A Case History of Iodine Supplementation

John, age 58, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia two years ago. This account is from the book Iodine, Why You Need It and Why You Can’t Live Without It, by David Brownstein, M.D.:

“I don’t know what happened. One day I was ok and the next day I ached all over and I was tired,” John said.

John saw numerous doctors who prescribed various medications. “The drugs did not help. I kept telling my doctors ‘I wasn’t depressed’ but they kept prescribing antidepressants. I finally got sick and tired of taking the drugs,” he said.

When John saw me (David Brownstein, M.D.), I found his thyroid gland to be enlarged. I ordered an ultrasound of his thyroid gland and blood work and diagnosed him with Hashimoto’s disease.

“When I found out I had Hashimoto’s disease, I couldn’t believe it. I had been seeing many different doctors and they couldn’t tell me what was wrong. They kept telling me I needed to be on an antidepressant medication,” he said.

After doing an initial history and physical examination, I tested John’s iodine level. John’s iodine loading test was found to be low at 45 percent (normal is 90 percent or above). John was placed on 75 mg of iodine per day, along with a complete nutritional program. After 12 weeks of taking iodine, a follow-up 24-hour iodine loading test was now normal at 95 percent excretion.

However, he did not feel better. John was still complaining of fatigue and body aches. Furthermore, John’s thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) increased from a baseline of 4 IU/L to 12 IU/L after taking 75 mg of lodoral for 30 days. John had normal T3 and T4 levels.

John’s endocrinologist placed him on thyroid hormone (Synthroid®) for the elevated TSH level. The Synthroid® had no effect on his symptoms.

When I saw John, I felt that he may be having an organification problem with the iodine. I explained to him that his cells were unable to effectively utilize iodine.

After placing him on vitamins B2 (100 mg) and B3 (500 mg) two times per day, John noticed an immediate improvement. “It was a miracle. With the second dose of the B vitamins, my head cleared and all my fatigue went away. I felt 20 years younger. I have never taken anything that works that quickly,” he said.

John has continued to take iodine (now 50 mg/day) in addition to vitamins B2 (200 mg/day) and B3 (1,000 mg/day). His thyroid antibody levels gradually lowered to normal levels over the next six months. Most importantly, John now feels well.

“I can’t believe how much energy I have. Everybody has noticed the difference,” he claims.

The Calcium Wave: A Miracle for Me!

I have studied nutrition for years, but I think that my study of the calcium wave is my most satisfying to date. Moreover, I consider my experience with the calcium wave nothing less than a miracle. Most people live a lifetime and never see or experience a miracle of any kind. The point being that this calcium wave information can be your miracle the same as mine. I couldn’t wait to share my miracle with you!

For the last several years I have had what I term a subclinical infection, and I suspect that this condition plagues millions of people and becomes terminal in the form of pneumonia, cancer, heart disease and so on and so on. The implications are legion in my view.

Medical journals from around the world, from Scandinavia, Europe and the United States, substantiate the existence and the powerful presence of the calcium wave in protecting the body against infectious disease.

However, the calcium wave could not be observed with the human eye until Howard R. Petty, Ph.D., professor and biophysicist at the University of Michigan Health System’s Kellogg Eye Center demonstrated that high-speed imaging techniques enabled him to merge knowledge of physics with cell and molecular biology.

He uses high sensitivity fluorescence imaging with shutter speeds 600,000 times faster than video frames. High-speed imaging enabled researchers to actually see the movement of calcium waves. The calcium wave images resemble the movement of a comet across the night sky.

Back to my personal story: My life situation more revolved around my subclinical infection than around my all-important study. Doctors didn’t have a clue. All they could do was prescribe antibiotics of many and varied potencies. I can tell you that they were of no effect. This is to say nothing of my nutritional protocol, which I take religiously. I was apprehensive that with my best information and effort, all was to no effect.

