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Treat Iodine Deficiency Naturally

Iodine Deficiency Can Cause Cancer, Hypothyroidism, ADHD and Retardation.

Learn About 5 Simple Tips to Avoid and Treat Iodine Deficiency Naturally.

Iodine is important: each and every cell in your body needs iodine. Iodine is responsible for the production of all body’s hormones. Iodine is the key to a healthy thyroid and efficient metabolism.

Japanese consume a daily average of 13.8 mg of iodine (89 times more than Americans!), and they are one of the healthiest nations based on overall well-being and cancer statistics.

Why Iodine Consumption is Dropping?

It is estimated that about 1 billion people worldwide are susceptible to health problems due to iodine deficiency.

Iodine consumption for example in US has dropped 50% since the 1970s.  This is mainly due to the bromide exposure, fluoridated water, exposure to mercury from dental work, soil depletion, limited intake of iodine-rich foods etc.

Bromide is endocrine disruptor and even small amount of bromide is toxic. It is used as an additive in many products like pesticides, prescription drugs, personal care products, plastic products, dyes, added to some citrus drinks and bakery products (potassium bromate).

Iodine Deficiency Causes Cancer

Iodine induces apoptosis, meaning it causes cancer cells to self-destruct. Iodine is one of the most powerful anti-cancer agents known. It is both a strong antioxidant as well as oxidant in the body, thus maintaining the balance between the two.

While good iodine levels help fight back against cancer, lowered levels provide fertile ground for cancer to form in many different hormonally sensitive tissues — tissues of the breast, thyroid, prostate, uterus, and ovaries.

Iodine deficiency is linked to fibrocystic breast disease with nodules and cyst enlargement.

Iodine deficiency results in increased iodine trapping by the thyroid, thus iodine deficient individuals are prone to radiation-provoked thyroid cancer.

Several studies have demonstrated a relationship between low iodine intake and fibrocystic disease of the breast (FDB), both in women and laboratory animals. “Women with goiters owing to iodine deficiency have been found to have a three times greater incidence of breast cancer. A high intake of iodine is associated with a low incidence breast cancer, and a low intake with a high incidence of breast cancer”-  Dr. Donald Miller Jr.

According to Dr. Flechas the absence of iodine in a cell is what causes cancer, and some statistics support this view. For example, between 1971 and 2000, the average iodine levels in the US declined by 50 percent and cancers associated with iodine deficiency (breast, prostate, endometrium, and ovaries cancer) increased.

Dr. Brownstein has noticed clinically that iodine can cause tumors to shrink and die from the center out. He achieved similar results with nodules and cysts in the thyroid, ovaries, and uterus after introducing supplementation with iodine.

Iodine Deficiency and Hypothyroidism, Goiter (Enlarged Thyroid)

Iodine is the key to a healthy thyroid and efficient metabolism, and part of the thyroid hormone molecule itself.

Iodine is used by the thyroid gland to help regulate metabolism and development of skeleton and brain and plays a crucial role in thyroid biochemistry.

Thyroid hormones are used by every cell of our body to regulate metabolism and body weight by controlling the burning of fat for energy and heat. We also need it for your immune system to work properly.

Thyroid hormone production can be severely disrupted by high exposure to bromide/bromine, chlorine and fluoride.

Thyroid problem can actually be an iodine deficiency problem. If you feel tired, are overweight, have dry skin, suffer from hair loss, constipation or cold sensitivity, it could all be related to hypothyroidism.

Iodine deficiency can severely affect child’s brain function and IQ and cause mental retardation.

Iodine deficiency is a major cause of sub-functioning intellect as proposed by Dr. Flechas: “In newborn children iodine is responsible for the development of the babies’ I.Q. Recent research shows iodine deficiency is felt to be the source of attention deficit disorder in children”. Deficiency of iodine appears to be causing damage in developing embryos and in pregnant women iodine deficiency causes abortions and stillborns.

Besides iodine, a proper brain function and high IQ in children is promoted by the omega-3 fat DHA, vitamin D, optimized gut flora. Fluoride needs to be avoided at all cost.

Iodine RDA and Supplementation

It is obvious that recommended daily allowance for iodine are insufficient for optimal health and brain function, however in “alternative world” there is no consensus on what supplementation may look like and recommendations range anywhere between 800mcg to 12+mg and above 50mg for serious illnesses.

Some recent research also casts doubt on high-dose iodine supplementation and suggests it might not be wise to go above 800 mcg of iodine per day (source: Dr Mercola) whilst according to Dr. Flechas should be 12.5 mg/day.

