Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Nature's Secret to Hormonal Balance

Kelp has been used for thousands of years to aid in balancing hormones in the body. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates would encourage regular activities in or at the oceanside, he would say, ‘nature itself is the best physician’. In Canada we have many varieties of kelp growing in our cold clean Canadian waters this time of year. We have access to some of the best kelp and other seaweeds that are known in the world. We know aloe vera, but that is not indigenous to Canada, whereas kelp is full of healing alginate which is even better to soothe a burn. As well, alginate is even utilized in a processed form on bandages in hospital burn units.
In Korea, it's tradition for new mothers to eat kelp soup 3X/day for 100 days. This ancient practice is used to replenish their bodies with the ocean minerals that are in perfect chemistry with our blood and in a bioavailable form. Kelp is high in most vitamins and minerals which offer a synergistic balance, as well as many unique healing compounds that are abundant in brown kelps like Wakame/Alaria, Kombu or Macrocystis. This ancient practice replenishes the new mothers own supply of vitamins and minerals, which were depleted by the baby during gestation and continue during breastfeeding. Since many of these vitamins and minerals are depleted from our food supply with modern farming practices, kelp provides them for us in high concentrations and in perfect balance. Postpartum depression can be avoided since the kelp is also very high in phytohormones which are perfectly matched to our hormonal receptor cells. Allowing new mothers the ability to quickly rebalance and to feel more energy sooner, kelp boosts the metabolism while supporting healthy cellular regeneration.

Hormonal replenishment with kelp is more effective when accomplished transdermally as well. The absorption of nutrients directly into the bloodstream through the skin offers the mind body hormonal balancing aspects that are usually not felt in such a fast, deep and relaxing way as when taken as food. Soaking in a kelp bath, walking oceanside while breathing deeply, as well as taking Thalasso-Massage are all good options.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Iodine is required for breast health

Since the Chernobyl nuclear accident in the late 1980's, Lugols Solution has been known and distributed in Poland by health officials to protect the population from radiation exposure. In Poland, the use of Lugols Solution is now very much common knowledge by Poles in the use and protection from radioactive iodine, which is commonly found in the atmosphere following such nuclear accidents. The body will absorb the radioactive iodine (I 131) into the thyroid gland, unless it is sufficiently protected with the stable form of iodine known as I 127. We can look to the Japanese to see how their population survived 2 nuclear bombs that ended WWII and haven't all succumbed to over exposure to radiation or thyroid cancer since that time. Since the Japanese diet utilizes many types of seaweed and especially brown kelp, high in healthy iodine, this is absorbed into the thyroid and many other organs in the body for it's immune strength and protection during such times. Iodine is now known to be stored in not only the thyroid gland, but also in the brain, eyes, breasts, ovaries, prostate, skin and our muscles. When the body is sufficient in iodine, it will not uptake radioactive iodine and hence works to protect our cells and body from exposure to radiation. That is why during time of radioactive fallout or nuclear disaster, the population is given iodine tablets, usually 60mg-120mg to protect the thyroid from absorbing the radioactive iodine that may be present in the atmosphere. Here in Canada, where we have some of the best kelp in the world due to our cold waters, sea vegetables are not a regular part of most Canadians or Americans diets. And since our  exposure to other halogens, (yes iodine is also a halogen) Fluoride, Bromine and Chlorine work to release the healing iodine from our cells and block it's re-entry, we find many with weakened immune systems that manifest as chronic disease including cancer. The Japanese have one of the lowest rates of breast cancer in the world with one of the highest rates of seaweed consumption, so even though much of the population smokes cigarettes and consumes alcohol the seaweed keeps them healthy. Since kelp contains, not only iodine, but many healing compounds that allow the body to safely detoxify from heavy metals and radiation that may get stored in our soft tissues from exposure. Iodine being stored in the breast for it's optimal health and breast integrity. Here in Canada, it was Dr. William Ghent, chief surgeon at Kingston General Hospital during the 1970's, 80's and 90's whose clinical studies with over 3000 women dealing with Fibrocystic Breast Disease (FBD) utilized Lugols Solution in oral and transdermal supplementation to dissolve cystic condition in the breast. With the success of his clinical studies being published in leading medical journals of the time, it was Dr. Guy Abraham in the US, who in 1998 read these studies and was amazed that not every clinical practioner was utilizing this protocol, since the treatment for FBD was and still currently is surgery. Since reading those studies and realizing that physicians training in the use of iodine in medical practice has been altered or removed all together since the 1940's, Dr. Abraham has formed, 'The Iodine Group of Physicians' to train other doctors in the long and varied use of iodine in medical practice. At one time, known to physicians as the Universal Medicine, iodine was used as a panacea, a cure all, to treat conditions from depression and infectious disease to thyroidism & obesity or slow metabolism.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lugols Solution - The Universal Medicine

