Breast Pain, Menstrual or Menopausal Mood Swings, Endometriosis?

Karen Fitzpatrick-Dame, ChhC, AADP

Iodine can relieve breast pain, ovulation pain, premenstrual mood symptoms and help to prevent ovarian cysts. It works by promoting healthy estrogen metabolism, down regulating estrogen receptors and stabilizing estrogen-sensitive tissue in the breasts, uterus, ovaries, and brain. As one paper says, iodine has 'a net anti-estrogenic effect.'

Iodine’s anti-estrogen effect makes it one of the best treatments for estrogen excess or “estrogen dominance.”

Milligram-dose iodine can be an effective nutritional strategy for the following women’s health conditions:

  • fibrocystic breasts, breast cysts and pain
  • ovulation pain
  • prevention of ovarian cysts
  • irregular periods, including some types of PCOS
  • prevention of fibroids
  • heavy periods
  • perimenopause
  • endometriosis
  • premenstrual mood symptoms, including PMS and PMDD.


Iodine can lower estrogen via several mechanisms, and that's why iodine supplementation can be so helpful for so many of the symptoms women experience. It is excellent for hypothyroidism too! The thyroid cannot make thyroid hormone without iodine.

Consider The Iodine Protocol 

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