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Iodine! Why you Need it…


Importance of Iodine

In many American’s diets, iodine is not a regularly consumed nutrient. As a result we are seeing a surge of health challenges arrive and thrive. To combat challenges like thinning hair, hypothyroidism, fibrocystic diseases, low energy and other thyroid related challenges I recommend the consumption of 12.5 milligrams of iodine daily. Your thyroid gland is the storehouse for iodine, and when a person’s body is deficient in iodine other items that are antagonistic to healthy body function take up residence, including bromine, chlorine and fluorine. If you begin a regimen which includes a large amount of iodine you will experience detoxification effects as your thyroid flushes out the negative elements and readies itself for the iodine it needs. To avoid an overwhelming detoxification effect on your body which can include flu-like symptoms a protocol that will allow you to gradually increase the amount of iodine you consume is in order. This protocol includes a low dose iodine product and then, at the graduated stage, high potency iodine products that will help you maintain healthy thyroid function.

Iodine is a trace element and an essential micronutrient. Almost 80 percent of the body’s iodine content resides in the thyroid gland where its sole function is to form part of the two important thyroid hormones – thyroxine and triiodothyronine. These hormones influence the rate of metabolism and are necessary for the regulation of normal growth and development. During our entire lifetime, we only require a little more than a teaspoonful of iodine, but since the body does not store iodine, we need to consume it regularly to support consistent thyroid hormone production. The body is able to absorb iodine in both the organic and inorganic state, both readily available in a normal, well-balanced diet. Iodine is found in iodized salt, water, oysters, fish, beef, pork, eggs, bread, dairy products, apples, cranberries, and many vegetables. As with many other nutrients, young adults and pregnant or lactating women may require somewhat greater iodine intake to support their nutritional needs.

Let’s talk about the two products I recommend:

Prolamine Iodine

How Prolamine Iodine keeps you healthy

Boosts serum iodine levels
Failure to eat a well balanced diet can result in loss of essential vitamins, minerals, and other vital nutrients, including iodine. Prolamine Iodine contains 3 mg of iodine per tablet to help your body maintain a healthy serum iodine level. Proalamine Iodine is most beneficial when used as a short-term mechanism to support serum iodine levels. In the long run, a well-balanced diet is the best way to maintain healthy levels of all nutrients, including iodine. †

Supports normal growth and development
The sole purpose for iodine in the body is to facilitate formation of thyroxine and triiodothyronine. These hormones cannot be formed without it. Triiodothyronine is the hormone intimately involved in the regulation of normal growth and development, and it is produced from the metabolism of thyroxine, which contains four atoms of iodine per molecule. These two hormones help keep young bodies and minds growing and developing at a healthy rate. †

Supports a healthy metabolic rate
The thyroid hormones boost the rate at which the body’s cells use oxygen and organic molecules to produce energy and heat. They are directly and indirectly involved with the growth and maintenance of the skeletal and nervous systems. The thyroid hormones stimulate different types of cells to perform their specific functions, such as protein synthesis, water balance, and many other physiological processes. Without iodine, this would not be possible. †

» What makes Prolamine Iodine unique?

Product Attributes
A distinctive product that contains iodine

» Prolamine Iodine is bound to zein, a protein derived from corn
» To help maintain healthy iodine levels, support thyroid hormone production, and maintain a healthy serum iodine level. †



The calcium lactate in Prolamine Iodine is from a pure-vegetable source


» Not derived from a dairy source

Manufacturing and Quality Control Processes
Degreed microbiologist and chemist in Standard Process’ on-site laboratories continually conduct bacterial and analytical tests on raw materials, product batches, and finished products

» Ensures consistent quality and safety

Vitamin and mineral analysis validate product content and specifications

» Assures high-quality essential nutrients are delivered



High Potency Iodine/Potassium Iodide Supplement 

Iodoral® is a Tablet form of Lugol solution and is available in 2 strengths

»  12.5mg/Tablet
»  50mg/Tablet

»  What makes Iodorol unique?

One 12.5 mg. tablet of Iodorol supplies an amount of total elemental iodine, comparable to the average daily intake of this essential element by mainland Japanese, a population with a very low prevalence of fibrocystic disease of the breast and breast cancer.

