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Fake News About Iodine from The Failing New York Times

A recent article in the New York Times (July 25, 2017) asked the question, “How important is iodized salt to the American or European diet?”
The answer to the question was convoluted. At the beginning of the article the author stated, “Most Americans who eat a varied diet get enough iodine even if they don’t use iodized salt.”
This statement is a perfect example of “fake news.” According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, U.S. iodine levels have fallen nearly 50% over the last 40 years. (1) And, studies of women of childbearing age show that nearly 60% of U.S. women are deficient in iodine with over 10% severely deficient. (2)
Iodine deficiency in pregnancy can lead to many health issues including lowered IQ as well as thyroid and other endocrine problems.
The article in the New York Times acknowledged that “…some pregnant women are at risk of low iodine levels, which potentially endanger their babies.”
I do not think 60% of women who are at an age for pregnancy and deficient in iodine should be referred to as “some pregnant women.”
Folks, I have written and lectured extensively about iodine deficiency. At my office, my partners and I have checked iodine levels on over 6,000 patients and the vast majority—over 97%–are iodine deficient. Iodine deficiency may be responsible for the epidemic increase in cancer of the breast (one in seven U.S. women currently have breast cancer), prostate, ovary, uterus, thyroid and pancreas. Every one of the cancers listed is increasing at epidemic rates. There are a whole host of illnesses that are increasing at epidemic rates that may reflect falling iodine levels including ADHD, thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism and autoimmune thyroid problems, and cystic breasts.
The U.S. Government’s own data shows that iodine deficiency is affecting more and more Americans. The New York Times Article states that Americans can get enough iodine in their diet from eating varied diet. That is wrong. The standard American diet is notoriously deficient in many nutrients, iodine included. And our requirement for iodine has increased over the years due to our exposure to toxic halides–such as fluoride and bromide– that have increased in our environment.
Iodine deficiency is, unfortunately, alive and well in the United States. It is important to educate yourself about iodine and to supplement with adequate amounts of iodine if you are deficient. More information about iodine can be found in my book,Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, 5th Edition.

(1) http://www.cdc.gov/nutritionreport/pdf/Nutrition_Book_complete508_final.pdf#zoom=100
(2) Thyroid. Vol. 21 N. 4. 2011

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David Brownstein, M.D.

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    Brooke

    I found this blog because I wanted to know where you stand on nascent iodine vs. iodoral? I am sure you have this written somewhere in your book which I read many years ago, but would love the answer quickly. If I have to dig through, I don’t know that I will find it. If you can tell me or at least direct me where to find it, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

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    Nikki

    How do I say this? Those of us who follow your protocol do it for two reasons. One, we find your research and your position to be credible. Two, nothing our doctors are doing for us is working. Nonetheless, somehow your work has failed to translate into the mainstream of medicine. I understand all the economic and political reasons why this so. This places us though in the position of seeming to be fools who get their information about health off the Internet to our doctors and we have a very hard time maintaining our credibility with them. That you write an article that waves the flag of you being a Trump supporter does not help you, does not help us, and does not help science. You may get a bunch of cheers from his other supporters, but from my perspective, it just bothers me to find out that in being a believer in your work, that this is the company I’m keeping. I don’t blame you for being irritated when you see any mainstream outlet of any type whether it’s CDC or the New York Times putting out false information, even if the reason they’re posting it is that with the best of intentions, and they genuinely believe they’re reporting truth. There are ways to express that without demonstrating that you’re part of this demographic. Having said this, it’s fair to note that all print journalism is struggling now. Most of it faces the risk of demise; in the online and technological world in which we now live, people really are not buying newspapers anymore. To analyze the New York Times as failing like It’s somehow stands alone in this struggle is at the very least a cognitive bias.

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      Nikki,
      You are too quick judging me. I have never written about my political views–that includes this article and the headline.
      I like strong headlines for my blog posts. Sometimes, the headline is the hardest part of the article. I thought my headline was funny. I did not mean to offend anyone.

