Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.


Iodine Deficiency and Cancer

Monday, 01 November 2010 08:09 AM EDT

Question: Is there a connection between iodine deficiency and breast cancer?

Dr. Brownstein’s Answer:

Iodine has been found to be necessary for the maintenance of normal breast tissue. The connection between iodine deficiency and breast cancer, as well as fibrocystic breast disease, is strong, and recent research is making this connection even stronger.

Breast cancer (like prostate cancer) is occurring at epidemic rates — currently one in seven women are 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.

Perhaps the reason we have made so little progress in our treatment of nearly all of the hormone-sensitive cancers is that the underlying cause has been overlooked. This underlying cause could very well be iodine deficiency.

It is imperative to have your iodine level checked and supplemented with the correct form of iodine when there is iodine deficiency identified.

I feel iodine status should be investigated in all cancer patients. The best results with iodine therapy occur when iodine supplementation is given as a part of an anti-cancer program.

© HealthDay

Monday, 01 November 2010 08:09 AM
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