RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Streaming Audios about Iodine
Scroll to 1-3-07 for Dr. Russell Blaylock’s audio on Iodine Deficiency
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 something good.'”
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.”
Info taken from the book:
Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It(2nd Edition) by Dr. Brownstein
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
- Diets without ocean fish or sea vegetables
- Inadequate use off iodized salt including low-sodium diets
- Diets high in the consumption of bakery products (e.g., breads, pasta)
- Vegan and vegetarian diets
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