What Is The Iodine Protocol?

May 18, 2019

What Is The Iodine Protocol?

Developed by leading physicians Guy Abraham, MD, David Browenstein, MD, and Jorge Flechas, MD, the Iodine Supplementation Protocol includes their pioneering research and generous contributions to the field of Iodine Therapy.

Every day we are exposed to toxic halogens -- fluoride, chlorine, and bromine -- through our water, bread, toothpaste, plastics, swimming pools, and more. These halogens are similar enough to iodine that your thyroid will suck them up and store them in place of iodine, effectively “displacing” iodine in the body.

Dangers of Halogens

Although these halogens look like iodine to the body, it doesn’t mean they can be used for vital functions in the body. When bromine displaces iodine, thyroid hormone becomes brominated.

Exposure to toxins in modern living have caused a markedly increased need for iodine over the years. Lynne Farrow, author of best-selling book the Iodine Crisis, explains the dangers of halogens to breast and ovaries. 

According to the Iodine Protocol, iodine doses that range from 6-50 mg per day are recommended for most people.

Search the directory created on Breast Cancer Choices to find an Iodine Literate Practitioner who understands the Iodine Protocol.

Iodine Supplementation Protocol with Updated Research

  • 50 mg Iodine daily in the form of Thiodine Lugols 5% or Thiodine Tablets 5% (some people prefer to with 12.5 mg).
  • Thiodine Lugols Tablets is the same formula as Thiodine Lugols Liquid but designed to avoid gastric upset.
  • Vitamin C: in high doses, 3,000 - 10,000 mg per day. Lynne Farrow recommends taking Vitamin C to bowel intolerance.
  • Magnesium 300600 mg day, in the form of magnesium oxide, glycinate or citrate.
  • Selenium 200 mcg a day.  Selenomethionine is preferred.
  • Vitamins B2/B3. 100 mg riboflavin and 500 mg no flush niacin, inositol hexanicotinate form, 1-2x per day. The form of non-flushing B3 is preferred by many patients.
  • 1/4 teaspoon* unprocessed sea salt like Celtic Grey salt added to diet (recommended by patient groups). Consult a doctor on whether this is right for you.

Iodine Boosters

In updating The Iodine Crisis for mid 2019, Lynne Farrow discovered some new information to boost the effectiveness of the original Iodine Protocol. Farrow calls these the Iodine Boosters. 

  • Zinc Orotate 5-50 mg
  • Vitamin A 25,000 units. But check to make sure vitamin D levels are optimal
  • Vitamin C to bowel intolerance. Starting low and pulse dosing as needed.

Alkalizing the body

Provided by Lynne Farrow, alkalization may assist with detox:

  • Alka Seltzer Gold offers an effective alkalizing rescue remedy
  • Lemon water may also offer the same benefit 

Salt Loading to Support Detox*

  • 1/4 teaspoon unprocessed salt in 8 oz of water
  • Followed immediately by 12 oz filtered water
  • Repeat every 30-45 minutes as needed until urination begins.
  • Detox Symptoms*

    From the Dr. Jeffrey Dach website, below are various symptoms which may be avoided with the Bromine Detox Salt Loading Protocol with Celtic Sea Salt(1)*:

    • Fatigue
    • Cherry Angiomas
    • Headache
    • Sluggishness / Lethargy
    • Rash
    • Tremor
    • Impaired Memory/Concentration
    • Bromoderma (acne) on face and hands
    • Disturbance of color perception
    • Impaired Memory/Concentration
    • Irritability
    • Abnormal pigmentation
    • Slurred Speech
    • Emotional Instability
    • Hair loss
    • Vision changes
    • Depression
    • Runny Nose
    • Reflex changes
    • Schizophrenic-like actions
    • Metallic Taste
    • Sensitivity to light
    • Hallucinations
    • Diarrhea / Constipation
    • Eyelid twitching
    • Dream changes
    • Increased salivation
    • Extensor Plantar Responses
    • Anxiety
    • Kidney pain
    • Dry mouth
    • Body Odor/Sweating

    1. https://jeffreydachmd.com/2014/03/iodine-bromine-detox-unrefined-salt-jeffrey-dach-md/

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