Indeed I was taking calcium lactate in powder form regularly. Then, as in a flash, it occurred to me that I possibly was not taking enough calcium. I knew full well that lack of calcium was conducive to illness and fever at all ages from a teething baby to mature seniors.

Again, my environment demonstrated my infection problem. My wife had four boxes of tissue—everywhere I sat or lay—and equally as many nasal sprays and one or two in my car. I really had not had relief from constantly expectorating infected blobs of mucus in many months. I considered this to be serious. I was unexcited about taking more calcium, but decided to do it anyway.

Well, I took three tablespoons of calcium lactate powder in water, motivated by desperation. Within 12 hours all signs and symptoms of my tormenting infection was totally gone after a multitude of months of discomfort. I intend to stay on this protocol indefinitely for continued relief. No, I couldn’t believe it and yes, I thought this was too simple to work such a miracle. But the chemistry and science of calcium therapy is conclusive and powerful.

Remember please that 99 percent of our body calcium is in our bones. It is the one percent that has to do with the pathology of infection and the calcium wave. This story all takes place within the human cell. For this action to occur, we must have a supply of ionic or diffusible calcium preferably from calcium lactate or calcium citrate.

The calcium wave sends signals to key players in the immune response. The calcium wave is a stream of calcium ions coming into the cell. As a cell membrane begins to surround its pathogen target, two calcium waves begin to circulate. When the target is completely surrounded, one wave traveling around the cell’s perimeter splits in two, with the second wave encircling the phagosome, or sac-like compartment. This second wave allows the digestive enzymes to enter the phagosome and finally destroy the target.

The human immune system is miraculous but it must have the proper raw materials to protect the body from infectious disease, both viral and bacterial which tends to attack from the outer world outside of our skin pathogens.

The four essential nutrient raw materials are:

1.  Calcium lactate as ionizable or diffusible calcium, two to three tablespoons daily. I use Ultimate Calcium™ from Health Resources™.

2.  Natural vitamin C complex, four to six daily.

3.  Vitamin D3, at least 5,000 to 10,000 IU daily.

4.  Natural vitamin F complex, four per day. Vitamin F is a fatty acid and can be gotten from cod liver oil if the oil is not pasteurized. All four are essential to create the calcium wave, and they are all available at a natural supplement company.

First the calcium must be in the right form that is absorbable from the GI tract into the blood. This is vegetable calcium (five parts calcium lactate and one part magnesium citrate.) It takes just one step to get ionized or diffusible calcium from calcium lactate.

Other forms of calcium are not so efficient or don’t assimilate at all. The word “ionize” means to give an electrical charge to the calcium. How important is calcium? Our parathyroid gland is designed exclusively for calcium utilization; no other gland is dedicated to just one mineral.

Enter vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is essential to pull calcium out of the gut into the blood.

And lastly, vitamin F is necessary to pull calcium out of the blood into the cell tissue. This is called ionizable or diffusible calcium. This is a critical indicator in determining sickness. Allopathic doctors never use this indicator, yet most patients entering the hospital have low ionizable calcium.

In summary, the calcium wave requires calcium lactate, natural vitamin C complex, vitamin D3 and natural vitamin F.

Calcium lactate powder mixed in water is far easier to take. If not palatable to some people, add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt for taste.

Important notes on calcium lactate:

Seventy percent of hospitalized patients were found to have decreased levels of total calcium and ionized calcium. In hospital patients, there was a strong association between sepsis (toxemia) and hypocalcemia (low ionized calcium). Fever in children is directly related to low calcium. Hypocalcemia is a very common abnormality in acutely ill hospital patients and is associated with a poor prognosis.

Ionized hypocalcemia (low calcium) is common in severely ill children and they have a higher mortality rate. Unmanageable children who have chalky teeth are nervous and restless, and are typically calcium deficient.

The ability to suppress viral and bacterial infections is greatly reduced in a low calcium environment.

Dietary calcium enhances human resistance to intestinal infection by E.Coli and salmonella. Dietary calcium is also effective in reducing the severity of diarrhea.

