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iodine deficiency and cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on June 16, 2008

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Dr. David Derry said, “Lugol’s solution is an iodine-in-water solution used
by the medical profession for 200 years. One drop (6.5 mg per drop) of
Lugol’s daily in water, orange juice or milk will gradually eliminate the first
phase of the cancer development namely fibrocystic disease of the breast so no
new cancers can start. It also will kill abnormal cells floating around in
the body at remote sites from the original cancer. Of course this approach
appears to work for prostate cancer as prostate cancer is similar to breast
cancer in many respects. Indeed, it likely will help with most cancers. Also
higher doses of iodine are required for inflammatory breast cancer. As well we
know that large doses of intravenous iodine are harmless which makes one wonder
what effect this would have on cancer growth.”
Because iodine deficiency results in increased iodine trapping
by the thyroid, iodine deficient individuals of all ages
are more susceptible to radiation-induced thyroid cancer.
Iodine plays a crucial role in the body’s elimination system by inducing
apoptosis, or what is called programmed cell death, and this is vital because
this process is essential to growth and development and for destroying cells
that represent a threat to the integrity of the organism, like cancer cells and
cells infected with viruses.
Women with goiters (a visible, non-cancerous enlargement of
the thyroid gland) owing to iodine deficiency have been found
to have a three times greater incidence of breast cancer.
A high intake of iodine is associated with a low incidence breast
cancer, and a low intake with a high incidence of breast cancer.
Dr. Donald Miller Jr.
Iodine is a very important primary nutrient in regards to people’s health
and healing. So essential is iodine for life that those who are deficient in it
suffer from a wide variety of afflictions (including cancer) that are
difficult to trace back to this trace mineral. Iodine used to be considered much
more importantly, so much so that up until 20 years ago, it had been routinely
added to bread as a supplement. “Just how likely is an iodine deficiency in
cancer? In an in-house study, 60 cancer patients (various types) were given
the iodine-loading test and then measured for urinary excretion. All 60
patients were found to be seriously deficient in body stores of iodine and some had
great excesses of bromine. The best case excreted only 50 percent of the load
and the worst excreted only 20 percent (that means they were retaining a
very high 80 percent). Folks, these are some serious numbers. One hundred
percent of these cancer sufferers were deficient in iodine! I assure you the
problem is population wide,” writes Dr. Robert Rowen.
60 million mainland Japanese consume a daily average
of 13.8 mg of elemental iodine, and they are one of the healthiest
nations based on overall well being and cancer statistics. [iv]

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5 Responses to “iodine deficiency and cancer”

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  2. This is very up-to-date info. I think I’ll share it on Twitter.

  3. I agree that iodine is the basis for so much of our health. It’s sad that it’s not more widely known. I 1st heard about it from the book “Iodine: why you need it and why you can’t live without it”. I have suffered from chronic fatique, low energy, brain fog, hypothyroidism, excessively being cold all the time, and just achy all over….i had no idea it all came back to iodine. Now that I know iodine is so important, i am using it topically to paint my skin. and within just days, i felt so much more energy than in a very long time. I also may have cysts that i feel are getting better. I don’t feel the pain there as much. The Japanese are the HEALTHIEST nation in the world. Look at their diet. HIGH HIGH IN IODINE!!! they hardly ever get cancers like we do here. 🙂 Sheila

  4. kimgremm said

    Great article! I have my life back after having a severe iodine deficiency with a goiter and with possible thyroid cancer!

    Thanks for sharing!

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