Iodine is an essential element. Although its main function is in the production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland, other organs in the body have a need for iodine in order to function normally (4).

Several studies have demonstrated a relationship between low iodine intake and fibrocystic disease of the breast (FDB), both in women and laboratory animals (1,2). The minimum amount of iodine required for control and prevention of FDB is equivalent to 0.1mg/kg body weight/day. For example, for a 50 kg woman, the daily amount of iodine would be 5 mg. The thyroid gland needs iodide to function properly. The original study done 80 years ago to control goiter in adolescent girls used 9 mg iodide daily (3).

During the early 1900’s, the iodine/iodide solution called Lugol solution was used extensively, effectively and safely in medical practice, for both low activity and above normal activity of the thyroid gland (4). The recommended daily intake for iodine supplementation was 2 to 6 drops of Lugol solution containing 12.5 to 37.5 mg total iodide. That amount was mentioned as lately as 1995 in a book on Pharmaceutical Sciences (5). Several investigators have shown convincing evidence connecting inadequate iodine intake and breast cancer (6). Japanese women living in Japan consumed a daily average of 13.8 mg total elemental iodine and they experience one of the lowest prevalence (risk) for breast, ovarian and uterine cancer (6). In the 1960’s, one slice of bread in the USA contained the full RDA of 0.15 mg iodine. The risk for breast cancer was then 1 in 20 (7). Over the last 2 decades, iodine was replaced by bromine in the bread making process. Bromine blocks thyroid function and may interfere with the anticancer effect of iodine on the breast (4). Now, the risk for breast cancer is 1 in 8 and increasing 1% per year (7).

The RDA limits for vitamins and minerals were established after World War II. One of the last essential elements included in the RDA system was iodine, established in 1980 and confirmed in 1989 (8). The RDA for iodine was based on the amount of iodine/iodide needed to prevent goiter, extreme stupidity and hypothyroidism (9). The optimal requirement of the whole human body for iodine has never been studied. Therefore, the optimal amount of this element for physical and mental wellbeing is unknown. Based on demographic studies, the mainland Japanese consumed an average of 13.8 mg daily and they are one of the healthiest people on planet earth (6). Lugol solution is a time-tested preparation with a proven track record for over 150 years. Two drops contain 12.5 mg iodine/iodide, an amount very close to the 13.8 mg average intake of mainland Japanese.

»  Formulation

Administration of iodine/iodide in liquid solution is not very accurate, may stain clothing, has an unpleasant taste and causes gastric irritation. Iodoral® is a precisely quantified tablet form containing 5 mg iodine and 7.5 mg iodide as the potassium salt. To prevent gastric irritation, the iodine/iodide preparation was absorbed unto a colloidal silica excipient; and to eliminate the unpleasant taste of iodine, the tablets were coated with a thin film of pharmaceutical glaze (10).

»  Suggested Use

The suggested daily amount is 1-4 tablets/day as recommended by your physician. Work closely with your physician and natural healthcare provider while on the Iodoral® program. Report to your doctors any history of thyroid surgery and/or radiation, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (Hashimoto), and any previous problem with your thyroid. Before starting Iodoral®, your doctor will order blood tests for hematology, blood chemistry and thyroid functions. If you are taking thyroid hormones, let your physician know about it. Be aware that Iodoral® enhances the response of your body to thyroid hormones (4,6). Subjects on Iodoral® feel warmer in cold environments and that is expected. However, you will need to cut down the amount of thyroid hormones if you experience palpitation, anxiety, increased sweating and intolerance to heat. That is because Iodoral® decreases your need for thyroid hormones. Keep a record of what you observe while on Iodoral® and show it to your physician and natural healthcare provider.

To test whole body sufficiency for iodine, 4 tablets of Iodoral® are ingested, followed by 24 hr. urine collection. The more deficient a subject is in iodine, the more iodine is retained by the body and the least excreted in the urine. Sufficiency is achieved when 90% or more of the ingested amount is excreted in the urine. In most subjects tested, 3-4 tablets of Iodoral®/day were required to achieve whole body sufficiency within 3 months and the body retained approximately 1.5 gm iodine at sufficiency (4,8). The best response in patients with FDB was observed with ingestion of 2 tablets twice a day (8). Click Here to view or order an Iodine Loading test.