Human bone is 1/3 calcium, 1/3 protein and 1/3 water. It is actually the missing protein in the elderly that leads to osteoporosis.

During fevers, infection, acute inflammation, etc., in order for the white blood cells to function efficiently ionized calcium must be abundantly available. When blood ionized calcium falls below 50 percent of normal—seizures are experienced. Reference: Textbook of Physiology, Zoethout and Tuttle, 9th Edition.

Another big thing!!! Since my first mega dose of calcium lactate powder I have had zero gastritis. I’d had fairly serious gastritis for twenty plus years. Hallelujah!

Final summary: We can raise the blood calcium level and eliminate disease in almost minutes. That includes both bacterial and viral diseases. Those of you intelligent readers, who activate the calcium wave, please let me know your results.

Unpublicized Long-Term Themes for the United States

Weak Currency—falling exchange value of the U.S. dollar. No U.S. politician or government bureaucrat will talk about this nor admit it.

Purpose of weak paper currency:

1. Bail out derivatives and default swaps created by Wall Street.

2. Evaporate what the public believes to be federal debt, which never existed.

3. Evaporate Social Security and all fixed government obligations.

4. Crashing currencies always transfer wealth to central power. This is why governments want unfunded paper money. The printing presses always transfer wealth to the State, the rich and the super rich.

Unintended consequences not spoken:

1. Destroy the dollar savings of all who hold U.S. dollar assets.

2. Escaping assets out of the U.S. to be blocked.

3. Military and economic crises used to hide chicanery and install more people controls.


All countries want depreciating (inflating) currencies, but this fact is a secret among thieves who live and prosper at the expense of their people. The mode is gradualism to keep the people asleep.

Another present and long-term unannounced U.S. policy is immigration. The United States is importing a young population. We are ahead of the rest of the world on this.

Now we include a most revealing outline explaining the destruction of fiat currency by inflation. Please read and reread it carefully. Then clip it and paste where you will read it often. It is a summary by Ludwig von Mises quoted from James Turk, Dec. 3, 2007: (www.tgmr.com)

"The course of a progressing inflation is this: At the beginning, the inflow of additional money makes the prices of some commodities and services rise; other prices rise later. The price rise affects the various commodities and services… at different dates and to a different extent. This first stage of the inflationary process may last for many years. While it lasts, the prices of many goods and services are not yet adjusted to the altered money relation. There are still people… who have not yet become aware of the fact that they are confronted with a price revolution which will finally result in a considerable rise of all prices. These people still believe that prices one day will drop. Waiting for this day, they restrict their purchases and… increase their cash holdings.

“But then finally the masses wake up. They become suddenly aware of the fact that inflation is a deliberate policy and will go on endlessly. The crack-up boom appears. Everybody is anxious to swap his money against ‘"real" goods, no matter whether he needs them or not, no matter how much money he has to pay for them. Within a very short time… the things which were used as money are no longer used as media of exchange. They become scrap paper.”

Since we are now well aware that we and our U.S. dollar assets are hurtling headlong toward a Weimar dollar, what must we do? Shall we wait for impoverishment or take action before the crowd rushes for the exits—no, it is not too late!

1. Buy gold and silver to store in your possession. I favor junk silver coins pre-1964 U.S. 90 percent silver.

2. Store basic storable foods now before prices skyrocket even higher. This has always been an important long-term theme. The public does not understand this vital concept—do it quietly. If you talk, fools scoff.

3. Buy a commodity fund. This is the same as getting out of U.S. dollars. I own the Rogers Raw Materials Fund (312-264-4360) and the Global Investors Funds (1-800-873-8637.)

4. Buy a Swiss annuity in Swiss francs. Call 1-800-331-0996. Clearly and slowly leave your name and mailing address for information. Export some of your paper U.S. dollars.

