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Finally Fix your Health

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  1. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    Lynne describes how Iodine Deficiency is a world wide epidemic that contributes to the following diseases and their cures:
    • Fibrocystic Breast Disease & related cancers
    • Polycistic Ovary Syndrome & related cancers
    • Uterus fibroids, cysts, endometriosis & related cancers
    • Thyroid problems
    • Brain Fog, felling stupid
    • Headaches
    • Prostate problems
    • Hormonal imbalance
    Her testimonials detail many other conditions caused by, and cured by iodine,
    She presents a fascinating history of iodine to cure health problems going back 15,000 years. Her book is fun to read. She details how her own life was wrecked by iodine deficiency, including fibrocystic breast disease with resulting breast cancer, hypothyroid, brain fog, feeling FAT & stupid and more, all cleared up after starting the Dr. Brownstein Iodine Protocol. She details many doctor's research into iodine and who stole iodine from us. This book is a MUST HAVE for every family and especially important for the women in your life, since women need far more iodine than men do for their female organs.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Iodine-Crisis-What-About-Wreck/dp/098603200X

    Thanks to environmental pollutants Iodine deficiency has become a worldwide epidemic. Everybody knows pollutants cause cancer. What they don't know is that these pollutants cause a deficiency that can make us sick, fat and stupid. Iodized salt--supposedly a solution to iodine deficiency-- is actually a nutritional scam which provides a false sense of security. The Iodine Crisis explains how we became so deficient, then shows the time-tested solution to reversing many conditions. Lynne Farrow reveals how she and thousands of other patient-activists changed their lives by researching and using iodine. Frequently Asked Questions cover everything you need to know about iodine. The proof of iodine's benefit is demonstrated by the dramatic case studies shared in this book

    Radio Interview with the Author



    Interview with Lynne Farrow, Author of The Iodine Crisis
    http://www.cheeseslave.com/interview-with-lynne-farrow-author-of-the-iodine-crisis-part-1/

    1. How did you get so interested in iodine?

    You know how you hear about chance meetings where you bump into someone at an event and they change your life? That’s what happened to me. I attended an integrative medicine conference just like many others and there was a break between presentations. Dr. Sherri Tenpenny saw from my conference ID badge that I represented a breast cancer organization so she asked me if I had ever heard of iodine for breasts.

    I told her I’d only heard about for benign breast disease. But at this point I was kind of insulted that she would mention something so simple-minded for breast cancer. Did she really think I hadn’t looked into every single nutritional strategy? I had been running Breast Cancer Choices and researching constantly with the best minds in integrative medicine. Surely, if there was anything to iodine I would have heard about it, right? Wrong! No, seriously. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

    Only because I knew Dr. Tenpenny as a respected vaccine activist did I research further when I returned home. I set aside a couple of weeks to research. That turned into several years and a partnership with many iodine activists. That turned into my book.

    2. How were you diagnosed with breast cancer?

    First, I need to say by the time I was diagnosed with breast cancer I had been plagued with fatigue, headaches and brain fog for many years. I medicated myself with caffeine and prescription painkillers along with migraine medicine. I had consulted dozens of specialists.

    Benign breast disease had dogged me on and off for a long time. FBD (fibrocystic breast disease) is an umbrella term for various breast conditions that cause swelling, cysts or pain. Every time I had a mammogram they said not to worry because FBD was normal. I’d ask, “How can something with benign as its first name and disease as its last name be normal?” They’d shrug and say, “It’s normal because it’s so common.” What?

    Then the mammographers started finding cysts which they would stick with a needle to withdraw and examine the fluid. I’m ashamed to say I never questioned this. I assumed they knew what they were doing — a flawed assumption I would make several times on my healing journey.

    On one of these fluid aspirations, the needle withdrew tissue that lead to a cancer diagnosis.

    3. What did you do after your diagnosis of breast cancer?

    The first thing I did was locate a respected surgeon at a NY breast cancer center. She made recommendations of surgery and radiation. She then referred me to an oncologist who recommended chemotherapy because the pathology report showed the cancer was aggressive. But I wasn’t about to rush into anything.

    Secondly, since I was trained as an academic, I asked a lot of questions. I wanted to verify the sources of the doctors’ information. I looked every recommendation up in the medical journals.

