I’ve been treating my thyroid and testosterone levels using the iodine testicle painting.
Since starting I’m no longer falling asleep in the evening, my moods and energy are up and I have a much higher libido which I believe is due to increased testosterone levels.
I responded like this the first day I started, so I was surely iodine depleted.
But I have a question…
My left testicle, which is the bigger of the two, has a slight fullness to it shortly after I paint.
It’s not a pain, but more of a feeling of heaviness.
Is this a normal symptom?
Thyroid and Testosterone Levels – My response.
A heavy feeling is a normal symptom but you can relieve this fullness easily…
Simply masturbate. (I bet you never thought you’d hear those words coming out of my mouth).
Because an ejaculation will eliminate that heavy feeling in your testicles as soon as you climax and release some sperm.
I prefer to keep this vibe around myself, but feel free to release if you want because you’ve got the libido to back up those extra ejaculations now….
And I bet it feels good, doesn’t it?
And just so you know, this heavy feeling is one of the most common symptoms of this testosterone levels treatment protocol…
Especially in Responders like you who start noticing the benefits from day one.
I believe this happens because your testicles are one of a few organs that uptake iodine directly, so it moves quickly into your testes soon after you paint.
And this influx of iodine sets off a chain of testicular events, one of which is increased sperm synthesis, thus the full, heavy feeling.
That’s my theory at least, but I’m pretty sure I’m right about this.
But lets also discuss your increased energy…
Because this is another positive side effect iodine painters need to be aware of, and the following info will demonstrate this perfectly…
Goiter is a condition where the neck or larynx swells up due to enlargement of the thyroid gland and over 90 percent of all cases of goiter are caused by iodine deficiency.
Low Thyroid and Testosterone Levels (Deficient Soil)
Now, I’m not sure where you live Kevin, but a huge portion of the United States is known as the Goiter Belt as the map below demonstrates….
(click to enlarge)
Red colored states have very little iodine in the soil and water and maroon colored states are even worse so these areas are hit especially hard by this condition.
As a matter of fact, prior to the 1920’s before they started adding iodine to table salt, almost half the population in Michigan suffered from thyroid goiters.
Now there’s a staggering statistic for you.
(Note the swollen thyroid in the pic below to see what goiters looks like).
Iodine deficiency is still extremely common is the green states, but if you live in one of the reds, you need to be hyper aware of this situation.
So if you are a red Kevin, this would explain your iodine depleted state and your extremely rapid response to the painting…
Especially if you consume a lot of locally grown food, that was not grown in soil highlighted in green on the goiter belt map.
And remember, one of the most obvious symptoms of iodine deficiency is fatigue, lack of energy and difficulty staying awake in the evenings.
So your instant boost in energy indicates that your body was sorely lacking in iodine the day you started painting.
But let not forget about your third positive side effect – since increased libido is what most of us around here are interested in getting more of.
I’ve recently added another piece to this puzzle since I did my initial round of research, and it’s a whopper…
You see, people with low iodine levels are more likely to develop cancer of the reproductive organs – cancers that are driven by excess estrogen production.
And when iodine levels fall too low, your body releases a hormone called gonadotrophin in an attempt to get the thyroid going again.
And the hormone that signals your body to produce gonadotrophin is ESTROGEN.
So a positive feedback loop occurs where both gonadotrophin and estrogen go up when iodine levels get too low in your system.
But once you fix your iodine depleted state, estrogen levels decline quickly.
Low Thyroid and Testosterone Levels – Conclusion”
So this painting protocol not only increases testosterone, but it also decreases estrogen if you were iodine depleted to begin with, which many of us are.
The estrogen it brings down is estradiol (E2), the type that causes more testicular atrophy in humans than anything else out there.
This may also contribute to the heavy feeling you experience, because once E2 levels go down, your testicles will begin to grow almost immediately, and I’m talking within a matter of hours.
So there you go Kevin…
Thanks for your question, and keep up the good work.