is utilized by every hormone receptor in the body.
The absence of iodine causes a hormonal dysfunction that can be seen with
practically every hormone inside the body. Dr. Flechas has recently been able to
show that patients with insulin resistant diabetes have a partial to full
remission of their illness in the presence of taking iodine. Iodine
deficiency is also felt to be the source of ovarian cysts. With iodine
replacement therapy the cysts disappear and women have stopped having ovarian
"If you think you may be deficient
in Iodine, consider this; most of the US population has one or more mercury
amalgam fillings in their mouths. A consequence of this is that minute amounts
of the heavy metal mercury are continuously being released into the mouth and
absorbed into the body. This toxication stimulates a natural detox reaction by
the body. Several mechanisms are utilized to remove the mercury. In order for
these detoxification mechanisms to work properly, numerous essential minerals
are utilized. Iodine, Zinc, Sulfur, Selenium, and Silica stimulate the excretion
of heavy metals including mercury. Iodine
is at the top of the list when it comes to mercury removal.
"Unfortunately, the average persons
daily intake of Iodine is not high enough to keep them mercury free even when
not exposed to excessive levels. Add on the exposure of mercury from
vaccinations, smoking, etc., and you have the potential for serious heavy metal
toxicity. This toxicity can manifest itself in many ways causing problems that
would not normally be attributed to high levels of mercury.
"Iodine is essential for the health
of the: Thyroid, Breast and Prostate.
"Iodine helps to improve:
Renaud’s syndrome (numb finger tips)
Sensitivity to cold
"In addition to mercury toxicity,
you naturally have a major deficiency in the essential mineral Iodine if you are
getting at or below the outdated RDA. Additionally, fluoride is an antagonistic
element to Iodine, meaning it will impede the absorption of Iodine. Many of us
are forced to drink fluoridated water and also brush our teeth with fluoride.
Could an Iodine deficiency be related in some way to the current epidemic of
hypothyroidism, breast, and prostate cancers? The protective function of Iodine
in these tissues has not been described, but the fact that these tissues when
healthy are replete with Iodine, and when diseased have little or no Iodine,
leads one to think there is more than a casual link."
ULCER cases are all well. Full recovery. Quite a feat as those were
old ones and medical men were quite helpless." Report #1976.
in GASTRO-INTESTINAL DISTURBANCES." Report #2089.
intensely valuable property is its undoubted active therapeutic effect in the
control of PUTREFACTIVE AND FERMENTATIVE CONDITIONS OF THE GASTRO-INTESTINAL
TRACT." Report #117.
CASES cured with nascent iodine." Report #2258.
TROUBLES responded liberally as well as URINARY DISORDERS." Report
INFECTIONS - out of 320 cases, 84 CURED, 216 IMPROVED." Hospital
of URINARY TRACT, I cured about 20 with very nice results." Report
a Urinary antiseptic in the presence of inflammation in the urinary tract,
nascent iodine, I find SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHERS." Report #1945.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
of 1029 cases decided, 978 WITH FAVORABLE RESULTS. Report #1559.
have found a MEDICATION TO REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE. A woman 80 years of age
- BLOOD PRESSURE 210 - nascent iodine given in ten minim doses three times daily
for five days. B.P. reduced to 160 - Five more days EFFECTED A REDUCTION
TO 148." Report #190.
it DOES NOT PRODUCE IODISM. Use it myself for HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
Other iodine preparations give me iodism very quickly." Report #1581.
age 50 with a PRESSURE OF 285. Took it three times to make sure.
Placed on 15 drops of nascent iodine three times a day for two weeks. The
PRESSURE WENT DOWN TO 240, patient much improved. Man age 65 with a
PRESSURE OF 180 - placed on nascent iodine. PRESSURE DOWN TO 150 - PATIENT
DOING VERY WELL." Report #1162.
it very reliable drug in controlling HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. Report #115.
woman complaining of violent headaches, dizziness, fatigue on slightest
exertion. On taking the blood pressure, IMAGINE MY ALARM AT FINDING IT WAS
280. Today, only three weeks later, she was helping her husband in the
field. Her husband is overjoyed and she herself is SINGING MY PRAISES TO
THE NEIGHBORS. What did I give her? Ten drops of nascent iodine in
half a glass of water 30 minutes before meals." Report #1688.
of HYPERTENSION with considerable discomfort from dizziness and pounding in the
head. These symptoms have improved. The BLOOD PRESSURE DROPPED TO
150 and this has been WITH NO GASTRIC DISTRESS." Report #1742.
