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 Posted 6/1/2014 4:11:43 AM
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 Posted 6/1/2014 11:17:45 PM
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Hello Trans, In your opinion would using salt that contains iodine help resolve this problem ? There is some recent interest in this forum regarding out of control cancer. The link you provided suggests that excessive bromine consumption displaces iodine, an essential trace element in human biology and that this can lead to cancer and other disorders.   ...Oscar
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 Posted 6/1/2014 11:40:16 PM
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I have more than a passing interest in the information provided at the above link. Along with cancer this article discusses mental disorders resulting from bromine displacement of iodine. My PTSD [ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ] is ongoing and seems to be getting much worse as I get older.
    What is LEF`s take on, or suggestions about this topic ? I would think avoiding medications and foodstuffs known to contain bromine would be a good idea. Has LEF looked into this topic ?   ...Oscar
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 Posted 6/2/2014 12:36:54 AM
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Thank you Transpower, This is my third response. Crap, I have been eating or drinking this Bromine stuff. Iodine IS an essential element in or for people. Bromine is NOT and it does displace iodine. It is found in seaweed products, soft drinks including Mountain Dew, many bakery goods, breads and such. I was totally unaware of all this until Transpower brought it to my attention. Where is the FDA when needed ? I am a mental wreck and so is my wife. She spends a lot of money on seaweeds of different types supposed to be really good for her. Sea salt and on and on. I found this additional link about the dangers of BROMINE:

    http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/10-health-dangers-of-bromine/

I am angry. These sea weed products and sea salt and the rest are a health hazard. Oh, but it is natural and all that. People did NOT evolve eating seaweed. I am fed up with the ignorance being pushed by the HEALTH FOOD PEOPLE.   ...Oscar 
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 Posted 6/2/2014 5:26:42 AM
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Oscar2u:  I recommend that you and your wife supplement with kelp iodine; kelp is brown algae.  You'll have to experiment with different dosage levels; I take 4/day of 225 mcg kelp tablets.
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 Posted 6/2/2014 8:51:50 AM
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Oscar, in answer to your question, "Has LEF looked into this topic?" there is no formal response to the article nor any research known to me.  It appears to be a valid concern, among hundreds of other things it would be best to avoid.

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 Posted 6/3/2014 5:07:52 AM
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DDye (6/2/2014)
Oscar, in answer to your question, "Has LEF looked into this topic?" there is no formal response to the article nor any research known to me.  It appears to be a valid concern, among hundreds of other things it would be best to avoid.


Dear DDye, Thank you for looking into it for me. It seems a very many people are unaware of this very real problem. These compounds that contain bromine have been well documented as a very real source of many health issues. Over 200 studies have verified what is considered a fact by most biologists that have looked into it. Sadly, a very many flour products contain bromine as a " dough enhancer ", makes for fluffier breads and such. Many soft drinks also for some reason. The FDA is aware of the problem because they did ban the use of bromine in " Bromoseltzer ". I was totally ignorant of all this until Transpower posted this here topic. And yet the FDA allows for these bromine compounds in our foods and drinks.
    The problem is all too real as those links discuss. Bromine readily displaces iodine in the many endocrine system functions and screws up a very many biological processes as discussed. Well I am onto it now and will do what I can to eliminate bromine from my diet and take some sort of iodine supplement in hopes of improving my mental state and preventing cancer and the other problems associated with the consumption of bromine.   ...Oscar


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I contend, of course, that although Br is necessary in trace amounts, Americans are ingesting far too much of it, and not enough iodine.
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 Posted 6/7/2014 2:10:04 AM
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DDye (6/5/2014)
This just published in Cell: http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(14)00598-4


I think these people are jumping to unwarranted conclusions here. Drosophila is some sort of an insect, a fly of some type. It does NOT follow that what is an essential element for some fly is an essential element for mammals. Regardless, At least here in the USA the evidence is that people are consuming too much bromine and that is a very real problem. From what I have been reading: Bromine is NOT an essential element for mammals whereas IODINE is an essential trace element. Whatever,   ...Oscar
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