Over the years I have occasionally gotten CYSTS in my breast and through a friend who read medical journals found out they can be caused by Theobromine, which is found in chocolate and coffee (decaf too) and that a remedy is IODINE. If I just eliminated the coffee and chocolate the cysts would gradually go away after about 6-8 weeks. If I took 1 drop of Lugol's Iodine solution in 16 oz of water one time a day for 3 days it would be gone in three days. Hope this helps you.
Ah, Fibrocystic Breast Disease: I know I shouldn't say this, but when I hear of a woman complaining about this, part of me gets really excited because I LOVE the satisfaction of being able to present her this cure that works 100% of the time (very few things are 100%, but this is).
If you're suffering from Fibrocystic Breast Disease, it could indicate that you're at high risk of breast cancer. Don't worry! This is an easily rectifiable problem. It's most likely that your body isn't producing the sufficient estriol levels (a component of estrogen) to maintain breast tissue (which is what's causing your painful boobies! ) and low estriol levels are linked to breast cancer.
The trick is boosting your estriol levels.
Iodine is an amazing way of doing this and I can see that many people here are advocating it. But something that these people are unaware of is that they're taking it the wrong way.
Iodine is essential for the function of our thyroid gland, however, this isn't going to help your estriol levels, which is key in rectifying painful cystic breasts. What you need is for the iodine to go to the ovaries to stimulate estriol production. If you're swallowing iodine, virtually all of it is going to go to your greedy thyroid before it reaches your ovaries.
Saturate a cotton swab in iodine (not iodide) and swab your vagina.
I kid you not, within minutes, you'll notice a dramatic difference.
Repeat twice per week until the disease goes away (usually in about 6-12 weeks).
If you're a chronic-sufferer of FBD (Fibrocystic Breast Disease), maintain with an oral supplement of 10-12mg of combined iodine/iodide (since the thyroid is more dependent on IODIDE and also plays a part in FBD).
It works every time. I hope this helps! :)
(This will not work if you've had your ovaries removed, sorry.)
I am a 53 yr. old woman in the middle of menopause I developed large cysts the size of a silver dollar in my breast. It scared me because I have never had them before. My Dr. Wanted me to have mammogram, ultrasound and gave me the name of a breast specialist to take a biopsy. He thought they may be fibrocysts. I decided to first try the natural healing route. In July I started taking Lugols iodine/iodide slowly increasing my doseage till I was taking the recommended 50 mg at the beginning of Sept. By the middle of November my cysts were gone. I had been taking the recommended dose of 50 mgs for 2 1/2 months. I went on line to learn about the characteristics of fibrocystic breasts and I had many of the symtoms which are different than breast cancer. This was scary for me because my Mother had breast cancer at 45 and died at 50, for some reason I just thought I had to try the iodine before I let them do an inovasive biopsy. I am so thankful I did. I have also learned that vitamin D3 is very good for healthy breast tissue and have been taking a recommended dose of 8, 000 IU for the last 2 months. I hope this helps others who are suffering from fibrocystic breast. Do the research yourself before undergoing treatment. You will be amazed what you learn about iodine.
in just one month fibrocystic breast problems are gone. No pain and swelling at all. Was using relatively low doses, about 225 mcg-1 mg pr day first mont, after that about 1-2 mg pr week for sec month. This is third month I uses only occatinaly iod, and problems have not returned. In this period I have not had ovary pain, somthing I have had a few times earlier. have used potassium-iodide.
I saw your tips on iodine for fibrocystic breast disease about six months ago. I got kelp tablets from a major grocery retailer that specializes in healthy foods. The tablets contain 225 mcg of iodine per tablet. I took one tablet per day for three days before seeing some improvement. I was shocked that it worked and worked so fast. I have been in pain for so many years like many of your readers. I have continued this regimen of one tablet per day for the last six months. Occasionally I skip a day as I have read too much can harm. I have not been totally cured, but I have noticed an acceleration of benefits recently from beginning to do the water cure, (1/2 your weight in ounces of water per day along with unadulterated sea salt). Unbeknownst to me kelp has many of the beneficial minerals for optimum hydration. This week I had a major healing crisis, or at least I think so as I feel the toxins are flowing freely now and it is exhausting!
If at all possible, I would appreciate any listing you may have that are indications you have taken too much iodine. I have looked for such a list and have been unsuccessful. I am hoping the healing crisis is just that and not excess iodine.
I also want to share with readers that I had a particularly painful spot under my arm. My massage therapist specializes in lymph drainage massage and was able to get that spot moving. I no longer have pain in that area. She suggested massaging around the outside of the breast and up and over through the middle every night after removing the bra. If the lymph is flowing those painful spots may be minimized in the future. I have also started wearing sports bras without underwires whenever I can. The spot under my arm seemed to coincide with where the underwire hit my armpit. I think this has helped some.
Thank you to everyone who is posting their remedies here at the clinic and the proprietors as well. This site is just what I needed. I never imagined that there was something to take away my breast pain.