of 583 cases decided, 558 WITH FAVORABLE RESULTS. Report #1559.
use nascent iodine always as the REMEDY OF CHOICE where Iodine is Indicated in
DEFICIENCY DISEASES. The action is prompt." Report #1945.
form of iodine is without question our MOST VALUABLE THERAPEUTIC AGENT for the
prevention and treatment of GOITRE." Report #117.
wonderful success with nascent iodine. GOOD RESULTS FOR GOITRE."
nascent iodine regularly for FURNISHING IODINE TO THE SYSTEM. Report
nascent iodine when iodine is called for. IT IS CLEAN, NO STAIN, AND
EFFECTIVE." Report #2022.
results IN GOITRE of young girls." Report #2031.
cases where iodine is indicated. WORKS WONDERS WITH CHILDREN."
FEVER, INTERMITTENT TYPE. Troubled with it years before. Gave
nascent iodine. In three weeks NO TRACE OF MALARIA REMAINED. I GAVE
ALL BLOOD TESTS. No return of the ailment. Report #1959.
Treated 40 cases. YOUR DISCOVERY IS GOING TO MAKE A REVOLUTION IN THE
WHOLE WORLD AS THE BEST REMEDY FOR TROPICAL FEVERS." Reports #252 and
iodine is an ASSET TO THE TROPICAL MEDICINE. Its virtues are unsurpassed
in treating various TROPICAL FEVERS." Report #1936.
patient, TERTIAN MALARIA PROVEN BY SLIDE. CONTRACTED MALARIA 18 YEARS AGO.
He was treated in the American Hospital but suffered relapses. Since the
time he took nascent iodine he is FREE FROM FEVER. TOOK THREE MORE SLIDES
- ALL NEGATIVE. THE LAST TWO YEARS HE NEVER HAD FEVER FOR ONE DAY."
tried several cases of MALARIA INFLUENZA AND OTHER FEVERS. Temperature
becomes normal within twenty-four to forty-eight hours WITHOUT CAUSING ANY
HARMFUL OR DEPRESSING EFFECTS ON THE HEART or reducing the vitality of the
patient." Report #1942.
FEVER, BLACKWATER AND ALL TYPES OF MALARIA are brought under control within 48
hours. Fever in general disappears after the third day. The general
weakness following all fevers disappears within a week. IN NO CASE
GASTRO-INTESTINAL SYMPTOMS FOUND TO APPEAR AS IN THE CASE OF QUININE in
fever." Report #1967.
fevers it is very fine and the improvements are soon noted. IT IS
NON-TOXIC AND DOES NOT LEAVE ANY UNTOWARD AFTER EFFECTS to be feared."
- 53 CASES TREATED, ALL WITH FAVORABLE RESULTS." Report #1559.
case of THIRD DAY CHILLS. Gave nascent iodine 4 weeks ago. Not had
any more chills and feeling fine. So a GREAT DISCOVERY, I think."
nascent iodine SUPERIOR TO QUININE, as it promptly checks chills and brings the
fever under control within 24 to 48 hours and there is a complete absence of
undesirable symptoms associated with the use of quinine. nascent iodine IS
WELL TOLERATED BY THE SYSTEM." Report #2159.
nascent iodine in OBSTINATE CASES OF MALARIA fever with splendid results."
have been very gratifying in the treatment of MALARIA. TREATED 5 CASES.
In each case temperature dropped to normalcy in a few hours and had NO RETURN OF
CHILLS OR FEVER." Report #2164.
nascent iodine in FOUR CASES OF MALARIA with splendid results. All
symptoms subsided. Appetite greatly improved. BLOOD SMEARS NEGATIVE
FOR MALARIA." Report #2181.
at results obtained in treating MALARIA with nascent iodine. Your
preparation WILL HAVE WIDE FIELD OF USE IN MALARIAL CONDITIONS."
nascent iodine in a case of TERTIAN MALARIA, with splendid results. BLOOD
NEGATIVE ON ALL FORMS IN FIVE DAYS." Report #2230.
"NEISSERIAN INFECTION; 58 cases under observation. 28 CASES SHOW NEGATIVE SMEARS, decrease in the amount of discharge, disappearing of erosions. 11 cases show no improvement as to the amount of cervical discharge although smears were negative. 16 cases left the hospital." City Hospital Report #1645.
nascent iodine over Venereal patients and found a REALLY RESPONSIVE PRODUCT.
