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: prostate | cancer | iodine | cysts
OPINION

Prevent Prostate Cancer With Iodine

David Brownstein, M.D. By Wednesday, 10 May 2017 04:48 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Iodine is essential for prostate health. Unfortunately, iodine levels have fallen more than 50 percent in the U.S. over the last 40 years.

During this time period, we have also seen a sharp increase on the number of men diagnosed with prostate problems.

Iodine is required by all of the body’s endocrine glands — breasts, ovaries, uterus, thyroid, pancreas, and prostate — that secrete hormones. In fact, iodine concentrates in the glandular tissue, where it helps maintain the architecture of these vital tissues.

When there is adequate iodine, the glandular tissue appears normal.

But in early cases of iodine deficiency, glands begin to develop fluid-filled sacs called cysts.

If iodine deficiency continues, the cysts become nodular, meaning that the fluid in the sac has solidified.

Eventually, the glands go through a process called hyperplasia (a change in cell structure), which is a precursor to cancer. The final stage of iodine deficiency is cancer.

All of these stages of iodine deficiency can be halted, and sometimes reversed, with increased iodine intake.

While I have seen iodine get rid of cysts and nodules in all types of glandular tissue — the prostate included — the most dramatic effects occur in the thyroid and the breasts.

In the prostate, iodine therapy is more likely to stop further progression rather than reverse it.

Adequate iodine is vitally important to ensuring good prostate health.

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Iodine is essential for prostate health. Unfortunately, iodine levels have fallen more than 50 percent in the U.S. over the last 40 years.
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