Dr David Brownstein, based on his clinical and laboratory experience believes that an individual with a serious illness such as cancer or an autoimmune disorder may need protocols above 50 mg/day to become iodine sufficient.

Check At Home If You Are Iodine Deficient

According the Dr. Mercola, you can check at home if you are iodine deficient by applying the iodine tincture from the drug store and painting a 3-inch/8cm patch on your arm. The patch should last for 48 hours. The sooner it disappears the deeper is your iodine deficiency seem to be.

If serious deficiency of iodine is suspected, best to ask your health care practitioner for the urine iodine challenge test and based on the results work with on establishing a full nutritional program, which besides iodine supplementation calls also for adequate supplementation of selenium, vitamin C, magnesium, zinc and omega-3 in addition to healthy and balanced nutrition.

5 Tips to Help Avoid Iodine Deficiency

For those in good health and to keep on the safe side it may be preferable to optimize iodine levels through the natural intake of foods.

  1. Toxin-free sea vegetables like seaweeds kelp, bladderwrack and spirulina are among the best natural dietary sources of iodine.
  2. Celtic Sea Salt and  Le sel de Guérande are all-natural, pure source of iodine that contains up to 350 mcg per 1/4 tsp.
  3. Eat organic. Wash all produce to minimize the pesticides exposure (and bromine).
  4. Avoid using plastic containers. Use glass/ceramic instead.
  5. Buy whole-grain breads and flour and make sure they are bromine-free.

Credits, Sources and More Info

Iodine Why You Need It by David BrownStein

16 Natural Cancer Cures, Remedies and Protocols

There are countless examples of people who got up from their deathbed and recovered from terminal cancer.

Although it is far easier to prevent cancer than to reverse it, it is nevertheless possible with a universal, holistic approach that addresses imbalances of the body, mind and spirit.

Reading though the stories of many cancer survivors you will see that they have not taken cancer as something terrible and dreadful that takes away everything from them, but as an opportunity for change, for standing up for themselves and who they truly are.

Therefore it appears that there is no treatment, doctor or procedure that can help without individual’s strong belief in recovery.

This is also one of the reasons why one therapy works in one case and it doesn’t work in a similar case.

I gathered in this article some of strategies and alternative therapies that are known for their efficacy.   I list them in 6 groups:

      1. Radical Diet Change Protocols For Reversing Cancer
      2. Psychotherapy/Energy/Spiritual Work
      3. Well-Being Essentials
      4. Toxins Elimination
      5. Intensive Detox
      6. Geopathic Stress

1. Radical Diet Change and Detox Protocols for Reversing Cancer.

What is most noticeable with all cancer survivors is that they have undertaken an extreme diet change.

These some of the alternative cancer cures and protocols along with cancer fighting foods and supplements I would be looking into before undergoing any conventional treatment.

The protocols listed below are sometimes calling for opposites, that’s why one need to explore different strategies to find one that works best. There is no one treatment or diet protocol that works in every case even for the same type of cancer.

1. Dr. Gerson’s Juicing Therapy.

This juice fasting therapy works by saturating the body with nutrients from organically grown fruits and vegetables.

The fresh raw juice is taken up to 13 times per day, one glass every hour.  Raw and cooked solid foods are generously consumed. This way the sodium from the cells is decreased and potassium increased.

Dr. Max Gerson: A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer.

2. Budwig Diet Protocol.

“Dr. Budwig’s diet and protocol is based upon flaxseed oil plus cottage cheese and flaxseed, complemented by fruit and vegetable based organic nutrition, sunlight, natural living, and emotional and spiritual healing”.

The basic recipe and more info can be found here

3. Dr. Schulze’s “There are No Incurable Diseases” Program  

This is probably the most radical of all detox and cancer healing programs I have seen.  It consists of fresh juicing, alternating 5-Day Liver/Gallbladder cleanses with 5-Day Kidney/Bladder cleanses  and combined with hydrotherapy and “cold-sheet”, massage/bodywork, castor oil packs etc. Here you can read Dr. Schulze’s web-based book: There are No Incurable Diseases

4. Ketogenic Diet.

Cancer cell thrives on sugar and can’t survive without it. Ketogenic diet is based on starving the cancer cells by depriving them of their food source.

More info can be found in this article Ketogenic Diet With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

5. Oxygen Therapy.

It is proven that cancer cells cease to grow in presence of oxygen.  Dr. Otto Warburg was actually given a Nobel Prize over 75 years ago for this discovery.

