Without it, people are known to suffer from swollen glands in the throat, thyroid diseases, increased fluoride toxicity, decreased fertility rates, increased infant mortality rates, and (with severe deficiency) mental retardation. It has been theorized that iodine deficiency is a causal factor of ADHD in babies of iodine-deficient mothers.

A typical reading from an encyclopedia suggests that iodine deficiency slows all the systems of the body: The digestive system becomes sluggish, nails grow more slowly, skin and hair become dry and dull, tendon reflexes stiffen, sensitivity to cold increases, and the pulse slows. Iodine helps form who we are to such an extent that a deficiency can lead to a dulling of the personality, deterioration of attention and memory, and an increase in irritability due to fatigue and extreme apathy. “The group we are most concerned about is pregnant women, who need more iodine anyway,” says Dr. Robert Utiger, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. “There is the possibility of irreversible damage to the fetus if the mother is deficient.” Utiger adds.

Yet many are still confused as to whether they should supplement if they have a low or underactive thyroid, or some type of thyroid condition such as hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, elevated thyroid autoantibodies, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. No matter what the condition, a healthy thyroid system is crucial. A lack of iodine for the thyroid is a huge metabolic problem. How can anyone’s body make energy if it is lacking the iodine to make thyroid hormone? Dr David Brownstein, Dr Jorge Flechas, Dr. Guy Abraham, Dr. Mark Starr, Dr. Garry Gordon and Dr Michael Schachter are among the doctors who all recommend substantially higher amounts of iodine than the RDA.
Table Salt – Poison Salt

Let’s consider the qualities of commercially available table salt. It is obvious in the above Brazilian study that no attention was paid to the dangerous and damaging effects that the salt itself might be having on the population. It is possible that the salt, not the iodine, led to increases in the prevalence of CAT and hypothyroidism in subjects genetically predisposed to thyroid autoimmune diseases. After all, refined salt is highly-processed—bleached, filtered, and stripped of other naturally occurring trace minerals. After this processing, chemicals are added to keep the salt from absorbing water and clumping up, and it is often iodized.

Dr. David Brownstein weighs in heavily on this matter saying, “Nobody makes a distinction between unrefined and refined salt. They ‘lump’ all salt together as a bad substance. This is a terrible mistake. There are two forms of salt available in the market place: refined and unrefined. Refined salt has had its minerals removed and has been bleached to give it the white appearance that we are accustomed to seeing with salt. It is the fine, white salt that is available at almost any restaurant or grocery store. Refined salt has been bleached and exposed to many toxic chemicals in order to get it to its final product. It has aluminum, ferrocyanide, and bleach in it. I believe this refining process has made it a toxic, devitalized substance that needs to be avoided.”

“Unrefined salt, on the other hand,” Brownstein continues, “has not been put through a harsh chemical process. It contains the natural minerals that were originally part of the product. Its mineral content gives it a distinct color. The colors of unrefined salt can vary depending on where it is taken from. This is due to the changing mineral content of the various brands of salt. It is the minerals in unrefined salt that provide all the benefits of this product. The minerals supply the body with over 80 trace elements needed to maintain and sustain health. Furthermore, the minerals elevate the pH (correct acidity) and lower blood pressure. Our maker gave us salt to use in our diet—unrefined salt—with its full complement of minerals. It should be the salt of choice. It is a vital ingredient that needs to be part of everyone’s diet.”

All salt came from the ocean at one time, and like other elements from the sea such as magnesium chloride, there are varying degrees of purity as well as concentration. Just because a salt is labeled as sea salt does not mean that it is unrefined or that it is in any way better than “regular” table salt. Both sea salt (found in the grocery store) and table salt are practically 99.9 percent sodium chloride with virtually all the sea minerals processed out. Most salts labeled “sea salt” are refined salts. How do you tell? You have to look at the color of the salt. If it has some color to it (other than white), it is probably unrefined. White salt is actually a slow-acting poison for it is not complete; it is not as nature intended so it will cause problems and wreak havoc in one’s health.

Our bodies need only 250 mg of sodium each day in order to flush our cells, maintain a balance of fluid, regulate the circulatory system, and maintain normal nerve impulses. Sodium and chloride are essential to the body. Instead of getting only 250 mg per day, most people are consuming 4,000-10,000 mg per day in diet sodas, hamburgers, eggs, frozen dinners, bottled veggie juices (V8), and chips just to name a few. As well as being addictive and a cause of high blood pressure, table salt promotes diseases such obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, stroke, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, PMS, and manic-depression. Processed foods have very high levels of salt, and a diet high in salt actually leads to salt dependence by your body. This is why you crave salty foods—just like a smoker craves the nicotine in a cigarette.

