Thyroid Madness

 Issue # 134  September 12, 2013

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Today, I have an article about thyroid cancer treatment. Dr. Mark Sircus, MD explaining how most doctors over treat thyroid cancer. With the increase of thyroid cancer diagnosis, it is good to know your options.




Thyroid Madness


By Dr. Mark Sircus

(NaturalNews) Most of us today understand the often total madness of allopathic  doctors and the institutions that support them. Nowhere is this more evident  than in how contemporary medicine views and treats thyroid cancer. Overtreatment  of thyroid cancer with radioactive iodine is rampant even though there is  substantial uncertainty about the indications for radioactive iodine for thyroid  cancer. Radioactive iodine absorbed by the thyroid can injure the  gland.
Medical ignorance is epidemic and nowhere is this more evident  than in how contemporary medicine views and treats thyroid cancer. Overtreatment of thyroid cancer with radioactive iodine is rampant even though there is substantial  uncertainty about the indications for radioactive iodine for thyroid  cancer. Radioactive iodine absorbed by the thyroid can injure the  gland.
There was a large increase in the proportion of thyroid cancer  patients receiving radioactive iodine between 1990 and 2008 even though  radioactive iodine is a cause of thyroid cancer. Between 1990 and 2008, the  percentage of patients treated with radioactive iodine climbed from 40 to 56  percent, and hospitals varied widely in their use of iodine. According to the  Journal of the American Medical Association, there are more than 40,000  new cases of thyroid cancer every year in the U.S. — a number that’s been  climbing steadily.
The downsides of radioactive iodine are clear: the therapy saps patients’ energy and ups their risk of developing  new cancers down the road, and it costs thousands of dollars. “There are a lot  of patients who are receiving radioactive iodine for what is considered low-risk  tumors,” said Dr. David J. Sher, a cancer expert at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “These patients generally  have a superb prognosis without radioactive iodine.”
How senseless can  oncologists get?
Pretty senseless! The first thing you see on many  different medical sites is the following medical ignorance — “The Cause of  Thyroid Cancer is Unknown.” This is really not true but they say it is true to  hide decades of deliberate movement away from the vital importance of iodine,  not only for thyroid health but for general health as well. Because non-radioactive iodine acts to  block radioactive iodine from being taken into the thyroid gland, it can help  protect the thyroid gland from injury.
Nobody in contemporary medicine  wants to step out and just say it as it is — that iodine deficiency causes  thyroid cancer. Some sites to their credit do say that certain risk factors for  thyroid cancer include:
– A history of thyroid disease (iodine  deficiency) – Exposure to radiation, especially in childhood – An  inherited abnormal gene or a bowel condition called FAP – Having low iodine  levels – Goiter (iodine deficiency)
The iodine deficiency we get  is partly a result of toxicity from fluoride and bromine. Bread has ten times  more bromine in it than it used to and the sources of fluorine are nearly  ubiquitous today. So who does not need iodine? I find that nearly everyone  needs more than they are getting. – Dr. Garry F. Gordon
As far  back as the early 1920s,  L. Goldemberg showed that fluoride was displacing iodine, rendering the  community hypothyroid from iodine deficiency. The thyroid-stimulating hormone  output from the pituitary gland is inhibited by fluoride, thus reducing output  of thyroid hormones. Fluoride competes for the receptor sites on the thyroid  gland and so do mercury and bromide. This contamination might also invite an  autoimmune response. Western medical science has allowed itself to be totally  corrupted by its pharmaceutical masters and cannot even bring itself to  acknowledge fluoride and bromide as thyroid disrupters and causes of certain  thyroid cancers.
Iodine Deficiencies
People who have low  iodine levels are more likely to get thyroid cancer than those who do not. Low  iodine levels also cause goiter (an enlarged thyroid) and this increases the  chance of developing thyroid cancer. If there are low levels of iodine in the  soil where you live, there may be low levels in your drinking water and any  local milk, meat or vegetables you buy. Smoking can also lower iodine levels. Pregnancyincreases the body’s demands for iodine.
If certain people had their  way they would now take iodine out of salt, which is the only way the masses of  humanity have access to supplemental iodine even though the dosages provided are  far too low to protect the thyroid from the onslaught of chemical and heavy  metal contamination. It is just because of the vast contamination affecting  everyone that the thyroid needs to be protected with increased levels of  iodine.
Doctors who would leave the population exposed to worsening  iodine deficiencies are playing a cruel game. Iodine is extremely important  since the cells need it to regulate their metabolism . Without it, people are  known to suffer from swollen glands in the throat, thyroid diseases, increased  fluoride toxicity, decreased fertility rates, increased infant mortality rates,  and (with severe deficiency) mental retardation. It has been theorized that  iodine deficiency is one causal  factor of ADHD in babies of iodine-deficient mothers.
Iodine  deficiency slows all the systems of the body: The digestive system becomes  sluggish, nails grow more slowly, skin and hair become dry and dull, tendon  reflexes stiffen, sensitivity to cold increases, and the pulse slows. Iodine  helps form who we are to such an extent that a deficiency can lead to a dulling  of the personality, deterioration of attention and memory, and an increase in  irritability due to fatigue and extreme apathy. “The group we are most concerned  about is pregnant women, who need more iodine anyway,” says Dr. Robert Utiger,  professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. “There is the possibility of  irreversible damage to the fetus if the mother is deficient,” Utiger  adds.
When faced with a radioactive cloud, as is everyone in the northern hemisphere thanks to Fukushima, it is  absolutely imperative that we take iodine, whatever iodine you can get your  hands on . If the only iodine available is topical iodine that is not  suitable for oral use then you should paint your body and your children’s bodies  with it. Few people have ready access to the Nascent iodine so will not enjoy  its ease of application in repeated measured dosages that are more gentle to the  system, thus yielding fewer side effects. Because Nascent is in the atomic form  (I1), it is absorbed faster and that can also be advantageous in emergency  situations when fighting infections with it. Its only downside is the expense of  having to use so much of it, so for those who cannot afford it and cannot get  their hands on it, I recommend Lugol’s, which has been around and used heavily  for 150 years.

Dr. Brownstein writes, “If there is enough  inorganic, non-radioactive iodine in our bodies, the radioactive fallout has  nowhere to bind in our bodies. It will pass through us, leaving our bodies  unharmed. It is important to ensure that we have adequate iodine levels before  this fallout hits.”
Dr. Michael B. Schachter says, “The treatment dose when a person is iodine insufficient is generally  between 12.5 mg and 50 mg daily. Preliminary research indicates that if a person  is iodine insufficient, it takes about three months to become iodine sufficient  while ingesting a dosage of 50 mg of iodine daily and a year to achieve that  while ingesting a dosage of 12.5 mg of iodine daily.
Because of the  continuing radiation, it behooves us to start taking the highest dosages  tolerable to protect not only our thyroids but also all the glandular tissues as  well. Iodine protects the thyroid, breasts, prostate and ovary glands as well as  other tissues in the body from radioactive iodine whether used by mad doctors or  ingested from the environment.
For all the references, sources and more  articles, please visit Dr. Mark Sircus  blog.
About the author: About the author: Mark A.  Sircus, Ac., OMD, is director of the International Medical Veritas Association  (IMVA)
Dr. Sircus was trained in acupuncture and  oriental medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Sante Fe, N.M.,  and at the School of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He served at  the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla in Mexico, and was awarded the title of  doctor of oriental medicine for his work. He was one of the first nationally  certified acupuncturists in the United States. Dr. Sircus’s IMVA is dedicated to  unifying the various disciplines in medicine with the goal of creating a new  dawn in healthcare.
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