Natural Cures for Fibrocystic Breast Disease

| Modified on May 16, 2024
Diindolylmethane (DIM)
Posted by Smith (Los Angeles) on 12/21/2022

I used DIM 100 mg for breast cysts, and it cleared them up in a couple of days. I had actually scheduled a mammogram and took DIM after reading an article about it. I almost canceled my mammogram, but decided to have once since it had been some time.

When I mentioned DIM to the female technician, she said there was a pharmaceutical product you could take. Of course, there was. But DIM can be bought over the counter, and is much cheaper and works. A win, win. I'm really surprised no one has posted about this.

Posted by Nav (Goldcoast , Australia) on 12/12/2022

Hi there, I am having breast cysts. How long do you keep the swap there and how long does it take for cyst to go completely? Does it sting when you put it in your cervix?

Avoid Xenoestrogens
Posted by sara (the beaches) on 10/20/2022

the harm is usually when you consume these things raw, the harm is greatly reduced when cruciferous veggies are lightly cooked.

Avoid Xenoestrogens
Posted by Art (California) on 10/19/2022 2182 posts

Melatonin should help with the FBD according to this review: role of endogenous melatonin, breast diseases, and colon cancer.

Melatonin may also be helpful for thyroiditis, but human studies are lacking. Perhaps you can use melatonin to get the FBD ameliorated and see if it helps the thyroiditis too. If not, with the FBD ameliorated, you can try other things on the thyroiditis.

When you look at all of the methods of action of melatonin, it seems like it may be helpful for the thyroiditis though.


Avoid Xenoestrogens
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 10/19/2022

Dear Ozge,

Well, that would be discouraging! But I am sure there is hope.

Are you taking medication for your thyroid? I have the same thyroid condition. I was diagnoses with fibrocystic breast disease many years ago, but haven't had symptoms in so long. I don't honestly think I did anything specific to make it go away, but I did improve my diet and health over the years. (It possibly coincided with me going vegetarian for 6 years, but again, it was a long time ago and I am not sure.)

Both conditions are inflammatory conditions. If you haven't cut out sugar, that would be a place to start. Sugar is really aggravating to anything ending in "itis! "

Essiac Tea may be helpful for the fibrocystic breasts, and shouldn't be bad for the thyroid.

Castor oil and frankincense essential oil can be used topically for the cysts as well.

How is your health otherwise?

~Mama to Many~

Avoid Xenoestrogens
Posted by Özge (Turkey) on 10/19/2022

Hey there,

I have the same diasease and also have chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis diasease. And this with fibrocrystic breast are opposite. When I wanna do something for fibro., it causes bad effect to thyroiditis and when I wanna do something thyroiditis, it causes bad effect for fibro.breast.. Like eating broccoli is perfect for breast but it causes bad effect for thyroiditis.. So now I am confused :/

Posted by MissM (New York ) on 07/13/2022

I had this issue. Terrible! Couldn't even sit in moving car my chest hurt so much. I used over the counter iodine and swabbed on breasts. Works! If you can get Lugols iodine later do so. Worked immediately for me.

Just to let you if this works it's an indicator that you need iodine and should be checked for being hypothyroid.

This is how I found out even though I was in “normal range”. Got medication using natural thyroid replacement NPThyroid and no longer an issue.

Posted by Natalie (Victoria, Australia) on 07/13/2022

Hi! To help remedy fibrocystic breast disease do you recommend nascent iodine? Or just iodine? What percentage for the vaginal/cervical swab please?
Thank you 😊

Posted by Aurora (Mason city Ia) on 06/22/2022

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Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 06/20/2022

Jerry, I've read that staying away from dairy should be helpful. Read up on it.

Posted by Jerry (Miramar ) on 06/19/2022 23 posts

Hi, that list is everything under the sun. What can I eat, for reoccurring breast cancer, I'm about to have another surgery in a month or so. Thanks.

Turmeric and Manuka Poultice
Posted by Nixpix (Daytona Beach Fl) on 05/14/2022

I have had breast cyst several times. They often came up quickly and were very painful. I went through my Doctor and other treatments, but finally found a solution that works quickly (with in a day or two the pain was gone) and over a period of a week of doing this every night the cysts dissolved.

The solution was to use a teaspoon of Raw Manuka Honey and a about 3/4 teaspoon of Turmeric. I mixed them together in a bowl before bed or early in the evening. I put the mixture all over the area of my breast with the cysts or pain. Then I covered the area with a clear plastic wrap so it would not get on my clothes. Wore a bra at night to keep plastic in place....