Lugols Solution was created in 1823 by French physician, J.G. Lugol and given to the open market in 1829. It was developed shortly after the discovery of iodine in 1811 by Barnard Courtois, Napolean’s gunpowder manufacturer. For hundreds of years, practicing physicians prescribed Lugols Solution or potassium-iodide(SSKI) to treat a myriad of disease including: bacterial & viral infection, nerve pain, pneumonia, hyper-thyroidism (goitre), hypo-thyroidism, depression, obesity, slow metabolism, hormone disorders, menstrual problems, breast and uterine fibroids, cysts, tumours, cancers & more. Lugols Solution is comprised of 5% elemental iodine and 10% potassium iodide, mixed in distilled water. Many physicians today would be surprised to learn that more than a hundred years ago, iodine was called ‘The Universal Medicine’, and was used to treat many clinical conditions very successfully. Nobel Laureate, Albert Szent Gyorgyi, the physician who discovered Vitamin C in 1928 commented:
“When I was a medical student, iodine in the form of KI (potassium-iodide) was the universal medicine. Nobody knew what it did, but it did something and did something good. We students used to sum up the situation in the little rhyme:” “If ye don’t know where, what and why prescribe ye then K and I.”
For over 100 years, the geographical area surrounding the Great Lakes has been known as the Goitre Belt, due to it’s high rates of thyroidism including goiter in the population. Soil conditions due to de-mineralization brought about by its far proximity to the ocean and modern farming practices which fail to re-mineralize the soils. Iodine-deficiency & thyroidism are still very common health problems in the area today and throughout the US & Canada. According to Dr. David Brownstein founder of the Center for Holistic Medicine, over 95% of the over 6000 patients tested fall below optimal levels for the essential mineral iodine. Remember, iodine was the first mineral ever classified as ‘essential for life’ because iodine is important for the normal functions of the whole human body & immune system, not just the thyroid gland. Iodine also induces apoptosis in cancer cells while strengthening the immune system with it’s anti-viral, anti-bacterial approach. It is stored for our health & optimal immunity strength in our brain, our thyroid gland, womens breasts & ovaries, mens prostate gland, our eyes, our spinal fluid, all muscles and our skin. It is depleted & replaced by other halogens known as fluoride, chlorine & bromine, which are commonly used in municipal drinking waters, flame retardants, Scotchguard, swimming pools, hot tubs, food & drink products including, Gator Aid, Mountain Dew and in the U.S., bread. In 1998, Dr. Guy Abraham formed the Iodine Group of Physicians in the US after the successful studies on Fibrocystic Breast Disease, completed in the late 1980’s & early 90’s by Dr. William Ghent, former Professor Emeritus of Surgery at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. It is still very common today to use iodine in the form of Lugol’s Solution for emergency disinfection of drinking water and for use in protection from radioactive iodine I-131 in the event of nuclear fallout. Dr Guy Abraham comments,"Our medical predecessors were keen observers and the universal application of iodide might have been not without foundation."
For supplemental use: start slowly with 1-2 drops/day ramping up to 8-10 drops orally or transdermally. As an external application (transdermally) use an animal hair paint brush. A 3” square is approximately equal to 1 drop, which is about 6.25mg. In a drink (apple cider vinegar in 8oz of water, hides the taste well. Always add the Lugols to the apple cider before you add the water).
Iodine Patch Test: This is a ‘rule of thumb’ test that you can do yourself to test for iodine sufficiency. If the iodine stain fades within 24 hours (or less), it indicates that iodine is likely to be insufficient for the whole body. Painting a patch on your hand or forearm is a good place. Prescription drugs may interfere with the absorption into the skin & then the ‘rule of thumb’, wouldn’t apply. If you are taking a prescribed synthetic thyroid hormone, Dr. Brownstein has observed a reduction in thyroid hormone with his patients over a period of several weeks to months, or eventually stop taking it altogether. If the body is saturated with iodine, you will find that within 0.5 to 1.5 hours of taking the iodine containing drink, there will be a release of moisture from the nose.
Transdermal Application: Caution- Lugols Solution is caustic when applied to the skin, so dissipate with your finger to avoid burning or irritation. Do not allow the iodine solution to pool on the skin, or within a few minutes it will begin to warm & burn. Change your spot of application regularly as Lugols can burn the protective acid mantle of the skin with repeated use in the same area. The cells regenerate quickly underneath from the stem-cell forward so no need to worry, just temporarily stop application in that area. Rule of thumb is to start dosages small (1-2 drops daily) & increase weekly to therapeutic levels. (approx 50mg is 8-10 drops or 16-18 drops is 100mg for treating auto-immune & other conditions – See, ‘Iodine, Why You Need it, Why You Can’t Live Without It’ by Dr. Brownstein. Iodine is utilized by the body in the bloodstream as an anti-bacterial & anti-viral agent that is unmatched, so it works well when treating a cold or flu as iodine is also an anti-mucilagent. The re-absorption of iodine into the body’s organs can take up to a year or more to accomplish & only when supplemented sufficiently with the required vitamin & mineral co-factors and when utilizing the Salt Loading Protocol. Dosage for internal supplementation of Lugols Solution is generally dependant on your body weight. As a guideline, if you weigh 60kg or less, the recommended amount is 1 drop taken daily with a meal to start. Lugols Solution is safe & recommended for children. If you weigh more than 60kg, the recommended dose is 2 drops instead of one to start.