Ozone (activated oxygen) is used therapeutically by means of drinking ozonated water and using ozone saunas.

Hospitals in Mexico, Malaysia, Cuba, Russia, Europe (Germany, Italy, UK) etc. administer intravenous ozone infusions with success. For more info visit and

6. Rick Simpson’s Hemp Oil.

Rick Simpson began his journey ten years ago to tell others that cannabis oil can cure cancer. Rick has healed over 5000 people personally with the hemp oil and many others all over the world heard his story and have been healed.

For more info visit this link  and watch a video.   

7. Dr. Kuhl’s Lactic Acid Protocol.

Dr. Kuhl’s protocol is based on removal of surplus of toxic lactic acid stores from cells by taking the lactic-acid-fermented foods: yoghurts both made from dairy and nut milks, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, other fermented (“cultured”) vegetables and their juices, sourdough bread, miso…

For cancer patients the lactic-acid-fermented natural unprocessed foods should be about half of total food intake, according to dr. Kuhl.

The details about the protocol can be found by following this link.

8. Father Zago’s Aloe Treatment for Cancer.

Father Romano Zago is a Franciscan friar, who discovered the healing power of the aloe, used by poor people in Israel to treat cancer and other diseases.

More info can be found here.

9. Turmeric (Curcuma).

Turmeric has been shown to suppress tumor initiation, promotion and metastasis.

Curcumin works by changing the DNA instruction to help kill cancer. It modulates genetic activity and expression—both by destroying cancer cells, and by promoting healthy cell function.

To get the full benefits curcumin has to offer, look for a 100% certified organic turmeric.

According to Dr. William LaValley (cited by Dr. Mercola) typical anticancer doses are up to three grams of good bioavailable curcumin extract, three to four times daily.

There are few strategies that help increasing absorption of curcuma spice.  Adding the black pepper is one of them;  please read the full article Benefits of Curcumin Enhanced by Black Pepper.

Dr. Mercola’s is also suggesting some other techniques of increasing absorption, see  Super Spice Secrets.

10. Dr. Simoncini’s Sodium Bicarbonate Protocol.

Dr. Simoncini believes cancer is caused by a fungus, namely Candida Albicans. He has been developing techniques aimed at eradicating the fungus by using the sodium bicarbonate. Whilst experts may disagree on whether the cancer is caused by fungus or not, the application of Sodium Bicarbonate seems to be successful.

You can find the contact, information and details about the protocol here.

11. Bio Propolis from New Zeeland.

Obtained from manuka flowers from New Zeeland, the bio propolis has shown in trials that it could reduce the formation of tumour cells.

I suggest buying it directly from New Zeeland at  We ordered it few times and it arrived to Belgium safely and relatively fast.

12. Graviola Fruit.

Graviola is sort of tropical fruit also known as “sour sop”.

The extracts from graviola can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs.

Whilst the fruit itself is hard to find, you can probably find the graviola juice at your health store.

Learn more about it by following this link.

13. Anti-Angiogenic Food Therapy.

The Anti-Angiogenic therapy works by preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor (anti-angiogenesis).

According to dr. William Li, resveratrol from red grapes, ellagic acid found in strawberries and other anti-angiogenic foods like green tea, berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries), cherries, turmeric, parsley, garlic, maitake mushroom, artichokes and nutmeg help preventing the growth of blood vessels thus cutting the blood supply that feeds tumors.

Read more in the article Dramatically Effective New Natural Way To Starve Cancer.

14. B-17 (Leatrile) Therapy.

Laetrile (B-17) is the anti-tumour agent, naturally found in over 1,200 plants, particularly in the seeds of fruits such as apricots, peaches, bitter almonds, plums and apples.

B-17 selectively targets and destroys cancer cells while healthy cells remain unharmed. B-17 is either administered intravenously or taken as oral supplement.

Four decades of clinical evidence attest to efficiency of Leatrile Therapy. Some hospitals in Mexico and Europe administer intravenous laetrile; however this therapy is illegal in the US.

Read more about the treatment here.

15. Artemisinin

Artemisinin is a chemical derived from the Wormwood or Mugwort plant (Artemesia annua). Artemisinin has proved to be very effective against 55 cancers including lymphoma, brain cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, melanomas. lung cancer etc.

