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Iodine-Related Bromide Detox
                

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    Please consult your licensed health care practitioner before implementing any health strategy.
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    Web page updated April 12,  2011
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    Please look at the evidence of the increasing bromide dominance condition in our environment
    and products.

    Because iodine was not supplemented much before the last six years, few physicians have
    had a chance to look closely at the occasional symptoms which arise from iodine
    supplementation (still called "iodism") and raise questions.
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  • Might the historical observation of iodism be due principally to massive amounts of stored
    bromine leaving the tissues and entering the bloodstream?   

  • Is it possible the apparent adverse effects of iodine are due almost exclusively to bromide
    excretion, and not enough iodine-alone effects can be documented to qualify as an "ism" ?

  • Might the iodism phenomenon be more appropriately called "bromism"?
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    Many of the Breast Cancer Choices' Iodine Investigation Project registrants also found the
    following suggestions helpful if bromide detox symptoms were not tolerable. Consult your
    doctor before implementing the strategies below:

    Bromide Detox Strategies

    1. Salt Loading.
    2. Stopping iodine for 48 hours to rest the kidneys.
    3. Reducing the iodine dose temporarily, then working back up.
    4. Taking several grams vitamin C spread out throughout the day along
       with the Iodine Companion Nutrients.
    5. Drinking more water.
    6. Pulse-dosing (stopping and restarting iodine therapy.)
    7. According to Iodine users with skin symptoms, adding 25 mg zinc often helps.

    Iodine-related bromide symptoms may include but are not limited to:

    eye lid twitching
    foot twitching
    tingling in hands or feet
    dark thoughts (e.g., there is no reason to live)
    depression (e.g., there is no reason to get out of bed)
    anxiety
    emotionality
    mouth and tongue sores and cuts or "sore mouth"
    "different" acne,"bromide acne," "acne-like eruptions" without "coniform." (Some iodine
    users found zinc helps bromide acne.)
    skin "cuts"
    hair loss
    brain fog
    leg and hip ache (feels like arthritis)
    rash (bromaderma)
    metallic  taste
    sinus ache
    cherry angiomas
    runny nose
    headache
    sedation
    lethargy
    odd swallowing sensation (reported in old  medical literature as "swollen glottis")
    body odor (bromos is Greek for stench)
    unusual urine odor
    dry mouth
    ureteral spasm, frequent urination (mistaken for urinary infection)
    diarrhea
    constipation
    vision changes
    irritability
    increased salivation
    dream changes
    hormone changes
    kidney pain
    breast tenderness (transient symptom reported to resolve)

    References:
    A Review of the Scientific Literature as It Pertains to Gulf War Illnesses: Pyridostigmine Bromide Vol. 2 by
    Beatrice Golumb, MD, PhD, http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/library/randrep/pb_paper/

    Abraham G et al., Evidence that the Administration of Vitamin C Improves a Defective Cellular Transport
    Mechanism for Iodine:  A Case Report, The Original Internist 2005

    Abraham G., The Safe and Effective Implementation of Orthoiodosupplementation in Medical Practice, The
    Original Internist 2004

    Cann S et al., Hypothesis, Iodine, Selenium and the Development of Breast Cancer, Cancer Causes Control
    2000.

    Breast Cancer Choices, Iodine Investigation Project Database.



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    information discussed is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    This website is intended as information only. The editors of this site are not medically-trained.
    Please consult your licensed health care practitioner before implementing any health strategy.

    The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that
    exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician. This site accepts no
    advertising. The contents of this site are copyrighted 2004-2014 by Breast Cancer Choices,
    Inc., a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization run entirely by unpaid volunteers.
    Contact us with comments or for reprint permission at admin@breastcancerchoices.org


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