Dr. Brownstein says, “Years ago salt manufacturers decided that pure white salt is prettier than off-white salt and that consumers prefer pretty white salt. So they started bleaching it. They also added anti-clumping agents to increase its shelf life. The problem is that the chemicals added to keep salt from absorbing moisture on the shelf interfere with one of salt’s main functions: to regulate hydration in your body. The sodium chloride in table salt is highly concentrated, denatured, and toxic to your body. Ever put salt on an open cut? It burns!!! Refined salt has the same effect on internal tissues and causes a negative reaction: your body retains water to protect itself, and your cells release water to help dilute, neutralize, and break down the salt. This loss of water dehydrates and weakens your cells and can even cause them to die prematurely. Natural sea salt is far superior to chemically-treated iodized table salts as it contains all 92 trace minerals, and it’s only 84% sodium chloride while table salt is almost 98%.
All this adds up to one thing. Table salt, whether marine or not, is toxic—it’s poisonous to the body and is responsible, in great part, to the onset of many terrible diseases including thyroid and metabolic dysfunction.
http://drsircus.com/heavy-metals/iod...ia-salt-truth/

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this is the first time I've looked at this thread ... there are some good videos , one from infowars , one from the yogi ... the infowars doctor talks about the taking the right type of iodine ... dead right ....

The US many decades ago put iodine (potassium iodide/iodate ) in all salt with terrific results ... as the illuminati got tight control this was stopped and now they have lots of problems ... this is what I always use ....

BUY IODISED SALT that's all you need!!!

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From: http://www.nber.org/papers/w19233.pdf

The rise in thyroid-related deaths

As discussed earlier, the treatment designed to help goiter sufferers sometimes ended up
killing them. The doctors and public health officials who worked for the introduction of
iodized salt were aware of the potential danger of iodine-induced hyperthyroidism, but viewed
the danger as minimal. In Europe, the potential negative side-effects of iodine treatment
had been discussed as early as the nineteenth century [see McClure (1934) and Carpenter
(2005)] and made universal iodine prophylaxis a controversial public health measure. In this
section, we document a large increase in deaths linked to the adoption of iodized salt, which
we have not seen previously discussed in the literature.

Figure 13 shows the annual rate of deaths in the US over the period 1910-1960 due to
exophthalmic goiter, which accounted for the overwhelming majority of deaths due to thyroid
disease over this period. Exophthalmic goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid accompanied
by bulging of the eyes, which is sign of hyperthyroidism 35. There is an extremely large rise
in the death rate at the time of iodization. Between 1921 and 1926 the death rate nearly
doubled from 2.1 to 4 per 100,000. Deaths due to goiter remained elevated for at least a
decade. There was also a large gender disparity in death rates. In 1926 death rates were
over 6 times as high for women as for men 36,37.

The population of the United States in 1926 was 117 million, and so the rise of approximately
two deaths per 100,000 people represented an extra 2,340 deaths in that year. Over the period
1925-1942 there appear to be at least 10,000 excess deaths that resulted from the introduction
of iodized salt. We have found little discussion in the literature of what appears to be a high
short-term price the country paid for long-run benefits resulting from this public health
intervention (an exception is McClure (1934) who notes that goiter deaths in Detroit spiked
in the second year following iodization).

As would be predicted by the medical evidence that iodine-induced hyperthyroidism is
most common among those with long-standing iodine deficiency, the rise in the death rate
was highest, and persisted the longest, among older age groups. As Figure 14 shows, deaths
in the 25-34 age category less than doubled from 1921 to 1926, and had fallen below their
1921 level by 1935. In the 65-74 age category, deaths more than tripled between 1921 and
1926, and were still three times their 1921 level in 1935. The link between iodine deficiency
and the rise in deaths at the time of iodization is also apparent looking across states. Figure
15 shows a scatter plot of the rate of simple goiter among World War I recruits, which were
discussed in the previous section, and the change in the mortality rate from thyroid disease
over the period 1921-26. Large increases in mortality all took place in states that had high
levels of goiter due to iodine deficiency.

Given the strong evidence that salt iodization caused the rise in thyroid disease deaths,
we can use data on deaths to learn about the timing of iodization. We do not know the
exact time lag between increased iodine consumption and death from thyroid disease in a
susceptible person. However, since we know the timing of iodization in Michigan, we can
ask whether rises in goiter deaths in the other high goiter states occur at the same time.
Figure 16 shows goiter deaths over the period of salt iodization for the 10 high goiter states
in the upper right hand quadrant of Figure 15. For clarity, we graph the large states in
the midwest separately from the smaller western states, and we include Michigan in both
graphs. In Michigan, there is a sharp rise in deaths starting in 1925. This corresponds to
the established timing of salt iodization in Michigan. The other high goiter states experience
similar timing to Michigan, with some suggestion of a delay in the surge of deaths of a year
or less. Because western states are smaller, their data are noisier, but they generally exhibit
the same pattern. This suggests that iodization was largely absent in 1924 and widespread
by 1926 for the entire country, not just Michigan




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