5. Read your heads off! Folks, this is the only way to be free in an unfree world and the only way to separate fact from fiction. If you are a serious reader, you are the elite of the elite. Few can understand this. I hope that you are the chosen few. Discard the frivolity and small conversation in your life and spend it on expanding your mind. Yes, it is entertainment on a very high plane.

What I’m Currently Reading:

There is a lot more to pasteurized processed milk than just killing the live enzyme (alkaline phosphatase enzyme) with heat. When the milk protein is cooked with sugar (milk lactose) the result is high toxicity to human biochemistry. When any protein is cooked with sugar, our health goes south fast!

Once again, the so-called "Fed Debt" is one of the greatest propaganda pull-offs of the ages. People just can’t grasp the ruse. Come now, if the government announced that there really is no federal debt and never has been, you might conclude that the government is printing money to transfer wealth to the rich and the super rich who own the U.S. government corporation. And what’s next? You wouldn’t want to pay your "fair share" of taxes. Naughty, naughty! The government pays for nothing, not even wars.

6. Learn today the difference between nominal and “real dollars.”

Nominal dollars are inflating paper money that we think of every day as money. We put our trust, our savings and retirements into nominal-inflating, depreciating paper. We grab it like it is gold or manna from heaven. It is really toxic waste with innocence as a cloak. It fools hundreds of millions of people around the world.

”Real dollars” are dollars with a base going back 60 years that do not inflate with nominal dollars. In real dollars, my home cost $16,500. In nominal dollars my homeowners’ insurance policy says it has a replacement value of $250,000. My house in real dollars should be worth less as it is 47 years old. But the world hooked on nominal paper dollars really values my house at $250,000. That is the illusion of going backwards as you really think that you are going forward.

We Are Acid Machines

It’s not "where’s the beef."  It’s where’s the acid?  It’s kind of important.  No, it’s all important—like life or death. And doctors pay no attention.

Remember these three points:

  • Acid in your stomach—good.
  • Acid in your tissue—bad.
  • Acid water to cleanse your face—good.

Acid in the Stomach is Good
The pharmaceutical companies and TV advertisers tell Americans that stomach acid is bad. It is bad indeed if we don’t have any. And if we take their antacids as they insist, we won’t have any stomach acid and we eventually wind up with stomach cancer.

Without proper stomach acid somewhere around a pH of 3 to 4, our food rots—causing putrefaction and backup poison. This is serious and leads to disease, most likely cancer. Your digestive process breaks down if you don’t have enough stomach acid. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is the only inorganic acid our body makes.

Ever wonder why your dog can eat all kinds of compromised food and thrive? The answer is that dogs have lower pH stomach acid levels – they are about 1.5 to 2.  They can digest and process much better than human beings and they don’t take antacids.

Adequate stomach acid becomes ever more critical as we get older because we have less of it. This means that we get less nutrition assimilation, which in turn causes a lowering of immunity.

But once again, pharmaceuticals and doctors are practicing symptomology.  Symptoms of acid indigestion in the absence of ulcers are actually symptoms of lack of acid. Ever heard of a doctor prescribing acid for an "acid stomach"?

Without enough hydrochloric acid we cannot absorb minerals or digest protein.

Our digestive capacity diminishes as we age, but it’s easily compensated for with betaine hydrochloride, which we should take with our meals. Another good habit is taking one or two teaspoons of whole apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before meals.

Speaking of hydrochloric acid, I by chance found some anecdotal evidence of the high efficacy of hydrochloric acid by injection. The dosage ranged from 1-250 to 1-1000 in 10cc of distilled water without any toxic or inflammatory reaction no matter if it was given orally, intravenously or intramuscular. The results were astounding. 

Generally, the oxygen content of the blood doubled within 30 minutes and
a significant stimulation of phagocytic (white cells) system was also noted. In one instance, phagocytosis increased the white blood cell count from 7,800 to 2,600,000 within 48 hours. 

