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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.

Tags: iodine | immunity | thyroid | cancer

Iodine Helps Immune Function

Dr. Brownstein By Friday, 24 April 2020 03:02 PM Current | Bio | Archive

A study in Frontiers in Immunology looked at the role of iodine in human immune system cells.

Researchers found that treating white blood cells, which fight infection, with iodine resulted in significant changes in the function of the cells.

Specifically, they increased the release of substances that fight infection. The authors wrote, “Overall, our studies reveal the novel network between human immune cells and . . . highlight the importance of iodine in regulating the function of immune cells.”

It is well-known that iodine is needed by every cell in the body, and that it is concentrated in the glandular tissues such as the thyroid, ovaries, uterus, breasts, and prostate.

It is less well-known how iodine effects the immune system. In fact, our white blood cells cannot fight infection without adequate amounts of iodine.

Iodine deficiency is occurring at epidemic rates. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) showed that iodine levels have fallen nearly 60 percent in the U.S. over the last 40 years.

The consequence has been a rapid increase in cancer of the breasts, ovaries, uterus, prostate, and pancreas.

For more than 15 years, I’ve been recommending iodine to the majority of my patients. Most patients require about 12 mg to 25 mg per day.

More information about iodine can be found in my book, Iodine: Why You Need it, Why You Can’t Live Without It.

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Researchers found that treating white blood cells, which fight infection, with iodine resulted in significant changes in the function of the cells.
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