      I am not part of any political demographic. I think both major parties are corrupt. I think most politicians have their own interests in mind over the people they are supposed to be legislating. And, that certainly includes those in office now–probably over 95% of them.
      As for the NYTs article on iodine, the NYTs deserved my headline. (Perhaps the ‘failing’ part was a little overboard. Actually, I don’t know if they are truly failing or not.)
      I was not analyzing the NYTs in my headline/article.
      My wife, Allison, told me to change it. I replied to her that it was funny and would be thought-provoking. She said there are those who do not get your humor.
      I heard about this from my family, especially my much, much, older sister. I replied to her, and other members, with a quote from one of my favorite movies, Stripes: “Lighten up, Francis.”
      For those who don’t get my humor, I apologize. The headline was NOT meant to support any poltical person or party.
      DrB

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        Gai

        A red flag and so disappointing. I agree with your wife and with Nikki who stated very clearly why we would ask you to protect our credibility as well as your own as we are showing our trust and support by promoting your work to our Doctors. The humor doesn’t work and it runs the risk of marginalizing your work.

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          Dan

          It’s pathetic that people are too sensitive and take it personally when a major news publication gets jabbed at. I agree with what Dr B stated above, “I am not part of any political demographic. I think both major parties are corrupt. I think most politicians have their own interests in mind over the people they are supposed to be legislating. And, that certainly includes those in office now–probably over 95% of them. Both major parties are corrupt and for the most part NYT supports one of those corrupt parties and it does not report fairly and accurately — neither do any of the MSM outlets!!! So yes, the mainstream media is the enemy of the people as DJT says bc the MSM need to support their biggest advertiser — pHARMa!!! The MSM also supports all the pHARMa controlled govt organizations -FDA, CDC, AMA, HHS, IOM, etc. Healthcare in the US is astronomically priced bc of pHARMa and is a completely rigged system that is totally against all of us form being healthy. Thank God for mavericks like Dr B and the like! And the NYT and others on both sides can you know what!!!

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        Brooke

        Your headline was fine (although maybe inaccurate, I don’t know). The only reason people got bent out of shape (if they’re being honest) is because the current President has called the NYT “failing” as well, making it seem like you support the current President–which is your right either way. Your headline made it sound like you align politically with conservatives and people want you to be neutral or whatever they are. I share your view that both parties are corrupt, but not everyone has their 3rd eye open yet (more iodine needed!). People are where they are and that has nothing to do with you. My husband and I’s most quoted line in our house is “Lighten up, Francis.” Kindred spirits. Cheers. Thanks for all you do.

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          Brooke,
          I like your husband already!! Lighten up, Francis is indeed one of my favorites.
          DrB

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        El

        These people have no sense of humor or common sense. If POTUS came out and endorsed you, Dr., these people would probably be so spiteful as to stop following your protocol. They are insufferable and pathetic.

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    Ruth Haggerty

    Hello Dr. Brownstein, you certainly seem well-informed about iodine – I am looking forward to learning more from you. I noticed that the dosage amounts in your book differ quite a bit from the dosage in your supplements – just wondering if you have changed your mind on the daily dosage amount; thanks so much.

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    Dr B,
    Thanks for the article and all of the work you have done. I have been to many of your classes though not for some years. I do remember you saying that iodine would make Hashi’s worse and I also remember when you changed your stance. I see other Drs (a Chiropractor) and a Pharmacist friend of mine who are adamant that iodine is harmful with Hashis. I have found it helps both myself and most of my patients over the past 10-15 yrs. A few do get worse and I am not sure why. I have read your book a few times. Do you have any studies or specific piece of information that changed your mind? I have some old tapes from Harry Eidener Jr about iodine and thyroid where he quotes some of your findings and talks about the link between female cancers, halides, and iodine deficiency. I agree with it. Just wondering if you have any new info since the book? And thanks again for all you do!