This is not the effect of drug activity. This is the injection of the basic acid of the human body. What a stimulation of the forces of resistance!

The conclusion here is that hydrochloric stomach acid needs to be adequate at all times!

Acid in the Tissue is Bad
The ideal situation is for the body to be slightly alkaline, but due to our very high acid diet from commercial foods, our acid build up is getting worse with time. With the progressive accumulation of acid we come closer to death. New babies are highly alkaline. Acid in the tissue is very different from acid in the stomach.  The difference is the pH. Tissue acid should range around 7.2 to 7.4 pH as measured by pH paper or test strips using saliva.

Acid in the stomach is inorganic acid. Acid in the tissue is organic acid. One is life and assimilation and one is pollution.

As we age we get more acid accumulation. This means a shortage of oxygen and a shortage of breath. Most cells die in an acid environment but some cells survive by becoming abnormal cells. This is cancer.

To get more oxygen and to dispose of acid waste, we drink alkaline water and eat an alkaline diet. The amount of organic acid accumulation is directly related to the amount of oxygen we have. The more acid you have, the less oxygen your body has—and the more potential for disease.

When the environment for the cells becomes too acidic, there isn’t enough oxygen to go around.  In order for some cells to survive, they selectively change some cells to plant cells so that they take in CO2 and give off oxygen, O2.  This sets the stage for cancer.

But when we drink alkaline water, we are drinking water with excess oxygen, not in the form of O2 but in the form of OH, which is very stable because it is mated with positively ionized alkaline minerals.

Two of these hydroxyl ions can form a water molecule (H2O) and give off one oxygen atom. The alkaline mineral is used to detoxify poisonous acid compounds while supplying excess oxygen to the cells preventing the development of cancer.

Acid on the Face is Good!
Acid water should be used on the face. It will keep the face skin fresh and clean and will protect the face from acne and discoloration. So-called pH balanced cosmetics are acid. Soft water is acid. 

Fiat Paper Money Regime—Something Most Cannot Understand

A fiat paper money regime always becomes autocratic or fascist toward the last days of its existence. This is the time when the State makes war on its own people. Most never know it because it is not announced, but hidden in propaganda within such terms as "for the common good."

An unlimited supply of paper money buys sophisticated arms that create fear and the propaganda to manipulate the people against their personal freedom and best interest.

Fiat paper money is tyranny or becomes tyranny. It guarantees criminal government.

Paper money, personal freedom and privacy are incompatible. Paper money builds centralized power in the State and diminishes the individual. This is the first cause of all you see happening.  All modern wars are paper money wars. Paper money pays the politicians their lavish profligacy and they keep their mouths shut about the fiat system. (All except Ron Paul). All the tyrants in modern history did their dirty work with paper money.

The tsunami comes and most poor uninformed people don’t have an umbrella. This is the year to store food and buy silver. And don’t ask where to store your silver!

I suggest you buy U.S. silver coins dated before 1964 as they are 90 percent silver. You can get dimes, quarters and halves. Please don’t ask the dealer for a few coins. He will have to charge you postage so try to get at least half a bag. Half a bag is $500 face amount or face value. Get the money somewhere!

Why am I writing about silver? Because most of you have let gold pass you by.

From Howard Ruff’s new book, How to Prosper During The Coming Bad Years In The 21st Century we quote: "Take immediate measures to safeguard your assets before it becomes too late, due to sudden (bank/government) restrictions on cash withdrawals, wire transfer limitations, the loss or recall of credit facilities, frozen fund redemptions, foreign exchange controls, etc."

For information on Swiss annuities, call 1-800-331-0996 and leave a message. Talk slowly and clearly giving your name, address and phone number.

For the Love of Sugar

By now you know that sugar and sweeteners of all types, except natural honey and natural Peruvian stevia, are highly toxic chemicals.

The sugar deception is a great undisclosed health addiction that has wrecked the health of multimillions of people.