This has been a life saver and I hope it helps others.

Posted by oddizee (Brooklyn, NY) on 08/07/2021

I had sore breasts most of my life. Became very painful. I tried nascent iodine. Was quite a relief. Plus I had a little gut I couldn't lose. Gone now, because of the iodine. Product called detoxidine.

Posted by Jerry (Miramar, Florida) on 04/16/2021 23 posts

Thank you..What can I eat?

Fibrocystic Breasts
Posted by Jayne (Manawatu-Wanganui) on 12/26/2017

I am 42 and have had fibrocystic breasts for years. I use lugol's iodine to treat them. It works every time. I just wish I didn't have to keep using it. I take 2-5 drops orally and always with food or it gives me a sore tummy. Sometimes I apply it topically but orally gives me much faster relief if I need it. I use the protocol for using iodine from the breast cancer choices website.

Posted by MissM (NY) on 02/14/2021

I am hypothyroid as well, and had same issue. You can try painting the soles of your feet, if chest is too sensitive, or belly. I also used iodoral tablets. Just try one to make sure you are not allergic. Optimism website has more information.

You would be surprised at how little doctors know about being hypo and getting chest pain. I was given painkillers, hormones which did nothing. I only found out about iodine usage for this condition by searching on the web. Iodine worked immediately on me. No more chest issues!

And then getting on natural thyroid meds helped, Armour and NPThyroid.

Posted by Cindy (Montana, USA) on 02/11/2021

I'm hypothyroid & liquid iodine causes burning on my skin. I've tolerated potassium iodide though in tablets. How much should I take for fibrocystic breast pain? I have had problems with soy & paraben. Thanks!

Posted by Rebecca (Maryland ) on 12/04/2019

The following foods are highest in phytoestrogens: ALL Flax products including: flax seeds, flax oil, flax milk, flax crackers, flax cereal, and flax bread. ALL Soy products including: tofu, soy, edamame, soy cheese, soy meats, soy milk, soy cereals, soy crackers, soy lecithin, and supplements with added soy, soybeans, tofu, tempeh, textured veggie protein (soy), soy burgers, soybean sprouts, soy sauce, Miso paste, soy yogurt, and soy protein powder. Additionally: Veggie burgers, Hummus, garbanzo beans, chick peas, Sesame seeds, sesame oil, Multigrain bread, crackers, cereal, Black bean sauce, and doughnuts. Other foods that are slightly lower in phytoestrogens but should still be limited: Dried apricots, Almonds, Cashews, Alfalfa sprouts, Mung bean and sprouts, Dried dates, Sunflower seeds, Chestnuts, Dried prunes, Rye bread, Walnuts, Almonds, Cashews, Winter squash, Hazelnuts, Collard greens, Peanut butter, Cabbage, White beans, Peaches, and Red wine. ​ I know many of the foods, herbals, and essential oils I mentioned in my posts are usually considered healthy and many come highly recommended on this website as well. I am only passing along information to anyone who may be trying to limit their exposure to estrogens, so don't shoot the messenger! Best to you all!

Posted by Rebecca (Maryland ) on 12/04/2019

I also wanted to provide a list of the most commonly used herbal supplements and essential oils with the highest amounts of estrogen for anyone trying to avoid excess estrogens: Herbals: Aloe, Ashwagandha, Asian ginseng, Astragalus, Black cohosh, Burdock root, Cat's claw, Chasteberry/Vitex, Fenugreek, Dong Gui/Dong Quai, Golden root, Hops, Kudzu root, Lavender, Licorice, North American ginseng, Milk thistle, Mistletoe, Red Clover, Rhubarb Saw Palemetto, Stinging nettle, and Turmeric. ​Essential oils: Lavender, Aniseed, Basil, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary sage, Coriander, Cypress, Evening primrose, Fennel, Geranium​, Oregano, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, and Thyme. I will add another post with foods as well! ​

Posted by Rebecca (Maryland ) on 12/04/2019

Hi Jade,

I'm so glad my post has helped you and truly hope it helps others as well. The internet is a really tough place to receive reliable information and unfortunately, doctors (Holistic or Allopathic) don't have all of the answers either. I came across information about how highly estrogenic flaxseed is because of my own negative experience with it, which sent me looking for information as to why it was causing so many negative side effects for me. I too believed flax “blocked” excess estrogen by occupying estrogen receptors, so I took it sporadically for as long as ten years. Many, many doctors and “experts” recommend it for that theoretical benefit as well. I wrote a lot about my experience on the “Flaxseed” thread on this site, if you are interested in my experience and I also cite my sources and provide links so you can research for yourself as well! All the best to you!