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      David Brownstein

      Julie,
      Iodine will worsen someone with an autonomously functioning nodule. Luckily, they are few and far between. Between my partners and myself, we have seen around six people in almost 15 yrs.
      DrB

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    Annie Madden

    Dr. Brownstein – I always appreciate & learn from your great blogs and I like you even better when you use terms like “fake news” & “the failing NYT.”

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      David Brownstein

      Annie,
      I was sorely tempted to use those terms in the headline for this post!
      DrB

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    Phyllis Martin

    With a family history of goiter, I am very happy to have found the information I needed for iodine supplementation. Thank you for what you provide us in your blog posts. And, as they say, “follow the money.” If so-called news comes out with a controversial article, see who it benefits. Dig deep. The rabbit holes are endless.

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    Chrissj

    Dr B,
    I know this blog is about ‘fake news’, The NYT (which I only read with a grain of salt), and iodine. I have your Iodine book and also take Idoral. But, have you read the recent WSJ article about physicians being alarmed by patients suddenly stopping their statins, due to awful side effects? My husband, also a physician, and I got a good laugh reading it. The online comments (at WSJ.com) disparaging this article were very encouraging! People are becoming more and more aware of attempts to sabotage our health. Thank you for all you do!

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      David Brownstein

      Thanks, Chris,
      DrB

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    Tom

    Dr. Brownstein,

    What are your thoughts about nascent iodine/atomic iodine for supplementation? Is it more effective than other iodine supplements? Why or why not?

    Thank you in advance and all the best to you.

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    Brian

    Hi Dr. Brownstein,
    What do you make of the fact that a well known Pharm.D. author says iodine is detrimental in Hashimoto’s and promotes destruction of thyroid tissue. She has also devoted a chapter in her latest book to your recommendations and those of Dr. Abraham.
    Thanks!
    Brian

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    Lisa

    On one of your lecture CDs you said something as an aside about some people who had not taken enough iodine or not taken it long enough “they still have fatigue”. Can you say a few words about your experience with applying iodine in cases of intractable long-standing fatigue? Any success after a long period of supplementation if it doesn’t happen early on?

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    MJ

    We thought you, and maybe your readers would like to see behind the scenes in a verifiable case of ‘fake’ news in operation. Truly instructive and humorously at a website named long ago in honor of the author’s (journalist) disgust in mainstream media of which he had been a part…

    The conclusion of the article was highly appropriate to today’s interests,,,

    “So…the premise that the CDC would never lie about important matters like, oh, a vaccine increasing the risk of autism…you can lay that one to rest.

    The CDC will lie about anything it wants to. It will boldly go where no person interested in real science will go.

    It will completely ignore its mandate to care about human health, and it will get away with it.

    And CBS will conveniently forget how it aided and abetted the CDC, by censoring real news, and instead opted for egregious and titanic fake news.”

    Enjoy the expose behind the H1N1 epidemic… it’s at https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/08/07/my-interview-with-cbs-investigative-reporter-sharyl-attkisson-not-fake-news/

    And hopefully ‘links’ are allowable… see ya drb

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    Karen Levine

    Dr. B- I believe you have stated conflicting opinions on the use of Iodine in people with Hashi’s disease.
    At one time, you said using Iodine in Hashi patients is like adding gasoline to a fire?
    So which is it- Do people with Autoimmune thyroid such as Hashi. take Iodine or not?
    What are the pros and cons in each case?

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    Michelle

    Dr. Brownstein,
    I have read your book and started recommending Iodoral to my patients and am taking it myself and find it very helpful. I’m a nurse practitioner. I have been testing some iodine blood levels for patients prior to starting iodine supplements just to get an idea where they are. A 24 hour iodine challenge urine test isn’t available at the lab I use—-is there some other way I can follow patients to make sure they are getting the right level? Are there symptoms or concerns about too much iodine? Doesn’t the body eliminate excess in urine?
    Thank you for your help from your iodine deficient MN neighbors!

