Thanks to some wonderful physicians like Dr. David Brownstein, Dr. Guy Abraham, and Dr. Bernard Eskin
, I have learned how vital iodine is to so many areas of the body.
I am still upset about the fact that Dr. Eskin, one of the world's foremost researchers on iodine and the breast, was actually a faculty member at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where I did my training.
However, as a resident, I never even met this great man, let alone was exposed to his
His research in rats established the iodine-dependent functioning of breast tissue, which is greatly increased by pregnancy and lactation.
further showed that when a chemical agent like percholorate was introduced to the breast, it blocked iodine functioning leading to development of atypia in the breast tissue.