Posted by Jade (New South Wales) on 11/04/2019

Hi Rebecca,

I am really grateful for your comment. I tried the iodine on a tampon (so uncomfortable to insert, but it did the trick). I have now prepared in advance some coconut oil and iodine suppositories. I havent used them yet but plan to. I am curious about the soy and flax and estrogenic foods... I have also heard the same that they aren't so good for fibrocystic breasts. One of my vegan friends says that these foods should be ok as they block the estrogen receptors and so its anti estrogenic. I would love to know the real answer to this. The only evidence I have is I took milk thistle, and that month I had really painful breasts... I saw a naturopath and she said that milk thistle is also estrogenic.... even though another naturopath recommended it to me in the first place (to boost fertility...). Now I avoid soy, flax and also milk thistle just in case. Thanks again for your updates it helps more people than you know. 🙂

Posted by Rebecca (Maryland ) on 08/01/2019

I absolutely have to update my original post. Bear in mind I absolutely believe in iodine for fibrocystic breasts, BUT I no longer believe this deficiency is solely to blame. I posted another comment on the thread for flaxseed that put the entire puzzle together, for me anyway. My breast cysts came back recently with a vengeance after 3 months of flaxseed/flax oil use, even when diligently using iodine in the way I described.

After exhaustive research about this so-called “superfood,” the truth is that flaxseed is 10-20 times more estrogenic than even soy and causes estrogen dominance and all of the horrible diseases that follow that kind of hormonal imbalance! Please stop using flaxseed and/or flax oil, research estrogenic foods, supplements, herbs, etc. and read my other post if you need more information and can research my precautions for yourself. Take care!

Posted by Rebecca (Maryland ) on 05/27/2019

Absolutely, completely saturate the cotton ball. Instead of trying to “paint” it on now though, I started just saturating the cotton ball and insert it like you would a tampon and just leave it there for a few minutes so the iodine has time to be absorbed. It can sting a little bit if left in for too long (I usually leave it in for about 5 minutes once or twice/week). Just listen to your body and remove it if it is too uncomfortable. Being mucus membrane, the vaginal canal is very efficient tissue for iodine absorption. I have not been able to tolerate oral iodine supplementation because it is too stimulating to the thyroid, which is why many people don't tolerate oral iodine supplements. This method is very effective and perfectly safe for supplemental iodine and it directly targets and is stored in the female reproductive organs (ovaries and breasts specifically). All the best to you Gee Cee!

Posted by Gee Cee (United States) on 05/15/2019

Quick q for you, Rebecca: is it ok to have a lot of iodine on the cotton ball? I always hear about "not taking too much" internally in regards to iodine in water, so I just wanted to confirm it's safe to do? Thanks~

Posted by Rebecca (Maryland) on 01/19/2019

Iodine for fibrocystic breasts: Insert the soaked cotton swab inside and “paint” the vaginal canal. If you can reach your cervix, apply some there too. Lugol's iodine (2% or 5% work well) should be used, not the cheap stuff from the drug store. This absolutely works. I healed breast cysts using this remedy and still use it occasionally just to supply the breasts and ovaries with extra iodine because they need it. It also helps with general breast soreness or swelling before your period. All the best to you all!

Posted by Sarianna (US.) on 01/25/2020

I wanted to comment on breast cysts. I had a couple of them that would not go away. I tried all kinds of alternative treatments, and finally read about DIM (di-indolyl methane). I was scheduled for a mammogram, and took this about a week before. Well, to my surprise, the cysts disappeared. I couldn't believe it. I don't know why this is not well known. Anyway, I mentioned this to the tech who gave me my mammogram. She said they use something different, but it's a prescription. Of course. My mammogram showed no cysts or problems. I hope this helps.

