When it comes to our cells, iodine is the good kid in a bad family. Iodine is a halogen along with bromine, chlorine, and fluoride. Even though the body sees these halogens as all the same, they act very different.
The body will grab the bad halogens first (it's a chemistry thing) and try to use them for vital functions like making thyroid hormone. Do they work the same? No.
In fact, halogens may have a negative impact.† Thiodine Lugols Iodine is the hero in this story. Get ready to say goodbye to toxic halogens and be sure to keep them out for good by following the Iodine Protocol developed by doctors Jorge Flechas, Guy Abrams and David Browenstein.
Below is an explanation of the supplements used in the Iodine Protocol described by Dr. Jeffrey Dach(1), but this information not meant to be used as medical advice:
Selenium 200 mcg a day in the form of selenomethionine
Vitamins B2/B3. 100 mg riboflavin and 500 mg no flush niacin, inositol hexanicotinate form, 1-2x per day. The form of non-flushing B3 is preferred by many patients.
Salt Loading Method
1/4-1/2 teaspoon unprocessed salt in 8 oz of water. Followed immediately by 12 oz filtered water. Repeat every 30-45 minutes as needed
“The body has to eliminate these toxic halides. One of the things that really helps us out is salt. Unrefined salt is a key part of the treatment program. I find when people used unrefined salt to help eliminate bromine, the detox problems with bromine and fluoride just melt away in the vast majority of people,” Dr. Brownstein says. (2)
Possible Detox Symptoms
Explained by Dr. Jeffrey Dach(3), below are some possible symptoms Bromine Detox:
Sluggishness / Lethargy
Bromoderma (acne) on face and hands
Disturbance of color perception
Sensitivity to light
Diarrhea / Constipation
Extensor Plantar Responses
1. Dach, Jeffrey. “Iodine and Bromine Detox With Unrefined Salt by Jeffrey Dach MD.” Jeffrey Dach MD, Publisher Jeffrey Dach MD Publisher Logo, 29 Jan. 2017, jeffreydachmd.com/2014/03/iodine-bromine-detox-unrefined-salt-jeffrey-dach-md/.
2. Detoxing Fluoride, Bromine And Chlorine Naturally