Maintain Adequate Healthy Iodine Levels
I’m sure this next one, which falls under the category of “nutrient deficiencies and hormonal imbalances,” is a complete unknown to you, but it’s critically important . . .
We have an epidemic of “iodine deficiency” in this country, and I believe it’s a major contributor to the increasing rates of cancer of the thyroid, breast, and prostate.
Iodine is essential to every cell in your body, but it’s especially important to your thyroid gland, which makes the hormone that regulates your entire body’s metabolism.
Iodine is also essential for healthy breast and prostate tissues, which require more iodine than other body tissues except your thyroid gland.
Now consider this: Very early in the 20th century, we saw an epidemic of goiter in this country. In simple terms, goiter is a swollen thyroid gland.
It can cause difficulty swallowing. And worse, it results in reduced thyroid hormone, a slower metabolism, weight gain, insomnia, fatigue, brain fog, depression, and, if left unchecked, can become cancerous.
Obesity, which is just 20% over your ideal body weight, also puts you at greater risk for cancer. And this is just one result of a goiter-hampered thyroid gland.
If your ideal slim weight is 163 pounds, you’re obese and at risk for cancer if you weigh 195 pounds.
In a five-year study almost 90 years ago, an Ohio physician, Dr. David Marine, was able to prove that the epidemic of goiter was caused by an iodine deficiency.
And after he demonstrated that goiter could be cured with iodine, it was added to salt, and for many years, to bread.
Go to your local supermarket and you’ll see the dark blue canister of iodized salt. In fact, it’s probably in your cupboard.
But my research has shown that the amount of iodine in iodized salt is insufficient.
What’s more, in the 1970s, the baking industry replaced the iodine in bread with a cheaper substitute, bromine.
And, today, the vast majority of breads, pastas, and baked goods are made with brominated flour.
In a long list of dumb moves, replacing iodine with bromine was possibly the dumbest move ever made by food manufacturers because it has caused the epidemic of iodine deficiency that we are currently experiencing.
The problem is that bromine binds to iodine receptors in your body, which inhibits the absorption of iodine, and that’s a recipe for a health disaster.
Already our agricultural soils are deficient in iodine, so the crops they produce are iodinedeficient.
Making matters worse, the FDA has set the RDA for iodine at least 100 times too low, which means you can’t get enough iodine in your diet, or from iodized salt or a multivitamin.
This iodine deficiency epidemic we are experiencing is causing serious problems with our thyroid and prostate glands and also is leading to diseased breast tissue.
This is why we have a 30-fold increase in fibrocystic breast disease (lumpy tissue), which is often a precursor to breast cancer.
And bromine is now ubiquitous in our modern world:
It’s used in medicines, as a disinfectant for swimming pools and spas, and in hundreds of consumer products, including the interior parts of automobiles. Buy a new car today and you’ll immediately be exposed to a large amount of bromine.
Sadly, conventionally trained doctors are completely unaware of this deficiency, even as more and more people develop thyroid, breast, and prostate cancer.
And remember, once a patient is referred to an oncologist and they enter the “Cancer Industrial Medical Complex,” they will receive ineffective treatment programs which rely on:
No conventional doctor will prescribe iodine, unless it’s radioactive iodine designed to kill a thyroid tumor, and that is a harmful treatment.
The simple and effective solution is supplementing with inorganic, non-radioactive iodine, which costs just a few pennies a day.
How does inorganic, non-radioactive iodine prevent cancer?
It promotes apoptosis, or cell death.
And when it comes to cancer, apoptosis is the difference between good health and a potentially fatal cancer diagnosis.
Now, are you ready for the SHOCKER?
I always test for iodine levels, and I’ve found more than 95% of my patients are deficient.
I suspect the same deficiency exists throughout the entire population, and it’s a major contributor to cancer.