Seaweed, cysts, and iodine. And Nasturtium DIY sprouts
If a cyst will preferentially take up Radioactive iodine, then it would probably prefer to have normal iodine.
Thyroid cancer, yes, false positive uptake in Nabothian cysts within the cervix. If the cysts had a large uptake of radioactive iodine during the thyroid cancer screening, that suggests the cyst needed iodine somehow. *Addition - note that the uptake of radioactive iodine would likely damage the tissue that took it up. It is used to kill an overactive thyroid cancer or gland.
What is a cyst? Fluid filled or pus filled sac, may feel like a pea sized pebble that can roll around under the skin depending on where it is located in the body. I have had a small BB gun pellet size one in an old leg wound. Reading more about them today I learn that an old wound can be a factor. Why they occur and why they go away on their own is not really understood. If the fluid filled sac gets too large it might be drained by a doctor. Treating them doesn’t seem to be discussed at all otherwise - just another mystery.
I had asked a family doctor about mine and got very little information besides the word cyst which I didn’t look up further at the time. It was low on my worry list. CoV issues or whatever, lately, have made my leg issue worse with edema more and a daily need for the pomegranate and dandelion diuretics. Nattokinase, serrapeptase and leg elevation and exercises also helps keep the swelling down. Just today I noticed though that the BB Sized pellet that had become more of a pea-sized pellet and which did hurt like a bruised area - is no longer pea sized or pebble like. The area is still a little bruise like - sore and poor drainage from an old bruising trauma (fell on an ice chunk) - but the pellet is gone. Iodine might have worked for me in food doses, more after the science article and image.
False positive radioactive iodine uptake in Nabothian cyst in a patient with thyroid cancer. Harleen Kaur, Isis Gayed, Fathima Fijula Palot Manzil, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Jun 2022, 63 (supplement 2) 2713; https://jnm.snmjournals.org/content/63/supplement_2/2713
See the black spots in A. and B. scans and the white spots in the C, D, and E, in the image below - a Nabothian cyst in the cervix.
Radioactive iodine taken up by a cyst - discussed as a false positive for a thyroid cancer screening.
This may be an example of the Wolff Chaikoff error still going strong.
Cysts seem to be iodine deficiency but trying to find that in a standard search will go nowhere. At least it did for me.
As I sit munching my Wasabi Roasted Seaweed snacks…which I noticed at a grocery store I didn't normally go to. I started craving them as it has been years since hyperthyroidism left me having to avoid iodine or my thyroid swells, and goes overactive maybe. But I had started to wonder if I had gone too low in iodine, especially after writing the post about iodine and cysts.
Less pricy brand, aso organic amazon.com/dp/B08HXXNWYT/ *How can a marine product be called organic/ The ocean is kind of polluted.
I should get Nori sheets, more seaweed for the money and less salty grease and crispiness. webstaurantstore.com/green-seaweed-sushi-nori-40-ct/
or Lugol's iodine drops and use less, along with selenium ….and seaweed. I am enjoying it.
I just noticed this evening that for the first time in a long time a cyst within an old leg wound seems to be gone or almost gone. (*smaller, it is still there but less noticeable.) Was it the seven packages of Roasted seaweed snacks eaten within a few days? My thyroid swelled a little, so I stopped going back to the store for a few days, but just got more yesterday. I am still craving seaweed but hesitate to take a full supplement of iodine.
Recycling project and Spring crafts - the seaweed containers became nasturtium containers with drainage holes cut at the four corners. I started the seeds in an egg carton.
Compost pile, leaf mulch soil, as the seed starter and transplant dirt. They seem to like it.
Some I started a little earlier in bigger buckets, no transplanting shock.
These want more sunshine. So do I. 😩
I like nasturtium - pretty, cheerful and edible flowers. The seed coat is tough so gently filing one edge before planting may help sprouting. Most of mine did sprout.