Posted by Anm (Arizona ) on 09/29/2020

Just the lips? Or all the way inside

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Martha (New York) on 09/09/2020

Speaking from experience, I have fibrocistic breast, had surgery on both breast with benign biopys, the pandemic held back my third surgery in april, I was bleeding from my nipples again on my right breast that I had surgery 2 yrs prior, thank goodness it did because I was told I had no other option until I found information about iodine, purchase iodoral 12.5 potassium iodine on amazon and have been taking it since.

it worked for me, the bleeding stoped and papiloma heals. Thank GOD

Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 06/16/2020

I use lugol's iodine 3-4 drops daily after a shower for prolapsed bladder healing. Those tiny taste sample costco spoon about inch long are perfect for this. I put the drops in the spoon and put it up in the vagina and lay on my back while it soaks in. I also use emerita progesterone cream there at the same time and on the pelvic hairline i use emerita estrogen cream. About a pea size of each. I take selenium to balance the iodine and dhea to add to the mix 10 mg every 4 days by capsule. Borax also affects hormone as do vitamin d with k and magnesium. So much to little time. blessings, charity

My prolapsed bladder was stage 4 in 2010 and was always causing me horrible misery. Now I hardly notice it at all, no foot pains, no back pains, no pelvic pains. I also had to stop activity when it began and now I do hours of raking, shoveling, and dragging stuff to burn pit. Another thing off my bucket list to overcome.

Posted by Adrian (Ga) on 06/16/2020

Thank you for this Brianna. Do you apply it to the outside of the vagina, and/or the inside? And does it ever causing pain or stinging?

Has anyone else tried this?

Posted by Maga (Hawi, Hi) on 11/11/2018

Over the years I have occasionally gotten CYSTS in my breast and through a friend who read medical journals found out they can be caused by Theobromine, which is found in chocolate and coffee (decaf too) and that a remedy is IODINE. If I just eliminated the coffee and chocolate the cysts would gradually go away after about 6-8 weeks. If I took 1 drop of Lugol's Iodine solution in 16 oz of water one time a day for 3 days it would be gone in three days. Hope this helps you.

Posted by Pippa (Holland) on 09/22/2018

With me, it hurts like mad, the wiping version. Had to take a sitz bath rapidly. I love Lugols 5% in drinking water. It gives good results. :)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Faeqa ( Amman, Jordan) on 05/29/2018 66 posts

Hi: The best remedy I tried for breast cysts is drinking 2 cups of Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) tea, within 10-14 days it will disappear.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sharon (Yucaipa, Ca ) on 05/26/2018

Breast Cysts: Can someone tell me the amount of Apple Cider Vinegar to take and how many times a day etc?

Posted by Pam (Wa) on 03/28/2018

What type of iodine? Drops/tincture..?

Posted by Yorkshire Pudding (Helena, Mt) on 03/23/2018

In one of her books, Suzanne Somers reported that liquid iodine (food grade) swabbed at the cervix would be taken up and received by the ovaries to help produce the proper hormones for alleviating the problem of fibrocystic breasts. It works! Also move the tissue and lymph in and around the whole breast area for moving toxins. And try getting rid of coffee / caffeine for a time, to see if that helps. Best wishes!

Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Jayne (Manawatu-Wanganui) on 12/26/2017

I am 42 and have had fibrocystic breasts for years. I use lugol's iodine to treat them. It works every time. I just wish I didn't have to keep using it. I take 2-5 drops orally and always with food or it gives me a sore tummy. Sometimes I apply it topically but orally gives me much faster relief if I need it. I use the protocol for using iodine from the breast cancer choices website.

Avoid Decaf
Posted by Gigi (Greensboro, N.c. ) on 10/19/2017

I too suffer with fibrocystic breast disease, and I only drink decaf coffee once or twice a week, and it still cause me to have breast pain and underarm pain as well. I was told a few years ago to stop drinking the decaf coffee, which I did. However, sometimes I just need a cup of decaf coffee.

Posted by Jen R (New York) on 09/05/2017

I'm curious though, do you swab inside or outside? LOL that's the only question I haven't seen answered. lol

Posted by Terry (Ok) on 05/02/2017 6 posts

. I take Iodoral 50mg a day. I have never felt better. This video by Dr Jorge Flechas will answer your question

Posted by Kay (Wi) on 05/01/2017

Thanks for sharing this! Awesome!

I am confused about what type of iodine is swabbed vaginally.

Iodoral is a pill.

If Lugol's, would you know what percent? I wonder if betadine could be used?

Posted by Moon (Maryland) on 04/30/2017

There's a book named, "Breakthrough", by Suzanne Somers (The Hollywood actress).

The book is a collection of interviews with certain progressive MDs. In this book, she interviews several MDs intensively about health, wellness and women's hormone issues, and among them the subject of iodine and fibrocystic breast disease came up-

Relevant points are that in the book, Dr. Johnathan Wright (JW) discusses the work of Dr. John Myers from the 1970's in an interview with Suzanne Somers (SS) as follows.