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    Doris

    Yes! Fake News! We cannot accept profit-based lies promulgated by Big Pharm and Big Med and the failing NYT. One day it’s toxic and the next day they have discovered a magic cure. I have studied your writings and I believe you are absolutely correct about our current iodine deficiency. Impossible not to be deficient with all the halogens (Cl, Fl, Br, etc.) all around us blocking iodine. Fluorine and chlorine is forcible in all our water. The halogens are in our food, in our clothing, in our furniture, in our plastics. In this environment, how could any human NOT be iodine-deficient?! Drain the swamp!

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    Linda N

    I agree with you Dr. B. Fake News is Fake News, and I have absolutely no problem with you using that phrase. Go Get Um! 🙂

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    Mimi

    Great headline – the mainstream media most certainly cannot be trusted and common sense isn’t so common anymore with all the media brainwashing going on. Thank you for your courageous posts. I’ve recommended your book “Iodine” for years – it has helped me enormously.

    Please keep it up – and don’t be afraid of the haters. No need to explain yourself to them. We support you 100%.

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    Elaine Dodd

    Dear Dr. Brownstein,
    When your first (I believe) book about your formulation of Iodoral was released, I concurred w your theory & started taking it
    Right away. I’m a retired microbiologist, & always have suspect that the Earth’s food has been compromised. Being diagnosed with a slight hypothyroidism, Iodoral made sense.
    Over the years it seems Iodoral has lost its popularity.
    Do you still recommend it , or have you developed something better?
    I never hear about Iodoral anymore, but see that it is still available.
    I have switched to Himalayan salt think it was not processed & had iodine intact.
    Is that true? I look forward to hearing from you. Elaine Dodd/edodd1943@ gmail.com

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    Gary

    DR B,
    Please recommend a supplement for all the snowflakes whose tender feelings get hurt the second someone mentions a phrase they don’t like, ie fake news,,, do you think large volumes of chloroform applied nasally might work?

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    Maria Rafferton

    Hi Dr. Brownstein
    I found you and bought your book in 2011. I had not been well since birth of my daughter 35 years ago. In 2008 I was recovering from breast cancer (not very well) my eyebrows were almost gone, No energy, swollen face and tongue and finally I was given thyroxine. Suffice to say that it did nothing to help me. Finally I found a doctor who gave me T3 which helped but was still unwell. I started taking Lugols as per your book and in 3 weeks I had more energy but when I did a 24hr urine test it showed I had 90% retention which mystified me and my naturopath as my energy levels were still bad as was my swollen face & tongue. Was that because my receptors were probably blocked by bromine and flouride etc?
    I am now taking Iodoral and selenium and Vit 2 & 3 and Vit.C and only using Sea salt. I have Hashimotos.

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    Using highly charged political terms like “Fake News” and “Failing New York Times” in a blog that is meant to inform the public on an important medical topic is inflammatory and does not get your point across. Instead you have upset many and politicized yourself in a way that is unbecoming of a Doctor of Medicine.

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    Nick Tarasiuk

    Dr Brownstein, only answer for the people that can’t stand the truth is, If you don’t like it, don’t read it period!
    Love your blogs.

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    Thank you for keeping iodine in the news as well as the interference by the other halides.

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    Ruth Ann Martin

    I support you and your choice of words Dr. Brownstein. So what do people suggest you call news that is wrong.
    Those that hear news that is not reporting the truth how would you suggest it be said. The term Fake news has been developed because the news media is reporting fake news trying to support their own views and are using news as propaganda because someone is telling them to do this and paying for and supporting the reports. As you do in your medical practice why don’t we go after the root cause of the fake news and deal with that rather than the words used. Just my opinion. I have your book on iodine and do take it fairly regularly. I have a question, once a person has breast cancer would it be helpful to start taking iodine then or wouldn’t it help at that stage. Thank you Dr. Brownstein for you stance and sticking up for the truth.

