The Thyroid – Breast Cancer Connection

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Blog | Aug, 27 2013

The Thyroid – Breast Cancer Connection

I don’t know about you, but it seems that half of the women I talk to have “low thyroids” or have been diagnosed with “Thyroid Cancer”.  What is causing this epidemic of weak thyroids and how does that relate to Breast Cancer?

First, let’s talk about what causes a weak and poor functioning thyroid. I am not an endocrinologist and for simplicity’s sake, I will simply focus on the thyroid rather than include all the other connections it has with other endocrine glands.

Thyroids are weaker because our diet is SO deficient in Iodine. It has been estimated that 90% of the world’s population is Iodine deficient. I know that every man and woman that I have tested in the last 2 years has been Iodine deficient.

What happens to your thyroid when you don’t have enough Iodine? It develops nodules and cysts. Iodine is necessary for healthy function of all glandular tissues like the breast, uterus, prostate, ovaries, and thyroid. All of these glandular tissues concentrate iodine in order to maintain healthy cell architecture.

If there is not enough Iodine, the cell matrix transforms into cyst like structures. The result is fibrocystic breasts, polycystic ovaries and uterine fibroids.

If the cysts continue and become nodular and develop hyperplasia (increased cell growth), this can lead to cancer.

Breast tissue has a “trapping” system for iodine, very similar to that of the thyroid gland, basically competing for iodine with the thyroid. Medicating women with drugs for a hypo thyroid is like adding gasoline to the fire, because it actually increases the risk of developing Breast Cancer. Studies have shown that the incidence of Breast Cancer is twice as high in women taking medication for their thyroid.

iodoralIodine is a requisite for normal breast tissue. When there is iodine deficiency, there are changes in the DNA/RNA ratios and estrogen receptor proteins, changes leading to Breast Cancer.  

Iodine is also necessary for proper immune function, especially when your immune cells are engulfing and ingesting bacteria and other unhealthy cells.

Iodine is an anti-oxidant and anti-cancer agent that contributes to the integrity of the normal healthy breast tissue.

Iodine displaces mercury, aluminum, lead, and halides like Bromide and fluoride. Bromides are found in all electronic gadgets like I Pads and computers.

With all the radiation that we are exposed to since the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Iodine helps protect the thyroid gland and other glandular tissues.

Endocrinologist, Dr. Guy Abraham, has studied the iodine thyroid connection for over 25 years, and he is convinced that everyone needs to be taking iodine until to replenish deficiencies.

So how do you know if you are deficient? A simple 24 hour urine test can determine how deficient you are. If you have any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from an iodine screening:

  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Nodules on your thyroid
  • Hypo Thyroid
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Breast Cancer

The great news is that when these tissues are nourished with enough iodine, the cells can revert back to healthy normal cells.

When you order this test, the kit is delivered to your home Follow the simple instructions for collection and return the sample back to the lab. Once I receive the results of the test, I will review the results and offer some recommendations.

I personally take 50 mg of Iodoral every day in order to insure that my thyroid and breasts have all the iodine they need to function normally.



9 thoughts on “The Thyroid – Breast Cancer Connection

  1. I am on levothyroxine 77 mcg daily. It s the only medication I take, and I would like to get off of it. I add Nascent Iodine to my water every day (about 12 drops). Is it safe to simply stop taking the levothyroxine and replace with iodine or iodoral. I haven’t found a good naturopathic doctor in San Antonio.

    1. I had uterine fibroids (hysterectomy), right lobectomy of my thyroid, and breast cancer in my right breast. I just had a lumpectomy a week ago. I take levothyroxine 100 mcg daily.

  2. Dr. V, I never knew the importance of Iodine until the last year when I started reading your articles about Iodine and breast health. I love to share your wonderful information in my monthly newsletter. I look forward to my interview with you later in May.

  3. I am becoming more and more confused about this issue of iodine. I had a dx of ILC in 2012 and have undergone radiation and a lumpectomy. I was hypothyroid and began taking Armour Thyroid as well as 25 mg of Iodorol about a year ago. I feel better but am still cold and hair is thinning. I checked out Dr. Brownstein’s video and he recommends large doses of iodine. I was cautioned by two different ND’s to not take more than 25mg. unless there was a problem. So what exactly is the recommended dosage and how is it determined?

  4. I found out I have autoimmune thyroiditis 4 years ago… Over the past 4 years I have had ovarian cysts rupture ( ultra sounds have told me this) and just last week I got my breast ultra sound done because I have had a sore left breast for months and the result is I have lots of cists in my breast! So this article you have written has really just helped me to understand there is a connection! Anything else you can give me information on would be amazing! Regards victoria

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