Cancer Is Related To Iodine Deficiency. What Is The Solution?
Dr. Brownstein is an expert on iodine.
He wrote the book: Iodine: Why You Need it and Why You Can’t live without it. The book is in its 5thedition.
The Thyroid Summit posted an interview with Dr. David Brownstein on Youtube.
Here is the link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8Y800-xEXU
The Transcript is available. Here are the main points.
Dr. Brownstein: Iodine is deficient in over 95 per cent of people. Conventional medicine doesn’t recognize that and the consequences of this deficiency are problems with all the glandular tissue ,which is the thyroid, the breasts the ovaries, uterus and the prostate.
One in 7 women will develop breast cancer, one in 3 men will develop prostate cancer. I say it’s all directly related to the deficiency epidemic that we’re seeing.
Interviewer: What’s the best way to combat iodine deficiency?
Dr. Brownstein: I suggest getting your levels checked before starting treatment and work with a knowledgeable health care provider.
See where you are and then you can take natural forms of iodine and once the body is applied with the right forms of iodine those glandular tissues start to work a lot better.
One of the natural forms of iodine would be seaweed. Seaweed would be a natural form of iodine and it was used for centuries as a good source of iodine.
The problem now is that if the seaweed is harvested from the ocean where is pollution it can take up bromide or fluoride or chlorine and not half as much iodine in it and the other problem with seaweed now is the radiation problem from Fukushima where a lot of the seaweed came from Japan and you know who knows the quality of that stuff right now.
Interviewer: So what’s another source other than fortified salt table salt, which isn’t the best source?
Dr. Brownstein: Only 10 % of iodine in table salt is absorbable. I don’t think that’s the best way to get it in and my research shows that supplementing with iodine and the old form of iodine Lugol’s iodine (capsules for adults, liquid for children, per Dr. Jerry Tennant), which has been around since the 1800s is an adequate source of iodine.
Note: “Jean Lugol, a Paris physician, in 1829 discovered that iodine is more soluble in water that contains potassium iodide.”
Logol’s Iodine is available through Senergy Group, a subsidiary of the Tennant Institute.
Here is the link to Logol’s Iodine Capsules: http://www.senergy.us/lugol-s-iodine-plus-capsules.html
Interviewer:What is the most dramatic thing you’ve seen when someone has changed their level of iodine?
Dr. Brownstein: Iodine is responsible for maintaining normal architecture of a glandular tissue includes the breasts, the ovaries, uterus, thyroid gland, and the prostate.
In iodine deficiency you start to get problems in the architecture of those tissues they start to form cysts and nodules and eventually cancer can happen.
So the most dramatic thing I see is people with fibrocystic breasts or cysts on their prostate or tumors on these glandular tissues that just go away when they’re given iodine. Not all the time but in many cases that’s what happens.
Interviewer: What do you recommend in terms of daily intake of iodine?
Everybody should have their levels checked and work with an iodine knowledgeable health care practitioner.
The Japanese we estimate takes in about an average about 13 milligrams a day so I think safely 13 milligrams a day for most people can be a starting dose. People with problems with gland tissue may need more. Get your iodine levels checked before starting treatment.
Iodine has been used over antiquities for many issues particularly thyroid issues and for hypothyroidism. Iodine can help the thyroid regenerate itself where people are longer than that hormone. Iodine has a long storied history of uses for skin disorders and glandular problems.
Note: How is you level of iodine tested? Click on this link to answer that question.