Gardener’s Almanac growing guidance: almanac.com/plant/nasturtiums
Nasturiums like full to moderate sun and won't flower much in shaded areas. Well drained soil, moderate soil quality is okay, not a high need for fertilizer. Excess nitrogen leads to more foliage than flowers. Nasturtiums are a standard flowerbed annual flower in cooler areas and may be perennial in frost free areas. Trailing types grow along fences and are decorative. Smaller bush types are also available.
The flowers are peppery flavored and pretty in a salad. The seed pods can be pickled and used similarly to capers, (Recipe: thespruceeats.com/Nasturium capers) either are a nutrition bonus for health.
*I have multiple drafts going so you get this quick one first. Good night, Sleep tight!
Addition: This article about a study finding a drop in Basal Metabolic Rate over the last 30 years or so (details to look at closer in the study). Fiber is mentioned as a possible reason (which is silly); another researcher is quoted regarding mitochondrial dysfunction which is closer to the truth. The truth is likely that lack of iodine and excess halides are causing a subclinical hypothyroidism in a majority of modern humans. See: Obesity Epidemic Linked to Unexpected Factor: New Study, by Harry Lee, May 7, 2023, (theepochtimes.com)
The BMR study: Total daily energy expenditure has declined over the past three decades due to declining basal expenditure, not reduced activity expenditure, 26 April 2023, Nature, Letter, https://doi.org/10.1038/s42255-023-00782-2 (pdf)
"Brain dead", "comatose", or iodine deficient? (substack.com) Excerpt: “Even more important news to know - a doctor in Brazil learned that simply providing thyroid hormone and two adrenal gland hormones could help bring the person out of the coma state. Oh, good to know. Now will anyone be allowed to provide that treatment? Will any patients be saved from having their organs removed without anesthetic?” - Addition: News to note - don’t put “Organ Donor” on your Driver’s License - you may be viewed as organ harvest material instead of as a victim to save in an emergency (in a worse case scenario).
Iodine and an old lie, still being spread (substack.com)
Iodine in pregnancy & lactation; also estradiol, anandamide and female tendency for a good mood. [*pre-menopause ;-)] (substack.com)
PCOS: iodine deficiency, berberine, and a low/moderate carb diet may help. (substack.com)
"Dense Breasts" and cancer risk likely equals bromide/fluoride & chloride excess and lack of iodine. (substack.com)
Iodine and Hydrogen Ions - by Jenny (substack.com) *Not a long post but gets into proton tunneling and the quantum effects of water which iodine helps stabilize. Links to longer works by Jack Kruse and others. How do tadpoles grow a tail and lose a tail? Probably the same way that the human fetus grows a tail and loses a tail - with the help of quantum effects. When we mess with Mother Nature, we are messing with life.
A short old post, I will just copy:
Iodine is essential for all glands in the body not just the thyroid gland. It also helps with energy production by mitochondria and can protect against oxidative stress as an antioxidant. It also helps the immune system and may become essential for treatment of antibiotic resistant microbes.
It is important to have adequate selenium but not excess, no more than 200 micrograms per day, to help protect against excess thyroid hormone. Selenium is necessary for the enzyme that breaks down excess thyroid hormone (each molecule of thyroid hormone contains 3 or 4 atoms of iodine). Food sources of iodine and selenium are available in G9, Iodine & Thyroid.
Link with history of use of iodine medically and dosages used and a review of the role of iodine in health: http://treeoflifecenterus.com/blog-posts-by-gabriel-cousens-m-d-iodine-96-the-universal-holistic-super-mineral-2/
Somewhere I had written about a study out of Harvard on average body temperature having increased over the last 200 years and the researchers suggested it is because we are ‘less inflamed’ now compared to then. Um, no. We are more inflamed and more likely to have subclinical hypothyroidism or overt hypothyroidism.
Here is the article - just redefining abnormal health findings as the new ‘normal’ is not doing science well. Time to redefine normal body temperature?, By Robert H. Shmerling, MD, 17 March 2020, Harvard Health
My Answer - NO, it is time for iodine supplementation.
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