Breast Cancer and Iodine Deficiency

Published: September 19, 2012

Iodine is critical for breast tissue function and has been shown to be lower in cancerous breast tissue of women with breast cancer.1 I suspect that iodine deficiency is a significant contributor to breast cancer, and after we complete our study of Natural Therapies for Infertility the next study planned by our foundation is to add high-dose iodine to the therapy protocol of women with breast cancer. In the interim, I strongly encourage the use of iodine every day for all women with breast cancer (along with CoEnzyme Q10 at 200-400 mg a day).

I also strongly encourage those with breast cancer or breast cysts to read an excellent book called, simply, "Iodine" by Dr. David Brownstein (available at Dr. Brownstein's website).


Kilbane MT , et al. Tissue iodine Content and serum mediated Iodine uptake blocking activity in Breast cancer. J Clin Endo and Metab 85: 1245-1250, 2000.

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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