The Importance of Nutritional Counseling

Self diagnoses and treatment based solely on information found on the web or by word of mouth can be dangerous. For example, bodies can absorb up to a 300 percent difference in supplements, so a healthy dose for one, even a recommended dose on a package, can be toxic for another. Consultations are available to help you get the right supplements and the right dose for you. Once you begin the consultation process you will receive a complete supplement recommendation that will be tailored for your heath needs using expertise gained over 30 years in practice as a DC and NHD.

I recommend supplementation primarily with Standard Process brand products which are only legally available thru a doctor/patient relationship. If you find these products for sale on the internet; this is a violation of Standard Process guidelines. The products found on the internet are not guaranteed by Standard Process to have been stored properly and many are expired. We drop ship all Standard Process lab items directly from the company’s warehouse to your door, ensuring the freshest possible supplements arrive.

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1) Ghent, W., et al, Can. J. Surg., 36:453-460,1993.
2) Eskin, B., et al, Biological Trace Element Research, 49:9-19, 1995.
3) Marine, D., Atl. Med. J., 26:437-442, 1923.
4) Abraham,G.E., The Original Internist, 11:17-36, 2004.
5) Gennaro A.R., Remington: 19th Edition, 1995, Mack Publishing Co, 1267.
6) Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C., The Original Internist, 9:30-41, 2002.
7) Epstein, S.S., et al, Breast Cancer Prevention Program Macmillan, NY, 1998, pg5.
8) Abraham, G.E., The Original Internist, 11:(2) 29-38, 2004.
9) Abraham, G.E. Townsend Letter, 245:100-101, 2003.
10) Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C., The Original Internist, 9:5-20, 2002.

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Herbs for Life! Tele-Workshop with Dr. Bob

DB here! I am excited to host tonight’s Tele Workshop. I know most of you reading this take some type of herb or herb combination. Herbs can speed you up or slow you down. They can tonify your system; relax you so you’re calm as a cucumber. I use them for example in my clinic to take away the cravings for sweets, or build up your immune system. You can use them in your food right at home or buy them in a capsule. Regardless how you use Herbs, you would do best to add them to your strategy. We have some positions available to you and will be announcing some special opportunities for those of you who signed up: looking forward to the call. CLICK HERE for more details. DB

Rocket Fuel in ALL Baby Formula – Did you read me? ALL!

DB here! I have followed toxicity for a long time. Percholate is a compound that is from rocket fuel. I know this may seem hard to believe but it is everywhere. Percolates biggest issue is the fact that beside being toxic and a burden to your life it is also stressful to your thyroid by being antagonistic to iodine. Read the following:

(Natural News) The CDC has conducted a study of infant formula products sold in the United States and shockingly found they were all contaminated with rocket fuel chemicals! Published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, these findings reveal that every single infant formula product tested was found to contain perchlorate. The highest levels were reportedly found in the cow’s milk formula products. How does perchlorate get into infant formula? It’s simple: It’s a contaminant in the water supply that’s given to dairy cows. Those cows, in turn, pass the perchlorate chemicals through their milk, and that milk is used to make infant formula that many (ignorant) parents still feed their babies. (Can you believe human mothers still feed their human babies milk made from bovine animals?) What’s a better alternative? First off, human breast milk is the obvious choice. But if that’s not available, goat’s milk infant formula is the next-best thing. (Check your local health food store for goat’s milk brands.) You can also read some recipes on home-made infant formula at the Dr. Weston Price Foundation http://www.westonaprice.org/childre…). Stop poisoning our babies! That rocket fuel chemicals are found in the water supply and, subsequently, infant formula is no surprise: Modern civilization is awash with toxic chemicals. Even breastfeeding may not avoid the issue, since virtually all human breast milk is also contaminated with perchlorate!  Check your water supply.   Read more by going to: http://www.naturalnews.com/025997.html

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Household Cleaners Coming Clean…

 DB here! I was reading the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and learned a few nuggets I wanted to pass on. (The WSJ is loaded with information that is very useful.) The whole economy is fueled by research and development of products. What is very interesting about today’s world is the fact the public is very astute, and manufacturers need to listen to the consumer because the manufacturers know they can take a huge hit in a matter of days caused by chatter on the internet and lose creditability.