See no reason why every practitioner cannot get similar results."
CHRONIC GONORRHEA CASES OF BOTH SEXES improved immediately the vital resistance
of the patient, alleviating at once the GENITO-URINARY symptomatically.
Good benefits results in cases of SYPHILIS IN ITS 2ND AND 3RD STAGE."
GONORRHEA, associated with STREPTOCOCCI INFECTION. Nascent iodine was
given internally. Injections were given in Urethral tract. IN THREE
WEEKS THE CASE WAS NEGATIVE to both gonorrhea and streptococcus."
nascent iodine UNEXCELLED IN THE TREATMENT OF SYPHILIS. TREATED 50
CASES." Report #2159.
nascent iodine IN PREFERENCE TO K. I. IN LUES." Report #1594.
EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
THROAT INFECTIONS - Out of 1155 cases decided, 1122 WITH FAVORABLE RESULTS. Report #1559.
to ten drops of nascent iodine put into one ounce of water makes an excellent
collyrium (eye lotion). I have used it on my servant girl in a SEVERE
INFLAMMATION OF BOTH EYES - of uncertain origin and diagnosis - that had
resisted several kinds of treatment during three months. Above mentioned
collyrium put into her eyes two drops two or three times a day. It had
COMPLETELY CLEARED UP IN ONE WEEK." Report #2180.
the past five years I have been trying different drugs to shorten the purulency
of a SUPPERATING MIDDLE EAR. Recently I have been trying nascent iodine in
a preparation which produces NASCENT IODINE. I used 1/2% in oil. [A
special preparation of nascent iodine in oil, made according to the
specifications of a leading Nose, Ear and Throat Specialist, is available on
request.] The strength not only did not give pain but was distinctly
beneficial. A series of cases was subjected to it with cures in a week to
two weeks. Tried it with MAXILLARY ANTRITIS cases with striking benefit.
Whatever specific action nascent iodine has, antiseptic or cytefacient is not
known, but there is a cessation of the discharge and the local protection is
increased." EAR, NOSE AND THROAT CLINIC. Report #1741.
INFECTION. Nothing seemed to help except nascent iodine, and this is an
UNUSUALLY DIFFICULT CASE where everything failed." Report #1953.
remedy for SINUS TROUBLE. I use a lot of it." Report #1635.
used it several times on a CHRONIC SINUS where tonsil had been removed.
The sinus is apparently well. I have cured two cases of CHRONIC OTORRHEA
with diluted solution." Report #2259.
VERY WELL." EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY. Report #1859.
AND TONSILLITIS cases under observation, fifty-two. In FORTY-SEVEN CASES
IMPROVEMENT OCCURRED within three to five days with subsidence of pain, fever
and congestion. The solution was employed in swabbing the throat
thoroughly." CITY HOSPITAL. Report #1687.
satisfactory in the treatment of SINUS INFECTION, ACUTE AND CHRONIC."
BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA
CHRONIC BRONCHITIS FOR OVER SEVEN YEARS. Tried many doctors and remedies,
with no success. Took three bottles of nascent iodine. I am now
well. NO SIGNS OF OLD TROUBLE SINCE. Recommend it to all my
patients. WORTH ALL THAT IS CLAIMED FOR IT." Report #1947.
15 CASES TREATED, ALL WITH FAVORABLE RESULTS." Report #1559.
MOST EXCELLENT RESULTS in all the treatment of ASTHMA AND BRONCHITIS."
MOST EXCELLENT RESULTS in all the treatment of ASTHMA AND BRONCHITIS."
BRONCHITIS case responded nicely after taking nascent iodine." Report
good success in relieving a case of BRONCHIAL ASTHMA." Report #289.
results in CHRONIC BRONCHITIS." Report #1565.
for ACUTE AND CHRONIC BRONCHITIS." Report #2064.
satisfactory in the treatment of BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA." Report
iodine three times daily stopped PERSISTENT COUGH OF LONG STANDING."
ARTHRITIS AND JOINT DISEASES
have used nascent iodine and FOUND IT SATISFACTORY IN EVERY WAY."
HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES. Report #124.
out of 265 cases, 53 CURED, 185 IMPROVED." SAILORS HOSPITAL.
on ARTHRITIS patient who had right knee and wrist swollen, and very painful on
least movement. In three days she could move the knee and wrist a lot
better and less pain." Report #2157.
have found nascent iodine UNEXCELLED IN THE TREATMENT OF RHEUMATISM, TREATED 50
CASES." Report #2159.
iodine has helped me personally - the OLD RHEUMATIC CONDITION gave way to your
'Water Soluble' iodine compound." Report #130.
