Remedies for Breast Issues

Selenium, Magnesium
Posted by Nejla (Haledon, Nj) on 01/01/2010
5 out of 5 stars

The remedy for Breast pain (Calcifications)

I read Earthclinic's remedy for pain due to breast cysts or calcifications & followed the first step to get rid of the pain. I started taking Selenium (200mg) & Magnesium (200mg) twice a day. The pain disappeared the second day!! Just like magic! Now I will follow the rest of the treatment described on the site by Ted from Thailand. I just wanted to tell everyone how this worked. My pain was ongoing for 1 yr on & off & now it's gone! I am so greatful to Ted & Earthclinic & I am telling anyone woh'll listen about it.

Thank you Ted & Thank u Earth Clinic!

Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Rena (New York, Ny) on 11/22/2009

Hi and thanks to everyone for your feedback. I have to admit there is so much information that I don't know what to follow. I'm already taking lugols, just started magnesium/vitamin e/zinc. I suppose I can try the 1 drop of lugols with vitamin c - can't hurt and I already have it in my cupboard.

Thanks Laura, for some reason I couldn't get to your email address - would love product info but not certain how to reach you.

Anyhow, thanks everyone


Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 11/07/2009 385 posts

The baking soda/lemon is taken along with chromium supplements. However, magnesium is also needed, such as 250-500 mg. The magnesium is antagonistic to the calcium. Pain can easily be reduced usually within 3 to 4 days with the magnesium supplements. However, I have found increasingly more chlorine, fluorine and bromine in the U.S. diets that it is suppressing the body's hormones, immune system and hence, a vitamin C at least 500 mg is preferably mixed in a drinking water with just one drop of Lugol's solution (iodine mix that contains the iodine and iodide). The reason is that iodine is very alkaline and this can be proven after taking them before and immediately taking that the alkalinity using the pH paper of both the saliva and urine becomes more alkaline, hence I now use iodine as one of my favorite alkaline substances, beside the previous post of baking soda, potassium bicarbonate, potassium citrate, sodium citrate, sodium carbonate and potassium carbonate. What iodine does to cyst is it increase the body's immune system, but it also increases the body' enzyme to digest it. A digestive enzyme taken on empty stomach may also help further, reduce the cyst. However, most of the results will be seen with magnesium supplements if there is a pain coming from the breast cysts, but the more complete the supplement, the more synergistic it is, without the need of taking unreasonably high dose of either one or the other supplements.

Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Alice (Shingle Springs, Ca, U.S.A.) on 11/07/2009

Dear Shoegirl, You need to know that Maca is merely a peruvian turnip. You can use broccoli sprouts, juiced broccoli, kale, cabbage, or regular turnips and also probably find a similar effect. I don't know why it would help your breasts but the sulphoraphane (isothiocyanate) in maca and other cruciferous family veggies are a prefered substrate for iodine and will interefer with its absorbtion by the thyroid and so an extra source of iodine should be used like kelp or occasionally short term potassium iodide(very high iodine levels).

Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Shoegirl (Alexandria, Va, USA) on 11/06/2009

Hi Rena.

I have also had breast cysts for most of my life. I only recently found some relief. Have you tried iodine supplementation? I take two particular potassium iodide/iodine supplements. One of the supplements has other ingredients that are helpful for the thyroid. I have read that iodine gets rid of breast cysts. Along with the iodine supplements I have been taking the herb Maca. Somehow, the combination of these three supplements has made my breasts feel normal again. I ran out of Maca last month and just skipped it until I reordered it. During the time I skipped it, I had painful breasts again. Also I have noticed that my PMS is virtually non-existent; I sometimes get a little emotional but don't have many physical ailments (sore breasts). If you would like the brand names of where I got these supplements, feel free to email me and I'll be happy to share! Laura

Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Rena (New York, Ny, Usa) on 11/04/2009

This is directed towards Ted's suggestion about lemon/baking soda and chromium - did you mean the lemon/baking soda combination alone should work - or you suggest the other supplements as well?