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    Dr Brownstein
    You are the best and have such great information. Thanks for all you do!!! I can’t believe the criticism here about fake news. Omg, people pull your head out of the sand or wherever it is stuck. You don’t like “fake news” then call it “the lying main stream media”. We final have someone willing to call out these idiots and you object? Clearly you need to get out more and read at a minimum. The government counts in people like you so they can control you. Unbelievable at the number of “sheep” we have in society today. You need to take extra iodine and probably a few other things. Good grief!!!

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    Thomas

    I am surprised by the over sensitive nature of those upset by Doctor Brownstein’s perfectly sensible references to fake news. The reasons offered for their concern don’t stack up and a cynic might just think there was an organised effort to rein in the scope of these informative and sometimes entertaining blogs.
    After all this is Doctor Brownstein’s site and it seems inappropriate to make critical remarks about his blogs that are related only to style.

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    Kate Zephyrhawke

    Dear Dr. Brownstein,

    I am grateful for your work. However, to categorize the article as “fake” is inaccurate and uncalled for: the first line of the NYT article links to the NIH’s extensive article about iodine, substantiating the author’s point of view. That’s not false or misleading, just mainstream. Think of how many people you would have reached by writing a comment to educate the author and his readers about the importance of iodine.

    I know you apologized, but I hope you understand why it didn’t go over well. The terms you used in your blog title are not “part of our lexicon” in a positive or even neutral way, and they align you with the same kinds of people who use words like “towel head” and “libtard’ and “n****r.” Echoing the words of the most inept and ignorant person to ever preside over our country was not the best way for you to express frustration because DT is not merely a joke: he is the enemy of truth and a danger to democracy.

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    Lucretia Smith

    I heard (from Dr. Flecha, MD) that Dr. Albert Syent Gyorgi collaborated the research from government around the world that studied different amount of iodine on health and he said 62 mg was the optimum amount but Dr. Flecha said he personally took 1000 mg a day and lived to the age of 93. I know the Japanese average about 13.8 mg a day. I have taken 12.5 to 50 mg for years and it has only been of great benefit to me. I tell you all this because my mother and father took the lugol’s (a few drops a day with their thyroid) and recently my mother was told from a blood test her blood levels showed HIGH in iodine and she should stop taking it. I thought the best test was a urine test. Dr. Brownstein what blood tests or other tests do you know of that would show a person is too high and what level do you consider too high please?

    PS I also know that Dr. Flecha said anyone who is taking thyroid and does not also take iodine with it, doubles their risk of breast cancer. Do you agree? Also interesting is that Dr. Gerson said that animals that were implanted with cancer tumors who were hypothyroid and had adrenal weakness were the ones that dies of the tumors. If their thyroid and adrenals were healthy their bodies ate up the cancer and they regained their health.

    If you cannot answer this here, please do email me regarding what levels you think show one is taking to much based on a blood test please.

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    For many things, many thanks. I’ve learned much from you and other intelligent doctors like you. Your kind is rare to find, an honor to do so. For the record, your headline was one of your best. Loved it – capturing the essence of something in a few well chosen words is a skill. You nailed it.

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    Nancy

    Thank you for educating people about our need for iodine and other things that run counter to mainstream thinking, BUT I think it’s becoming too easy to use the term “Fake News” for anything we disagree with. I think that term should be reserved for intentionally deceiving people with untrue stories for the sake of personal gain or advantage (not likely in the case of a reporter writing about mainstream medical views). When any statement is quickly labeled “Fake News” by anyone, it weakens respect for thoughtful discourse and casts doubt on just about everything, which puts respect for Truth itself in jeopardy.

