some reason modern medicine has itself turned a corner and entered
a darkness and is now committing crimes against humanity unequalled
in the history of our race."
--Dr. Mark Sircus
Alternative Cancer Treatments
by DIANNE JACOBS THOMPSON (under
1979 Around January of that year, I went
home to die.
I was diagnosed with stage 2 stomach cancer, chronic bronchitis,
acutely infected ovarian cysts, arthritis, sciatica, low thyroid,
anemia and a heart condition. Besides that I had chronic ear infections
and long-standing clinical depression. The late Dr.
Harold Dick, N.D., known as a "naturopathic oncology pioneer"
cured me in 5 weeks. It required the diagnosis (the Carroll
Food Test) of digestive enzyme
deficiency food intolerances which most people have and few
know about, and it also identified the primary tissue
salt deficiency, along with treatment with glandular
protomorphogens to restore glandular health, and Constitutional
Hydrotherapy to bring about detoxification, to stimulate blood
circulation and the activity of the vital organs and to jump-start
the immune system. It turned out to be the basic foundation of the
most successful healing system I've ever witnessed.
1986 My 5-year-old daughter was forcibly vaccinated
and immediately developed a flesh-eating
infection so virulent that my husband and I became infected
from contact. Naturopathic medicine brought us back from the brink.
Later that year
we were introduced to escharotic
cancer salves and treated a dog tumor, my husband's cirrhosis
of the liver, various skin lesions, moles, fungal infections, and
a lump in my thigh. It eventually
helped clear up the remaining symptoms from my husband's flesh-eating
infection after he was forced to submit to antibiotic treatment
which made a mess of it. There was much more, gallbladder
problems in 1999, adrenal
deficiency 2001, injury in 2002, arthritis,
diabetes, and other issues between
2003-2012, including glaucoma--cured.
why I research and write about alternative medicine. It's a debt.
treatments for cancer, chronic-degerative disease, infection, stress,
harmful emotions and other disorders and conditions;
junk science and bad medicine, including unsafe and ineffective vaccines
and undiagnosed medical conditions mimicking child abuse and Shaken Baby
site provides starting points. The rest of the journey must be yours.
"Truth wears no mask, seeks neither place nor
bows to no human shrine; she only asks a hearing"
IS VITAL FOR GOOD HEALTH--DR. HOWENSTINE, MD
vital for good health
By Dr. James Howenstine, MD.
November 5, 2005
Lack of iodine is widespread in the United States today. For many years
iodine was added to bread in generous quantities which prevented iodine
deficiency. Each slice of bread contained 150 mcg. of iodine filling the
whole days RDA of iodine In 1960 the average diet consumed about 1 mg.
of iodine daily with bakery products accounting for about 75 % of the
total. This quantity of iodine was enough to decrease the thyroid glands
ability to absorb radioactive iodine and it was also sufficient to prevent
excess release of thyroid hormone thus preventing many cases of hyperthyroidism
Forty years ago the food industry decided to remove iodine from baked
goods and replace the iodine with bromine. Iodine and bromine appear similar
to the thyroid gland and bromine easily binds to the thyroid gland’s
receptors for iodine. Bromine, however, is of no value to the thyroid
gland unlike iodine and it inhibits the activity of iodine in the thyroid
gland. Bromine also can cause impaired thinking and memory, drowsiness,
dizziness and irritability. This substitution of bromine for iodine has
resulted in nearly universal deficiency of iodine in the American populace.
Iodine therapy helps the body eliminate fluoride, bromine, lead, cadmium,
arsenic, aluminum and mercury. Could this substitution of bromine for
iodine have been carried out to increase diseases and thus create more
need for pharmaceutical drugs?
Among the problems caused by iodine deficiency are:
Underactivity of the thyroid gland produces fatigue. In rodents iodine
deficiency leads to abnormal pituitary-adrenal function. The adrenal gland
provides energy and stamina.
When iodine no longer binds to thyroid cell membranes enzymes called peroxidases
are able to damage these membranes and produce autoimmune diseases such
as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Hyperthroidism (Graves Disease).
Researcher Dr. Guy Abraham has observed several cases of thyroiditis and
hyperthyroidism that have been corrected by the simple replacement of
iodine. For more than 100 years high doses of iodine have been known to
benefit both underactivity (hypothyroidism) of the thyroid gland and overactivity
of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). Iodine therapy allows the sluggish
thyroid gland to resume normal production of thyroid hormone leading to
resolution of hypothyroidism. Provision of iodine stops the peroxidase
injury to the thyroid membranes in hyperthyroidism which permits hyperthyroidism
to resolve. Thus thyroid surgery for hyperthyroidism is no longer necessary.
