Iodine Should Not Be Ignored

July 02, 2015

Dateline: Santa Fe, New Mexico

by Paul Fassa, Natural Health Journalist


( Not long ago there was a flurry of breast cancer preemptive double mastectomies instigated by two celebrity women who went public with their own preemptive double mastectomies. Their stated logic was based on an inherent possession of a gene that supposedly predisposes women to breast cancer. Add to that breast cancer deaths in the family and one becomes convinced that choosing mutilation over certain death is righteous. Alas, if only they had known iodine should not be ignored and supplementing with it has proven effective for both preventing and helping to cure cancer.

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 even if you have genes that are thought to predispose you to breast cancer.

Clarifying Iodine Confusion
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.

Dr. Mark Sircus tells a tale of a doctor with whom he was dining at a local eatery got mad and left just because Dr. Sircus 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 from iodine deficiency. This deficiency affects most of our population. It’s a common culprit behind fatigue, unwarranted weight gain, and poor hormonal production and distribution.

Without sufficient iodine, the thyroid, which helps regulate the endocrine system that affects so many aspects of health, functions poorly if at all. Certain physiological systems are impaired because they lack the hormones to maintain functional balance or homeostasis with other organ systems, resulting in many diseases or ailments.

Amazingly, 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 medications with side effects for life. Another example of surgical preemptive cancer prevention that would be better served with iodine.

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 displaces the iodine in one’s thyroid. This impairs its function to 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 the reverse osmosis feature for fluorides along with activated charcoal to remove the chlorine. But what’s not removed needs to be blocked by increasing iodine intake.

Just like most anything else, there is a point where supplementing can be too much. But too many make to much of this when it comes to iodine, in my opinion and others who know much more.

Breast Cancer and Iodine
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, you’ll find it via the Dr. Dach links at the bottom of this article.

A recent study that demonstrated the gene activities mentioned above conservatively concluded that 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.

Lugol’s solution has been around the longest used as a successful treatment and preventative for several maladies and diseases with an excellent safety record. It is also considered potent enough that a couple of drops daily should be very sufficient. You can order Lugol’s solution right here from Utopia Silver with this link.

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. But 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.

Dr. Jeffrey Dach lists many international in vivo (animal) studies, epidemiological human surveys, and in vitro (petri dish) lab studies demonstrating the efficacy and safety of ingesting elemental iodine for cancerous tumors. He also offers several case studies.

Visit holistic MD Dr. Dach’s “office” and look over his easy to understand informative iodine breast cancer data here with some case studies here.


[Publisher’s Note: For optimal absorption and effectiveness, Selenium should be used at the same time as Iodine. We also suggest that Iodine be utilized topically by putting drops on some soft tissue of the body, such as the inside of the elbow, inner thigh, or stomach because some people do not efficiently absorb Iodine when taken orally.]