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    Charlene

    Just to be honest I was surprised by the fake news/failing NYTimes comment. I respect and admire Dr.Brownstein but using these comments is not a joke to me. These terms have been widely used to brainwash the public. All educated people know news needs to be consumed with independent, critical thought. The president calling anything he wants to deny fake news is very insulting and I wonder about anyone who repeats that term.

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    Cindy Dutcher

    I read the article, not surprised. There is major pushback from Big Pharma on mineral supplements. Thank you Dr B for informing folks! There was an article today about listeriosis, caused by (maybe) smoked salmon, buy the NY Times made sure to make a dig at unpasturized milk….

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    Lisa I.

    I am taking about 18 mg of iodine with great results but after almost 4 years do not feel saturated. Yet when I go to a higher dose I can’t sleep. Have you encountered insomnia from higher doses of iodine and is there a way to tolerate higher doses?

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    Jason Klinger

    Is 150 mcg of potassium iodide safe to take daily for slightly impaired renal function? for some reason lugols and nascent iodine give me a headache and make me feel drowsy..even at small doses and when i just apply to my skin – thanks 🙂

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    M nielsen

    My mother was born and rai sed in North Dakota in 1909, long before there was such a thing as iodized salt. She had the biggest goiter I have ever seen.

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    Jason Hommel

    When people overly and crazily criticize me for being truthful, I typically just block them on facebook. They are just being nasty for no reason. Anyone slamming you for using the phrase “fake news” when you just showed that they lied in their news report, using both government statistics and your own experience, is obviously just has an insane hatred for Trump. Insane people generally don’t give the best advice.

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    Julie

    Oops, spoke too quickly. Amazon only has the 2009 but your site has the 2014 edition. I apologize!

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    Julie

    Are you coming out with an updated version of this book as I see it’s from 2009? Not that I doubt the information but I know you are constantly doing research to find out the latest science or trickery 🙂 Also, have you read the study that reported less than 2% of thyroid nodules or goiters is cancerous? If so, can you link it here?
    Thank you so much for ALL you do to promote the TRUTH!

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    Annette VandenHeuvel

    Thankful that my chiropractor is a supporter of iodine supplementation. I have been taking 1-12mg Iodoral (and selenium) daily for years. It has helped with several issues including ovarian cysts, tender breasts, and heart rate. Thanks for all that you do! (Would appreciate it if you didn’t use language like “fake news”. I understand it’s become part of our lexicon… but so are lots of words that are best not used in a professionalism blog/arena)

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    Kiana Louise Love

    I appreciate your expertise on iodine. Im turned off and dissapointed by your politicizing of it.

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    James

    why would you chastise a good man who is dedicating his life to helping others by criticising him for being truthful about
    a news organization that has been proven over and over to base their “facts” on lies and bias? your perception regarding his “political bias” shows completely
    YOUR political bias. i applaud dr brownstein for his relentless efforts to tell it like it is.

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    Ken and Barbara

    Dr. Brownstein,
    Thank you for your willingness to be frank and outspoken with the truth. We are so grateful for the awareness you’ve given us about iodine deficiency, and we are following your suggestion to supplement. We love the way you just say things like they are – so few today are willing to call out false information and intimidation that is coming from big pharma and many in the mainstream medical community. Be encouraged and keep going forward with your alerts; they are making a difference! .

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    Dan mctague

    Fake news is correct. The responsibility to report correctly is the foundation ethic of the news business. Harming people by abandoning truth for lies is the sigh of a failing news Agency. A firm demand for truth well told is the only way we will get it. This person should not be reporting

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    Sue

    Sharon, You’re right. Fake news is actually Propaganda!. Let’s call it what it REALLY is. And Dr. Brownstein, as well as Sharon, and myself and everyone else should tell it like it is and have the freedom to do so. NO ONE should be insulted by free speech. If I do not like it, I can tune out ,(Sharon too!) not tell you how you must do it!. Go Dr. Brownstein! Exactly how much iodine supplementation would you recommend for a post menopausal woman?