I happened on this site while looking for a natural remedy for heartburn which I was having after a bad week of sinusitus and taking too much ibuprofen. I first tried the cure for fibrocystic breast disease above. Well I am off of drugs for sinus problems and my emerging asthma was cured in two days by the water cure. I have had 3 to 6 sinus infections a year for the last 20 years. Antibiotics of the strongest type were not working and gave me an allergic reaction in December. I was convinced to never have a sinus infection again. I think I am now cured of my sinusitus. It is remarkable. I am doing the water cure iodine multi-vitimin 2 times a day sinus irrigation with salt/bicarbonate packets and stopped drinking cows milk in my coffee/cereal and cut down on coffee. I have not cut out all dairy, just cow milk. That is it. I have stopped taking zyrtec every day and have not suffered even though it has been one of the worst pollen seasons in memory.
To me these are two miracles as direct result of earthclinic.com and their readers and commentors. Alleviating human suffering is a wonderful calling and I am so happy to share my success in the hopes it will help someone else.
Kelp tablets and seaweed do work for this problem for me. I started taking 2 - 3 a day and have settled on 5 or 6 in a day plus 2 sheets of nori seaweed. I love japanese food so I also will eat a seaweed salad plus sushi 1 or 2x a week. The kelp is ___ brand and each tablet has 650 micrograms of iodine. So my total per day is about 4 milligrams plus whatever is in the seaweed. I feel amazing. My breasts are now smaller and less painful, pain free actually. I have also gotten an energy boost from the kelp & seaweed and I sleep better. Interestingly, this has also lengthened the time between menstrual cycles. There is a published study showing that kelp consumption helps the body increase progesterone
(the author's name is Skibola, Christine I think). And much less PMS. Kelp rocks!
I'm 34 and have had fibrocystic breasts for the past 3 years. The tenderness was 24/7. The pain was not excruciating, but my breasts were always tender. My gynocologist told me all woman get this and not to worry!!
I told my osteopath and he prescribed iodine/iodide in a pill form. I've been taking it for the past 6 weeks the pain is gone! Not even a twinge. I should tell you that my osteopath also precribed selenium, evening primrose oil and vitamin E to take along with the iodide/iodine. I however believe it was the iodine - I was already taking selenium/vitamin e. Whatever it was - I found the magic bullet!
My naturopath recommended Lugol's, eight drops per day, for asthma. I took it as directed and it completely cured a completely different problem. My breasts has been so painful, for nearly a year, that I had to hold them still with my hands when I got out of bed, crying from pain. Lugol's completely cured this. If I lower the dosage or skip it, the symptom returns.
For about 6 months, I was having increasing soreness and cysts in my breasts for the last 2 weeks of my cycle. My Dr. said I had fibrocystic breast disease and avoid caffeine and chocolate (not a good option for me!). I tried an iodine treatment posted here and was AMAZED at how quickly the pain and knots disappeared. I began taking 1 tablet/day of 5 mg Iodine and 7.5 mg Iodide. Noticed improvement within a few days. After 1 month I've cut back to 1/2 tablet per day, still with great results. I read some studies showing that low levels of Iodine are linked to greater risk of breast cancer, so I think Iodine supplements are especially good for me.
I had problems with Fibroystic Breast Disease and the doctor put me on 3 drops of Iodine in a glass of orange juice each day plus a pregestrone cream for the breasts...this works...no more problems.
Hello you WONDERFUL people! Thanks you SO much for this resource! I was in the middle of my third serious bout with salmonella in a year and feeling little relief from the antibiotics after 8 days. After reading a book by Dr. Hulda Clark I am convinced that I was picking up Salmonella from milk products. Hulda says that Lugol's kills vicious stomach bacteria including salmonella so I got online looking for it when I found this site. I read through all of the comments and went looking for the iodine. Someone said I could get it at walmart so I tried. The Pharmacist had no clue about iodine deficiency and wouldn't give me the iodine he had ordered for me. How disgusting and irresponsible! I ordered the book by Dr. Brownstein, Iodine: Why You Need It and Why You Can't Live Without It along with a 2 oz. bottle of lugol's solution from amazon.com. I was very discouraged by the fact that there was no overnight shipping option available on the site. A day or two after ordering I emailed them expressing my discouragement and they responded with a toll free number that could be used to get overnight shipping. My Lugol's arrived a day earlier than expected and I tested for allergy on my foot. I knew I wasn't allergic since I have had iodized salt for ever, and I had no irritation from the iodine on my foot. So I began the dose recommended by Hulda for salmonella which is 6 drops in a half cup of juice after meals and at bed time. After reading the book by Dr. Brownstein and looking at the Optimox site I knew that 6 drops 4 times a day is equivalent to 150mg of iodine a day. The relief from the Salmonella began nearly immediately but was nearly complete after a day of the scheduled dose. I had no symptoms of taking too much iodine, so I continued to the third day at that dose (as recommended for treating Salmonella in Hulda's book). Then I cut back to 6 drops 3 times a day to counter my newly recognized iodine deficiency. Just so you know, the Salmonella are DEAD!!! And I feel ALIVE!!!