Salt Loading Protocol - Iodine users often use the salt-loading protocol to clear the bromide that can cause detox symptoms to occur with use. ¼- ½ tsp of sea-salt, Celtic, Himalayan or other unrefined salt in 8 oz of room temperature water. Follow with a glass or 2 of clean drinking water to flush your system. Repeat until urination begins. The seasalt contains chloride which binds to the bromide in the blood stream and in organ receptor cells in the body, it then releases the bromide toxin through the kidneys.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More Fluoride Exposure Creates More Thyroidism

A new large population study just released this week in the UK Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health showed that fluoride exposure contributes to hypothyroidism in England's population. The study found that locations that had higher in fluoride content in the drinking water were about 30% more likely to develop hypothyroidism as compared with areas with low levels of the halogen. About 10% of England's population has synthetic fluoride added to their drinking water and the study confirms that higher levels of fluoridated drinking water provides a useful predictor of hypothyroidism in the population.

"We found that higher levels of fluoride in drinking water provide a useful contribution for predicting prevalence of hypothyroidism. We found that practices located in the West Midlands (a wholly fluoridated area) are nearly twice as likely to report high hypothyroidism prevalence in comparison to Greater Manchester (non-fluoridated area)."

It has been long recorded in history, circa 1895 Dr. Bauman, that iodine is an essential mineral that is required for healthy thyroid functionality. During the 1800's and early 1900's iodine was used to treat both hyperthyroidism, goiter as well as hypothyroidism very successfully. In fact iodine was used to treat every conceivable condition known to resist conventional treatment of the time.

“In the first flush of enthusiasm for the newcomer, physicians and surgeons tested it and tried it for every conceivable pathological condition. The variety of diseases for which iodine was prescribed in the early years is astonishing — paralysis, chorea, scrofula, lacrimal fistula, deafness, distortions of the spine, hip-joint disease, syphilis, acute inflammation, gout, gangrene, dropsy, carbuncles, whitlow, chilblains, burns, scalds, lupus, croup, catarrh, asthma, ulcers, and bronchitis — to mention only a few. Indeed, tincture of iodine, iodoform, or one of the iodides, was applied to almost every case that resisted the ordinary routine of practice; and between 1820 and 1840 there appeared a remarkable series of essays and monographs testifying to the extraordinary benefits to be achieved by this new and potent remedy.” ~ FC Kelley 1961

What is very important about this study is the large population sample it utilized, which shows a greater likelihood of it's cause & effects on the population.