    I was shocked to find the sources were filled with fuzzy math and little info on what benefits treatments provide in terms of survival. Then I discovered the doctors have official treatment guidelines they follow. They put each patient on that treatment treadmill. Legally, that’s their job.

    I chose to have surgery but I refused chemotherapy and radiation because there wasn’t enough convincing evidence in the medical literature that either would prolong my life. I realize others would make different decisions.

    4. Did you work with an integrative doctor?

    Yes, in the midst of the decision making, I worked with an integrative doctor and began several non-standard approaches. Those strategies have evolved over the years. I was also determined to use the same evidence standard with him that I did with the conventional doctors. I looked everything up.

    I met a lot of other breast cancer patients online and we exchanged notes about looking things up in the online medical libraries. The main part of my education came down to learning what questions to ask.

    5. How did you learn what questions to ask?

    Just by reading the medical literature, learning the vocabulary and standards for medical proof. It wasn’t that hard. I bounced my criteria off a few doctors to make sure I was getting the questions right.

    Then I and a couple of my online friends realized these essential questions and answers weren’t available to patients anywhere. That’s why we founded Breast Cancer Choices.

    When I stumbled onto iodine thanks to my chance meeting with Dr. Tenpenny, I discovered a revolutionary perspective on iodine deficiency leading to benign disease progressing to breast cancer. Iodine wasn’t just another nutrient that was “good for you.” If scientists could create breast tumors in animals by blocking iodine in their chow, maybe an underlying cause of breast disease progressing could be identified and remedied.

    Iodine became my “first line” strategy to keep me in remission from cancer. So far, so good. The experience of most of my online iodine-taker friends with a history of breast cancer parallels mine.

    Does iodine cure cancer? Even though iodine reports have been encouraging, nothing has been proved to 100% cure cancer. I’m told by reliable sources that formal clinical trials are in the planning stages at research facilities.
    The Iodine Crisis: What You Don't Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life

    6. So how did you start taking iodine?

    I took a few Lugol’s Iodine drops once in a while over the years but I never understood it and never noticed any difference.

    Only when I took the 24 hour Urinary Iodine Loading test to evaluate me for iodine deficiency did I really start taking iodine. The morning of the test, I took 50 mg of Iodoral Iodine tablets and began collecting my urine. Within two hours my mind cleared and I felt a burst of well-being and energy.

    7. Did you take the companion nutrients? And why are they important?

    No, at that point I didn’t know anything about companion nutrients or the salt loading detox formula. This was early on in the iodine movement. The official Iodine Protocol was only released a year or so later at the two iodine conferences.

    Because I didn’t know about the companion nutrients, I took too much iodine too fast and experienced what we now understand to be bromide detoxification. Back then, my response was just to take less Iodoral and build up slowly. That worked. I knew when I took too much because I would get brain fog and fatigue.

    8. What are the “companion nutrients” that we should take along with iodine and why are they so important?

    The companion nutrients are selenium, Vitamin C, magnesium, Vitamin B2 and B3, and unprocessed salt.

    In a nutshell, the companion nutrients help get iodine into the cells and get the toxins that iodine purges out of the cells.

    9. Why have we become iodine deficient in the past few decades?

    Three reasons. First, our iodine consumption has dropped since the 1970s because iodine has been removed as a fortifying nutrient from wheat flour and replaced with an anti-iodine chemical in the bromine family, bromate.

    Secondly, since the 1970s, bromines, the anti-iodine which purges iodine, has been added to furniture, electronics, cars, baby pajamas and mattresses—to name just a few sources. Bromines are present in foods and drugs also, but the main source is when we breathe in the dust from fire retardants.

    Bromines compete with iodine for the same receptors in the body. So, if you’re not getting iodine, bromine will bully its way onto the receptor and you will become what we call, Bromide Dominant.

    So even if you eat a clean, whole foods, organic diet, bromine exposure is unavoidable in the 21st century. We can eat like our grandparents but they didn’t have to deal with exposure to environmental toxins so eating clean is not enough. The only defense is to take iodine so that the environmental bromines can’t win.

    This battle applies to fluoride also since all the elements in the halide family will jump into the competition for the same receptors.

    Third, the unsubstantiatied medical advice to avoid salt keeps people from getting even the most minimal iodine.

