Thyroid Self Tests

These tests are here because the thyroid gland are implicated in so many causes of ill health. It is best to test yourself first and then speak with your Health Care Practitioner or Medical doctor.

Test Yourself for Iodine Deficiency

  1. 1. Place 2 drops of 2-3% Lugol’s Iodine Solution from a pharmacy, on the inside of arm between the wrist and the elbow. Or under the instep of the foot, or just on the hip bone area with the eye dropper, (if you don’t want it to show).

  2. Spread the Iodine around on your skin to make a patch about 2X3 or 4 inches and let dry.

  3. Wait to see how long it takes to disappear.

  4. Now just count the number of hours, 0-24 hours, to see how long it takes for the “patch” to disappear.

  5. If it disappears in 2-6 hours, you are very, very deficient, your body needs more, more…

  6. If it disappears in 8-14 hours, you are deficient.

  7. If the “patch” is still there in 24 hours, you have enough Iodine.

  8. Lugo's Solution can be purchased at a pharmacy.                           (Not recommended to take orally.)

Thyroid & Iodine Deficiency Quiz

Which of these apply to you?

 

  • Fibroids or cysts in uterus or ovaries

  • Fibrocystic breasts

  • Severe menstrual cramps

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

  • Hair loss on scalp

  • Hair loss on legs or arms

  • Hair loss on eyebrows

  • Dry skin

  • Dry eyes

  • Slow speech

  • Hoarse speech

  • Thick tongue

  • Facial swelling

  • Decreased hearing

  • Weight gain or unexpected weight loss

  • Eyelid swelling

  • Muscle aches and pains or Fibromyalgia

  • Tachycardia fast heart rate or atrial fibrilllation

  • Orange colored palms of hands

  • Balance issues

  • Heat intolerance

  • Excessive sweatiness or decreased ability to sweat

  • Lack of stomach acid

  • High blood pressure

  • Depression, irritability or nervousness

  • Feeling of fullness in throat

  • Neck pain, swelling, or sore throat

  • High cholesterol

  • Heightened susceptibility to infectious disease, especially bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections, and/or strep throat

  • Chronic fatigue or lethargy

  • Morning fatigue improving as the day proceeds

  • Chronic skin infections (boils, acne, fungal infections, etc) or itchy skin

  • Excess mucous and/or thick mucous in the throat

  • Stuffy sinuses

  • Cold hands and feet or cold intolerance

  • Muscular fatigue and/or cramps

  • Stunted growth

  • Coarse hair

  • Low morning basal body temperature

  • Mental sluggishness

  • Do you have overactive or underactive thyroid?

  • Are you on a low sodium diet?

  • Do you avoid consuming fish or seafood on a regular basis?

  • Do you have a low libido (sluggish sex drive)?

  • Do you have 20 or more pounds overweight and/or do you have a difficult time losing weight?

  • Are you a night owl?

  • Are you a total vegetarian?

  • Do you have a history of infertility and/or low sperm count?

  • Do you have cellulite?

  • Do you have high cholesterol?

 

Your score________________________________________

 

 

1 to 6 points   Mild Iodine Deficiency:  Increase the consumption of iodine-rich foods. Use sea salt in all recipes. Get further tested for Iodine Deficiency.

See Iodine Deficiency Loading Test.

 

7 to 14 points   Moderate Iodine Deficiency:  Iodine deficiency impairs thyroid function and weakens immunity. Eat iodine-rich fish and seafood. Take kelp or iodine tablets as a source of iodine. Use sea salt with all meals and recipes. Get further tested for Iodine deficiency. See Iodine Deficiency Urine Loading Test.

 

15 and above   Severe Iodine Deficiency:  Crab, lobster, salmon, cod, mackerel, halibut, and shrimp should be regular items in your diet. However, try to purchase seafood from areas with less pollution such as Alaskan and Icelandic waters. Add seaweed and/or kelp to your salads and soups. Purchase iodine tablets or drops from your health food store. Use sea salt with all foods. Additionally, be sure to avoid iodine antagonists. These substances, known as goitrogens, are found in certain foods, notably rapeseed, beans, peanuts, cabbage, spinach, turnips, carrots (and carrot juice), beets, broccoli, cauliflower, peaches, pears, flax, and kale. However, cooking activates these iodine antagonists and, thus only raw forms of these foods must be avoided.

 

Get further tested for Iodine deficiency. See Iodine Deficiency Loading Test.

 

See your Physician for a complete evaluation of your thyroid.

Iodine Therapy

Article

Iodine Iodide

Therapy

Iodine & Iodide

Urine Test

Sample Lab Iodine

Urine Test

These tests are not intended to replace medical care. See your Physician.

This information is only educational for you to learn about your body and to take responsibility for your health.

See Disclaimer below.

Never forget your duty,

health is real beauty.

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Understand that all of these consultations, assessments, products, therapies and research associated with Joanne Brophy and Jade Natural Clinic are NOT intended to take the place of medicine or medical care. Consult your physician regarding your health. They are NOT intended to diagnose, prescribe, prevent or treat, but merely to offer hygiene, energy, stress reduction, information and education. In the event that you choose to use this information without your doctor's approval, you are diagnosing, prescribing, preventing and treating for yourself which is your constitutional right, but for which Joanne Brophy, Jade Natural Clinic and Academy of Colon Hydrotherapy Canada will assume no responsibility.