Taking artemisinin alone against one instance of breast cancer caused the breast cancer to shrink by 28% within 16 hours. When the protocol was further reinforced by taking ordinary iron supplement tablets as well, 98% percent remission of the breast cancer occurred. In another piece of research, a leukemia patient experienced 100% remission within 8 hours a person after taking artemisinin/iron supplement. Be careful to obtain pure high quality 100% artemisinin supplement (the plant extract only contains 0.3% to 0.5% artemisinin which is not enough).

16. Ginger

A study from 2015 reveals that ginger contains a pungent compound that could be up to 10,000 times more effective than conventional chemotherapy in targeting the cancer stem cells at the root of cancer malignancy. Source

Note that ginger needs to be consumed either dried or cooked.

2. Psychotherapy/Energy/Spiritual Work.

  • Psychotherapy/Energy/Spiritual Work to heal   emotionally emerges in fact as number one on the road to healing from cancer.

Understanding the real cause of the cancer is of utmost importance. Some of the causes can be: emotional trauma, continued exposure to stress, environmental and food toxicity, poor diet, negative thoughts and mind toxicity, unresolved family situation and often a combination of some of these is either a trigger or contributing factor.

Dr. Hamer for example suggests that when we have an unresolved conflict, the emotional reflex center in the brain that corresponds to the experienced emotion (e.g. anger, frustration, grief) will slowly break down.

Each of these emotion centers are connected to a specific organ. When a center breaks down, it starts sending wrong information to the organ it controls, resulting in the formation of cancer cells.

For example cancer of the left breast indicates unresolved conflict concerning child, home or mother. Read more at

I suggest also a good and informative reading about “Cancer Personality” based on the findings from W. Douglas Brodie who describes  certain personality traits present in the cancer-susceptible individuals.

Cancer Is Not A Disease, It’s a Survival Mechanism is a very good book by Andreas Moritz where he proposes that cancer is a healing process that we ought to support, not suppress or fight.

  • Dramatic lifestyle change is essential on the road to get well. Many if not all cancer survivors made some radical changes to their way of living: they either left the unhappy marriage, quit their job and/or moved to other countries.

You can find a myriad of survivors’ stories documenting this statement like for example:  Life After Breast Cancer Three Survivors Stories.

3. Well-Being Essentials.

See Well-Being Essentials for more info on importance of

4. Toxins Elimination.

While as “preventative” measure “reduce to minimum” is acceptable, when the disease strikes we need to go for a complete avoidance. I mention the key groups of toxins that need to be eliminated in Say No to Toxins

5. Intensive Detox.

Radical detox is inevitable part of every cancer healing protocol.  Detox strategies include: fasting, cleansing of liver, gall bladder, colon, kidney, intestinal parasite, heavy metal; dental cleansing etc.

It has been proven beneficial to begin a healing treatment with liver, colon and kidneys cleansing.

There are many effective cleansing procedures that can be found at health food stores, or through a holistic healer; a good very good source on how to do a radical detox can be found at Detoxification to Support the Healing and Prevention of Cancer and Other illnesses. 

6. Geopathic Stress.

This term relates to the harmful energies emitted from the earth or manmade that interfere with the healthy functioning of cell metabolism in our body.

Geopathic stress either occurs from natural sources (underground waters, earth grids, earth fractures etc) or is man-made: cell phones, computers, power lines, etc.

The fastest approach to minimizing it is to hire a professional to identify the geopatic stress sources and make the recommendations.

Read more at What Is GeoStress?

Other Sources, Credits and Articles

Cancer and “Modern Disease” Prevention. 6 Great Strategies.

Cancer Prevention In the world driven by profits, preventing or curing cancer is not top of mind.  Find out about some key strategies.

Cancer has grown into a worldwide epidemic and it is the biggest cause of death worldwide.

In some countries of the Western world one person out of three develop cancer.

Traditional cancer treatment is not only extremely expensive, but inefficient and detrimental for our body. Chemotherapy is deadly. It is the No. 1 cause of death for cancer patients in America.

Two out of three cancer patients die within five years after receiving the standard cancer treatment.

Despite of ever increasing body of evidence that confirm the alternative and natural strategies and protocols are very efficient, far less expensive and far less invasive, the general awareness is still not there.

It’s up to each of us to learn of many different ways to prevent and eliminate cancer without damaging the body.

Prevention Strategies

When it comes to cancer-prevention strategies almost everything that I wrote in The Food In, Love Out Guide is also about preventing cancer.