EXCELLENT RESULTS IN A CASE OF ARTHRITIS of the knee." Report #197.
satisfactory in the treatment of CHRONIC RHEUMATISM." Report #2086.
of 515 cases decided, 483 WITH FAVORABLE RESULTS. Report #1559.
case of IVY POISONING. Found it to be ALMOST A SPECIFIC."
(1) "Had been in a local hospital for seven months with STREPTOCOCCUS
INFECTION. Draining pus from seven incisions. Prescribed nascent
iodine. In two months most of the wounds healed. (2) Severe
INFECTION OF TOE NAIL, SEPTIC POISONING SET IN. Gave nascent iodine
internally. In four days the infection was cleared up. (3)
LEUCORRHEA DISCHARGE WHICH HAD RESISTED EVERY FORM OF MEDICINE. Prescribed
nascent iodine douches. In two weeks discharge stopped and the female
organs resumed their natural position." Report #206.
have prescribed nascent iodine in many hundreds of cases as a PREVENTIVE AND
PROPHYLACTIC in periods of epidemics with marked benefits. As an abortive
in infections it has marked and rapid inhibitory action, proving beyond the
least doubt that IT HAS DECIDED INTERNAL ANTISEPTIC OR GERMICIDAL ACTION."
IT FIRST PLACE, NOT ONLY IN FIRST AID but think of nothing else when I treat
infections. IT IS REALLY WONDERFUL." Report #193.
We learn in
Vermont folk medicine, however, that this gland performs other functions besides
killing harmful germs in the blood. The first is the rebuilding of
energy with which to do the day's work. There is a definite relationship between the
amount of energy you have and your iodine intake. The first question in the
presence of a condition of depleted energy is, Is the soil of the state in which
one lives iodine-poor? Second, is the deficiency being made up by supple-mentary
means? All soils containing granite are iodine-poor and Vermont is one of them.
This fact is very important to people living in Vermont and well may be
important to those living elsewhere. When energy and endurance run low in
relation to doing the day's work, then the taking of iodine needs to be
A second function of iodine is to calm the body and relieve
nervous tension. When nervous tension runs high there is irritability
and difficulty in sleeping well at night, and the body is continually on a
combat basis, organized for fight and flight. All these points stress a body's
need for iodine to lessen nervous tension, relax the body and enable it to or-ganize
for peace and quiet, by the building and storing of body reserves against time
of need. I have learned through Vermont folk medicine that it is possible to
repeatedly change an irritable, impatient, and restless child under ten years of
age into a calm, patient individual within two hours' time by giving one drop of
Lugol's solution of iodine by mouth in a vegetable or fruit juice or in a glass
of water made acid in reaction by adding a teaspoonful of apple cider vinegar. I
have repeatedly prescribed this in order to make it possible for a mother of a
racehorse-type little boy or girl to be able to live comfortably with the child.
I have never seen it fail to calm down a nervous child.
third function of iodine in the human body relates to clear thinking.
The mind simply works better when the body is supplied the iodine it needs.
Then there is the matter of the storing of unwanted fat. Iodine is one of the best oxidizing catalysts we have. A catalyst is the match which touches off in the body the fire that burns up the food we take in each day. If this food is not properly burned off, it may be stored as unwanted fat.
Now while the
thyroid gland helpfully stores iodine from the blood passing through it every 17
minutes, the gland may also be made to lose that stored iodine if, for example,
we take in drinking water to which chlorine is added, or use too much sodium
chloride, whose common name is table salt. There is a well-known law of halogen
displacement. The halogen group is made up as follows:
Halogen Atomic Weight
activity of any one of these four halogens is in inverse proportion to its
atomic weight. This means that any one of the four can displace the element with
a higher atomic weight, but cannot displace an element with a lower atomic
weight. For example, fluorine can displace chlorine, bromine and iodine because
fluorine has a lower atomic weight than the other three. Similarly, chlorine can
displace bromine and iodine because they both have a higher atomic weight.
Likewise, bromine can displace iodine from the body because iodine has a higher
atomic weight. But a reverse order is not possible. A knowledge of this
well-known chemical law brings us to a consideration of the addition of chlorine
to our drinking water as a purifying agent. We secure a drinking water that is
harmful to the body not because of its harmful germ content but because the
chlorine content now causes the body to lose the much-needed iodine.
