RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Streaming Audios about
Scroll to 1-3-07 for Dr. Russell Blaylock's audio on Iodine
Scroll to 1-5-07 for Dr. Jorge Flechas' two hours audio on
Iodine Deficiency (1-05-07)
Scroll to 1-26-07 for Dr. Jorge Flechas'
audio on Iodine
Online DVD's about Iodine
This link above will take you to Dr. David Brownstein's videos on
Iodine and Natural Hormones
"Many physicians would
be surprised to learn that more than a hundred years ago, iodine was called
The Universal Medicine , and was used in several clinical conditions. Nobel
Laureate Albert Szent Gyorgyi, the physician who discovered Vitamin C in 1928,
commented: 'When I was a medical student, iodine in the form of KI was the
universal medicine. Nobody knew what it did, but it did something and did
Guy E. Abraham, M.D., author of The Universal Nutrient.
" The relationship between thyroid function and adequate
iodine levels has been known for over 50 years. In order for the thyroid gland
to make thyroid hormone, there must be adequate amounts of iodine present. In
fact, T4 thyroid hormone has four iodine molecules attached to it while T3 has
three iodine molecules. When there are inadequate Iodine levels in the body, the
thyroid gland will be unable to make thyroid hormone, and the thyroid gland will
be more prone to developing a goiter."
Article: Orthoiodosupplementation: Iodine Sufficiency Of The Whole Human
Info taken from the book:
Iodine: Why You Need It,
Why You Can't Live Without It(2nd Edition) by Dr.
Iodine deficiency is a worldwide problem. Diets that are
deficient in iodine can result in many severe medical conditions including
cretinism ( very severe brain damage occurring in very early life), mental
impairment, reduced intellectual ability, goiter, and infertility. In addition,
iodine deficiency predisposes one to an increased risk of breast, prostate,
eudiometrical, and ovarian cancer. There is a decreased childhood survival rate
associated with iodine deficiency. Studies have shown that neonatal mortality
can be decreased by up to 50% when iodine deficiency is rectified. Other
illnesses may result from iodine deficiency include sudden infant death syndrome
(SIDS), multiple sclerosis, and other myelin disorders.
The world Health Organization has recognized that iodine
deficiency is the world's greatest single cause of preventable mental
retardation. Iodine deficiency has been identified as a significant public
health problem in 129 countries. Approximately one-third of the world's
population lives in iodine deficient areas and up to 72% of the world's
population is affected by an iodine deficiency disorder.
Diets that may cause Iodine Deficiency
1. Diets without ocean fish or sea vegetables
use off iodized salt including low-sodium diets
3. Diets high in the
consumption of bakery products (e.g., breads, pasta)
4. Vegan and
Breast Cancer And Iodine Deficiency
The breasts are one of the body's main
storage sites for iodine. In an iodine deficient state, the thyroid gland and
the breasts will compete for what little iodine is available, which will
leave the thyroid gland and the breasts iodine depleted thus could set the stage
for illnesses such as goiter, hypothyroidism, autoimmune thyroid illness,
and breast illnesses including cancer and Cystic fibrosis 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.
The connection between iodine
deficiency and breast cancer, as well as Cystic fibrosis breast disease is
strong. Breast cancer (like prostate cancer) is occurring at epidemic rates.
Currently one in seven women is affected. Prostate cancer affects one in three
men. Although there are numerous reasons for the development of cancer, the
research is clear; iodine deficiency is a major piece of the puzzle. Iodine
deficiency has also been associated with other cancers, including ovarian,
uterine and thyroid cancer. It is imperative to have your iodine level checked
as a part of any