Here's a (Laboriously transcribed :)) excerpt from the book (pp.38-39):

JW: Actually, if you take the right amount of iodine, your fibrocystic breast disease will go away no matter how bad it is. I learned that from Dr. John Myers in the 1970s, and it works every time. (Very few things in medicine or anywhere else work every time, but this one does.) You don't need to take Estriol; if you take enough iodine, your body will make enough Estriol for you.

SS: How much Iodine is that? I would love for this to go away in my body.

JW: First let me tell you about Dr. Myers. He originally worked in a dog lab with dogs [beagles] who had fibrocystic breast disease.(Beagles commonly get this disease.)

SS: Who knew?

JW: Myers was a surgeon. He performed an experiment with two groups of female dogs with fibrocystic breast disease. From one group he took the ovaries out and in the other he did "sham surgery", which left the ovaries in. In both groups he then swabbed the vagina area with Iodine on repeated occasions.The beagles with ovaries had their fibrocystic breast disease go away completely; The beagles who'd had their ovaries removed had no improvement at all. He concluded that the ovaries use the Iodine to make another molecule- He thought this molecule might be di-iodotyrosine but he had no proof-which in turn eliminated the fibrocystic breast disease.

SS: Why in the vagina?

JW: Myers pointed out that when we swallow Iodine most of it goes to the thyroid gland. He found that when he took out the ovaries in these dogs he wanted to put the iodine as close to the ovaries as he could get, so that it wouldn't get to the thyroid first. No ovaries, no effect.
At a seminar in 1976 that I attended along with about 30 other doctors who had been invited, Dr. Myers introduced two women with the very worst cases of fibrocystic breast disease that the 30 doctors could find. These brave volunteers had such pain that if they hugged their husbands it would be excruciating. Dr. Myers asked them to lie down on the table, and all these doctors were asked to palpate, palpate, and these ladies were wincing and groaning, because it was like hard painful marbles in their breasts.
Then Dr. Myers, with a nurse, takes one woman at a time into the exam room and swabs their VAGINAS with iodine. Thirty minutes later the women come out and the doctors are asked once again to palpate their breasts (good grief).

SS: Somebody's got to do it!

JW: You're right, but ast this point, the women are smiling. I'm not kidding; only one half hour later, the breasts of these ladies were perceptibly softer. It's no longer like marbles in there. Dr. Myers said, "Gentlemen and ladies, you do that twice a week until the fibrocystic disease goes away."

SS: These women had their ovaries, right?

JW: Correct. I went back to my clinic and we did that for our patients. For about a year and a half we must have seen every woman for twenty miles with fibrocystic disease. It got to be so common that the nurses were doing the treatment (you can do it for yourself also; it doesn't really require a doctor), and all these women were cured of fibrocystic disease.

SS: So this is for short-term use?

JW: Until the fibrocystic breast disease goes away, however long that takes. Generally, it's six weeks to three months.

Dr. Wright goes on to discuss the difference between Iodine vs Iodine for breast tissue, Iodine being "the one" for fibrocystic breast disease. He advocates the use of Lugol's or Iodoral.

I've read some people say swab the outside of the vagina and some say swab the inside and the cervix. I'm still looking for something more specific. Maybe I should get the book.

Posted by Christina (New Orleans) on 04/29/2017

Can you please be more specific on the type of iodine? Thank you.

Posted by Shernaz (Goa) on 03/22/2017

Hi, Brianna, I read your post with great interest since I am suffering from fibrocystic breast disease and would love to be able to finally heal! I did a lot of research on this treatment and my question to you is, would this treatment still work as my tubes are tied?I had a tubal ligation many years ago, but I still have my ovaries intact.Would you be able to clarify this point? If not would anyone else on this discussion be able to answer this question? Any help would be deeply appreciated.

Posted by Sapphire (England) on 11/14/2016

Hi Timh,

You said that your nephew came back to life. Can I ask how?

Posted by Timh (Ky) on 11/13/2016 2063 posts

From the information that I am current with, the majority of cases of breast cancer (rare or not) are the result of some type of toxicity in general but Iodine deficiency in specific.

The human detoxification & immune system are our prevention to all cancers; they work day & night to keep us well, but chronic toxicity, infection, stress, and inflammation deplete the much needed nutrition our body needs (primarily antioxidants) to stay healthy.

