Thank you both. I also realize that he has a You Tube video that seems to discuss this specifically…which means that I’ll never watch it. I can listen to things, on a run or in the car, but I basically never have time for videos.
For me, it’s troubling. I have had to stop fasting in the past because I was getting too cold. Then, I took a ton of iodine, which seemed to help but also hurt. I was no longer cold, but then I had incidents of random anger for no reason (perhaps you saw that on this board, ), and also heart palpitations. I am on two drugs and have cardiomyopathy (and a “left bundle branch block”) and also was doing other things, so it’s impossible to tell what happened.
What I’m experiencing now is lowered heart rates (I think), lowered blood pressure, and I’m getting a bit cold again when I fast (which completely corrects itself once I eat). I’ve even started retaking iodine, though not nearly at the levels I did before, and this might be helping. But in another part of that podcast, he hints that iodine dosing might be problematic.
And, if you really look into the books where people advocate high iodine intake, this is based on practitioners giving iodine to people and finding a benefit, but not on RCTs. And the levels they recommend are based on high-iodine-intake populations, but maybe they just happened to eat a lot of iodine.
Also, I’ve felt at times lately the “need” to eat a few more carbs, where this means more olives, pickles, maybe yogurt (like dessert to me, I always overeat it). The kids were at sleep away camp, and the wife and I went to dinner and had a high carb dinner, and I think I felt better the next day and the next several days.
The problem is that there is no one like me: low carb/keto 5.5 years, taking beta blockers and ACE inhibitors for 6 years, doing IF and longer term fasting for at least 3.5 years, etc.
I’m going to get a full-blown thyroid test done, but the issue will be getting someone who knows about this in light of a keto diet. That may not be possible. The same would be true for testosterone. The Ralph Esposito guy is in NYC, which is not that far from me. But I’m sure a meeting with him would be financially draining.
Maybe I do have to increase carbs a bit. I do that as a normal matter of course (every few months will have a meal or so off keto), but I’ve been stricter lately. I do add some carbs at times, but I’m basically in ketosis the next day (other than my total off meals, but even then sometimes I’m in ketosis the next day). I could do things like yogurt, darker chocolate (I quit this for a while to test lowered oxalate consumption), etc.
I’ll follow up with this.