Iodine is an antioxidant and antiproliferative agent contributing to the integrity of normal mammary glands. All breast cancer patients should be tested for iodine deficiency and supplement with iodine as needed.
Supplementation exerts a suppressive effect on the growth and size of both benign and cancerous growths.
Iodine deficiency can lead to hypothyroidism which can cause fatigue, low body temperature, foggy brain, increase in body fat, brittle hair, and lowered immune function.
If you suspect you may have an iodine deficiency, ask your doctor for a blood test to confirm low blood levels, and then consider taking iodine supplements until your blood levels are back to normal.
Many practitioners are finding a greater need for iodine to reverse hyperthyroidism. If your lab tests show that you are experiencing low thyroid function, seek the advice of your oncologist or an integrative medical professional to help you determine the right therapeutic dose.
Recommendation: 225 mcg.