Month: March 2017

What Makes a Good Salt?

Do you know what makes a good salt. That is a key question to anyone interested in buying a healthy salt as well as anyone interested in the science behind the salt.  There are difference between unrefined and refined salt.  Refined salt, which lacks minerals, is a devitalized, unnatural product that is best avoided.  On the other hand, unrefined salt contains a full complement of minerals essential for maintaining optimal body function.  The most important factor in selecting a particular salt product is to choose on e that contains minerals and has not been refined.  The minerals in salt give the salt its particular color.  Different salts have varied mineral levels depending on where they are harvested.   Therefore, certain unrefined salts may look grey, while others may contain different colors including shades of red or green.  Refined salt products are not compatible with a healthy diet.  You can usually recognize a highly refined salt product due to its pure white color and its very fine crystals.

What is Iodine, Breast Cancer and Fibrocystic Disease?

Great example, a women who is 60 year old english teacher, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989.  She refused conventional therapy and looked for other option.  She found a holistic doctor who recommended that she take 2mg/day of iodine in addition to a regimen of vitamins and minerals.  She was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism and treated with thyroid hormone.  Over the next ten years, She felt well and continued to teach.  The tumor metastasized in early 2005.  Joan’s tumor markers also increased and she felt very fatigued.  She lost pounds of weight by July 2005, She felt like i was dying.  She said, After she read of Dr. Abraham’s research on iodine, she found a doctor to prescribe 62.5mg/day using a tablet form of Lugol’s.  As she increased the iodine, she was able to stop the thyroid hormone.  After six weeks of taking the higher iodine dose, Joan had a PET scan. The PET scan showed that all of the existing tumors were disintegrating.  The Central areas of the tumors were disintegrating after just 26 days of taking a higher dose of iodine.  I am so grateful for this information as it is surely saving my life. This case is not unique.  Iodine can cause tumors to shrink and necrose from the center.  I have observed similar results with nodules and cysts in the thyroid, ovaries, and uterus after instituting ortholodosupplementation.

what is Iodide and Iodine?

It is very difficult to get Iodine into a solution that uses water as a solvent.  Its was Dr. Lugol discovered, by using the reduced form of iodine increased the solubility of the iodine.  A good iodine must first be reduced to iodide.  Than, the science majors, this means that the molecule of iodine has gained an electron, which allows it to form a salt with certain elements like potassium and sodium.  Dr. Lugol solution, former potassium iodide is full complement of electrons in the iodine molecule, it is referred to as iodide.  It was thought that the intestinal tract could easily convert iodine to iodide, but research has shown this is not true.  Different tissues of the body respond to the different forms of iodine.  The thyroid gland primarily utilizes iodide.  To decrease the incidence of goiter, potassium iodide was added to table salt.  The breasts, on the other  hand, primarily utilize iodine.  Studies have shown that iodine deficiency can alter the structure and function of breast tissue.  This can include dysplasia and atypical that is the forerunner for breast cancer.  Animal studies have shown that iodide is ineffective at reversing the pre-cancerous lesions of animal breast tissue, whereas iodine is much more effective.  Research has also shown that iodine, not iodide, will decrease lipoperoxiadtion of breast tissue.  Lipoperoxidation is a chemical reaction that can cause damage to the lipids of the cell membrane and mitochondria.  This can lead to many serious illnesses such as caner and autoimmune disorders.  So a lipoperoxidation has been found to be elevated in breast tumors and animal breast tissue exposed to agents that promote cancer, iodine decrease lipoperoxidation in the body.

How Do you Measure Iodine Levels?

The first general accepted method of testing iodine levels is by measuring the amount of iodine in the urine.  However, that is not as reliable method as you think.  In recent study by Dr. Abraham and coinvestigators have developed an iodine-loading test that is based ion the concept that the more iodine deficiency there is, the more iodine is retained in the body and the less iodine is excreted in the urine.  Nevertheless, the iodine-loading test has been found to provide very useful information on the body’s iodine status.  Now that the iodine binds to iodine receptors throughout the body.  If the body’s receptors for iodine are sufficient in iodine, a large percentage of ingested iodine will be excreted from the body.  On the other hand, if there is an iodine deficiency present, ingested iodine will be retrained at a much larger percentage.  The iodine-loading test is performed after taking 50mg of an iodine/iodie combination.  Urine is collected for 24 hours after taking the iodine.  In an iodine sufficient state, approximately 90% of a mixture of a 50mg dose of iodine/iodide would be excerpted and 10% of the iodine would be retained.  Levels below 90% excretion would indicate an iodine-deficient state.

How does Iodine, Breast Cancer and Fibrocystic Disease Relate To Each Other?

For example, a patient that is 65 year old that is a school teacher, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989.  She refused conventional therapy and looked for other options.  Also she found a holistic doctor who recommended that she take 2 mg/day of iodine in addition to a regimen of vitamins and minerals.  She was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism and treated with thyroid hormone.  What she notice the tumor metastasized in early 2010.  Her tumor markers also increased and she felt very fatigued.  She lost 27lb  of weight by march 2013.  She felt like she was dying, she said.  After she read the research on iodine, she found a doctor to prescribe iodine for her. She increased the iodine dose from 1.5mg/day to 55mg/day using a tablet form of lug’s.  She increased the iodine, she was able to stop the thyroid hormone.  After six weeks of taking the tiger iodine dose, she had a PET Scan.  the PET scan showed that all of the existing tumors were disintegrating.  The central areas of the tumors were disintegrating after just 30 days of taking a higher dose of iodine.  The patient case is not unique.  Iodine can cause tumors to shrink and necroses from the center.  we have observed similar results with nodules and cysts in the thyroid, ovaries, and uterus after instituting orthoiodosupplementaion.  We will explore the relationship between iodine deficiency and disorders of the breast, including fibrocystic breast disease and breast cancer as well as other cancers.  For over 65 year, it has been know that iodine concentrates in and is secreted by the mammary glands.  The breasts are one of the body’s main storage and utilization sites for iodine.  An adequate iodine level is necessary for the development and maintenance of normal breast architecture.  Also milk from lactating breasts contains four times more of the ingested iodine than the amount taken up by the thyroid gland.  Nevertheless, Animal studies have shown conclusively that an iodine deficient state can alter the structure and function of the breasts.  After research and study, we concur with several investigators that iodine and deficiency is a causative factor in breast cancer and fibrocystic breast disease.  We believe it is essential that women have their iodine levels tested, and if its is shown there is an iodine deficiency, iodine supplementation should be initiated.  The breast are one  of the body’s main storage sites for iodine in the body.  In an iodine-deficient state, the thyroid gland and the breasts will compete for what little iodine is available.  At end this will leave the thyroid gland and the breasts iodine depleted and can set the stage for illnesses such as goiter, hypothyroidism, autoimmune thyroid illness, breast illnesses including cancer, and cystic breast disease.  In addition, other glandular tissues, such as the ovaries which contain the second highest concentration of iodine in the body, will also be depleted in an iodine deficient state.