I’ve just got back from the hospital. This time it was for a CT scan. My consultant recommended the scan to me after my latest Gluten Intolerance blood test results came back negative for anti-bodies. He was concerned that my lack of weight gain was because of another reason and not Celiac disease.
The CT scan is unnecessary as far as i’m concerned, but as my requests for Candida, or SIBO, or even Parasites have so far been ignored – all I can do is be patient. This means waiting for the process to run it’s course before I can have the tests which in my opinion, will help me.
I went ahead with the test anyway – even though I know the risks. having had every other major test, I may as well have this too. In fact, it was my wife that wanted the test more than me, so just to put her mind at rest…
The issue with CT scans, apart from the radiation blast – which could in theory cause a Cancerous reaction – is the added Bromine, which is injected into an artery whilst you are being scanned. This highlights your blood vessels, therefore making it easier for the veins to show on the readout.
The nurse asked me the usual questions, relating to allergies, etc. and asked if I was okay with them adding Bromine directly into my veins whilst having a scan. She also remarked that the scan cannot be performed without this. So, what do I do? I reluctantly agreed, and let them do their worst.
Unusually for me, I failed to research Bromine fully before the event – so many other things to occupy my mind. After arriving home, I performed some research into the possibility of neutralising the Bromine. I found that Iodine is the best substance for this. As I didn’t have any sea weed on hand, I looked in my supplement cupboard and found some multivitamins. There were two different brands, and the Value Pack brand turned out to be the the best, containing 450mcg of Iodine, with the Radiance brand from Holland and Barrett containing just 140mcg. The Iodine in both of these supplements is derived from Pottasium Iodide, which coincidently is a very good source of Iodine, and has been shown to deliver excellent results for curing bladder infections, and open up blocked arteries.
My reluctance in taking multi vitamins on a regular basis is the Vitamin E aspect. The issue is the fact that the Vit E in Valu Pack is derived from Dl-alpha tocopherol, which is a known carcogenic, which makes it a worse pill to take than the Radiance, as it too contains DL-at, but at a much smaller dosage. As a side note, it is a real pity that so many supplement pills have unwanted, and even harmful additives.
I immediately swallowed a pill. I found also that Nettle was a good source of Iodine, with Iodine being the cause of it’s uplifting effect. Apparently, the iodine reinvigorates your thyroid. As I had started drinking Nettle tea yesterday for the first time, I felt a mild comfort knowing that I had inadvertently prepared my Thyroid for an onslaught of Bromine.
A bit of Factual stuff
The Japanese consume 89 times more iodine than Americans due to their daily consumption of sea vegetables, and they have reduced rates of many chronic diseases, including the lowest rates of cancer in the world. The RDA for iodine in the U.S. is a meager 150 mcg/day, which pales in comparison with the average daily intake of 13800 mcg/day for the Japanese.
21st March; The test came back clear.