I recently lost my dear nephew to cancer. After several yrs of monitoring his blood for low platelets and failing to detect cancer, and almost killing him with the first dose of chemo, and as soon as I helped him recover from that dose he came back to life and was quickly given another dose which ended his life abruptly, it begs to question the methodology. Given the history of the cancer industry behavior as well as our current blast of information on the topic, I can't help but classify this epic failure of prevention & treatment as either on purpose (to maximize profits) or just another mistake or statistic.

What is the Old Testament wisdom from Ecclesiastes? "My people perish from lack of knowledge". Get the truth about cancer video.

Posted by Unknown Friend (Usa) on 11/13/2016

I have several family members with breast cancer but a sister as the closet relative, I can tell you, don't play around with treating yourself and not doing what your doctor recommends. Having that done could save your life like it saved my sister's life. Three months prior to the finding of her cancer she had just had her mammogram and breast MRI. The cancer she developed was rare & began growing very fast in just 3 short months. I have had two of those procedures to my breast recommended by my specialist & I can tell you it's much better to know than to play roulette with your life.

Posted by S.T. (Staten Island, Ny) on 02/07/2016

How do swab the Vagina, do you have to insert it inside or just the lip area not understanding please clarify

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 01/15/2016

Hi Shan...Some more research evidence for iodine acting as the gatekeeper of health for the breasts:

Iodine Research -- Breasts

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 01/15/2016

Hi Shan...Your dosage of 12.5mgs lugols iodine per day is way too small to have any real immediate healing effect on your fibrocystic breast problem. If you have cysts then you are probably also hypothyroid and also remember that Iodine is used all over your body for many other different critical processes and not just for the thyroid alone. Your immune system, for instance, is heavily dependent on proper levels of body iodine for proper functioning. And so it will certainly take a while for the breasts to build up proper and healthy stores of iodine in order to overcome cyst problems.

In the Iodine Project research papers, Dr Guy Abraham also advises between 50 mgs and 100 mgs of lugol's iodine or Iodoral(iodine in a pill) per day to cure breast cysts or uterine cysts. He also advises that you should take the proper Iodine Protocol with companion nutrients whenever you take iodine in larger amounts. The companion nutrients and minerals are all fairly critical since they are there purely to support any deficiencies or other problems in your diet that might significantly hinder iodine absorption into the cells and storage sites of the body.

It has also been proven from the iodine research by Drs Brownstein, Flechas and Abraham, which is the most current research available, that iodine does indeed cure cyst problems because lugol's iodine is both anti-cyst and anti-carcinogenic. You can read their research here.

So please be patient and stop expecting rapid healing because this is usually not the way that alternative remedies work. Your breast cysts have spent months or even years coming into being so it is perhaps a much more reasonable view that you should not expect these cysts to disappear within 3 months -- especially at such a low and ill-advised LI dose.

I would also advise that you should avoid excess dairy in your diet. Excess calcium in the diet acts a goitrogen that inhibits the proper uptake and storage mechanisms for iodine and also tends to cause cyst formation whenever calcium is additionally in excess in the body. Yet another reason to make absolutely sure to take all the advised companion nutrients together with LI every day to help avoid problems like this.

Finally, here's what Dr Schlacter, another well-known iodine expert, has to say about iodine dosages for healing just low thyroid problems:

" takes about 3 months to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 50 mg of iodine and a year to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 12.5 mg of iodine daily" Source:

More detailed research and information for you here:

How Iodine Deficiency Contributes to Cysts and Cancer -- Dr David Brownstei(Video)

Iodine and Ovarian Research

Posted by Shan (Md) on 01/14/2016

Hi, how long do you need to be on iodine 12.5 mg before you expect to see results for fibrocystic breast changes. I have been on it for 3 months and I haven't noticed any changes. I want to figure out when to quit this supplement and try something else. Thanks.

Posted by Janice ( Orange Park, Fl) on 12/30/2015

I noticed iodine comes in different percentage. What percentage do you use?

Vitamins E and D, CoQ10
Posted by A.b. (Usa) on 11/19/2015

I have been struggling with fibrocystic breasts - the pain starts 10 days after the first day of my cycle. About 3 weeks ago I started on Vit E (400iu) and CoQ10 which is supposed to be very helpful. I also realized I was very deficient in Vit D so I started on it. I'm noticing a difference already.

I will incorporate iodine once I get my Vit D level stabilized as I think the deficiency worsens the detox that comes with iodine. A Vit D deficiency can make you uncomfortable in both your groin and armpits which really contributes to the breast pain since it is so near your armpit.