“largest population ever studied in regard to adverse effects of elevated fluoride exposure,”... "Data was collected from 99 percent of England’s 8,020 general medical practices, and the study found that a total of 3.2 percent of the population had hypothyroidism, a 14 percent increase from 2008."

Knowing that fluoride effectively strips iodine from the brain, thyroid, breasts, prostate and skin, it would be great to see more studies showing the effects of drinking water fluoridation on cancer and other auto-immmune conditions in the future.
Read the study here: http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2015/02/09/jech-2014-204971.abstract?sid=387994a1-4d28-493a-bef6-8fdf845ecbb0

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thalassotherapy is Good for Post-Cancer Treatment

Conventional cancer therapy, as utilized by our doctors in Canada & the US can take many forms. Two of modern medicine's current 'go to' therapies for treating cancer are high energy 'radiation therapy' known as Radiotherapy & a cocktail of chemicals in pill & liquid form, referred to as Chemotherapy. What's widely known by most cancer patients is that these forms of 'conventional cancer therapy' kill healthy cells along with the cancerous cells too. It's agreed by most doctors that these conventional therapies severely tax an already compromised immune system, so keeping your immune system strong at all times is recommended. So after cancer the therapy is completed, thalassotherapy can help to alleviate pain, inflammation & begin healthy cellular re-generation by:

1. Re-building the immune system.
2. Detoxifying the body from both the chemicals of chemotherapy & the radiation that accumulates and stores within the tissues of the body.
3. Inducing Homeostasis - Balance within the body & mind is most important in healing.
4. Nutritional Support - We all know, 'we are what we eat' and seaweeds provide everything the cells need to regenerate healthily.

Thalassotherapy is a common sense approach for the recovery of your health as it works by strengthening and maintaining the body's immune system. This makes sense, since a strong immune system keeps the body healthy & protects it from disease & getting cancer ever again. Asian cultures, like the Japanese & Koreans eat alot of seaweed daily and coincidentally they also have some of the lowest rates of cancer in the world, as compared with other cultures. Seaweeds in general have everything our bodies require in terms of nutrition and brown kelp in particular is highest in the immune boosting mineral iodine and has a very mild taste. With a wide assortment of other bio-available vitamins, minerals, polysaccharides, essential amino acids, omegas & glyconutrients, seaweeds work to alkalize the the blood, while supporting every major system in the body. Trans-dermal absorption of these complete ocean nutrients is accomplished during a Thalassotherapy treatment in a bodywrap, massage, poultice or bath.

Supplementation with iodine is also highly recommended to BOOST & STRENGTHEN the immune system. Since iodine was the 1st mineral classified as ESSENTIAL TO LIFE, most people in Canada & the US are deficient at one level or another. If you're not eating kelp or supplementing with iodine, the chances are VERY HIGH, that you may be iodine deficient. I recommend reading Dr Brownstein's book, 'Iodine, why you need it, why you can't live without it', as it details in case studies the positive effects of iodine supplementation. Since much of our bodily iodine is stored for immune health in our BRAIN, THYROID, BREASTS, OVARIES, PROSTATE, SKIN & MUSCLES, it is ESSENTIAL that we have some. Of the over 4000 patients Dr.Brownstein has tested for iodine deficiency, 95% were deficient at some level. What's also very interesting is that 100% of patients that came to him with cancer were also iodine deficient.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Symptoms & Causes of Iodine Deficiency