The title of the article I read was “Household Products Come Clean”, what’s going on out there is the world of cleaning is high potency; lethal chemicals that can create harm and alter body physiology. I won’t make this a chemistry lesson, I will give you two chemicals to look for, and then send me a note if you find them in your products.


  • Monoethanolamine, this is found in detergents and all purpose cleaners. It is used in various products such as Mr. Clean Multi-Surface Antibacterial Cleaner made by Procter and Gamble, and Clorox’s Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner. Studied have linked this chemical to occupational asthma. The article goes on to say the manufacturers say it is safe…yadda…yadda…yadda…. The real challenge is if you have a child with asthma.
  • Glycol ethers which have been linked to low fertility rates and low weight birth rates in laboratory animals.

I suggest you go to the American Cancer Society’s web site and look at environmental toxins. I encourage you to become more pro-active, and be AWARE of what you are using in your house especially if you have small children or you notice people have “runny noses” and just don’t feel good when you change a product.  I would suggest you may want to forward this blog on.

DBWatch my video on food additives.

Video:  http://www.druglessdoctor.com/tabid/1023/Default.aspx

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Don’t just ‘Show Me the Beef’, Tell Me What’s IN the Beef!


Should it be WHATS IN THE BEEF versus SHOW me the BEEF?


DB here! I just read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal. There was a story on an imported cheese store in NYC that was concerned that the price of cheese from Europe was going to be more expensive because of a new tariff placed on the importing of cheese from the European Union. Do you want to know why? The US is/was retaliating against Europe’s refusal to import American Beef. Conventional American Beef is loaded with hormones and the Europeans do not want it. Guess who is eating eat? We are, let me qualify that; the uniformed public is; I do not eat it, I eat organic.


Do you get warm or hot in the evening after meals that have meat as a part of the dinner? If you do, and it is not uncommon it could be the chemicals in your steak or roast beef dinner. If you have tender breasts, a heavy menstrual flow, or if you are a male, and you have swelling in your prostate impairing urine flow – I would make the educated decision to go organic. The chemicals in the products you may be eating can cause an abundance of xenohormones. Organic animal tissue is the only way to go. Also, I would avoid FARM RAISED FISH. Yes you read that right. They use chemicals in fish food to color the flesh and anti-biotics to prevent the fish from getting infections. OK, so what do you do? Stop eating conventional meat, I would minimize going out to eat, where they use processed, tainted meat products. Eat at home, buy the right stuff. DB

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“The Pill” – Birth Control Side Effects ending in Hysterectomy


Dysplasia of the Cervix is commonly precipitated by taking the Birth Control Pill


DB here!! I recently had a new patient come into the office; she was thirty three years old with two children. She is the owner of a business; her children are three and five years old. She was diagnosed with dysplasia which is abnormal cells in and around the cervix in her vaginal/uterus connection. She was on birth control pills for several years. She opted to have a few tests done, then because of some bleeding they took her uterus out. She did not have an opinion from anyone else. She came into the office because she knew I wrote a book on female hormones.


This is very serious and very common. She did not have any other female dysfunction. She did have cold hands and feet, constipation and diarrhea alternating. Her eyes were toxic looking with dark circles below. She was also told she had Raynaud’s, which is constriction of blood vessels with resulting cold hands.


OK, here is the issue, she may in fact have a low thyroid, a congested liver, but the real issue was the pill which threw her whole system off. Now the seriousness of the BLOG is we need to get her back on track with normal estrogen and progesterone. I will be doing a TSH, T3 and T4 to her, plus saliva testing to check her hormones. We will need to clean up her liver and get her bowels back in normal rhythm. I see this a lot in females. Ladies, if you have anyone on the pill and they get dysplasia, just do not run off and get a hysterectomy. I would encourage you to have a consultation with me, for sure get my Guide to Balancing Female Hormones, and watch the Hormone Videos on my site. This is very serious and unfortunately for this young lady she has the potential to have long term health challenges as a result of the hysterectomy, something you may be able to avoid. DB


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Get Vitamin D levels Checked – NOW!


