July 27, 2014: Iodine and Your Health with Jerome Chambless

We had a wonderful potluck and talk today! The food was delicious, varied and most nutrient-dense! And Jerome, our speaker, was very engaging. It was difficult to stop when the time was up!

Jerome Chambless was an environmental chemist working with hazardous waste when he became sick and disabled at age 40. He decided to go back to school to study alternative health, acupuncture and homeopathy, and then began doing nutritional consulting to help others with heavy metal detoxification.

The USDA recommended daily dose of iodine is 0.15mg, which is enough to avoid obvious goiter. The rest of the body also needs iodine and typically, it can use 8 mg/day. Since the 1970s people have only been ingesting half the daily-recommended dose of iodine. One reason is that up to World War II iodine was used frequently as a disinfectant. It was in the first aid kit.

But now iodine is highly regulated because it is used as a catalyst to make methamphetamines.

The best way to determine if you are iodine deficient is to take your basal body temperature. The patch test, applying iodine to the skin to see if you are iodine deficient, is worthless, according to Jerome. When you put it on your skin, it will evaporate because it is volatile. Only about 10-12% will be absorbed.

If your basal body temperature is low, then you are deficient in iodine. Half of all Americans are hypothyroid, possibly due to iodine deficiency. Jerome feels iodine deficiency is one of the reasons there is an epidemic of senile dementia. The thyroid gland is the tip of the iceberg. Iodine does a lot more in the body.

The Iodine Project came out of the catastrophic nuclear accident that happened in Chernobyl in 1986. After the nuclear accident, people were given potassium iodide. It was found that it reversed fibrocystic disease and breast cancer.

Jerome highly recommends working with a doctor or health practitioner to help with the Iodine Project protocol. This protocol saturates the tissues with iodine therefore flushing or removing any radioactive iodine or other molecules that don’t belong on the iodine sites in the body, such as fluoride and bromide.

Also, in case of a nuclear catastrophe, you won’t absorb radioactive molecules that bond to the iodine sites in the body.

The protocol is 50 mg/day of iodine plus 200-400 mcg selenium for 90 days then decrease to 12.5 mg/day iodine and 200 mcg selenium as a maintenance dose.

The first signs of using iodine are a lifting of brain fog (increased metabolism) and it stimulates oxygen consumption so it improves mental function.

If you find you start having negative effects, such as a taste in your mouth, heart palpitations, erythemas (reddened inflamed areas on the skin), stop or decrease the iodine.

People in Japan consume an average of 13.8 mg iodine/day and they have the least amount of cancer, the highest intelligence and are the longest living people in our world. Good evidence of the importance of iodine!!

For more information, please contact Jerome Chambless: jeromechambless@ymail.com

And check out BreastCancerChoices.org for iodine supplementation.

By Karen Hamilton-Roth