A very small amount of people have some type of reaction when their body is exposed to iodine. It’s easy to assume our body is reacting to iodine itself, but biochemistry is complex and a lot of things can happen when our system finally has access to important building blocks.

If we are heating our home with a fireplace and have run low on fuel, we know not to add a huge amount of fuel at once or it will eventually get very hot in the room. If we add a little bit of wood and pay attention to how long it takes to heat up the room, we can gain a better idea of how much wood we need to add over time.

If our fireplace were extremely hot with coals and we were to add a ton of wood, the fire will quickly strengthen into an intense flame and heat. We would look at this as a horrible reaction because now the room is extremely hot and the stove is on the verge of burning down the house.

This extremely hot set of coals which quickly reacts with more fuel is similar to a biochemical factory that finally gets the building blocks it desperately needs. Sometimes our biochemistry is primed just right and once it gets that last nutrient, chemical reactions have the potential to flare up rapidly if everything is just right.

What can be done about it?

If we are not able to come in contact with such an important nutrient without having a negative reaction, we may want to figure out what type of reaction it is and what our body is trying to tell us. By avoiding iodine we may be able to ignore this imbalance but our chances of long-term health are going to be much better if we figure out how to resolve this.

Two very common reactions when starting iodine are bromine detox and histamine release. Both of these have a huge list of symptoms associated with them. I think it’s possible that some people are so overwhelmed by several situations like this and their body is quickly overwhelmed by things attempted to become balanced.

To be continued

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November 29, 2021

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