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    Emily Meyer

    Dr. Brownstein, Thank you for your candor and bravery on this life changing topic. There is a lot of fake news out there especially when it comes to the medical community and research. Relying on that news will cause GREAT SUFFERING and DEATH as you know. Your support for women’s health is outstanding. Most organizations just focus on child bearing and leave us to wither and then recommend cutting out organs out or off for the safety of our heath or taking meds that cause a bunch of new health issues. My mother died or breast cancer – she was treated at City of Hope and Cedar Sinai – she was treated terribly for years – they cut her breast off, they had her on constant chemo, the doctors treated her as an inconvenience when it was clear she was terminal. My sister had an ovarian cyst, all 3 doctors including doctors at Stanford and UCSF recommended a prophylactic hysterectomy. The cyst was benign. I thank God that I found you and the other true physicians in our community who get to the root cause and solve the problem. This is not the time to quibble over words,
    keep doing what you do. God Bless you!

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    Dr. Brownstein. Please advise which are the iodine rich foods and which type of salt do you recommend? Thank you!

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    Dr. Brownstein, I’m in total agreement with your beliefs about Iodine and I supplement with it daily following your protocols. I wish, however, you would refrain from using inflammatory words and phrases that show your political bias such as “fake news” and “the failing NY Times”. Medical misinformation runs deep through our society, be part the solution to educate patients and practitioners alike.

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      Nicole

      I have to say that I actually have the opposite reaction. I value all the work that you’ve done Dr. Brownstein and I am following your protocol, but you undermine your credibility to me when you make statements that advertise you as a Trump supporter.

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    Judy Shutes

    Hello Dr. Brownstein,
    I have Hashimoto’s and take Nature-throid and extra T3 and my tests (I haven’t been tested for iodine) look fine. My concern about taking iodine is what I’ve read from some very good doctors – like Datis Karrazian, that those with Hashis can have flare-ups when taking iodine. I realize it could be the amount taken. Is there anything you can say about this, please? If I were to try it, what would a little dose be?
    Thank you,
    Judy

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    Iodophobia is real! I have been speaking about the dairy, “protein” mythologies for over 30 years now as well as how we need minerals with a variety of reactions, especially from any Doctors I have had over the years – and, looked at or called “crazy.” Had we not been propagandized by the Dairy and Meat Industries through our schools as young children we would not have some of the problems we do today. Now, we have a majority who believe we have drug deficiencies and that false belief and the burial of true Mind Body Medicine, Psychosomatic truths have lack of ease (disease), emotional and mental issues at a steep increase which causes behaviors none of us wish to live amongst. I am so very thankful for your work!

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    Mary

    The iodine in commercial salts is truly almost useless to our bodies. Plus these salts are so processed they are not that good for health.

    I actually started buying uniodized salt a few years ago.
    hen I went to Himalayan that does not have iodine added.
    I take a drop of Iosol daily.

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    Robin

    I agree that many people have mislead ideas about our food and nutritional needs. The FDA and our government is not providing us with accurate information regarding a lot of our nutritional needs and the safety of our food. But we really need to get away from the phrase, “fake news.” The information regarding our food has been false for a long time. A lot of the regulations have been removed. Most of our government officials are being bought by big business. Not only the New York Times reports these types of things. As always we have to do our own research to be healthy. Thankfully we have doctors like you and others to help educate us. But, we really need to get rid of the idea of “fake news.” That is a tactic being used by the current government to try to convenience everyone to only believe certain things our current government wants us to believe. If you insert government into your education it seem to me it will only hurt your efforts.

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    Anne strauss

    Please tell me how much iodine I should be taking. I use Lugols and take 10 drops per day with selenium. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism back in 1985 and have been on Armour thyroid since then. I take 60 mg. every morning. I don’t seem to have any symptoms, but I want to be sure I am not taking too little or too much. Thank you.

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