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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Do You Have Low Iodine?: The Link Between Iodine Deficiency & Cancer By Elyn Jacobs

Do You Have Low Iodine?: The Link Between Iodine Deficiency & Cancer

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Iodine, a critical mineral in the prevention of cancer, has been used in one form or another for centuries. 
First as medicine (for everything from breast cancer to syphilis) and consumed in the form 
of seaweed, and eventually added to bread. Then, in 1948, iodine was suddenly thought 
of as dangerous and was removed from medical arsenals – as well as from our food in the 1970s.
Our politicians suggested that people could get trace amounts of iodine in iodized salt, but then two things happened. First, recommendations were made to reduce sodium intake, and second, few realized that the iodine in salt evaporates as soon as the package is opened, rendering it useless.
Ironically, just as iodine was removed from our bread, the iodine-blocking element, bromine, was added to flour. Bromine chemicals were then added not only to our bread and flour, but also to mattresses (as a fire retardant), clothing, and other consumer products.

The problem was exacerbated further as pesticides and food additives were increasingly allowed to be used
 in our food supply — chemicals that interfere with iodine absorption. It’s no wonder that almost everyone has low iodine today.
Iodine deficiency is, to some extent, an error
 of politics. However, it has become even more prevalent with the ever-increasing presence
 of xenoestrogens (chemical estrogens found 
in many personal and home care products and in air pollution) that not only poison the body, but contribute to hormone imbalance and estrogen dominance.
Add that to the fact that estrogen interferes with the absorption of iodine, and 
it’s clear to see how iodine has been practically eliminated from our cancer-prevention toolkit.

Iodine Deficiency and Cancer

Iodine consumption – which has plummeted
 50 percent since the 1970s – is known for its connection to thyroid health. It is less known that other tissues also require large amounts of iodine, namely the breasts, pancreas, stomach, brain, and thymus.
A deficiency of iodine has been found to influence the occurrence of many cancers, especially stomach and breast cancers. Max Gerson, MD, one of the most famous alternative cancer doctors, believed that iodine is essential for the treatment of cancer.
In Turkey (the country), gastric cancers are most common in areas where iodine deficiency is high. Increased iodine intake over the past several years
 has been strongly correlated with a reduction in stomach cancers.
Many researchers have attributed the low rate of breast cancer in Japan to high dietary iodine (and selenium). Breast cancer cells need iodine to facilitate cell death and suppress tumor growth.
In 2008, Bernard A. Eskin, MD, explained
 how iodine actually alters gene expression in breast cancer cells, including the function of programmed cell death. Iodine was also found
 to decrease estrogen responsive genes.
Low iodine increases circulating estrogen levels, and given that estrogen inhibits iodine absorption, this is especially problematic. Iodine deficiency also makes breasts more susceptible to carcinogenic action, promoting the growth of tumors.
Michael B. Schachter, MD, says, “Iodine may be needed in individualized doses to improve thyroid function, immune function, and the optimal functioning of all the cells in the body; several associated nutrients need to be given including vitamin C, selenium, magnesium, unrefined salt, and sufficient water; these help to prevent strong detoxification reactions as a result of the release of bromine from the tissues when iodine is given in milligram quantities. These higher milligram doses rather than microgram doses help to enhance anti-cancer functions in most if not all cancers, but certainly in cancers of the thyroid, breast, ovary, and prostate.”
Iodine has also been found to:
  • alter gene expression in breast cancer cells and facilitate cell death.
  • be stronger than a chemotherapeutic agent widely used to treat human breast cancer.
  • reduce risk of stomach and breast cancer, and has been used in the remission of lung cancer.
  • support healthy immune function and regulate the stress hormone cortisol.

How to Test for Low Iodine

The symptoms of iodine deficiency are varied and iodine testing is rarely part of a routine exam. But given the high rate of deficiency, testing can and should be requested. Here are some possible iodine testing methods:
  • A random urine test ordered by a physician is a good place to start.
  • The iodine patch test refers to painting a two
 inch square of tincture of iodine or Lugol’s Iodine on the body and watching to see how long the orange square takes to fade. However, this test is not considered to be reliable or conclusive.
  • The gold standard is the 24 Hour Iodine Loading Test, which can be done with a doctor or via online testing at Hakala Labs and others.
You can get iodine from some foods, with seaweed being the highest source. However, there can be some dangers with seaweed due to contamination from polluted water or radioactivity from Fukushima. Plus, if you need an exact amount, iodine content will vary.
Kelp supplements are an option if you can get a clean source that is not contaminated. Good supplements for iodine are Isodoral and IodoRx, both of which are available over the counter at health foods stores and online. Dr. Edward Group (interviewed in the TTAC docu-series) recommends an iodine supplement called Detoxadine.
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A Special Note If You Are on a Therapeutic Iodine Protocol

According to David Brownstein, MD, and other iodine researchers, those on a high-dose iodine protocol (12.5 mg – 50 mg/day) may need a daily companion dose of magnesium as high as 1200 mg, which would be best derived at least in part transdermally. Other companion nutrients (a name coined by Lynne Farrow, author of The Iodine Crisis) are selenium, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, and unrefined salt such as Celtic sea salt, Himalayan, and Redmonds Real Salt. These nutrients will boost absorption and help prevent side effects from the protocol such as headaches and fatigue.
If you are considering adding iodine supplemention to your personal health regimen, it is always advisable to consult with a qualified health practitioner who can guide you on dosages suitable for your body, health condition, and lifestyle.
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Article Summary

  • Iodine is a critical mineral in the prevention of cancer that has been used in one form or another for centuries.
  • When iodine was taken out of food in the 1970s politicians suggested that people could get trace amounts of iodine in iodized salt.
  • This hasn’t worked for two reasons:
    1. recommendations were made to reduce sodium intake, and
    2. iodine in salt evaporates as soon as the package is opened, rendering it useless
  • Iodine consumption – which has plummeted
 50 percent since the 1970s – is known for its connection to thyroid health. It is less known that other tissues also require large amounts of iodine, namely the breasts, pancreas, stomach, brain, and thymus.
  • Iodine has been found to:
    • alter gene expression in breast cancer cells and facilitate cell death.
    • be stronger than a chemotherapeutic agent widely used to treat human breast cancer.
    • reduce risk of stomach and breast cancer, and has been used in the remission of lung cancer.
    • support healthy immune function and regulate the stress hormone cortisol.
  • Given the high rate of deficiency, iodine testing can and should be requested. Here are some possible iodine testing methods:
    • A random urine test ordered by a physician is a good place to start.
    • The iodine patch test refers to painting a two
 inch square of tincture of iodine or Lugol’s Iodine on the body and watching to see how long the orange square takes to fade. However, this test is not considered to be reliable or conclusive.
    • The gold standard is the 24 Hour Iodine Loading Test, which can be done with a doctor or via online testing at Hakala Labs and others.
  • You can get iodine from some foods (especially seaweed) and supplements. If supplementing, consult with a qualified health practitioner who can guide you on dosages suitable for your body, health condition, and lifestyle.

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About Elyn Jacobs

Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor and holistic cancer strategist who helps people make better, healthier, non-toxic choices. She emphasizes the critical nature of addressing the root cause of cancer and not just its symptoms, i.e the tumor. In a caring, relaxed and friendly manner, she helps people fast track healing and provides leading edge resources to mitigate side effects and maximize efficacy of treatment. Elyn brings a plethora of knowledge to her practice and will help you think outside the box so you can incorporate every lifeline you may need for long term survival. Learn more about Elyn at ElynJacobs.com

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