I have been struggling with this for years now - I have been finding some relief with acupuncture and ayurveda but this month the pain is back in full force.

What do you suggest?

Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 05/16/2009

According to Dr. James Howenstine, MD: Iodine resolves breast cysts.

Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Cindy (Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada) on 05/15/2009

I was diagnosed with breast cysts, plus also had a needle biopsy which concluded I also have atypical ductal hyperlasia on one side. The doctor had mentioned that it isn't serious at this time, but would like to operate to make sure. I definitely don't want to go through another operation, and wish to do natural remedies if possible. I used to exercise regularly, but haven't been able to for the last couple of years. At being 43 and no history of any breast cancer in our family, is there alternate routes I could take to prevent any more calcifications? And/or should I monitor and see what the future holds?

Vitamin D
Posted by T (Maryland, USA) on 04/17/2009

Vitamin D for sensitive/sore breasts: For years I had a problem with overly sensitive breasts. Most of the time I couldn't sleep without a bra because even clothing moving against them was extremely uncomfortable, and the nipples became sore very easily. A few months ago I added vitamin D (in the D3 form) to my supplements. I soon found that the soreness in my breasts disappeared entirely! It has not been a problem since. I take a 1000 IU sublingual "dot" which also contains vitamin K (which works with D for bone health), plus an additional 2000 IU gelcap of D3 alone. Be sure to get adequate calcium and magnesium when supplementing with vitamin D as these need to be balanced for bone health.

Eliminate Coffee
Posted by Catherine (Wellington, New Zealand) on 04/12/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Many years ago I thought I had a major health problem with lumpy ,extremely painful breasts..finally got the courage to go to doctors and hear the bad news..he asked if I drank black coffee!!!! (which I had started doing a few weeks before ) He gave me a booklet (about 30 pages) about the effects of coffee on various organs and glands in the body..after a few days off the coffee breasts were back to normal. Prior to this I had only ever taken an occassional coffee with full cream milk. Apparently the milk and cream mitigate some of coffee's ravages.

Breast Discharge
Posted by Sculley (Asheville, NC) on 04/09/2009

B from Washington, DC, Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it. Just to clarify, the reason I have been hesitant about the "biopsy" is b/c it is the surgery. The biopsy is taking the whole duct out b/c of the nature of the problem. My DC/herbalist thinks I'm fine, and said that I need that tissue/ lymph. So, I've been getting confirmation on both sides. I appreciate your feedback and will be making a decision soon. Thermogram today. I hear that cat scans are almost 100% effective compared to mammograms.

Breast Discharge
Posted by T (Maryland, USA) on 04/09/2009

Hi Scully :) I don't know much about thermogramography but it seems like a good step in the diagnostics, and from what I understand it can do you no harm. I'd personally add the mammogram as well and then take it from there, just step by step, see what the docs say about these test results before deciding on biopsy. I definitely hope your acupuncturist is right, but find out for absolute certain. Better safe than sorry with a thing like this, and if it is indeed nothing (praying so!) then you'll still have a great benefit - having the fear and worry lifted from you! Simply getting a big stressor like that off your back can only be good for your overall health. I'll be thinking of you and sending prayers your way...please do let us know how it's going, ok?

Ted's Remedies
Posted by Valerie (Miami, Florida) on 04/09/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Magnesium Citrate 400mg dose releaved all tension in my breasts in just a few days!!! After leaving my doctor's office and being told that my hard and lumpy, painful breasts were something I'd have to live with and that I also had a cyst that needed to be looked at by a breast sergion; needless to say I was not happy...I looked at this site and followed Ted's advice and immediatly took the only thing I had in my house -Magnesium Citrate 200mg in am and 200mg in pm, out of the 3 that he mentions (Vitamin E, Chromium and Magnesium) I also drank lemon water with baking soda and water with celtic salt as per his advice. I forgot that I had breasts with in 3-4 days!!! I felt light and I even had an urge to jump on a trampoline,( which I purchased a while back but could'nt use )I'm a fitness trainer so being able to move is essential in my field and I feel great! I now started taking the other products Ted recomended to get rid of the cyst...I'll let you know how that goes. Ted, I thank you for all you've done for me and many others. Be well!!!

