The article “Autoantibodies as predictors of disease” In “The Lancet” 2004 rapid review, The content of the article goes as follows: Many human diseases are the result of autoimmune attack, presumably related to a loss of tolerance to self...The pathogenesis of autoimmune damage also segregates auto-immune disease in that some diseases are mainly mediated by autoimmune T lymphocytes....Virtually all autoimmune diseases are associated with circulating autoantibodies which bind self-protein. Furthermore, for many diseases these autoantibodies are found in serum samples many years before disease onset.
Conclusion: The data indicates that autoimmune disease is preceded by a long preclinical phase in which individuals can be identified by the presence of autoantibodies! This is where preventative medicine has the opportunity to help you avoid serious diseases.
For the most part, disease doesn’t just show up. There’s an incubation period in which we see what could be explained as a grace period where we’re given time to get our act together. In most cases, people aren’t willing to change a lifestyle until they’re experiencing some kind of threatening symptoms. This is sad, but true. Most changes in lifestyle aren’t embraced by desire for better health, but out of fear of disaster. Makes me think of smokers who can’t quit until cancer.
Breast cancer gets a tremendous amount of press concerning finding a cure. Tons of money are wasted on useless research. Unfortunately we see where much of this research is driven by money, and a primary focus of ‘what kind of drug can be patented’. If we were to just look at the evidence provided by the world around us, the answer becomes quite clear.
Japanese women (eating their native diet) rarely get breast cancer. The Japanese diet, rich in seaweed, contains high levels of protein bound iodine. It’s estimated the average Japanese woman consumes 53 milligrams of iodine a day. The RDA is in micrograms: Less than a gram.
In Breast Cancer Research 2003, Here’s what the article says: “Experimental findings showing the ability of iodine or iodine-rich seaweed to inhibit breast tumor development is supported by the relatively low rate of breast cancer in Japanese women who consume a diet containing iodine-rich seaweed.” Conclusion: In this paper, we have studied thyroid autoantibody levels and thyroid function tests in breast cancer patients and controls. Abnormal thyroid gland characteristics were revealed in the breast cancer patients compared with the control group. The incidence of nodular goitre was significantly higher in the patients with breast cancer. Regarding functional thyroid disorders, nontoxic goitre was significantly associated with breast carcinoma. There was a significant difference between the groups in terms of TPO Ab levels [thyroid peroxidase enzyme – hormone making enzyme – Ab = antibody].
These results indicate a significant association between breast cancer and thyroid disorders....The increased frequency of thyroid autoantibodies, TPO antibodies and thyroglobulin antibodies described by Turken and coworkers  in breast cancer patients as compared with control individuals supports earlier findings [8-11].
Women suffer far higher incidence of thyroid problems than men. It’s not hard to deduce that iodine requirements are greater for women due to the dependance of mammary tissue on healthy thyroid function and iodine availability.
Breast lumps suggest lymphatic obstruction. With this comes nucleic material (cell DNA) being leaked into the circulatory system instead of being disposed through the lymphatic system. This sets the stage for eventual breast antibody production. One chief offender, which can initiate breast lumps is poor estrogen clearance through the liver. This pathway can be compromised by methylxanthines in the diet, competing for clearance. This includes coffee and chocolate.
When autoantibodies are identified, using oral antigens of breast and thyroid, to tie up the antibodies, while restoring these tissues with proper iodine and healthy fatty acids, can do much to avoid getting breast cancer in the first place. If this is you, you need to get in and be treated.