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Iodine and Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 11:34 AM


Question: Can you please comment on iodine in the treatment for fibrocystic breast disease?





Dr. Blaylock's answer:

There is some evidence that iodine can reduce fibrocystic breast disease, but no carefully controlled studies. Since clinicians all over the world are independently reporting a positive effect and we know that since iodine is utilized by breast tissue, it is certainly plausible. Most clinicians use higher doses of iodine, which can have complications including inducing Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Taking selenium with the iodine improves the iodine’s effectiveness and increases suppression of breast cancer as well.

I also advise eating at least 10 servings of fruits and vegetables (especially vegetables), avoiding a high intake of red meats, avoiding sugar, and avoiding N-6 type fats (including corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut, canola, and soybean oils). Curcumin, hesperidin, and quercetin also reduce breast inflammation.





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