Symptoms of iodine deficiency are often similar to those with Hashi's, Grave's, Fibromyalgia, CFS & other auto-immune disorders. This is because iodine deficiency plays a large part in those conditions & symptoms too. As Dr. Brownstein mentions in his book, 'Iodine, why you need it, why you can't live without it', 95% of the 4000 patients he tested, were deficient in this essential mineral, iodine. Chances are high if you're not eating brown kelp or supplementing with Lugol's or potassium-iodide, you're deficient. Since most of the soils & hence foods don't contain iodine, you'll be hard pressed to find some in your diet. I've heard it said, there is no iodine deficiency in the US & Canada because we iodize our salt. When the iodization of salt was started in 1924 in the US & 1929 Canada to prevent the continued trend of thyroidism from occurring in the population, our air & world was not so populated with toxins like; Fluoride, Chlorine & Bromine, which leaches it from the body & competes for storage with iodine. Physicians of that day were regularly prescribing Lugol's Solution for depression, infection, arthritis, cysts, menopause & more. The overall depletion of iodine experienced in the population was endemic in nature, occurring mostly in the Great Lakes region, where the area was named, 'The Goitre Belt'. Currently, we still see lots of endemic goitre & hypothyroidism in the Goitre Belt today and with added occurrence, since physicians today don't prescribe Lugol's or potassium-iodide anymore. This iodine deficiency is compounded even further with the additions of Fluoride, Chlorine & Bromine into our foods, air, drinking water, swimming pools, fast-food, soda pop, fire-retardant & more....

A short list of common symptoms of iodine deficiency include:

Cold hands and feet

Low basal temp.(taken first thing in the morning)

Low immunity (catching colds & flu's)

Dry skin & hair

Brittle hair & nails

Inability to sweat (hypohydrosis)

Proneness to weight gain



Hashimoto's Disease

Graves Disease





Any Auto-Immune condition

Any Cancer, especially breast, ovarian, brain, thyroid, skin, prostate & leukemia

Heart Disease (arteriosclerosis)

Poor memory

Trouble concentrating


Cystic conditions of the skin, breasts, ovaries

Prostate enlargement & cancer


Muscle cramps


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Iodine Insufficiency as it relates to causing Cancer

It’s great when doctors ‘think outside the box’ and work to teach others what they’ve learned through their medical practice, especially when it comes to cancer. This is the case with Dr. Jorge D Flechas MD, with whom spreading the word about iodine sufficiency as it relates to of total body health has been his mission. His direct approach when speaking to the medical community about the effectiveness utilizing iodine for preventing & treating cancers is exemplified in this short video clip. Many symptoms of Iodine deficiency can include: thyroidism including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, goitre, Graves Disease, Hashimoto’s disease, Fibromylagia, Cystic conditions in the breasts & ovaries, cold hand & feet, weight gain, fatigue, dry skin, Hypohydrosis(difficulty sweating), hair loss, brain fog, migraines, insomnia, tingling in hands and feet, muscle pain, edema, elevated cholesterol & more...


Dr. Flechas is part of the Iodine Group of Doctors, an organization founded by Dr. Guy Abraham in 1998, after reading the Ghent-Eskin study done in the late 1980’s in Kingston, Ontario, Canada about Fibrocystic Breast Disease and their success in treating the condition with iodine therapy. What Dr Abraham uncovered was a long history of use within the medical community from the early 1800’ through till the 1950’s, when Big Pharma began it’s influence over the medical education of our doctors. It was so widely utilized by doctors it was widely considered a pancea or Universal Medicine for many conditions that resisted standardized treatment at the time.
“In the first flush of enthusiasm for the newcomer, physicians and surgeons tested it and tried it for every conceivable pathological condition. The variety of diseases for which iodine was prescribed in the early years is astonishing — paralysis, chorea, scrofula, lacrimal fistula, deafness, distortions of the spine, hip-joint disease, syphilis, acute inflammation, gout, gangrene, dropsy, carbuncles, whitlow, chilblains, burns, scalds, lupus, croup, catarrh, asthma, ulcers, and bronchitis — to mention only a few.

Dr. Flechas suggests that the common thinking needs to be re-thunk when in comes to a widespread Iodine deficiency that is being experienced across the US & Canada today. Most doctors are taught in medical school that Iodine deficiency is a thing of the past, that was corrected with iodized salt or a problem with other countries. Dr. Flechas links the de-mineralization of our soils with modern GMO farming techniques that do nothing to remineralize the vacant soil and hence leave our food minerally deficient. Adding insult to injury, we purge the iodine that is stored in our bodies with the competing Halogens of Fluorine, Chlorine & Bromine that are added to our drinking water, our swimming pools, hot tubs, fast-food, soda & more that leach the iodine from our bodies thereby depleting our immune system. We are supposed to get our iodine from our food, like the Japanese & Koreans do with eating enough brown kelp daily to receive 12.5mg to 50mg of iodine daily. And because of this ancient practice of eating ocean vegetables, they have the lowest rates of reproductive cancers in the world.