Breast Discharge
Posted by Sculley (Asheville, NC) on 04/08/2009

T from Maryland, thank you so much for your directness. So you would agree to do a mammogram and the surgery? The acupuncturists left it up to me but when I asked, they did comment that there's a point or meridian that goes right through the breast and they said they never needle there and putting a knife in there and cutting it out is much more than a needle. I scheduled a thermogram for tomorrow. What do you think of that? Also, the acupuncturist specializes in cancer and they said they don't think I have it (I know they're not supposed to be diagnosing).

Breast Discharge
Posted by B (Washington, DC) on 04/08/2009

As a breast cancer survivor, PLEASE go and get a diganosis from a doctor. Hopefully it's nothing and you can go on with whatever treatment you choose, but in the event it is cancer, you are wasting precious time and the possibility of it spreading beyond your breast into other areas of your body.

I'm all for natural cures, however from reading this board and others, it seems many people never take the time to get properly diagnosed, then proceed to treat themselves according to what they THINK they have (which often doesn't work b/c they're treating the wrong illness). Many ailments have very similar symptoms and unless the proper tests are done you won't know for sure.

If you don't want the more invasive procedure, ask them to do the biopsy first, but the fact that when you returned to your doctor a few months later they recommended a more advanced procedure would lead me to believe they think it's something more then just a benign cyst or wart.

Wishing you the BEST of Health!

Breast Discharge
Posted by T (Maryland, USA) on 04/08/2009

I'm going against the general spirit of the site on this one - stop messing around and get that properly diagnosed by a specialist ASAP. If it is indeed cancer, well it's up to you if you want to try natural cures or orthodox medicine, but you can't even begin to decide on a course of action until you actually know for sure what you have. An acupuncturist cannot tell you whether or not you have cancer. You REALLY need to get that seen to by the specialist.

We who prefer the natural ways should be careful not be extremist about it - that's ultimately no better than believing only orthodox medicine can help someone. There is certainly value in orthodox medicine and its technology and it would be foolish to dismiss it entirely just because we don't agree with all of it. It's the wisdom to know when and why to seek help through that route that we must strive for. I strongly believe this is one of those times. Please get it checked out, and I hope you'll come back with an update (may it be a happy one!). Sending warm wishes for your health.

EC: Great advice, thanks T. Agree 100%.

Breast Discharge
Posted by Sculley (Asheville, North Carolina) on 04/07/2009

Thank you sooooo much for this website!!! Is it okay to post a question for help or just a post about a remedy? If question okay....

I started having an amber color discharge upon expression (squeezing) from two of my ducts in my right breast. I told my physician and she told me to go to a breast specialist. I didn't want to make a huge deal about it and read on the internet that it usually isn't a sign of cancer, however, it kept saying that if there's blood in the discharge, you should go to your doctor and get it checked out. Well, about a year or so later, the discharge from one of the ducts started turning a deeper color so I finally made the appointment with the specialist The doc tested it and it did, indeed, test for blood. She also found a lump next to the nipple at 9 o'clock. She said she thinks it's related to the duct with the discharge (and I think that's true b/c when I squeeze the lump spot, the discharge comes out). She did an ultra sound and there was a cyst that she said she's not concerned about but that the lump didn't show up. She said it could be four things: a pappiloma (wart), don't remember two of the other things and cancer. However, I just read this:

Most often, nipple discharge stems from a noncancerous (benign) condition. However, breast cancer is a possibility, especially if:

- You are over age 40
- You have a lump in your breast
- The discharge contains blood
- Only one breast is affected

Okay, now I am scared -- I can say "yes" to all of the above. Breast specialist told me she wanted me to do a ductogram and a mammogram. I told her I'd think about it and instead went to a homeopath. I tried a remedy for two months. Nothing changed. I followed up with the breast specialist and this time she said that nothing had changed and that her recommendation had changed to doing a biopsy and a mammogram. The problem is that the "biopsy" for this kind of thing is actually surgery -- it's taking the whole duct out to see what's causing the bleeding. I checked this on the internet and it seemed that that is what all the sites were saying too. However, I did read a site where some other women had the same symptoms and did everything the docs suggested (mammo, ducto, biopsy/surgery and cat scan or a test like that) and it ended up being nothing.