Sugar consumption of all types has gone from 7 pounds per person per year in 1900 to 220-plus pounds per person per year average today. This by itself is the foundation of sickness and disease that guarantees conventional medicine perpetual multitrillion dollar annual profits.

All disease directly relates to sugar consumption. This includes white and brown sugar and all the synthetic chemical sugars. Sugar, especially synthetic chemical sweetener, is the basic ingredient used by all commercial food processors.

Almost every label in the grocery stores shows some kind of sugar or sweetener contents. No warnings are ever given about the highly toxic nature of synthetic sweeteners. Some are more toxic than others but all can cause multiple diseases from convulsions to diabetes. All accumulate as acid poisons in the human body.

All artificial or synthetic sweeteners should display a skull and crossbones emblem on their packaging.

There is a mountain of research on the extreme danger of synthetic sugars and I believe that there is no way to have good health while consuming sugar at the same time. No amount of terrorism could come close to the danger of sugar consumption in the United States.

There is a natural solution, though. Stevia is a natural herb sweetener that is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. South Americans have used this totally non-caloric sweet herb for more than 1,500 years. It is widely used all over the world, but up to now, could not be sold as a sweetener in the United States because of lobbyists for the artificial sweetener cartel and the FDA. Until recently it could only be purchased as a dietary supplement. But thankfully that’s about to change now that the FDA recently gave approval to two new Stevia-based sweeteners.

“In addition to its natural, powerfully sweet taste, (you only use a very mild, light dusting) research shows that stevia actually regulates blood sugar and reduces high blood pressure. It’s an extremely effective aid in weight loss and weight management because it contains no calories. It also reduces your desire for alcohol and tobacco use.” (quoted from James Balch, M.D., in his excellent newsletter Prescriptions for Healthy Living.)

Stevia has no glycemic index, which means that it does not affect insulin in any negative way. This is good news to a nation of diabetics. It’s a miracle as a food supplement for everybody.

A very small amount goes a long way; in fact, far less than other so-called sugar substitutes and it has a neutral taste.

Research in Japan has found stevia to be perfectly safe to be used in any food recipe, chewing gum or mouthwash. It is used on cereals, herb teas, coffee and anything else that you desire.

Stevia is high in chromium (which helps to stabilize blood sugar), manganese, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium and vitamin A. It also contains iron, niacin, phosphorus, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin C and zinc. So you see, stevia is a very excellent food dietary supplement.

The natural sugar substitute stevia can help prevent:

  • Diabetes
  • Food Craving
  • Obesity
  • Tobacco Cravings

It can also help with:

  • Addictions
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypertension
  • High Blood Pressure

Research has demonstrated that stevia liquid concentrate inhibits the growth and reproduction of harmful bacteria and other infectious organisms, including those that are a problem for the food and cosmetic industries. Stevia also inhibits the growth of gum disease bacteria and tooth decay and in many countries it is used in oral hygiene products.

Less known but no less remarkable is the ability of water-based stevia concentrates to help heal numerous skin problems, including acne, seborrhea (discharge of sebaceous matter on the head causing dry scales or dandruff), dermatitis and eczema.

It also has been observed that placing it on cuts and wounds brings more rapid healing without scarring. It may cause a severe stinging for several seconds, but is followed by a significant lowering of pain. Physicians have reported using stevia concentrate to heal psoriasis and burns, while others have reported that it is extremely helpful in healing various lip sores.

Daniel Mourrey, Ph.D., a scientist and director of The American Phytotherapy Research Laboratory said, “Few substances as stevia have ever yielded completely non-toxic tests whether used internally or externally. There has never been any known abnormalities in weight change, cell or membrane characteristics, enzyme or chromosome characteristics, no cancer, no birth defects, no acute and no chronic negative effects.”

As a sweetener, only a very light dust of stevia concentrate is needed, making stevia far less expensive than all other sweeteners. Switching to stevia concentrate for all your sweet needs can be an extremely important step in restoring your health and in reversing the aging process.