From Dr. Flechas website I quote, “In those areas of the world where iodine deficiency is very high, such as in Switzerland and in certain areas of Asia and Africa, there are also higher incidents of thyroid cancer. Iodine is also concentrated by breast tissue, and a lack of iodine in the breasts manifests as fibrocystic breast disease (painful breasts with nodules and cysts and often more symptomatic prior to menstrual periods). 93% of American women have fibrocystic breast disease and the longer this disease exists, the higher the potential risk for development of breast cancer. 20% of all iodine in the human body is stored in the skin, specifically in the sweat glands. Lack of iodine in the sweat glands manifests as dry skin with a decreased ability to sweat. Iodine can also be concentrated in the stomach tissue, and the lack of iodine in the stomach manifests as achlorhydria (lack of digestive acid production). Iodine is used by the stomach cells, also known as parietal cells, to concentrate chloride which is necessary to produce hydrochloric acid (digestive acid). With the prolonged presence of achlorhydria, there is a much higher incidence of stomach cancer. Iodine is concentrated in the lacrymal glands of the eye, and a lack of iodine can cause dry eyes. Iodine can also be concentrated in the parotid and submandibular glands of the mouth, and iodine deficiency here can result in dry mouth. Iodine can be concentrated in the ovaries, and Russian studies done some years ago showed a relationship between iodine deficiency and the presence of cysts in the ovaries. The greater the iodine deficiency, the more ovarian cysts a woman produces. In its extreme form, this condition is known as polycystic ovarian disease.”

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Our Biological Ocean Connections

I think that if women knew that using whole, raw brown kelp, that is grown indigenously in Canada & the US as a food, in a bath or in a bodywrap spa therapy, would provide them with enough bio-available vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential amino acids, polysaccharide sugars, protein, fibre that would; strengthen their immune system, prevent & help to treat breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer & all cancers, irregular menstrual cycles, fibroids, ovarian cysts, infertility, fibro-cystic breast disease, menopausal problems, hormonal imbalance, water retention, emotional freak-outs, chills and hot flashes, fatigue, lack of lubrication, loss of calcium & general irritability, they use it. Not only use it, they would tell every woman they know about it. Some think, this is too good to be true, how can seaweeds do this for me? When you understand the biological connection of the design of our bodies & the ocean as explained by Dr. Rene Quinton at the turn of the 20th century and what cultures from around the world know & practice including; Japan, Korea, China, Iceland, Denmark, Wales, Scotland, Hawaii, France & the South Pacific Islands. Everyone who traded goods with these peoples & cultures knew about the healing aspects of the ocean, that's why there was trade. Since most of our modern doctors in North America don't recognize the healing effects of the ocean, you'd have to travel to France today, where the medical system regularly prescribes & covers costs for patients to partake in ocean-therapy (aka, thalassotherapy) for helping to deal with many modern ailments like, fatigue, stress, depression, obesity, arthritis & overall lack of zeal for life. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine told his patients to, go to the ocean to heal, to soak up the ocean minerals. Plato said, “The sea cures all ailments of man” & Euripides said, “The sea washes away all mens's illnesses” And from Herodotus, “Sun & sea are sovereign remedies for most diseases and particularly for women's ailments”. We will do well to listen to those ancient remedy's, for what is old has become new again. For many in Canada & the US who have ears to listen, this can be just the news you're wanting to hear.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Iodine protects you from skin cancer

Our bodies store about 20% of our total iodine supply in our skin. This became most apparent to me last summer while I was enjoying some warming summer rays of sun by the pool for a couple of hours without sunscreen. I wondered why for so many years I had burned & now I wasn't, even after more than 2 hours of exposure. The sun hadn't changed, it was still as hot as ever, so it must have been me. Realizing that I have been supplementing with Lugol's solution for almost 2 years at that point, my whole-body sufficiency was reached & hence my dermis & epidermis contained enough iodine in my cells to produce enough melonin to protect me from UV exposure without sunscreen applied.
Utilized in every cell, every organ & concentrated in our blood-serum levels, iodine helps to keep a strong cellular immunity & proper functioning of skin cells within the body.

