Could iodine be a breast cancer cure?
One of my good friends died last year of breast cancer. She was in her 40s. Nowadays, none of us are immune. One in 8 women in the US are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Iodine: Breast Cancer Cure?
I've been reading the new book, The Iodine Crisis: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life by Lynne Farrow, founder of BreastCancerchoices.org. (Look for my review on the blog soon.)
Here are some interesting quotes from the book:
Breast cancer rates have risen since the 1970s as iodine consumption decreased and anti-iodine bromine exposure increased.
Bromide pesticides and fire retardants will wind up being the new DDT, a pesticide banned in 1972, is still present in the breast tissue of women born later than that date. If the underlying cause of thyroid, breast and other hormone-driven diseases is iodine deficiency, then bromide dominance is the underlying cause of that deficiency.
Iodine and Breast Cancer Statistics
Some statistics about iodine and breast cancer:
- Iodine consumption has decreased 50 percent since the 1970s.
- Iodine deficiency diseases of the breast, prostate and thyroid, have increased during that time.
- Thyroid cancer rates rose 182 percent between 1975 and 2005.
- Breast Cancer has risen from 1 in 23 to 1 in 7-8 since the 1970s.
Why I Take Iodine to Prevent Breast Cancer
After reading Lynne Farrow's new book, The Iodine Crisis: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life I'm convinced that I need to take Iodoral every day for breast cancer prevention.
Watch the blog — I'll soon be posting a review of the new book, The Iodine Crisis: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life.
Photo credit: Breastcancerchoices.org