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Interestingly, he notes that doctors may recommend more iodine for hypothyroidism.
I don't know all about all of the examples given in that film but I do know about that Italian cancer is a fungus guy. If he is being held up by that film as a martyr to the money grubbing evil doctors who are suppressing cures........ Sorry, it's just ridiculous. And I feel so sorry for anyone duped into giving their life savings to that guy.
See your whole money motivator theory falls apart when people have insurance. My cancer did not cost me anything. It would have been cheaper for my HMO to treat me with herbs or baking soda instead of surgery and chemo. I pay the same dues either way. You know why they do the surgery and chemo? Because that actually works. Five years post cancer, I can tell you, it works.
"Stomping down" on snake oil salesmen is a good thing.
That said, the added salt could also be to counteract the amount of potassium in the mega doses of potassium iodide; the ratio of sodium to potassium in the body is important. Of course, I'm completely speculating here, so take this with a grain of salt ;-)
Edit: Of course, five minutes after writing that, it occurred to me that the amount of potassium iodide you'd need to be taking would probably be ludicrous by anyones standards to pose a risk from its potassium content...
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From a quick google, there's a lot of material online linking magnesium with thyroid health. I'm just wondering if anyone has a relevant study to link to about it, or perhaps just a link to a credible and readable secondary source.
If she had been advised to take alternative treatments instead, I'm quite sure she wouldn't have reached 41.
Here is a link to a clip of her playing a Scarlatti sonata on a square piano made in 1823
That, and many other recordings, would never have been made without chemotherapy.
Thank you Breadsauce,
Does this study for chemo mean 60% 5 year survival rate? I suppose several of my in-laws were in the 40%, which only made it a year or much less. Incredible piano player!
The contribution of cytotoxic che... [Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2004] - PubMed - NCBI
Thank you Paleobird,
I had regular insurance for over 30 years. My wife did too. We lost her insurance two years ago. I now have to pay 247 a month to keep an HMO now. I am left with the 10%. In addition I must pay a 15 dollar co-pay regular doctor visits and 25 dollar co-pay for specialists. In a couple of years I will have to pay 447 dollars a month to keep the HMO, which is if the base pay of 247 doesn’t increase. (It goes up every year.) Of course I just got Medicare and so did my daughter. I pay 99 a month to have it. So that will help my daughter and me. My wife only has the one insurance.
I know many people, who have a 3000 dollar a year, deductable before all the copays start and even then the HMO only pays 80%.
Over 30 years ago I remember a front page cover story about how Doctors had discovered the enzymes’ that caused cavities and how a new vaccine would be introduced to spare young children, future cavities. Of course it never saw the light of day. There still would have been a need for dentists for, malocclusion, braces, etc… But 80% of dentists would have lost their jobs. What a blow to the dental profession had this vaccine have made it to market.
When my daughter became a severe diabetic 25 years ago researchers were working on an insulin pill that would get through the acid of the stomach. (the body would use just what it needed and the extra insulin would be dispelled from the body.) The article said the “pill” was expected to hit the market in five years. That would have been 20 years ago. Such a pill would have crippled the glucose machine maker’s world.
She has to have her blood checked 5 to 6 times a day as she is a “fragile” diabetic.
There used to be color coated glucose blood test strips I used with my daughter 26 years ago. The neat thing about these strips is that you could use a machine and then you had up to two minutes to visually verify what the actual reading was on the side of the bottle, which had a color code panel, as a backup in case the machine failed. These strips stopped being produced after a few short years in the U.S. Two makers in Europe still make them. My insurance is not going to pay for them from Europe. So the glucose machines made in the U.S. now require extra test liquid to be bought which many insurances do not pay for.
What is the problem with not knowing for 100% certainty that the machine is telling the truth with the reading? Hell I have had machines go bad by the time I pricked my daughter’s finger right after I just used the test liquid that said the machine was fine. My daughter has grand mal seizures (when her blood goes low) and she doesn’t breathe for 60 seconds with each seizure.
We get to enjoy these seizures several times a year because the machine just gives a bad reading no matter how careful you are with alcohol and or mild soap cleaning of the finger.
The color coded strips were a Godsend and really helped me “know” what my daughter’s true reading was. We have had to call 911 twice in the last two years because the machine lied or went bad.
I subscribe to the idea that the meter makers don’t make as much MONEY with the color coded strips.
Giving my daughter 50 mg’s or more of Iodine does make her body need less insulin by about 25%. Giving her 10000 Iu’s of D3 helps her body need less insulin by about 30%.
So when I give her iodine and D3 I have to give up to 55% less Novalog.
P.S. Larger amounts of Iodine and D3 is the path I have chosen for my family and myself. There is just something "wonderful" about Iodine. We get blood work every 3 months. Just saying, not advocating anyone here to take more than a few drops of iodine, a day. In fact eat kelp if you can find some “good” kelp?
P.S.S. Oh. My beloved K2 mk4 also is included in my wonderland!!!
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