Unfortunately, many women have been influenced by Angelina Jolie’s well publicized voluntary double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer because she had a gene that supposedly predisposed her to that disease.
This dramatic fear based preemptive intervention ignored any other possibilities of preventing breast cancer naturally and without self-mutilation.
One of those methods is very safe and simple. Dr. Jeffrey Dach has grabbed several international clinical, lab, and case study reports that demonstrate the efficacy of iodine ingestion for breast cancer. They are linked at the end of this article.
In other words ladies, you won’t need a preemptive double mastectomy promoted by Angelina Jolie, a Miss America contestant, and others even if you have genes that are thought to predispose you to breast cancer.
Dissing Iodine Disinformation
Iodine’s RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) is 150 mcg (micrograms) per day. Dr. Guy Abraham insists we should be taking in 12.5 mg (milligrams) of elemental iodine daily. This is 100 times greater than our RDA.
It’s also the estimated iodine per individual intake from seaweed and seafood among Japan’s population. Japan has the lowest rates of thyroid, prostate, and breast cancer. Some might argue that the Japanese get their iodine from food and iodine supplements are unsafe.
As a matter of fact, this seems to be a popular issue with the HealthWyze site. They claim iodine supplements are poisons and attack those who differ. Dr. Mark Sircus tells a tale of a doctor with whom he was dining at a local eatery got mad and left just because he advocates iodine supplementation.
Maybe they’re thinking of the iodine used for cuts and scrapes?
Well, the FDA recommends 165 mg of iodine supplementation to prevent thyroid cancer in the event of a radiation emergency, and iodine has been used medicinally with even higher doses in the past. Iodine is usually used to prevent or help reverse hypothyroidism, a common culprit behind fatigue, unwarranted weight gain, and poor hormonal production and distribution.
Speaking of thyroid cancer, there has been an upsurge of thyroid nodule detection in mainstream medicine, leading to partial or complete removal of thyroid glands to determine whether the nodules are cancerous. And if there was no cancer, the poor patient is on pharmaceutical thyroid hormone meds for life. Some biopsy – eh!
And it’s not just the thyroid that needs iodine. According to Dr. John Douillard, “Iodine is found in each of the trillions of cells in the human body. It is responsible for the production of all the hormones, proper immune system function, cellular protection, brain function, detoxification, thyroid function and much more.”
In areas with fluoridated drinking water, iodine supplementation is vital. Fluorides displace the iodine one’s thyroid needs to function well and regulate the rest of the endocrine system. Reverse osmosis removes most of the fluoride, 80 to 85% is the common estimate.
Most water purification machines in health food stores and some supermarkets have that feature along with activated charcoal to remove the chlorine. So what’s left over needs to be blocked by increasing iodine intake.
Caveat: Just like most anything else, there is a point where it’s too much. But too many make to much of this when it comes to iodine, in my opinion.
Iodine and Breast Cancer
Iodine has been determined to actually alter breast cancer associated gene expressions. It turns off cancer promoting genes and turns on genes that promote cancer cell apoptosis or cellular suicide. If you want scientific evidence for that, here it is.
Of course, this study produced a conservative conclusion where they see iodine as complimentary adjunct to orthodox oncology procedures. Most researchers don’t want to “rock the boat” with Big Pharma.
Dr. Guy Abraham developed a product called Idoral. And Dr. Edward Group, DC, ND, lists four types of iodine supplements that vary in bio-availability and functional focus somewhat: Nascent iodine, Lugol’s solution, potassium iodide, and transformative nano-colloidal detoxified iodine.
Some consider the latter mentioned nano-colloidal iodine best for overall health and immune boosting. Lugol’s solution has been around the longest and has an excellent track record for curing or preventing hypothyroidism. Potassium iodide is similar. Some swear by nascent iodine.
Research and determine what’s best for your situation.
The cancer industry’s willful denial of iodine for preventing, resolving, or helping to resolve breast cancer is not because it’s ineffective and/or dangerous. Maybe that’s what they’d like you to think because supplemental iodine can’t be patented, and chemo, radiation, and surgical breast cancer patients bring in a lot of money.