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Thursday, October 18, 2007



Thank you so much for your wonderful blog entry about Miriam Grossman, M.D. and her column, “Want Protection from Breast Cancer? Have Some Babies.” It is true, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and those in the health industry should be mentioning ALL of the ways to help lower the risk of breast cancer, including those that may not seem to fit political correct standards. Fortunately, we have Dr. Grossman to help provide critical information that otherwise tends to get left out.

Since the release of her book, "Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student", Dr. Grossman has been on hundreds of radio talk shows, television shows such as Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, and her work has received positive reviews in The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, and Newsweek.

In addition to being a successful author and psychiatrist at UCLA, Dr. Grossman is also a Senior Fellow at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, whose mission is to prepare women for effective leadership and to promote leading conservative women. The Institute provides educational, networking, and mentoring opportunities for conservative women across the country, advancing ideas that are pro-America, pro-free enterprise, pro-religion, and pro-family.

I invite you to visit the Institute’s website at In addition, Dr. Grossman’s website is


Melissa Mullins

Marketing Assistant, Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute


Where can we access the research which led to Dr Grossman's conclusion?

Mark Brumley

Good post. We don;t hear enough about this sort of thing, although I think it is pretty clear from what you wrote, Cate, why this is so.

A Mauldin

I'm sure that may be true, but I know of at least 3 women who did have several children prior to age 35, breast fed them and still died of cancer, including Linda McCartney (wife of Beatle Paul).

Right now, there are no magic bullets to this disease.

Jeffrey Dach MD

October should also be called Iodine Supplement Awareness Month, since Iodine is the key to breast cancer prevention.

Fibrocystic Breast Disease, the Iodine Deficiency Connection

A good friend of ours just went through an ordeal with breast cancer. The incidence of breast cancer has increased to 1 in 8 women, with 4,000 new cases weekly.

You might ask, could there be a preventive measure which is safe, cheap and widely available that has been overlooked?

The answer is YES , and it’s the essential mineral, Iodine, which was added to table salt in 1924 as part of a national program to prevent Goiter. It turns out that this same Iodine in table salt is the key to breast cancer prevention as proposed by the following list of prestigious doctors:

Guy Abraham, MD, Robert Derry MD PHD, David Brownstein MD, George Flechas MD, Donald Miller, M.D.

Dr. B.A. Eskin published 80 papers over 30 years researching iodine and breast cancer, and he reports that iodine deficiency causes breast cancer and thyroid cancer in humans and animals. Iodine deficiency is also known to cause a pre-cancerous condition called fibrocystic breast disease.

W.R. Ghent published a paper in 1993 which showed iodine supplementation works quite well to reverse and resolve fibrocystic changes of the breast, and this is again the subject of a current clinical study.(Can J Surg. 1993 Oct;36(5):453-60.)

Despite its obvious potential, not much has been done with Iodine treatment over the past 40 years in the United States. Since iodine isn't patentable and is therefore unlikely to be profitable to market, there is no money to fund studies for “FDA approval". However, FDA approval is not required since Iodine is already an additive to table salt at the supermarket.

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Jeffrey Dach MD

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