I am much more of the natural/holistic persuasion and would much rather do this holistically. I am trying acupuncture right now with a long-time acupuncturist who specializes in breast cancer and breast issues. I've been going once a week for six or seven weeks. I also had a lymph massage and went to an energy healer. Nothing's changed and if anything, I think it might now also be swollen in a line next to the "lump". I do have pain (not severe) in the breast.

Do you know what this is or should I treat like cancer? Acupuncturist said she didn't think I have cancer. Any and suggestions would be so welcome!

Thanks so much in advance for your help.

Detoxing From Mammograms
Posted by Janice (Coloma, Mi) on 03/23/2009

I am due to have a mammogram. I have both positive and negative feelings about it. I would be interested in hearing both pros and cons and also is there something I can do to protect myself from the radiation?

Detoxing From Mammograms
Posted by Robin (Rural, VA) on 01/24/2009

This post got me wondering. I had radiation treatments for breast cancer four years ago. Do I have any reason to be concerned about the radiation at this point?

Detoxing From Mammograms
Posted by Robin (Rocky Ridge, Ohio) on 01/23/2009

Calcium Bentonite Clay taken internally will attract the radiation and flush it out of the system. Take with plenty of water as it can cause constipation if not enough fluids are taken. It can be added to bath water and soaked in to absorb radiation through the skin as well. Be sure to strain the bath water so as not to clog the tub. This is also used for people that have been overexposed to radiation from nuclear plants. Blessings, Robin

Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Robin (Rocky Ridge, Ohio) on 01/23/2009

The largest levels of iodine in the body is found in the thyroid. The blood circulates through the thyroid every so often as part of the immune system which is part of what makes iodine levels so important.

The second largest level of iodine is found in breast tissue. This explains why you found relief after taking the Lugol's Iodine. Blessings, Robin

Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Alexandra (GUangzhou, China) on 12/29/2008

All your comments on cysts in the breast were super helpful and insightful and provided the quick info on them and advice I was looking for. Thank you!

Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Gina (Lethbridge, Ab, Canada) on 12/27/2008
5 out of 5 stars

My naturopath recommended Lugol's, eight drops per day, for asthma. I took it as directed and it completely cured a completely different problem. My breasts has been so painful, for nearly a year, that I had to hold them still with my hands when I got out of bed, crying from pain. Lugol's completely cured this. If I lower the dosage or skip it, the symptom returns.

Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 12/14/2008 385 posts

A natural vitamin E is fine, but a cyst generally takes time to reduce it's size, but the fastest I have seen is bloodroot tincture (sanguinaria) taken a couple of drops a day. Most cysts are accumulated calcium and magnesium supplements also speed up the process. The first is to get rid of the pain, then the second is to reduce the size, which takes awhile. It helps to remove metallic wire in the bra to help circulation too. Some disodium EDTA helps for a woman, but only a small dose, to reduce calcium, but it may have an effect of making menstruation period longer and then a vitamin K is needed. A magnesium supplement is more gentle in displacing them. A selenium supplements also have some anti cancer properties too. A cysts generally exists whenver our body has two things, too much calcium, and lack of magnesium. To accelerate the process, metabolic acidosis, or being acid for a very long period of time. A cyst takes years to form and perhaps can be reduced to within months if taking the right thing, but to take a week or so is difficult, with the possible exception of bloodroot tincture extract, which might reduce in half within matter of days. But they seem to be more active on the more malignant cancer and is slower on benign ones and non cancerous ones.


Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Noemi A. (Quarry Bay, Hong Kong) on 12/10/2008

HI TED! im just wondering what brand of vitamin e should i buy? i recently bought natural vit e 400iu in softgel to get rid of my multiple lumps on my left breast but it seems that it heals in a slow process what i want is the fastest way to heal it because i have a medical test two weeks from now and im worrying about my condition.

Detoxing From Mammograms
Posted by Pamela (Houston, Texas) on 11/13/2008

What I do to neutralize radiation from x-rays is take a couple of drops of Lugol's iodine before and after x-rays. Lugol does a wonderful job of capturing radiation in the body.

Detoxing From Mammograms
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 11/11/2008 509 posts

There is much controversy now that mammograms can actually fail to identify cysts accurately, as well as cause cancers of the breast. You might want to visit Mercola's site to read about this. Another thing I suggest is that you google potassium iodide (SSKI) and pull up Dr. Wright's Tahoma Clinic reference. I believe that he recommends SSKI for cyst/fibroids among other things. I think you might also find what he thinks about mammograms.

My suggestion on lumps is to tell you about my personal experience. While working on getting my MSN as a nurse practitioner at VUSN, we did breast exams on each other. My student lab partner was so upset with the multiple lumps in my breast that she quickly ran to get the head of the Nurse Practitioner program to come verify what she found. Our program director was also upset with the multiple lumps in my breast and asked me if had ever had a doctor check them out or if I did breast exams on myself monthly. I wasn't upset at all.

I just laughed and told both of them that the answer to both questions was no, because when you had as many lumps as I had in my breast that it was impossible to tell when a new one joined the crowd so I didn't waste my time checking for them. Also told them that I wasn't about to let somebody start trying to remove them because I wouldn't have any breast at all if you removed all my lumps. One thing I did add to thevitamins/minerals I was taking was 400 IU of vitamin E daily and wasn't aware that they were disappearing until one day while bathing, I happened to notice while washing my breast -HEY - NO LUMPS ANYMORE!! Still none today and they have been gone for 20+ years. You might want to start taking Vit E 400 IU's 2 or 3 times s day. However if you are on blood thinners for any reason, make sure it doesn't create a problem there.

Another question is, is there a family history of breast cancer in your family? If not, the probability is low for you unless you are eating a lot of processed foods which are heavily laden with MSG and aspartame. If so, please google excitotoxins and print out that list of names they hide MSG under in the ingredients lists,
and work on eliminating both MSG and aspartame from your foods. I have to agree with Dr. Russell Blaylock who wrote the book Excitotoxins:The Taste That Kills on MSG and aspartame being the major cause of headaches, brain tumors, brain cancers, ALS, Alzheimers, seizures, Parkinson's disease and a few others. He only writes on what they do to the brain & CNS. When cancer strikes it is going to hit the weaker areas of your body, and if they can cause cancer in one part of the body they can cause them elsewhere in the body.

I don't know your family situation, but if you have children and breast fed them the probability of cancer is lessened also. In the nurse practitioner program we were told that the lowest incidence of breast cancer was among the nuns, but the highest incidence was among women who had children but didn't breast feed them.

PS. In the future, please limit the excess shots on any mammograms, xrays, or MRI's etc. as excessive radiation is also known to cause cancer. I know the radiologist thought she was doing you a favor, but again, I'll get personal and tell you what the doctors at Mayo Clinic told my brother in l982 while treating him for melanoma of head & throat: "It would be almost impossible to prove but excessive dental xrays are probably what caused your cancer". My brother said everytime he went into the dentist office he got at least one or more dental xrays for years. Dentists make a good profit off of the dental xrays they do.

