Iodine and Fibrocystic Disease
August 28, 2009
Fibrocystic disease occurs most frequently in the breasts, uterus, and/or ovaries, and it is very common. It affects most women in our society at one time or another. Most fibrocystic disease of the uterus and ovaries is discovered first via gynecological exam, often having produced no symptoms to give a clue to its presence. Those affected by fibrocystic disease of the breast know they have it.
Fibrocystic breast disease is most always first discovered by the patient who is responding to very tender and lumpy breast tissue. Many times this progresses to the point of extreme discomfort and/or pain. A great many women live in fear of breast cancer because of fibrocystic disease, which is a positive risk factor for breast cancer. More women every year allow preventative mastectomies and hysterectomies because of fears of getting cancer from fibrocystic disease. Medicine seems to have few additional answers. Is there anything else that can be done?
In almost every case, fibrocystic disease is curable. Approximately 25 years ago I had the privilege of attending a lecture on a protocol developed by a Dr. John Myers. He had devised an approach for the successful treatment of fibrocystic disease. The first part of his protocol was a basic vitamin program similar to the Basic Self-Help Program that you find in my newsletters. To this you add extra vitamin E, so the dosage goes to 800 units a day (two of Preventics Vitamin E – E-Mixed Tocopherols). To that you must add 100mg of extra vitamin B6 (two of Preventics Vitamin B6-50), and 400mg of extra Magnesium (one of Preventics Mag Chelate Plus). The final ingredient is iodine.
The best way to determine a deficiency of iodine is to get a bottle of tincture of iodine from the pharmacist and paint a square on your abdomen about the size of an audiocassette case. If you are deficient in iodine, you will absorb this through the skin in less than 8 hours. When you are no longer deficient your body will cease absorbing it and it will remain for 24 hours. Do not be surprised if the iodine patch is gone very quickly. There is a serious iodine deficiency all across our country, which is especially severe in the mid-west. Some people are allergic/sensitive to iodine and should see an NAET practitioner to clear the allergy (if my office in the Kansas City area is not convenient for you, go to the NAET.com website to locate a practitioner near you). About the only side effect from this approach is tender skin. In some individuals, the skin under the iodine application area will become tender or sensitive. If that happens, you simply move the patch to another area or discontinue the treatment for a few days.
When the fibrocystic disease is particularly bad, the application of iodine directly to the breast areas most affected improves results even more, although extra care must be taken not to stain white undergarments. With fibrocystic disease of the uterus and/or ovaries, it helps to paint the iodine patches on the skin directly over the organs. Almost without fail, by the time the iodine patch lasts 24 hours before fading, the fibrocystic disease is gone. Many women have reported back to me that their OB/GYN told them that their uterine and/or ovarian cysts that were bigger than an orange have disappeared.
Once the iodine patch refuses to disappear in the allotted 24 hour period, many of my patients prefer taking Preventics Kelp, because it eliminates the risk of staining clothes.
An additional benefit of this treatment is improved Thyroid function, the main topic of one of our newsletters. It was the increase in the number of calls from that newsletter that prompted this follow up.
The most common comments were those regarding increased energy. It is not unusual when doing the iodine patch test to see a considerable increase in energy because often the Thyroid is marginally under-functioning because of a lack of iodine, and in the presence of the deficient mineral the Thyroid again begins to function optimally.
Still another common comment had to do with weight loss, which takes place sluggishly if at all when the Thyroid is marginally under-functioning. With adequate iodine, and a Thyroid that is working the way it is supposed too, weight loss is much easier to achieve.
Have fun with this test. Check yourself 3 or 4 times a year to be sure your iodine levels are adequate for optimum Thyroid function, and enjoy better health. This is the kind of preventive medicine that keeps you out of the doctor’s office.