Also I have read that Vit D does help balance estrogen.

Lady's Mantle Tea
Posted by Faeqa ( Amman, Jordan) on 10/28/2015 66 posts

Try Lady's Mantle tea (Alchemilla vulgaris), I found it wonderful for fibrocystic breast disease.

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 10/27/2015

Tracy (MN) ---

On you tube you can learn how to make 5% Lugols Iodine. Visit Tony Pantalleresco's vid.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Tracy (Mn) on 10/27/2015

Is there a specific brand or location you can reccomend for getting this iodine? I have tried everything under the sun and have not tried the iodine and iodide method. Please point me in the right direction! A site to buy it at, well know brand etc?

Lady's Mantle
Posted by Faeqa ( Amman, Jordan) on 10/18/2015 66 posts

Lady's Mantle cured Fibrocystic Breasts

My sister has many Fibrocystic Breasts the largest one is one sm. Before a month I asked her to drink Lady's Mantle tea (Alchemilla vulgaris), she couldn't drink more than one cup a day because she had a sever headache and dizziness of it and she stopped it after one week. Last week she saw her doctor, after made Ultrasonography she told her that the cysts are vanished.

Before 2 months I used it for a cyst out the breast (on the skin) I drank one cup a day without any side effect after 10 days the cyst turn to boil, few days the boil had excreted its contents and the skin cured without any scars on it.

Posted by Goodhealth (New Jersey) on 10/07/2015

Question for Brainna's post on 06/06/15:

Could you be more specific as to where in the vagina you will swab the Iodine? I have a very large FBD in my left breast and have been applying topically the Iodine but if what you are suggesting is more effective, then, I will experiment on that. Thank you

From: goodhealth, 10/07/15

Posted by Gail (Evansville, Indiana) on 08/26/2015

Hello Redwine,

That's very interesting. I noticed when I drank a tea of lemon and ginger before my period that I had a much easier period. I researched it and found that both of those ingredients detox the liver of excess hormones. It seems that our livers are toxic and need a good flush. I'm going to try your recipe!

Posted by Gail (Evansville, Indiana) on 08/26/2015

Hello Celina, I was wondering if you had nodules or ridges or simply painful swelling?

Castor Oil
Posted by Gail (Evansville, Indiana) on 08/26/2015

Hello Kimberly, I was wondering how bad your condition was before the castor packs. In my case I have ridges and "ropes" that never go away the entire month and have been there for years.

Posted by Chris (New Orleans) on 08/16/2015

Hi. Are you suppose to swap externally only and are you using the orange iodine that can be bought at the pharmacy? Thank you,

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 06/28/2015

To Lavanya (India) ---

Best to visit Dr. Sircus' website where you will find the best information, no surmising for your condition.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Lavanya (Punjab) on 06/28/2015

hi, Brianna, ..i am also suffering from severe fibrocystic disease ...I wanted to know whether I can use povodine iodine solution which has 1% iodine for douching as no other iodine is available at our says its non stinging and non irritating to skin wounds and mucuos membrane

Posted by Lavanya (India) on 06/28/2015

Povidine iodine is betadine solution...can we use that for douching or use pure iodine like lugols iodine...please specify as I am also suffering from fibrocystic disease

Posted by Brianna (Devon, England) on 06/27/2015

Jennifer, I'm sure iodine with iodide is perfectly safe. :)

I'd do a little research just to be safe, but as long as the solution doesn't have alcohol (unless you want to burn your vag off) and it contains iodine, it should work!

Good luck! :D


Joyce, hi.

Good to hear!

If you ever have this issue again, try this method and keep up updated. I'd LOVE to hear! :)

Posted by Joyce (Lansdowne, Pa) on 06/25/2015

Hi Brianna,

I did some research and found out that Provodine can be used for douching. I remember I had to have surgery to remove fibroids and the douche they used had iodine in it.

Posted by Jennifer (Carlsbad, Ca) on 06/23/2015

I have 3 bottles of iodine all different brands and dosages but they all have both iodine and iodide. Can I use them? The highest is iodoral with 4% potassium iodide and 2% iodide.

Posted by Brianna (Devon, England) on 06/06/2015

I'm sorry, Joyce, I have no idea. As far as I know, it's just "iodine", so if that stuff you're talking about is iodine, you could give it a try .If you're unsure and can't find anything about it online, buy yourself some regular iodine and swab that on your vagina. :) I've never personally heard of povidone iodine before, to be quite honest, haha.

