Better health with just eight drops a day
Q: I have suffered for seven years with fibrocystic breast disease and ovarian cysts. Could you please give me some information regarding which form of iodine can help alleviate my problem? Should I buy iodine, iodide, or SSKI?
Dr. Wright: I generally recommend a formula made up of iodide and potassium, called SSKI, for fibrocystic breasts and ovarian cysts. Eight drops in a glass of water daily usually works in a matter of just two to five months. There’s one important thing you need to remember though: High doses of iodine or iodide can sometimes reduce thyroid function.
Fortunately, the thyroid gland is very resilient and almost always completely recovers once you stop taking the iodide or iodine. I’ve hardly ever seen this happen in women using SSKI for the problems you’re having, but it’s still best to have your thyroid function checked periodically whenever you’re using it — just to be on the safe side.
To help you with SSKI supplementation and thyroid function testing, you should work with a physician skilled and knowledgeable in natural medicine. To find one near you, contact the American College for Advancement in Medicine at (800)532-3688 or visit www.acam.org.