(Health Secrets) There is a lot of mystery and confusion surrounding iodine’s importance and safety as a supplement, which is unfortunate since there’s so little of it in our foods. And Iodized salt is not a good way to get iodine into your system. So dispelling the misinformation and disinformation is necessary.
Iodine’s RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) is 150 mcg (micrograms) per day. Dr. Guy Abraham, who initially mentored Dr. David Brownstien, author of The Iodine Crisis and Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, insists we should be taking in 12.5 mg (milligrams) daily. This is 100 times greater than our RDA. But it is also the estimated amout 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, but that supplements are unsafe.
Well, the FDA recommends 165 mg of iodine supplementation to prevent thyroid cancer in the event of a radiation emergency, and it has been used medicinally with even higher doses in the past.
Speaking of the thyroid, there has been an upsurge of thyroid nodules, leading to partial or complete removal of thyroid glands to determine whether the nodules are cancerous. Some biopsy! Even if no cancer is detected, the person is sentenced to a lifetime of synthetic prescription thyroid hormones. Iodine can prevent that unhealthy scenario. In addition to preventing some cancers, there are several studies and actual case histories demonstrating its ability to heal breast cancer.
Research, Case Studies, and Supplements
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 appropriate cellular suicide.
Other studies prove that large iodine intake does not adversely affect thyroid hormone production or quality. Dr. Mark Sircus mentions this to allay concerns in the medical profession about potential downsides of its use against breast cancer. (It’s odd that nobody worries about downside for radiation and chemotherapy!)
Dr. Guy Abraham developed a product called Idoral. And Dr. Edward Group, DC, ND, listed four types of iodine supplements that vary in bio-availability: Nascent iodine, Lugol’s solution, potassium iodide, and transformative nano-colloidal detoxified iodine.
Dr. Group is especially keen on a type known as atomic, nucleariodine or Edgar Cayce’s atomic iodine that the thyroid absorbs more easily. It is pricier but demands fewer drops to get the same effect of several drops of Lugol’s, which is less expensive and tried and true for decades.
The cancer industry’s willful denial of iodine for breast cancer is not because it’s ineffective and dangerous. It’s because supplements of it can’t be patented and sold at high prices.
Dr. Jeffrey Dach lists many international in vivo studies, epidemiological human surveys, and in vitro lab studies demonstrating the efficacy and safety of ingesting elemental iodine for cancerous tumors. All of these studies, with a few actual case histories, are available in Dr. Dach’s articles sourced below.
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