Breast Cyst Remedies
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 11/12/2008 385 posts

A breast cyst tends to form whenever blood sugar spikes causing the solubility of the calcium from the bones to be increased by 20 times solubility of calcium more then average. Whenever a tissue or a muscle is damaged, assuming the breast from bruises the blood circulation may get obstructed, and once the area heals, the blood leaves, but not the calcium and you get a breast cyst. To neutralize or prevent such formation, blood sugar spikes is best avoided by drinking plenty of water (with a pinch of sea salt) before during and after meals, a chromium supplements (I personally used chromium chloride - so most chromium sold in markets are o.k.). This chromium will reduce blood sugar, which in turn reduces blood calcium and excessive clotting, which in turn reduce the cysts. In which case if a cyst is formed, controlling blood sugar is the primary method. But long term cysts tend to cause pain and a calcium antagonists magnesium, the preferred form is magnesium citrate, magnesium chloride for example, 250- 500 mg a day is used which will reduce the pain. A more serious condition may require disodium EDTA supplements, but the dose I used is far lower then those used commercially in oral chelation therapies., which is only between 10-50 mg., with preferably 10-25 mg. This won't lower the calcium a lot, but sufficient to prevent excessive calcium buildup and it is not taken everyday either. It's taken only once every two or three days. However for most condition, I believe a simple baking soda and lemon is much more easier to use, as citrates also chelate calcium too, but on a limited scale withouth some undo problems of the stronger EDTA, which I view as somewhat agressive. Of course, an EDTA once a week is more ideal as it prevents heavy metal accumulation, which some metals are free radical and tend to be cancer causing, would be more suitable approach.

The lemon/lime juice is 2 tablespoon of lime juice plus baking soda 1/2 teaspoon taken twice a day should help normalized most of the blood calcium issue, while chromium supplements such as 500-1000 mcg, will reduce the calcium solubility. The effects of alkalization will prevent the leeching effects of the bones so the bones stay in place. Magnesium would in the end fortify the bone to be more resilient. Calcium alone wouldn't do it. It's like a chalk. But magnesium added would add resilence to the bone and also reduce the leeching effects thus reducing the high blood calcium that causes cyst. In my observation most of the cysts comes from high sugar consumption, metabolic acidosis (from chlorine and fluorine exposure), use of artificial sweetners (aspartame ultimately breaks down formaldehyde which destroys the body's equilibrium in maintaining stable pH), and also exposure to hydrocarbons. Those are the primary causes of cysts. However, they can also form from excessive use of antibiotics, which tends to increase heavy metals, metabolic acidosis, which ultimately forms a cysts, or in other areas such as the lungs, which tends to form calcification and that shows up in x-rays.


Detoxing From Mammograms
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 11/12/2008 385 posts

I really have problems about the x ray system. Normally you can't take more then 1 x rays. Cancer tend to be malignant after exposure to them and that is not reassuring to use test to confirm that it is not, but with exposure it is.

The effects of radiation is a real bummer. Usually the thymus gland is reduced by 1/2 after a brief exposure using the mammography and x rays. The effects of radiation exposure can be minimized with sodium thiosulfate (one crystal in a liter of drinking water), a lot of sodium ascorbate vitamin C 1000-2000 mg, and lots of baking soda. SSKI is fine, but it works along with Magnesium like Siamese twins.

MSM may reduce some effects of radiation too by its ability to remove some damaged cells by oxygenating them and providing them with sulfur. MSM 500 x 3 I believe will neutralize most of these free radical radiation. However to prevent DNA damage an amino acid L-Carnosine 500 mg x 4, which will protect the DNA from damages as it protects the DNA from changes. In fact in a research study in petri dishes, the scientist managed to stop cancer growth COMPLETELY after adding carnosine for a three week period. In practice, we need to take carnosine for three times more then the research study reveals, which is about 9 week at least since the body tend to neutralize the carnosine with carnosinase. In a research they found carnosine protected about 68% of DNA and chromosome damages.


Detoxing From Mammograms
Posted by JD (NY, NY) on 11/12/2008

I had a mammogram yesterday for a possible cyst or nodule on one of my breasts, which are already fibrocystic. 8 x-rays were done on one side, 2 on the other (the radiologist was really thorough). Luckily it appears that all is okay, but today I can absolutely feel the effects of the radiation, especially around my throat for some reason. The lymphs in my throat are slightly swollen. I am taking vitamin c, may even do a few cold showers, but does anyone have any other suggestions to get rid of the radiation? Thanks so much.

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