Iodine: the Forgotten Weapon Against Influenza Viruses - (Another Tidbit)

 http://www.thyroidscience.com/reviews/derry/derry.9.19.09.htm

Background: After the 1918 Influenza Pandemic which killed an estimated 30 million people, governments financed research on the Pandemic’s causes. Over 25 years, influenza viruses were isolated and methods for killing them with various agents discovered. Iodine was the most effective agent for killing viruses, especially influenza viruses. Aerosol iodine was found to kill viruses in sprayed mists, and solutions of iodine were equally effective. In 1945, Burnet and Stone found that putting iodine on mice snouts prevented the mice from being infected with live influenza virus in mists. They suggested that impregnating masks with iodine would help stop viral spread. They also recommended that medical personnel have iodine-aerosol-treated rooms for examination and treatment of highly infected patients. Current methods of dealing with influenza infection are isolation, hand washing, antiviral drugs, and vaccinations. All of these methods can be improved by incorporating iodine into them. When impregnated with iodine, masks become much more effective, and hand washing is more effect when done with mild iodine solutions. Isolation techniques coupled with aerosol iodine would make them safer for patients, medical personnel, and all persons working with the public. Public health authorities could organize the distribution of iodine and at the same time educate the public in the effective use of iodine. Oral iodine might also boost body defense mechanisms in the upper oral and respiratory mucus. Conclusion: Iodine incorporated into masks, solutions, aerosols, and oral preparations could help to kill influenza viruses and fight off an H1N1 Pandemic

Thanks for posting this. Many of us are already taking Iodoral.Iodine was used by doctors in a solution for treating many infectious diseases before antibiotics. Raven

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Raven, I have had similar thoughts since I have taken Iodoral for the past 14 months and before that worked up to higher dose Magnascent Iodine during the 5 months prior to Iodoral.. so about 20 months supplementing with Iodine.  

In combination with my High dose Vitamin D at the10,000IU/day, I felt that it was good to have these both in therapeutic dosages as adjucts when I made the start towards intermittent protocol in Feb 2009.  I still show no signs of relapse and I am 8.25 months off all abx.   I will soon see what my reaction to an intermittent pulse shows me.   Louise

  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support

The above background is just a Summary, if you click on the link there is a full PDF download of the research article. 

 Raven, I started Iodoral about a year ago.... another group that I belong to is soooo adamant of it's properties they believe it could eradicate my CPN without ABX (perhaps, but it may take a very long time....)

JeanneRoz

JeanneRoz ~ DX'd w/ CPN 4/2007; 6/07 -"officially" dx'd w/CFIDS/FM; also: HHV6, EBV, IBS-C, 100 Doxy:BID; 500 mg Biaxin BID; Tindamax Pulses, B12 shots, ERFA Dessicated Thyroid,Cortef, Iodoral 25 mg, Vit D-6,000 uni

Raven, I purchase my Iodoral from the website, http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/order.html

I think you were the one who said that they seemed to have the best price at one point.  I like the information that they include at this website.

I find the information there interesting.   I have had a cluster of breast cysts for many, many years.  Darn hard for me to locate these now, guess my next mamogram will be an interesting comparison.

Louise

  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support

Here's another source for Iodoral which is who I have been using with no problems. 

Here's my source--they are

Submitted by raven on Sat, 2008-07-26 15:47.Here's my source--they are prompt in shipping and reliable. Raven https://vvv9.com/iodoral/

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Feeling 98% well and going for 100! Still testing + for Cpni. CAPi since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.for MSi and/or CFSi. Also EBVi and HHV6. Doxyi, Azith, Tinii pulses. NACi, Iodoral, T3, BHRT, Methylcobalamin injections, Nitro patch, LDNi, FIRi sauna, methylation

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JeanneRoz ~ DX'd w/ CPN 4/2007; 6/07 -"officially" dx'd w/CFIDS/FM; also: HHV6, EBV, IBS-C, 100 Doxy:BID; 500 mg Biaxin BID; Tindamax Pulses, B12 shots, ERFA Dessicated Thyroid,Cortef, Iodoral 25 mg, Vit D-6,000 uni

Well there are certainly many sources, good to know.   Is there a link to the homepage for that source above?  I was unable to locate it and would be interested to know more about that company.   

Maybe this is it?  WWW.IOD125.COM

No, just the same page, no homepage identified.  Perhaps your email confirmation of order has a better link to the homepage of that source.  Please post it if you can.

  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support

Iodoral, yes you can google it and find many different sources. If anyone is interested, here are two more sources I received about a year ago(in PM's) from other members who were comfortable and had no problems ordering from these specific sources:

http://stores.ebay.com/Holistic-Health-Nutrition

www.IllnessIsOptional.com  

Louise, I no longer have my email confirmation, but I order from  https://vvv9.com/iodoral/  based on Raven's initial recommendation a year ago -- have had no problems, FWIW. 

JeanneRoz ~ DX'd w/ CPN 4/2007; 6/07 -"officially" dx'd w/CFIDS/FM; also: HHV6, EBV, IBS-C, 100 Doxy:BID; 500 mg Biaxin BID; Tindamax Pulses, B12 shots, ERFA Dessicated Thyroid,Cortef, Iodoral 25 mg, Vit D-6,000 uni