Iodine and Cancer
Jorge D. Flechas, M.D., M.P.H., is the Medical Director of Flechas Family Practice in Hendersonville, NC, specializing in hormonal therapy for treatment of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) since the late 1980s.
He also specializes in Iodine Therapy for Hypothyroidism and Fibrocystic Breast Disease. Dr. Flechas was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, majored in Physics at Southern Missionary College in Tennessee, and achieved his Doctorate in Medicine in 1977 and Masters in Public Health in 1979 from Loma Linda University in California.
He is licensed to practice in North Carolina. He has his Boards in Family Practice by the American Board of Family Practice, and is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and the American College of Nutrition.
Dr. Flechas is a nationally known speaker on the diagnosis and successful treatment of Fibromyalgia, one of the 10 most frequently misdiagnosed syndromes in North America today. Dr. Flechas is considered to have broken a paradigm in effectively treating Fibromyalgia pain without the use of anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, or narcotic medications.
Watch the video below and hear how Dr. Flechas discusses how iodine insufficiency is associated with a higher risk for developing cancer. Estrogen can inhibit the absorption of iodine at the cellular level. Insufficiency of iodine in the body is a known precursor for development of cancer. Dr. Flechas spoke on Iodine Insufficiency and and its relationship to cancer at the 16th annual A4M conference in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2009. (About 8 minutes.)