For example, I can name numerous herbs that have been shown to induce apoptosis in cancer cells. Does this mean cancer is a deficiency of any of these herbs? Of course not.
And for fibrocystic breast disease again numerous herbs can correct this condition. Not because they contain iodine, but because they contain phytoestrogens that like iodine are estrogen antagonists. Or they support liver function to help break down excess estrogen and feed the flora allowing them to break down estrogen metabolites.
And how do the iodine supporters explain the fact that eliminating caffeine helps with fibrocystic breast disease since it does not raise iodine levels?
Iodine may be one tool to help in the treatment of cancer, but this does not make it a cure on its own. And there are definite risks to the excessive levels being recommend by some individuals.
The only people they are benefiting are themselves by their iodine sales.
And if they are "experts" then why are they unaware of how essential chloride is to our survival and function? Instead they promote it as a toxic halogen and tell people to load up on chloride rich salt to push out the bromide when in fact it is helping by pushing out the toxic levels of iodine.
Considering how many cases of iodism I have seen reported on that board that were dismissed as "bromine detox", the amount they hype bromine exposure, the fact that they are telling people to take toxic levels of iodine and fail to differentiate between iodine and iodide, fail to warn people of the dangers of excess iodine in Hashimoto's and all the bad advice they give due to their lack of understanding of the human body I would not consider them experts in anything other than how to hype up information to boost sales.