I learned of of the use of Lugol's solution from Dr David Derry who was an MD PHD in neurobiology. I have seen endless results in the use of Lugol's solution in many people I know. Iodine is an apoptic agent. It is used in the genetic regulation of cell growth and over population of cells. In countries like Japan the average intake is very high compared to the US and they have a life span ten years longer.
There is one region of Japan where Iodine intake is 15 grams a day. Given the article published on cure zone trashing Abraham and Brownstein, I struggle to understand the rejection of their research. If you go to Optimox.com you can read their writing on the effect of iodine. The negative article here does not argue even one of their findings. It does not mention the main reason why Iodine was banned from the food supply in 1980, the dreaded Wolff Chaikoff effect.
According to many later researchers the WC effect is fiction and was bogus research . Dr Derry had a library of 5000 books dedicated to the history of thyroid medicine. He told me that in the 1930's 400 mg doses of Lugol's where infused to control Graves disease. It was this therapy that resulted in the WC effect where Iodine was made responsible for inhibiting T4 production and in effect reversing hyper thyroid state. in the 20's Graves was discovered to be controlled by removing half of the thyroid gland and administering 100MG doses of Lugol's.
Abraham cites a world renowned Endocrinology researcher at Johns Hopkins named Wartofski who tried to recreate the WC effect unsuccessfully and wrote of his inconclusive findings. It is not well understood why Iodine is effective in regulating both high and low thyroid conditions but it has been shown to do just that. The fact is that after the NIH used the WC effect to condemn iodine, research on the element ceased in the early 1950's.
I find it laughable to define credible and serious medical Science quackery.
Since the WC effect was adopted by the NIH long ago, the most complete research on the use of Lugol's solution is the Ghent Eskin research from Drexel univ. . Abraham started with Eskin's finding and concluded that the increased binding of other halogens, which have no biochemically positive effect and in fact disrupt the peripheral metabolic demands needed from iodine for ultimate health, Lugol's could purge the disrupters from our tissues. Both Glyco protein networks and Deiiodinase enzymes use iodine to convert T4 to T3 and to transport hormones through the body. The Iodine Project headed by Abraham produced graphs showing the excretion rates of competing halogens Chlorine, bromine and Fluorine which all bind to protein like glue due to a halogen being an element lacking one electron. Iodine is the weakest binding halogen and it takes higher amounts to detach smaller greater adhering halogens. Especially fluorine, which adheres greater than the others.
a 50 Mg dose of Lugol's will produce purging of these competing halogens in about 4-6 months. Quackery??
Eskin demonstrated that Breast disease is caused by a lack of iodine. It is the apoptic regulation of cell growth that stops the over growths of cells which can become abnormal and malignant. I personally know many women who have reversed life long fibro cystic conditions using the work of Eskin. pain relief occurs in just a few weeks. long term all abnormal tissues disappear in the picture taken. The Breast Cancer fund raisers would do well to embrace the work of Eskin and reverse this public health issue with this one simple nutritional element. The NFL can stop dress players on pink.
Before the edict banning iodine from food processing the Breast Cancer rate was 1 in 23, to its 1 in 7. the average daily intake of iodine in 1980 was 600 mcgs, today its only 125 at most.
all the talk of metallic taste is well described in the Optimox writings.
So beware of overt condemnation of iodine as a poison. We can only buy that argument if we do not understand the fallacy of the WC effect. As for iodine containing toxins from manufacturing. According to my sources of information iodine neutralizes chemicals and renders them inert. I do not think this is an issue and after 12 years of using lugol's every day I have no toxic issues from my consumption.
There is real Science out there to study I recommend the web site iodineresearh.com where there is a huge store of iodine data to look at.