abortion. For the record, I abhor any government involvement in medicine. If I had my way I would eliminate the FDA, state licensing of medical professionals and hospitals, and end Medicare, Medicaide, and Obamacare.
I am 68 and in fairly good health. When I was a teen, my grandmother died of cancer. My mother always told me cancer ran in our family so I have always paid attention to this disease and its treatment. When I was younger I thought that the JJ Krebs approach was the best alternative treatment for cancer. He said that cancer was just our own cells gone wild, which was a result of the failure to produce sufficient pancreatic enzymes involved in controlling cell growth. His regimen included about 18 high dose Pancreatin tablets daily, a diet devoid of refined carbohydrates (no sugar of any kind, no refined grains), and certain vitamins. It was sort of a version of a macrobiotic diet. (I have since come to learn that sugars make us more acid and a PH on the acid side is a favorable environment for cancer cells, plus they thrive on sugar).
I have changed my mind over the past several years. I think a major part of what is going on with cancer cells is failure of apoptosis (programmed cell death and replacement). Cancer cells don't die, they just keep growing. It may be that pancreatic enzymes are part of the process in controlling cancer cell growth, but the most important part is iodine.
Iodine is part of the halogen atomic group. Fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine all have only 7 electrons in their outer electron shell. Our bodies use chlorine to make hydrochloric acid for digestion and chlorine is carried by white blood cells to release in the fight against invading pathogens. Our bodies use iodine to make thyroid hormone which regulates metabolism rates in our cells (more later about this important function of iodine as it relates to cancer). Our bodies have no known need for fluorine or bromine. Astatine is so rare as to be meaningless to this discussion.
In addition to the role in production of thyroid hormone, iodine is needed by each cell in our bodies and there are receptor sites on these cells that attract iodine. Unfortunately, these receptor sites will also bind fluorine, chlorine and bromine. Since iodine has lower electronegativity that the other halogens, they displace iodine and it gets flushed from our bodies. This is the dangerous consequence of drinking or eating food that contains fluorine (fluoridated water) or bromine, and both are widespread in our food and drinks.
Iodine vibrates in the presence of energy at a very high rate. This is how it regulates metabolism (the rate at which our cells burn energy). Without iodine in our cells don't run at an adequate rate so cancer cells, which are always present, don't undergo apoptosis hence they go wild. It may be also that pancreatic cells are also running at an insufficient rate so they don't produce sufficient pancreatin to assist in cancer cell death (pancreatin is a digestive enzyme so it digest protein).
Women are much more prone to iodine deficiency. Estrogen inhibits iodine absorption. Thyroid cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and in men prostate cancer in my view are very much associated with iodine deficiency. When these tissues don't receive enough iodine, they enlarge in an effort to compensate. In the thyroid it is called goiter; in the prostate it is enlarged prostate; and in the breast, ovaries, and uterus the monthly cycle of preparation for pregnancy leads to growth which if pregnancy doesn't occur is controlled by iodine; lack of iodine yields fibrous growth, cysts and eventually cancer.
If we live where water is fluoridated we might get more than 3 mg of fluorine in our drinking water daily. Other sources like toothpaste, mouthwashes, processed foods, and tea might double that. Yet we are only recommended to get 150 micrograms daily of iodine. The paltry amount of iodine is overwhelmed by the fluorine and the widespread use of bromine as a pesticide, as a baking ingredient, and as flame retardant in mattresses and home electronics. I think we need closer to 50 mg of iodine a day.
But iodine must be taken with selenium which is involved in the process of keeping the active form of iodine (T3) at an optimal level, converting the storage form (T4) to T3 by reacting with one of the iodine atoms in T4 and if T3 is excessive by reacting with another iodine atom to convert T3 to an inactive form (T2). Tyrosine is the other component that combines with iodine in the thyroid gland to make thyroid hormone and this should also be supplemented when taking iodine.
There is good information at this website on the iodine protocol, and they even sell iodine tablets:
You might also want to watch this video which is a talk by one of the MD's involved in this treatment:
There are many other websites that address this issue.
My wife and I have taken 50 mg daily for the last three years along with the recommended adjunct supplements.
You might want to at least look into this.
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