'Iodine is detected in every organ and tissue in the body'
~ Dr Guy Abraham

Iodine also helps to keep our cells healthy & clear of disease by working with our lymphatic system to clean out the damaged cells, mutated viruses & providing a mechanism for melanin development, thereby protecting the body from conditions like skin cancer. Melatonin is produced by the body to provide the skin pigmentation & protection from harmful UV rays of the sun. Without iodine being available to be utilized by the cells in the skin, harmful UV rays cannot be completely dissipated by the melanin and inflammation in the form of sun burn or worse skin cancer shows itself. Since most of the population of North America is iodine deficient, this poses a problem for the immune system in the prevention of skin cancer. You can reduce every form of skin cancer by achieving whole-body iodine sufficient and protecting yourself from the inside out from harmful UV rays this summer.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Macrobiotic Diet Saves Lives from Radiation Exposure

Seaweeds have been used for generations in the preparation of Japanese cuisine, a regular part of their daily diet. The health benefits that obtained by eating ocean vegetables are reflected in the overall health & wellness of the Japanese & Korean populations. Most notably the lowest rates of cancer, especially reproductive cancers like breast, ovarian & prostate cancer, due in large part to the role that sea-vegetables nourish & detoxify the body. The power of these ocean vegetables, have long been recognized for centuries, especially in ancient medicines & remedies. After the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki & Hiroshima in 1945, the response from the medical community to those left alive was to eat seaweed to avoid radiation poisoning. Dr. Tatsuichiro Akizuki was director of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Nagasaki during the bombing. Dr. Akisuki demanded a strict macrobiotic diet of brown rice, miso soup, wakame & other seaweeds, Hokkaido pumpkin and sea salt. He prohibited the consumption of sugar & sweets and as a result saved everyone in the hospital, while many other survivors in the city died from radiation sickness.
Dr. Akisuki remembers,“I gave the cooks and staff strict orders that they should make unpolished whole-grain rice balls, adding some salt to them, prepare strong miso soup for each meal, and never use sugar. When they didn’t follow my orders, I scolded them without mercy, ‘Never take sugar. Sugar will destroy your blood!’. . .
“This dietary method made it possible for me to remain alive and go on working vigorously as a doctor. The radioactivity may not have been a fatal dose, but thanks to this method, Brother Iwanaga, Reverend Noguchi, Chief Nurse Miss Murai, other staff members and in-patients, as well as myself, all kept on living on the lethal ashes of the bombed ruins. It was thanks to this food that all of us could work for people day after day, overcoming fatigue or symptoms of atomic disease and survive the disaster free from severe symptoms of radioactivity.”
As Dr. Brownstein notes, 'the CDC recommends using iodine to prevent injury from radioactive iodine fallout'. Dosages for adults and women who are breastfeeding should take 130mg of potassium iodide. For children who are between 3 and 18 years of age, they should take 65mg of potassium iodide. Children who are adult size should take the adult dose. Infants and children between 1 month and 3 years of age should take 32mg of potassium iodide. Newborns from birth to one month of age should be given 16mg of potassium iodide.'
Now please understand that these larger dosages are for in case of emergency of radioactive fallout or contamination, not everyday dosages. Dr. Abraham & Brownstein agree that between 13mg to 50mg are needed daily to prevent approximately 96% of radioactive iodine from binding to the thyroid gland. That is the approximate dosage of iodine ingested daily by the Japanese. This is over 100x the average daily dose ingested by North Americans due to the modern processed 'fast-food' diet, modern farming depleting minerals from the soils & competing halogens that are so affluent in our modern lives, like fluorine, chlorine & bromine.
As Dr. Brownstein points out, it's not just the thyroid gland at risk for exposure to radioactive iodine, it's every cell & every organ in the body. He states, 'For overall immune health & optimal functionality, iodine is stored in the brain, breasts, ovaries, uterus, prostate, our skin, muscles & fat'. Since exposure to radiation is cumulative, our bodies continue to accept & detoxify from exposure to all types of radiation, especially when given the tools like seaweeds to do this naturally. For if the body is sufficient in iodine, the health risks of radioactive iodine & radiation exposure are largely avoidable.