DB here! I just had someone post a comment on my blog, in regard to Vitamin D, you can read it yourself. I also taped TV today, if you live in the Northern Ohio area, I am on every Saturday at 5pm Eastern time. You can watch some of the programs at www.druglessdoctor.com. I will be adding the one I did on Vitamin D real soon. I do have my Educational videos on Vitamin D. I want you take the role of Vitamin D very serious. Go to the notes I have posted and read them. If you Vitamin D is low, it can interrupt your immune system. Vitamin D helps your cells “eat” unfriendly bacteria and organisms in a process called phagocytosis. I can tell you from my experience my energy is up since I have added the D to my life. Your liver is the store house for Vitamins A – D – E – and K. Vitamin D has been discovered to be as stronger or stronger anti-oxidant then Vitamin E. Regardless we use Cataplex D from Standard Process in the office 800 IU in one tablet; I generally have my patients take up to 3 daily. I also have a liquid Vitamin D from Biotics, one drop has 2000 IU. I have had one lady whose Vitamin D level was 6, low normal is 30. She has had a chronic infection in her body. Your body needs calcium to keep the immune system strong. Lack of D impairs the immune system. DB

Vitamin D

I had a test done and my level of vitamin D was 23. Way below what it should be. I am now supplementing with 10,000 IU’s every other day, am getting checked in a month or two and if its not sufficient then the doc is going to up it to every day. I had no clue the things caused by being deficient in this vitamin! I have recently been pushing my mom and sister who has osteoporosis to get their levels checked and am sharing your info with them. Wow and thank you.

What you eat affects your GENES

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DB here! I learned some very interesting nuggets at my seminar this weekend. The instructor made a couple of eye opening comments. I want to pass one on to you; we all have genetic potential abnormalities in our bodies that are not manifested yet. What am I saying; I believe from my experience many people have major health challenges because they are choosing food items, under stress or drinking beverages that are compromising their/your immune systems. OK, I will speak to you in English – we all have all the organisms in the world to create sickness and disease (figuratively). We more than likely have altered genes that are in control by the immune system. I am beginning to see especially with people who have cancer, MS, Lupus, and Rheumatoid Arthritis all have some major immune system crisis or series of crises. The most common would be the same factors that create a very acid state. Death or divorce Financial stress Loss of job Moving Poor diet – sugar For some – an abundance of Trans fat, and lack of iodine You may want to get pH paper from our site to check your levels of acid. Most stressed patients tend to be acid. You may not know how much iodine you do or do not have. If you have cold hands and feet, thinning hair, constipation, wide spaced teeth or high cholesterol you may want to get your iodine checked. You may want to get a roll of pH paper to check your pH see the link below. Take your flax oil every day; avoid snack foods – NO SUGAR. I cannot help the other areas in your body, but if you can control what you have power to do, then you have a better chance to stay healthy long term. If you are pregnant you may want to get more minerals in your body, including iodine. DB http://www.druglessdoctor.com/ProductsServices/AdditionalProducts/tabid/244/Default.aspx




Did you ever wonder why some people can eat all they want and not get fat, while others are constantly battling extra pounds? The answer may have to do with Vitamin D and calcium status. UV-B and Vitamin D normalize food intake and normalize blood sugar.


Weight normalization is associated with higher levels of vitamin D and adequate Calcium.


Obesity is associated with vitamin D-deficiency. In fact obese persons have impaired production of UV-B stimulated by D and impaired absorption of food source and supplemental D.


When the diet lacks calcium, whether from a D or calcium deficiency, there is an increase in fatty acid synthase, and enzyme that converts calories in fat.


Higher levels of calcium with adequate Vitamin D inhibit fatty acid synthase while diets low in calcium increase fatty acid synthase by as much as six fold.


In one study, genetically obese rats lost 60 percent of their body fat in six weeks on a diet that had moderate calorie restriction bu was high in calcium. All rats supplemented with calcium showed increase body temperature indicating a shift from calorie storage to calorie burning.

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