Because we may
live in an iodine-poor area; because drinking water may be treated with
chlorine; because we may be sick too often, lack energy and endurance, develop
nervous tension, lack the ability of clear thinking, and accumulate unwanted
fat, how shall we go about bringing up the iodine content of the body to the
There are three ways:
1. Eating foods which analysis has shown are particularly rich in iodine. Among these are: all food out of the ocean, radishes, asparagus, carrots, tomatoes, spinach, rhubarb, potatoes, peas, strawberries, mushrooms, lettuce, bananas, cabbage, egg yolk, and onions.
2. Painting a small area of the body with tincture of iodine.
3. Taking preparations known to be rich in iodine. One of these is cod-liver oil. Another is Lugol's solution of iodine. Still another is kelp.
In 1880 a French
physician named Lugol originated a solution which contains iodine in a
solution of potassium iodide. It has been used steadily ever since it was
When used to
maintain the iodine content of the body the dose is small and is taken only on
certain days of the week. When the mineral content of the body is analyzed, only
a trace of iodine is found. Ten drops of iodine represent more iodine than is
found in the entire body. For this reason, the dose of Lugol's solution of
iodine is one or two drops, depending on your body weight. If you weigh 150
pounds or less, for example, your dose to maintain the normal iodine
content of the body is one drop, taken at one meal on Tuesday and Friday of each
week. If you weigh more than 150 pounds, the dose should be two drops instead of
one. It is useful to remember that the human body works on the minimum of
anything it needs. If there should be a rise in sickness in the area where you
live, it would be well to take the Lugol's solution three times a week instead
of two, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for the purpose of storing up reserve.
selected herds, I became interested in the problem of cattle grubs. These are
the larvae, or maggots, of the heel fly. The adult fly does not bite or sting,
but it produces great fear and is a serious annoyance to the cattle. Eggs
are deposited in a row attached to a single hair of a cow's heel during the
first sunny days of spring. The eggs incubate and hatch in three or four days
and the newly hatched maggots penetrate the hide of the cow, causing itching and
a flow of serum that mats the hair. The young grubs then work their way upward
between the muscles and may be found in a few months in the body cavities. They
continue to burrow along the surface of the paunch, intestines, and other
internal organs. At certain times many of them are found in the wall of the
esophagus, leading from the mouth to the stomach. During the fall and winter the
grubs will finally come to the top of the back and lie just under the hide. Each
grub cuts a hole through the hide to the surface to get the air which it now
needs, and to permit it to escape when ripe. The period spent beneath the hide
usually runs from 30 to 90 days. These grubs emerge from the hide dur-ing
February and March, dropping to the ground to hatch into heel flies. In 18 to 80
days after escaping from the back of the cow, the adult fly hatches and is ready
to mate within a half hour. My object was to rout these cattle grubs by means of
the apple cider vinegar and iodine combination; this would demonstrate, to me at
least, what the combination would do in the way of making the body as a host
unsuitable soil for the development and continuing existence of microorgan isms,
viruses, insects, and other parasites. During one year's time only ten grubs
were discovered on the backs of a herd of 45 registered Jersey cows. Usually
these grubs are a little larger round than a pencil, but these ten grubs had
such hard going in the cows' bodies against the vinegar and iodine that they
were no larger around than toothpicks. I observed further with reference to a
ration supplement high in iodine value that when it was used, the bacterial
count of the milk went down; when iodine was dis-continued, the count went up
but could be driven down again immediately with resumption of the iodine.
drops of Lugol's solution of iodine works equally well in an adult.
When the stress and strain of daily living create a load that is difficult to
carry, producing a state of anxiety, and when the day's problems make it
difficult to relax and sleep well at night, then one appreciates the aid
that iodine gives. In an adult two teaspoonfuls of apple cider vinegar and two
of honey are added to a glass of water. The honey is there because it is a
sedative. Then add two drops of Lugol's solution of iodine to the glass
containing the vinegar and- honey mixture, stir it, and sip it during the meal
as you would coffee or tea. Taken apart from the meal it can be sipped
like a cocktail. Soon your motor will have slipped into low gear. Your problems
and their solution will seem less difficult, and the day's load of
responsibility easier to carry. In this age of anxiety the
combination of iodine with vinegar and water will give the harassed
individual increased energy and the endurance necessary to carry the daily load.
You will find that the wear and tear of daily living is considerably reduced