    10. Besides breast cancer, what other diseases or health problems are caused by iodine deficiency?

    There is a long list of generally acknowledged iodine-deficiency health problems. I cover the list in my book, The Iodine Crisis.

    But the fascinating thing is that we learn of more iodine deficiency conditions every day because people will take iodine for one thing, and then report a problem they thought was totally unrelated to iodine goes away. Several of these cases are reported in The Iodine Crisis.

    Since the book was published, more people have contacted me with reports on conditions nobody thought had any relationship to iodine. In the last week, I’ve had reports on Autism symptoms improving as well as Myasthenia Gravis. Nobody is sure yet how iodine works on most of these conditions.
     
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  2. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    Health and Nutrition Tips to Build and Boost the Thyroid
    http://thewholejourney.com/the-thyroid-uncovered

    1. Avoid unfermented soy like the plague. Soy blocks the uptake of iodine to the thyroid, thereby starving it of the essential nutrients it needs to function. This means no tofu, no soymilk, no edamame, and no intentional use of soybean oil. Check all your labels, because soybean is genetically modified and made in excess in the US, therefore it is very cheap and used in a TON of products. Wheat-free tamari (soy sauce), tempeh (like a veggie burger/tofu replacement), and miso (fermented soybean paste) are the only acceptable forms of soy.


    2. Avoid gluten like the plague. Gluten is overly acid, genetically-modified, overproduced, and, more often than not, devoid of nutrients (especially in the U.S.). In the U.S., our wheat contains three times the amount of gluten than the wheat in Europe or South America. It is overly acidic and causes immune antibody production in those with elevated TPO levels. There are so many other options today. Head over to our Product Review Site and query gluten-free if you want to learn everything that you CAN have instead of focusing on what you can’t have.
     
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  3. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    Soy: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    http://thewholejourney.com/soy-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly

    Soy is very controversial in the nutrition field. For years, the public has perceived soy as a health food, an ideal source of protein which lowers cholesterol, protects against cancer and heart disease, reduces menopausal symptoms and prevents osteoporosis but is that really the truth?

    The bean part of the soy that we eat in its unfermented form (tofu, soy milk, edamame, soybean oil and soy lecithin) is toxic, which is why it’s well known in Asia to soak or ferment the seed/bean to remove the toxins. The only forms of soy that I recommend are those that have been fermented, which include: miso (to make soup, dressings for fish and salads), tempeh (a fermented soy and grain product) and tamari (a wheat-free soy sauce). Fermented soy contains higher amounts of B vitamins, probiotics and an enzyme that helps to open up arteries.

    I challenge you to pull out ALL the products in your kitchen, refrigerator and freezer that contain soy in its various forms to see how much you are actually eating - you will be absolutely shocked at how many things it is in. Consider keeping your home soy-free, because you are likely getting an overkill amount of it when you eat out since most restaurants use soybean oil for cooking because it is so inexpensive.

    Concern over genetically modified soy

    Unfortunately, 95% of the soy grown in the United States is genetically modified. GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology.

    In 30 other countries around the world, including Australia, Japan and all the nations in the European Union, there are restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs, because they are not considered proven safe. In the U.S., though, the Food and Drug Administration approved commercial production of GMOs based on studies conducted by the companies that created them and profit from their sale. Many health-conscious shoppers are concerned over the lack of independent, scientific examination on the impact of consuming genetically modified foods.

    Primary health concerns about processed soy


    Blocks the uptake of essential vitamins and minerals. Included are calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, iodine and especially zinc. The phytic acid in soy binds to minerals, proteins and starch, and results in lower absorption of these substances. Vitamin B-12 analogs in soy are not absorbed and actually increase the body’s requirement for B-12. Phytic acid foods also increase the body’s requirement for Vitamin D.

    Thyroid issues. Processed soy inhibits the uptake of one of the most important minerals needed for growth and metabolism, iodine, which is used by the thyroid gland in the production of thyroid hormones. Unfermented soy may also block absorption of thyroid medications if taken at the same time.

    Hormone disruption. Perhaps the most disturbing of soy’s ill effects on health has to do with its phytoestrogens, which can mimic the effects of the female hormone estrogen. These phytoestrogens have been found to have both beneficial and adverse effects on various human tissues. For example, drinking two glasses of soymilk daily for one month is enough to alter a woman’s menstrual cycle. However, modest amounts of fermented soy do not show any hormone-disruptive effects.