By implementing the strategies described there, not only we can significantly lower the risk of cancer but we shield ourselves from countless other “modern” diseases.

Here is the recap and links to key categories, each of them equally important

Besides them today I want to mention another 6 Cancer Prevention Strategies.

Cancer Prevention – 6 Great Strategies

1. Eat Plant Food / Cancer-Prevention Food

The ultra-processed food that we buy in supermarkets has very little resemblance to the food of our ancestors.

A diet of nutrient-rich foods is a great preventative measure for a life without cancer and many modern diseases.

Diet with plenty of organic plant foods alone can make or break the effectiveness of a cancer treatment.

The plant food contain nutrients that our body needs. Fruits, vegetables and herbs protect against cancer and at the same time cleanse and nourish the body. Whilst all plant food is great for us, the following food is considered cancer-fighting

  • Broccoli, curcuma(turmeric), red grapes (source of resveratrol), strawberries, green tea, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, parsley, garlic, maitake mushroom, artichokes, nutmeg, green leafy vegetables, other cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, cabbage, etc.), sea vegetables, ginger etc.

Lactic-acid-fermented food is a great preventative measure: yoghurts both made from dairy and nut milks, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, other fermented (“cultured”) vegetables and juices etc.

Beneficial bacteria strengthen the immune system, particularly stimulating the production of immunoglobulins, cytokines and natural killer cells.

Dr. Kuhl’s protocol for reversing cancer happens to be based on the lactic-acid-fermented food.

2.  Eat Healthy Fats & Proteins

Healthy fats of particular importance for cancer prevention are omega-3 and omega-9.

Omega-3 fats: fatty fish from cold, northern waters (herring, mackerel, salmon and sardines). Plant sources include flaxseed oil, canola oil, walnuts, pumpkin seeds etc.

Ghee and coconut oil (both are good for cooking), olive oil, avocado, nuts are some of the great sources.

Animal protein (organic, grass-fed meat, poultry and eggs from free-range chickens) is very controversial, I am of the opinion that it is necessary in moderation. Red meat especially is debatable; while some preventative strategies promote high quality organic red meat as irreplaceable source of good protein, most of the cancer fighting strategies suggest exclusion mostly because meat increases body’s acidity.

When we talk about cancer prevention only, moderate amounts of organic, grass-fed beef in my opinion can’t do any harm when we include  and take care of other preventative strategies.  We should not forget that cholesterol is absolutely essential for neuron transport and the lack of it can negatively affects our brain function.

That being said, when cancer strikes, the full exclusion of animal protein may be warranted and in fact strictly required by many alternative protocols.  Acidic pH levels, promoted by consuming animal protein, lead to an environment where cancer cells tend to grow better.

3. Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods

Refined sugar feeds and strengthens cancer cells. Sugar substitutes, refined flour and trans fatty acids harm the body. The same goes for processed foods, soft drinks, coffee, alcohol, chlorine and fluoride.

While whole grains also contain important nutrients, there is disagreement on whether to avoid them as they also contain sugar and gluten.

The preventative measure can be then a reduction of grains and promotion of gluten-free varieties. Read more in Grains and Starch – How Much?

Regarding sugar, natural sweeteners such as pure raw honey, maple syrup and herb stevia are some of the healthier alternatives. Brown, raw, unrefined sugar in low quantities is still fine in “preventative” world. Read more Refined Sugar Is Far More Addictive Than Cocaine.

4. Go For Toxins-Free Deodorants and Makeup

There are hundreds of chemicals found in shampoo, deodorant, hairspray, parfume, lotions, nail varnish, eyeshadow etc. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycole to name just a few are linked to and can trigger cancer, hormonal disruptions, changes in cell structure and many other serious  health issues.

Antiperspirant for example prevents the body from purging toxins, and often contains chemicals (also aluminum) that find their way into the lymph nodes.   A natural alternative for commercial deodorant is e.g sodium bicarbonate, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.

Read more about Food Additives, Environmental toxins etc. at Say No to Toxins.

5. Stay Away From Radiation and Medical Scans

We need to avoid as much as possible the radiation produced by cell phones, medical scans like X-rays, CT scans, and especially mammograms.

Read Extensive Cell Phone Use Can Triple Brain Cancer Risk.

6. Detox

Detox is extremely important as a preventative measure.  We can naturally induce detox by eating only organic fruits, veggies, and clean, filtered water.  Multiple cancer-fighting strategies are based on juicing alone or combined with other strategies. Read more about some basic technics in Detox & Cleansing.


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