Skip to comments.Most Breast Cancers caused by Iodine Deficiency
Posted on 09/07/2011 4:03:03 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
I see today that Andrea Mitchell has breast cancer. I read threads here and at other sources from time to time of others newly diagnosed or struggling with it.
What you won't hear most of the medical community tell you is, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, other reproductive cancers, including prostate, are tied directly to iodine deficiency. Same applies for breast and uterine fibroids and enlarged prostate glands. As well as goiter or nodules on the thyroid.
I felt compelled to start a thread on this as we ALL need iodine and we are almost ALL deficient in it. Iodine is a crucial mineral, just as magnesium and calcium are but we get very little in our food supply and there are competing toxins (bromine, flouride, chlorine) that keep us from absorbing the little we get.
Go to www.breastcancerchoices.org for more information on the relationship between iodine deficiency and breast cancer (as well as a place to buy Iodoral) and check out Dr. David Brownstein's books and info and go to Optimox for more information.
ping for later this could get intresting
This is news to me, but I always welcome outside the mainstream views on matters of health.
Will be eating more yogurt... Seafood is a mixed bag—good with the iodine, not so good with the mercury.
Common iodized table salt was supposed to help this, but today so many processed foods have enough salt that table salt is seldom added in preparation or at the table.
What effect does insufficient iodine have in men?
Iodized salt was introduced for this purpose - then we were warned to reduce salt intake...unintended consequence!
Is iodine added to any other food products?
Unfortunately, you won’t get iodine from yogurt. In fact, short of eating massive amounts of kelp every day like they do in Japan, you won’t get enough to offset the toxic halide Bromine, that is in almost all of our baked goods, including a ton of other non edible products.
You have to supplement with it and the only 2 products that have the right amounts of iodine/iodide are Iodoral (pill form) or Lugol’s (liquid).
Research suggests that some breast cancers may be
an iodine deficiency disease.
(according to this group)
The iodized salt did help alleviate goiter but there is such a miniscule amount of iodine added to it that it does not have a solid affect in saturating our cells with iodine because of the toxins that ‘mimic’ iodine and block its absorption in tiny doses. When I say tiny, I mean the RDA in the US is 150 mcg and the Japanese, as an example, get 14-15 mg per day (excuse the sorry math, but about 1000 x more). They have a VERY low incidence of breast/thyroid/uterine/ovarian/prostate cancer in Japan.
I meant to mention, prostate issues are due to iodine deficiency, as well as the benefit of the thyroid, for men.
Actually, reducing salt is also extremely bad advice but we need to consume unrefined natural salt; it emulates your blood due to all the minerals in it. Salt and potassium work in a ratio to each other so to offset salt you can up your potassium.
But most important is using the right salt. Salt does not cause hypertension; magnesium deficiency does.
Funny you post this I just started taking Iodine supplements
Very interesting. Thank you for posting this. I’m going through my ‘mental’ filecabinet right now and trying to remember the sources for iodine.
And your Medical Degree was from?.....
excellent...what are you taking and what dosage? It’s important to note; you MUST do salt (1/2 tsp or so) every day in warm water, as well as magnesium, selenium and Vitamin C.
These things are called the ‘iodine protocol’ and they assist in the detox process that iodine causes.
Thank you for the information!
Sea salt lacks enough iodine to make a difference. Lots of processed foods contain so much sodium you don’t need table salt (which has iodine added). There are other foods that contain iodine. http://www.weightlossforall.com/foods-rich-iodine.htm
Now that you said that I’m curious about the breast cancer rates among the Japanese women.
Celtic sea salt has about 82 trace minerals including iodine.
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