Indeed it does Grizz. And it looks like the little sting/tingle is a sign. I've felt it too.
Unfortunately, I have no connections to the insurance or lobby industry. I was just a scientist sitting in on the conversation at the time. Perhaps ask on CureZone if they know a way of getting the word out, instead of backslapping each other? Also, what about the iodine breast cancer group? How do they fund their research?
But I would be VERY careful. Iodine is a lot like primal, I suppose.* CW would dismiss iodine as quackery immediately. In order to believe, they have to free their minds, so to speak. It wouldn't surprise me if insurance companies are barraged all the time with claims of cure-alls, asking for money. Like, jumping straight to breast cancer is probably the wrong approach.
You have to open the mind first, get their attention with a teaser. For example, that's why I started with the smallest and easiest test: the mole removal experiment. I showed the little moles to my co-worker C, and told him I'd check back in a month. If this works on a mole, C will be intrigued enough to at least begin to believe the rest of it.
Everyone's got a mole, everyone can use a dropper. Everyone can feel a telltale tingle. And from what I can tell, painting doesn't give you same side effects as taking the iodine internally, so people are less likely to be turned off by detox. Cheap, easy, immediate signs of something happening, and short-term results which are DIRECTLY caused by the experiment. In any type of experimentation, this is HUGELY powerful. If your only argument is some vague "yeah well it will prevent x y z in the future" or "it raised my body temperature," well, who knows. It could be something else raising the temperature, or maybe you never would have gotten X Y Z anyway. Not convincing. But the causality here is so easy to prove.
I suppose a slam-dunk would be to find an insurance exec and convince him to do the mole paint test. No testimonial on a website will match a personal success story. If it works on him, you'd have a staunch advocate.
*for matter of that, it makes me wonder if Mark, or Loren Cordain or William Davis or the others, ever tried to approach insurance companies with PB. Medicare especially would be interested. I read that 1 out of every 3 Medicare dollars is spent on diabetes. Wouldn't that be a huge government savings, if people would effectively go off wheat and onto iodine.
Last edited by oxide; 05-31-2012 at 06:49 PM.
5'0" female, 43 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Current weight: skinny-fat 106 lbs. Resetting with the 21-day challenge.
MY PRIMAL: I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I aim for 80-90 g carb/day and advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and other need to tweak Primal to their own needs.