5 years ago I should have been diagnosed with fibrocystic breast disease but was told that my %uFFFDlumpy bumpy%uFFFD breasts needed vitamin E. I didn't take it seriously as I wasn't diagnosed with anything. I had just had my first child. Over the last 6 months I have had pain in my breasts not just before a period but at intervals during the month that wouldn't even allow me to hug my (now I have 3) children. I had no idea until reading this site and the information from Dr. Brownstein that I had fibrocystic breast disease, the precursor for breast cancer (which is so prevalent in this area that it should be a CRIME that people are not handed iodine by the government in giant sized rations!) The great lakes basin is the worst in the WORLD for iodine deficiency%uFFFDwe are the reason salt is iodized%uFFFDonly well enough to fend off goiter and mental retardation which were becoming a problem in the early 1900's in this area! The actual need for iodine by your body is 13.5mg a day and that's after fixing a deficiency. And that number does not take into account the other factors we are exposed to. (Halogens which replace iodine in the body everywhere around us%uFFFDchlorine, bromine, fluorine%uFFFDin bread, in toothpaste, in water) THIS IS EPIDEMIC!
Two days into my salmonella killing spree with iodine, I began my menstrual period without cramps. I have had such terrible cramps from my period that I have a stock pile of ibuprofen. (which makes your stomach bleed and hurts your liver) but what are we to do? IODINE! I have been on Iodine for 4 days now and each morning I wake up with cramps but almost as soon as I take my 6 drops of lugol's my cramps are GONE! It's like the cramps are there because my ovaries are begging me for much needed iodine to clean me out. I am so thrilled about this! By the way%uFFFDmy breast pain has diminished to almost none, and they feel like 16 year old breasts. No kidding. My energy level has sky rocketed and I am losing weight. (I should mention that I am taking the iodine with a liquid B complex supplement because Dr. Brownstein says it is possible to get heart palpitations and/or symptoms of iodine allergy if you are deficient in vitamin b2 and b3 since they are needed to transport iodine throughout your body. I can feel my metabolism normalizing%uFFFDit feels GREAT!
For a long time I have wondered why my ears hurt%uFFFDI thought maybe I was taking an autotoxic (something toxic to your ears) drug%uFFFDI wasn't taking any drugs other than ibuprofen%uFFFDso I wasn't convinced, but I was becoming afraid that I would eventually lose my hearing. I have also become slower in the brain over the last few years. I attributed it to the mercury in my fillings after reading Dr. Clarks book%uFFFDbut having seen the symptoms of iodine deficiency including hearing loss and cretinism I now believe I am severely deficient in iodine and I am so excited to not get any worse. I am getting better!
I'm in the process of experimenting with iodine to cure fibrocystic breast disease. I've had cysts since I was 13 and am now a menopausal 48 yr. old. (Can't even dicipher a self-breast exam since I'm so lumpy) I started with some kelp tablets and increased all the way to 8 per day. At that point the quantity of lumps was lessened but then a couple of them enlarged and were really sore. I then changed over to Iodonol tablets (iodine/iodide) and now the cysts are getting smaller and for the first time since I can remember, my breasts are beginning to feel like they are supposed to. My hot flashes have lessened also, which is curious and I wonder if the iodine is the reason. My son began taking these tablets in an experiment to see if this would eliminate his problem of cysts that he has in the fatty layers of his abdomen and under his arm. It seems to run in our family. He's type 2 diabetic but not typical at 6'3 and about 220 lbs. Anyway, his doctor became upset with him and told him to stop taking the pills because it would hurt his thyroid. ???? Does this guy know what he's talking about? I thought that iodine was good for the thyroid
Iodine cured Fibrocystic breasts, weight gain, fatigue, depression, over all poor health. Painted my stomach with iodine, and had a similar reaction as Candace. So now I paint my inside forearms, alternating each time... no problem now. Started taking Lugols at 2 drops daily increasing to 5 drops at this time. Within days I noticed a vast improvement in my breast tissue, my energy level etc. Within 10 days my breasts were normal. Energy still good, depression gone, better immune response. I always tested within the normal range on thyroid tests, however, I had all the symptoms, that is why I started taking the iodine. I was desperate to be normal again. I started Weight Watchers in October and lost 5 pounds in 4 months! It was almost impossible to lose weight even though I lifted weights and walked 6 days a week. Once I started the Lugols drops, the first week I lost 3.5 pounds. The second week I lost 2.8 pounds. It must be the iodine. I feel great. I am telling my family about Lugols because, my mother, grandmother, and both aunts have thyroid problems as well as other health issues I think the iodine could help. I'll lower my dose eventually to 2-4 drops but kick it back up if needed. This stuff is great!
I can confirm that iodine in the form of kelp is a cure for fibroystic breast disease. I have been taking it for about 10 years and it works so well that if I don't take it for a few days, say if I run out of tablets or forget to take them on holiday, my symptoms return within days. I have read that taking iodine can be dangerous if you have thyroid problems, but I don't see how the dose I take (1 tablet a day or 150mg) can be a problem. The side effects caused by conventional medicine e.g. diuretics, can be much worse, so I was determined to find a natural remedy. I think this use of iodine/kelp should be more widely known, but there seems to be a curious silence about it. Maybe it is too cheap and readily available as you suggest in your article! Keep up the good work.