    Protein inhibitors. You do not get the protein listed on the label because soy is denatured and therefore not bio-available. Soy interferes with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders.

    MSG. Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a potent neurotoxin, is formed during soy food processing, and additional amounts are added to many soy foods.
     
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  4. -X- Not into the whole brevity thing.

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    So basically, don't eat anything anymore.
     
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  5. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    Really, it's just about fixing your thyroid by purging bromide, flouride, and chloride from your thyroid (and ovaries if you're a woman).

    For a lot of those trying to lose weight, this is the easiest way... 'cause you'll finally accelerate your metabolism to normal rates, and thereby process your calories at a much faster rate.

    Our food & water industry has done just about all that it can to purge our thyroids of iodine, causing a dominos of health issues for the public.
     
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  7. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    Or add salt, most table salt has iodine added to it.
     
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  8. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    won't do squat, especiallly given the SAD (standard american diet)

    by the way, if u got any buddies suffering from PTSD, this will help significantly.
     
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  9. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    for a little over 100 bucks u can do the pee pee test, and they'll tell u exactly how screwed u are. Insurance compnaies won't cover the cost of the test eventhough were at an epidemic level.
     
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  10. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    How does that work? PTSD is pretty complex, I'd be interested in knowing how that would help though.
     
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  11. fearsomefour Well-Known Member

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    I have tried changing how I eat the last couple of years.
    Not a diet per sey, although losing weight is a priority.
    There is a list of foods I try to make sure I eat most everyday.
    Kale, celery, broccoli and or asparagus, fresh berries, raw almonds, hemp oil.
    I don't hit all of them everyday but they are foundational foods.
    Good info Stranger. Will look further into this.
     
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  12. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    Autoimmune thyroid disease, either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, is linked to post-traumatic stress disorder and is often first observed clinically after periods of prolonged stress. When "the adrenal glands, the front line in the stress reaction... show wear and tear and become depleted, this frequently leads to an impairment in the thyroid gland, which can cause a further decline in energy level and mood. Further, in brain damage due to concussion and cerebral infarction, as well as in post-traumatic stress disorder, there is a greatly increased production of free radicals in the brain - Free radical damage (lipid peroxidation).

    Iodine not only improves thyroid performance by displacing the toxins that it has injested, but also protects against free radicals by attaching itself to the double bonds of Omega fatty acids in the cellular membranes. It is these chemically reactive double bounds that make the fatty acids vulnerable to free radicals. The brain is one of the organs with the highest density of omega fatty acids, so Iodine protection is especially essential here.
     
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  13. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    Are the Almond you're eating really raw, or do they just say "raw"? In some states, retailers can label their almonds as Raw even though they've actually been pasteurized. Please ask if the almond you are eating are unpastuerized, as the heating process in pasturization kills most all of the good stuff in almonds.

    Also, make sure you're filtering out all of the chlorine and flouride in your water, 'cause that stuff just kills your thyroid and will destroy your metabolism, making weight loss almost impossible.
     
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  14. Dieter the Brock SON OF JEN-ORIS

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  15. fearsomefour Well-Known Member

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    Cool.
    Any thoughts on the hemp oil?
     
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  16. -X- Not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Someone say hemp?

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  17. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, I may try that out. I've struggled with PTSD, and I currently have TBI, I won't lie I'm skeptical, but I'll try it out. If I see any improvement I'll be sure to pass it on to other friends who are battling it as well. Anything to help them win the fight, a few have gotten close to losing and that's the last thing we want.
     
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  18. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    i've actually never tried it or researched it. We rely on unprocessed virgin coconut oil, which tastes great in everything and is a great antioxidant.
     
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  19. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    let me get a few links for u to follow. please also listen to audio in OP. u have to start slow, as your body will purge all of the toxins, some of which can do even more damage if u detox too fast. this will prolly take a yr, and u have to work ur way off any parmaceuticals, which are probably loaded with flouride, bromide and chlorine and exacerbate the dysfunction. unfortunately, docs just don't know as they have never been trained in nutrition.
     
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  20. ChrisW Well-Known Member

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    What's your background @Stranger? Are you a specialist in nutrition? Not putting you down, just wondering if it's a hobby of yours, or a field you study.
     
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