Posted by Joyce (Lansdowne, Pa) on 06/05/2015

Will povodine idodine work? I have been recently diagnosed with fcb.

Posted by Brianna (Devon, England) on 06/03/2015

Ah, Fibrocystic Breast Disease: I know I shouldn't say this, but when I hear of a woman complaining about this, part of me gets really excited because I LOVE the satisfaction of being able to present her this cure that works 100% of the time (very few things are 100%, but this is).

If you're suffering from Fibrocystic Breast Disease, it could indicate that you're at high risk of breast cancer. Don't worry! This is an easily rectifiable problem. It's most likely that your body isn't producing the sufficient estriol levels (a component of estrogen) to maintain breast tissue (which is what's causing your painful boobies! ) and low estriol levels are linked to breast cancer.

The trick is boosting your estriol levels.

Iodine is an amazing way of doing this and I can see that many people here are advocating it. But something that these people are unaware of is that they're taking it the wrong way.

Iodine is essential for the function of our thyroid gland, however, this isn't going to help your estriol levels, which is key in rectifying painful cystic breasts. What you need is for the iodine to go to the ovaries to stimulate estriol production. If you're swallowing iodine, virtually all of it is going to go to your greedy thyroid before it reaches your ovaries.


Saturate a cotton swab in iodine (not iodide) and swab your vagina.

I kid you not, within minutes, you'll notice a dramatic difference.

Repeat twice per week until the disease goes away (usually in about 6-12 weeks).

If you're a chronic-sufferer of FBD (Fibrocystic Breast Disease), maintain with an oral supplement of 10-12mg of combined iodine/iodide (since the thyroid is more dependent on IODIDE and also plays a part in FBD).

It works every time. I hope this helps! :)

(This will not work if you've had your ovaries removed, sorry.)

Posted by Ava ( California) on 05/02/2015

How wonderful! Could you please share your recipe for the paste and the turmeric drink you make? Thanks!

Posted by Leemarie (Georgia) on 05/01/2015

I began making eating Turmeric paste that I made from Turmeric Powder 5 years ago. I am 45 now and have had fibrocystic breast tissue all of my life since I can remember. I began making the drink and having it 2 times a day and if not drinking tea would put it in my scrambled eggs and saute with onions or in my ground beef. I use turmeric root in my home-made organic chicken broth and beef broth too. Basically I get it however I can into my diet.

My skin became radiant and very soft all over and my face glowed. And my husband said my skin felt damp. It was a major change from my very dry skin in contrast. And finally I noticed that there was something different about my breasts. And my husband actually pointed out that they weren't lumpy anymore. I've always had that kind of breast tissue and so when it went away they were smooth feeling and no lumps at all. I had no idea that it would benefit me in that way but I'm very glad about the changes. I also had no more painful underarms that I'd become accustomed to and so the changes are welcome. I absolutely love Turmeric.

Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Dassmoguls (Jamaica) on 03/17/2015

I have been taking the Iodine Sea Kelps for a week now and have experienced some relief of the breast pain. I am also going to supplement it with Vitamin E & C, Selinum and Magnesium.

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn.) on 03/14/2015

HI U PAMELA, , , , , , , , , YEP, you right on and plastic is the reason men have boobs and cry. Our Senate is not old mens. they are ole wemmins.

That is the reason the world does not respect us. We are no longer the Super Power...... we are pusseys. It's a hormone thing. Pretty simple.


Posted by Pamela (Ny) on 03/14/2015

Also please be aware of all the research that says the BPA's in all the plastics especially bottled water, juices, sodas, etc mimic estrogen. Try not drink out of plastic bottle. It seems to be one of the main reason our fish are getting cancers and the male frogs and fish are being found dead containing eggs in them?????? Pretty scary stuff.

Vitamin E, Eliminate Caffeine
Posted by Dassmogul (Jamaica) on 03/09/2015

Hi Guys,

I found out last September that I had breast cysts, the pain was very uncomfortable. I went and did two ultra sounds and they saw very small cysts, as small a rice grain, but they still hurt. I was told that I had FBD, I did my research online and found that many women were using the Primrose oil, so I started using it. It has helped me somewhat but the discomfort still lingers, I am so excited now to go and try the Iodine and see if this will help me as well.

Will keep you posted.

Hot and Cold Therapy
Posted by Karen (Texas, US) on 01/20/2015

Does this just help with the pain or reduce the size of the lump? I was diagnosed with fibrocytic.

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