Iodine and Potassium Iodide

Yas

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Hi,
I 'd like some advice about the dosage of Lugol's. I have a lump in my breast which I'm pretty sure is cancer. I had a biopsy and the results are due next Thursday. I've started taking 50mg Lugols with the co-factors, and I'm wondering if I should increase the dose or leave it at this level. I don't have any other health issues that I'm aware of. Also, is it ok to take the iodine with food, or is it better on an empty stomach?

Hi Viv, I wanted to just add that maybe using topical iodine occasionally could be useful, but you have to mix it with coconut oil or another healthy oil because applying it directly to the skin can burn. Some people tolerate iodine better when it is absorbed through the skin and it can be a good way to saturate the breast tissue with it.

Here are some links you can read which give some more information:



Please take into consideration that those articles propose many different ways of using iodine and other treatments and I don't necessarily endorse all of them, but the more knowledge you have about different approaches, the more you can have an educated choice on what to do, with the guidance of your own research and medical practitioner.
 

Alana

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Hi Viv, I wanted to just add that maybe using topical iodine occasionally could be useful, but you have to mix it with coconut oil or another healthy oil because applying it directly to the skin can burn. Some people tolerate iodine better when it is absorbed through the skin and it can be a good way to saturate the breast tissue with it.

I have non-malignant thyroid cysts, so I have been applying topical iodine on my thyroid for a while now, and it seems to be helping. I use a 5% Lugol's iodine dilution and I apply it on my skin without any burn sensation, and then I add a bit of DMSO cream on top so that it is better absorbed. I did try applying a 25% Lugol's on my skin one time, and that burned!

I also use 5% Lugol's and DMSO on my breasts once in a while, to prevent the creation of lumps.

Viv, let us know about your results when you get them. I will keep my fingers crossed for you and I think iodine can only help. See here for example:

Iodine Alters Gene Expression in the MCF7 Breast Cancer Cell Line: Evidence for an Anti-Estrogen Effect of Iodine

The protective effects of iodine on breast cancer have been postulated from epidemiologic evidence and described in animal models. The molecular mechanisms responsible have not been identified but laboratory evidence suggests that iodine may inhibit cancer promotion through modulation of the estrogen pathway. To elucidate the role of iodine in breast cancer, the effect of Lugol's iodine solution (5% I2, 10% KI) on gene expression was analyzed in the estrogen responsive MCF-7 breast cancer cell line. Microarray analysis identified 29 genes that were up-regulated and 14 genes that were down-regulated in response to iodine/iodide treatment. The altered genes included several involved in hormone metabolism as well as genes involved in the regulation of cell cycle progression, growth and differentiation. Quantitative RT-PCR confirmed the array data demonstrating that iodine/iodide treatment increased the mRNA levels of several genes involved in estrogen metabolism (CYP1A1, CYP1B1, and AKR1C1) while decreasing the levels of the estrogen responsive genes TFF1 and WISP2. This report presents the results of the first gene array profiling of the response of a breast cancer cell line to iodine treatment. In addition to elucidating our understanding of the effects of iodine/iodide on breast cancer, this work suggests that iodine/iodide may be useful as an adjuvant therapy in the pharmacologic manipulation of the estrogen pathway in women with breast cancer.

You can read the entire study and its graphs through the link above.
 

Viv

The Force is Strong With This One
Debra, thank you for your lovely post. I agree that my emotions have much to do with it. I have a mostly happy married life, but have foolishly harboured resentment and depression for a long time. I shall check out the German New Medicine link.
Yas and Alana, I'll try applying it topically. I'm concerned though that when I see the doctors on Thursday they might want to do a mastectomy.
 

Onetrickponystar

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Hii all. I've been using iodine moderately (2 daily drops of lugol 5%). Periodcally I used to suffer from inflammation in my joints (shoulder, knees), and those are gone since taking the iodine. But I do notice that since using it, my hands are pretty much always cold during the day. Could this be a side effect of the iodine intake?
 

Aeneas

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But I do notice that since using it, my hands are pretty much always cold during the day. Could this be a side effect of the iodine intake?
I am not aware of others having had this experience but that doesn't mean that it couldn't be due to iodine, though other causes might be there. How long have you been using iodine? Did you have cold hands before or could it be that you just have become aware of it now?
 

Onetrickponystar

The Force is Strong With This One
Heyy! Started using it 6 months ago. And noticed the cold hands during winter. But because of the lockdown I was not outside thay much, and the house is pretty well isolated. I never experienced cold hands before, but it could be unrelated to the iodine intake. But this was the only significant change I could think of.
 
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