Several human organs need iodine but can not absorb it until blood iodine
levels reach high values (stomach, salivary glands). Most persons exhibit
impaired production of stomach acid as they age. This impaired capability
to produce adequate stomach acid may be a result of iodine deficiency
as iodine promotes stomach acidity.
Resolution of cysts Iodine therapy resolves nearly every case of breast
cysts. This treatment also can heal ovarian cysts and works well on skin
cysts when rubbed over the cyst.
Iodine is found in large quantities in the brain and the ciliary body
of the eye. Lack of iodine may be involved in production of Parkinson’s
disease and glaucoma.
Lipoprotein (a) This dangerous substance is quite important as it produces
plaques in arteries because it is very sticky and collects platelets,
calcium and fibrin from the blood circulating inside our arteries. Excessive
clotting and vascular disease resulting from high levels of lipoprotein
(a) can be reversed by iodine treatment.
Other Health Problems Iodine has proven value in treating headaches, keloids,
and parotid duct stones.
How Can Iodine Deficiency Be Detected?
An accurate test for diagnosing iodine deficiency exists. Dr. Jay Abrahams
has developed a loading test to settle this issue. The patient takes 4
iodine tablets (12.5 mg each). If there is sufficient iodine in the individual
the excess iodine is excreted in the urine in the next 24 hours. If iodine
is lacking the body retains most of the iodine with little iodine appearing
in the urine. Use of this test has shown that nearly every patient with
any condition known to be associated with iodine deficiency tested positive
for iodine lack. Therefore, it often is sensible to assume iodine lack
and proceed to treat with iodine.
However, when a patient takes iodine for several months and has shown
no improvement this test can be used to exclude a problem with absorption
of iodine. Iodine lack is known to be a factor in the development of breast
and prostate cancer. Sixty patients with a variety of cancers were studied.
All sixty patients were found to have serious iodine deficiency.
To correct iodine deficiency by taking iodized salt is not feasible. You
would need 20 teaspoons of iodized salt daily to get adequate quantities
of iodine. Dr. Abrahams has developed an iodine preparation named Iodoral
to treat iodine deficiency. This is composed of dried Lugol’s solution
containing 12.5 mg of iodine per tablet. A person with adequate iodine
stores who takes 4 of these tablets (50 mg.) will excrete 90 % of the
iodine in their urine.
Dr. Abrahams thinks that the correct quantity of iodine needed to maintain
sufficient amounts of iodine in the body is 13 mg. daily. This is 100
times more than the government recognized RDA for iodine. This quantity
of daily iodine would be distributed as follows –six mg. to thyroid
gland, five mg. for the breasts in females and two mg. for the remainder
of the body. Males appear to usually, but not always, need slightly less
Prominent thyroid researcher, Dr. Benjamin Eskin, has shown that the thyroid
gland and skin prefer to concentrate the iodide form of iodine while the
breasts concentrate iodine. His research suggested that the body needs
both the iodide and iodine form of iodine. This is easy to accomplish
with Lugol’s solution developed by French physician Dr. Jean Lugol
in the 1820s. His solution mixed iodine (5 %) with potassium iodide (10
%) and 85 % water. Dr. Lugol’s solution killed germs and was used
with success in treating infections and many other conditions. This solution
in the recommended 2 drop dosage contains 5 mg. of iodine and 7.5 mg.
of iodine which is exactly the quantity of iodine recommended for daily
intake by Dr. Abraham. Lugol’s solution tastes metallic unless greatly
diluted and stains clothing and skin.
A third solution that works well in correcting iodine deficiency is Triodide
made by Scientific Botanicals of Seattle, Washington. This has the same
dosage of iodine and iodide combined with a sea vegetable called bladderwrack.
This can be obtained from natural food stores, Tahoma Clinic Dispensary
and compounding pharmacies. This contains 12.5 mg of iodine in the same
2 drop dosage.
Dr. Abrahams recommends taking 50 mg of Iodoral (four 12.5 mg. tablets),
Lugol’s solution (8 drops)or Triodide (8 drops) daily for 3 months
as a loading dose. Then this dose should be gradually reduced to the 12.5
mg. maintenance dosage under the supervision of a knowledgeable health
care professional. Dr.Abraham feels that 14 to 15 mg. of iodine/iodide
daily is the upper maximum of safety. This is close to the recommended
dose of 12.5 mg daily so caution is necessary in managing iodine repletion.
