Little-Known Option May Fight Breast Cancer

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Joyce was 52-years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. That diagnosis changed her life. Suddenly her future was filled with chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

But a meeting with Dr. Guy E. Abraham, M.D. gave her options. He told her that a widely available – and totally safe nutrient – might be able to help her.

She was desperate. She didn’t want to go through chemo. So she started taking 50 mg of the nutrient each day. And she started to improve.

Over the next six months the tumor stopped progressing. Then it started to shrink. Three years later, her mammograms and ultrasound exams showed the tumor had totally regressed. That simple nutrient had stopped the progression of breast cancer. With no surgery, chemo, or radiation.

Dr. Abraham, as we explained on Tuesday, is a former professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Endocrinology at the UCLA School of Medicine. In 1997, he set up a clinic to see if this nutrient could really save lives.

Now he – and other doctors – are fighting the progression of breast cancer. They’re doing it with a simple nutrient. One that Americans are chronically deficient in.

That nutrient is called iodine.

Iodine May Save Lives

Research shows that iodine is vital to breast health.

It’s been shown to:

  • Reduce fibrocystic breast disease (FBD). FBD often precedes breast cancer.

  • Cause more cancer cell death than chemo drugs.

  • Prevent rats from getting cancer when fed breast-cancer-causing toxins.

  • Cause breast cancer to regress.

In the last 50 years, breast cancer risk has tripled in American women. That may be because they are deficient in iodine. During those 50 years, our iodine intake has decreased by over 50 percent.

Dr. Abraham tested the iodine levels of over 500 patients. He found that 94.7 percent were totally deficient.

That’s a big problem. There’s a well-documented link between breast disease and iodine deficiency. It’s been reported in medical research for over 100 years.

Breast tissue is where we store iodine. Normal breasts don’t develop if breast tissue is deficient. And in almost all cases of breast illness, patients are deficient in iodine.

Is Iodine Safe?

It’s too bad that mainstream medicine isn’t investigating this link further. Because iodine is widely available and has a long history of safe usage.

For example, one study reviewed 10 years of iodine usage by patients. They took up to six grams of iodide each day for a decade. And there were no bad side effects.

So research shows that iodine is safe. But it also shows it can combat FBD:

  • Russian researchers treated 167 women with FBD with potassium iodide. They reported it healed 71 percent of them.

  • In 1993, the Canadian Journal of Surgery published a similar study. It showed iodine was successful in 70 percent of FBD patients.

Dr. Abraham was so impressed by these reports he started doing his own research. He founded the Iodine Project in 1997. And that’s where he met Dr. David Brownstein and Dr. Jorge Flechas. Between them they began carrying out clinical studies.

How Much Iodine Do You Need?

So far, they’ve treated over 4,000 patients. They use daily doses of iodine ranging from 12.5 to 50 mg. And they’ve seen a reversal of FBD.

“The amount of iodine in patients with FBD is 10 times below the optimal daily intake of 50 mg,” says Dr. Abraham. “In our experience, patients respond faster and more completely when ingesting 50 mg iodine per day.”

They say it’s crucial that you “up” your iodine intake. It might well stop you from ever getting FBD.

The current recommendation is 150 mcg of iodine each day. But Dr. Abraham says you need 100 times more than that. You should be taking 50 mg of iodine each day.

In Japan, this is pretty average. And Japan has the lowest rates of breast cancer in the world.

For an in-depth, thoroughly-researched report on iodine as a treatment for breast cancer, click here.

To your health,
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Ian Robinson,
Managing Editor, Natural Health Dossier “Health Watch”