The Iodine Crisis

Christy's Non Toxic Lifestyle | Books I Love | The Iodine CrisisBy Lynne Farrow

In Lynne Farrow’s book “The Iodine Crisis” I learned that thyroid and breast disease “skyrocketed between 1970 and 2000.” Why would that be, I thought? I continued reading. Apparently iodine was looked at as a “universal medicine” going back thousands of years, and ingested primarily in it’s earlier form as seaweed. So where did iodine go and why are we deficient and what is the connection to breast cancer. While Ms. Farrow explores a multitude of health issues related to iodine deficiency in her book, the most dramatic are the links to breast cancer.

Farrow is herself a breast cancer survivor, a journalist, researcher, former college professor and speaker. She currently serves as Director of Breast Cancer Choices (a non-profit organization dedicated to scrutinizing and reporting of the evidence for breast cancer procedures and treatments. She also founder of Breast Cancer Think Tank, a forum for professionals, patients and lay-people to report new findings about breast cancer as well as review old information.


Iodine, Why you Need It, Why you Can’t Live Without It

Christy's Non Toxic Lifestyle | Books I Love | Iodine: Why You Need It.By Dr. David Brownstein

Dr. David Brownstein author of, “Iodine, Why you Need It, Why you Can’t Live Without It,” (5th Edition) that “iodine is the safest of all of the essential trace elements, can be administered safely for long periods of time and in daily amounts as high as 100,000 times the Recommended Daily Allowance by the FDA.” He notes that some iodine-containing drugs, such as amiodarone, are prescribed by physicians and are extremely toxic as they are actually inorganic iodone. Our thyroid hormones are organic containing-substances.

According to Dr. Brownstein, author of 11 books “After 20 years of practicing medicine, I can say that it is impossible to achieve your optimal health if you do not have adequate iodine levels. I have yet to see any item that is more important to promoting health or optimizing the function of the immune system than iodine.”

What I love about Dr. Brownstein’s perspectives is that he is one who integrates the best of western and holistic medicine!


Cancer Planner

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By Julie Grimm
This is one of the best resources out there! From day one with a diagnosis through treatment, Julie’s Cancer Planner offers a place to keep track of all aspects of one’s treatment; appointments, medications and dosages, doctor’s visits, notes, other resources, etc. This planner becomes one’s history going through treatment and into survivorship.

Great for the patient AND caregiver. Makes for a meaningful gift!



Christy's Non Toxic Lifestyle | Books I Love | Iodine For Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer and Iodine: How to Prevent and How to Survive Breast Cancer

By Dr. David Derry M.D., PhD
In this eye opening book, Dr. Derry presents the academic case for iodine as both prevention and treatment of breast cancer! This is good and serious reading with easy to follow remedies for getting more iodine back into our diets.

Editorial Review:

Dr. Jeffrey Dach MD
“Dr. Derry discloses the remarkable connection between iodine deficiency, fibrocystic breast disease and breast cancer. This book should be be handed out freely during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”


Christy's Non Toxic Lifestyle | Books I Like | Radical Remission

Radical RemissionSurviving Cancer Against All Odds

By Kelly A. Turner, Ph.D
I have purchased many copies of this book and shared them with friends going through cancer treatment. This is one of my favorite books on cancer, focusing on the incredible range of healing possibilities!

As described in the Barnes and Noble review:

In her New York Times bestseller, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer—even after conventional medicine has failed.

While getting her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, Dr. Turner, a researcher, lecturer, and counselor in integrative oncology, was shocked to discover that no one was studying episodes of radical (or unexpected) remission—when people recover against all odds without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine has failed.  She was so fascinated by this kind of remission that she embarked on a ten month trip around the world, traveling to ten different countries to interview fifty holistic healers and twenty radical remission cancer survivors about their healing practices and techniques. Her research continued by interviewing over 100 Radical Remission survivors and studying over 1000 of these cases.  Her evidence presents nine common themes that she believes may help even terminal patients turn their lives around.

Editorial Review:

Christiane Northrup, M.D.
“Radical Remission is a treasure trove of BIG TRUTH about the incredible healing power available to each and every one of us!”

Andrew Weil
Radical Remission is a personal and deeply moving exploration of the power of the human spirit and innate wisdom of the body to overcome catastrophic illness. Persons with cancer and their families and friends will find it especially helpful.

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