Japanese researchers have discovered patients with hypothyroidism who
were taking 20 mg. of iodine or more daily.
Another valuable iodine preparation is saturated solution of potassium
iodide. This does not have the correct ratio of iodine iodide recommended
by Dr.Abrahams for correcting iodine deficiency but it does have a multitude
of valuable healing properties. It can help open up blocked arteries,
disinfect water, cure bladder infections, reduce or eliminate ovarian
cysts, diminish unsightly keloids, loosen thick bronchial secretions,
reduce or eliminate Peyronie’s Disease and Dupuytron’s contracture.
Endocrine Cancers And Iodine Stores
Iodine deficiency is a recognized risk factor in the development of cancer
of the breast, prostate, and probably the ovary and endometrium. Breast
cancer is twice as common (12.1 %) in women taking natural thyroid hormone
or synthetic thyroid hormone as in women not taking thyroid hormones (6.2
%). The risk for breast cancer in women taking thyroid hormones increases
with time. Women who had taken thyroid hormone for 15 years had a 19.5
% incidence of breast cancer while women who had been on thyroid hormone
therapy for five years had only a 10 % incidence of breast cancer. This
increase in breast cancer with time suggests that correction of a iodine
deficiency might well eliminate the need for thyroid hormone and would
also lower the incidence of breast cancer.
Japanese women, who are eating lots of seaweed, have the highest iodine
intake (13.8 mg. daily) of women anywhere in the world. They also have
the lowest incidence of breast cancer in the world. Japan has one of the
lowest worldwide rates of every type of cancer with the exception of stomach
cancer. In addition Japan has one of the lowest incidences of iodine deficiency,
goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), and hypothyroidism. Iceland, another
high iodine intake country, has low rates of goiter and breast cancer.
Two countries with low iodine intakes (Thailand, Mexico) have high rates
of breast cancer and goiter.
Patient Studies.With Iodine Therapy
A patient of Dr. Rowen named Betty had severely painful breast cysts.
She took 5 mg. of iodine daily with complete disappearance of painful
Veronica, another patient of Dr. Rowen, had advanced breast cancer with
severe hip pain from a bone metastasis. Iodine loading test showed severe
deficiency of iodine. After three months of Iodoral she still has not
restored her iodine levels but her excretion of bromine has increased
10 fold. Her cancer therapy with IPT and artemisin has been stable with
only an occasional IPT and she continues with 25 mg. of Iodoral three
times daily. Dr. Abrahams relates that he has seen two remissions of breast
cancer in persons taking 75 mg of Iodorol daily. Iodine deficiency plays
a role in allowing breast cancer and prostate cancer to develop.
Another physician has seen a case of prostate cancer go into remission
after taking Iodoral and supplements.
George Flechas MD relates that many of his diabetic patients need lowering
of insulin dosage and diabetic drugs after repletion of iodine deficiency.
Dr. Rowen has observed the same thing.
Food Sources Of Iodine
Iodine from fish must be limited because of mercury problems. However,
sardines have such a short life span they do not get contaminated with
mercury. My suggestion would be to buy tins of sardines packed in tomato
sauce so you can avoid the transfats used in oil packed sardines.
Brown and red seaweeds contain the most iodine (kombu, focus, etc.).of
sea vegetables. You may still need supplemental iodine to get an adequate
quantity for repletion of iodine deficiency. unless you are eating lots
Iodoral can be purchased from
Optimox 310-618-9870 if you are willing to buy a case. Otherwise you can
probably find this in health food stores. Lugol’s solution is a
satisfactory way to obtain iodine but you will need a prescription. The
dose is 2 drops daily. Be careful in measuring as 3 drops daily can lead
to toxic symptoms.
The evidence presented here proves that iodine is vital to human health.
Many persons will experience improved health when their iodine deficiency
Index Words in order
Iodine, hyperthyroidism, bromine, thyroid gland, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis,
hypothyroidism, breast cysts, ovarian cysts, skin cyst, Parkinson’s
Disease, glaucoma, lipoprotein (a), keloids, bladder infections, arteries,
bronchial secretions, Peyronie’s Disease, Duputron’s contracture,
cancer breast, cancer ovary, cancer endometrium, cancer prostate, goiter,
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